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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

drinkypoo Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (402 comments)

No, the Atkins diet works because most people will automatically limit themselves when eating a diet high in fat and proteins,

You are willfully ignorant. The opposite has been proven repeatedly, that even when the diet is high-calorie, it still works.

whereas the sugar/fat combination we find in many (processed) foods does not nearly have the same effect

That such a diet is unhealthy has no bearing whatsoever on whether ketosis is real.

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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

drinkypoo Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (402 comments)

It actually doesn't get any more simple than that, but too many people think there's some kind secret or potential magic cure for weight loss. Other than liposuction,

...there is also the low-carbohydrate modified fast commonly known today as the Atkins diet, in which it is possible to eat thousands of calories of fat (difficult, but possible, I've done it ho ho ho) and still lose weight. In my case, 10lb/mo for 9mo of sitting on ass and stuffing face. I'm asthmatic and I was too fat to exercise comfortably. I went from 380 to 290 packing my maw with massive steaks the size of a plate, eggs and bacon, and mixing-bowl sized salads showered with bleu cheese dressing. My cholesterol counts, blood pressure, and heart rate? Never better.

I call being able to remain full and lose weight rapidly close enough to magic for my purposes.

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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

drinkypoo Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (402 comments)

So am I safe if I alternate 12 oz diet soda with 12 oz water?

Safe from the water, anyway. But diet soda may well have other health concerns, because of the crap that's in it.

Ever notice how some food additives get renamed every few years? We actually had a law protecting us from renaming of MSG and Aspartame, which had to be called those particular things, but now we don't any more and so now the former is being called "yeast extract" and the latter is being called by brand names with which people aren't familiar. This is how you know the FDA of today is evil. Labeling requirements are basically all they should even be involved with.

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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

drinkypoo Re:Cumulative? How about other quantities? (402 comments)

I spent a few years drinking 6 or more free coca-colas a day (through two employers with free soda) and wound up with an ulcer, which went away in short order when I stopped. There's many reasons not to drink sugarwater in a can. I just had an argument about this with my lady, my contention was that soda fountains were a great thing but that soda in a can is a monkey on society's back. She thought it was all bad :)

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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

drinkypoo Re:Sugar only - not diet (402 comments)

Plain old sugar, as others point out, is glucose+sucrose. HFCS is ~sucrose+sucrose+glucose+other. Even if you discount the "other" as fear mongering, the different ratio of the 'oses results in different metabolic by products.

HFCS differs from regular CS by 5%. Build a bridge and get over it. HFCS is not the problem, the use of HFCS to replace vegetable oil in processed foods is the problem. It has a similar effect on final texture, believe it or not. So then they load it up with a shitload of citric acid, which also isn't good for you in excess! It's fine and even good in smaller amounts, but not in the wads necessary to kill the sweetness of the HFCS when you abuse it.

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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

drinkypoo Re:Who wants a gigabit cellular network? (50 comments)

I want a gigabit cellular network so that I can buy a megabit plan. The caps will go up notably if the capacity rises dramatically, and then I can switch to cellular to replace my WISP which sucks nuts, and not erotically

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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

drinkypoo Re:Trolls poised to take over the world (457 comments)

I find it breathtaking TFA would focus almost entirely on rape threats while largely remaining silent on the really insane aspects of this law.

It's really not surprising that someone, whipped into a froth, would make frothy decisions and statements. We do need to do something about rape culture. Handing government a club which they can use to beat people not involved in it is a move born of fear, and it will lead to abuse.

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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

drinkypoo Re:It's not censorship or more government control (457 comments)

I think a lot of people are misinterpreting the intent of this.

No, no we are not. The intent is obviously to broaden the reach of government over issues of speech. But since hate speech is already illegal, there's no need for a new law. Just apply existing laws to the internet! Done and done.

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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

drinkypoo Re:Trolls are the lowest form of life. . . (457 comments)

The day you finally finish High School and move out of your parents' basement you may find out just how wrong you are.

That may have seemed clever when you were starting out, but it was a staggeringly stupid thing to say. It must have been nice to skip high school so that you could remain so astoundingly ignorant.

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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

drinkypoo People who start comments in subjects are the lowe (457 comments)

Trolls are the lowest form of life. . .

People who start comments in subjects are the lowest form of life.

. . . especially the ones behind using the internet to interfere with people's real lives

Just saying something mean is doing that. Pay attention.

Despite it's flaws, the near absolute interpretation of the constitutional right to the freedom of speech by the US Supreme Court

BAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH

Every article in the bill of rights has been superseded by law, such as the U SAP AT RIOT act or NDAA. Every single one. You have no rights. Ferguson proved we do not even have freedom of press, let alone expression or assembly.

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In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

drinkypoo Re:So what qualifies? (457 comments)

How are Finnigan's comments trolling? She was expressing her (arguably ill-informed) opinion.

Aye, there's the rub. If history is any indication, this law will be abused immediately to punish other people who are not trolling. With one sweep of the pen, they are criminalizing being wrong. The law of intended consequences.

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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

drinkypoo Re:That's absurd, aim your hate cannon elsewhere. (302 comments)

They don't make money by selling user information to third parties or by selling ads

Sure, it's not their main cash cow, but they do sell ads, with targeting and analytics.

Yes, they do offer a service to developers, but they don't use it themselves in any app I'm aware of.

Moving the goalposts is a logical fallacy commonly employed by fanboys (or in this case, iFanboys) who know full well that a claim which casts their favorite thing in a bad light is true. And the stated claim is true. You've only proven your iFanboy nature with your above comment. Thanks, though, for proving that Apple fans have to fall back on lies and deception in order to seem like they have a point. Even as stated, your words are false. When you pay for an Apple product (a piece of hardware running iOS) it does not prevent Apple from spying on you; to the contrary, it enables it. And since Apple is in charge of the App Store, and they created this API specifically for apps sold through their App Store, they are directly responsible for distributing apps which utilize it to you on multiple levels.

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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

drinkypoo Re:Android (77 comments)

Seriously the first three articles I click on have links to apps and YouTube videos of how to do it

google users do not get the same search results. Do you even google, bro?

By the way the absurdity of complaining about an app that costs half the price of the USB otg cable and 0.75% of the tablet cost is astounding.

Sorry, I'm used to living in a software ecosystem where people help one another for free.

In 2012 it was damn difficult to install Cm.

Maybe for you.

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Cisco Exec: Turnover In Engineering No Problem

drinkypoo Re:The essence of enterprise (145 comments)

Or it can be employed within a business between teams but only if there is no possibility of their influencing the other team's success, because you should want both teams to succeed.

What I want in this hypothetical scenario is to have the best possible product, and if there are two competing means of achieving the goal I might well choose to explore both of them. And the two ideas are competing, so no matter how much pretty language you dress the idea up in, the two teams will be competing. The important thing is to not see a lack of selection as failure, but as an exploration of an idea which didn't pan out but about which you now have more information. Either you'll have an idea of a scenario where it does make sense, or you'll know why it doesn't make sense and you won't waste time exploring it more completely — perhaps in a finished product which would suffer for it.

Or, maybe it wouldn't make sense to divide your resources like that. It'll depend on your situation. But that's a better use of employees you'll need again one day than firing them and hoping you'll be able to replace them with another unit.

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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

drinkypoo Troll? Trololol. (109 comments)

I know I'm cutting too close to the bone when someone becomes so incensed by what I am saying that they must mod me down for it. I believe both parts of my comment. If you want to claim I went offtopic, so be it, but I was also clearly on topic.

Or in summary: To the moderator: waaaaaaaah

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BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

drinkypoo Comments do not work like that (109 comments)

Please, please, please, don't start your comment in the subject. That's not what it's for. It's seriously fucking annoying. Netiquette, it's not just for USENET anymore. And it never was.

The system did not work like that ALl of us born ebfore google remember it. Just because google come and suddenly nothing is forgotten, does not mean it is a good thing.

The system does work like that. When an action becomes acknowledged as commonplace in society, the next generation discriminates against it less. Alternately, a problem which is hidden rather than being pointed out is never fixed. Example, selective enforcement, which shields the wealthy (who buy laws) from the results of bad laws.

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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

drinkypoo Re:Android (77 comments)

Right because rooting android and editing a text file

which text file? if I use reasonable search terms, even including OTG, I just get a bunch of bullshit about MTP.

or simply spending $4

why should I spend money for functionality I can get for free?

is so much easier than installing CM.

how difficult do you imagine this is?

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iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

drinkypoo Re:Set the record straight (106 comments)

And then there's the control circuitry (an Apple proprietary chip is involved in that) and the software that drives it.

Are they up to feature parity with monitors with nVidia control chips in them yet?

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iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

drinkypoo Re:Set the record straight (106 comments)

an Apple proprietary chip is involved in that

I kinda figured that from the logo.

You can't tell that from the logo. For example, Viewsonic doesn't make anything today. All they do is stick their logo on stuff, they don't even do cases any more.

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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

drinkypoo Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (312 comments)

Actually, as many review comparisons have noted over the years, Apple's products are priced only a very little bit higher than what other PC manufacturers offer given the exact same hardware.

So what? Apple makes their decisions on a different basis than I do. They choose parts based on maximum availability and profit. I choose parts based on price:performance ratio. I can build much more machine for significantly less money. Who cares if some other corporations are also trying to milk me?

I can ALSO install VMWare on the Mac

Yeah, I can also install vmware on my PC, and run MacOS in it, because some people have worked around the roadblocks that Apple put in the way to prevent users who pay for their software from doing that. How odd that Microsoft will permit me to virtualize their OS, but Apple won't. It's almost like they're bigger assholes than Microsoft. No, wait. It's exactly like that.

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Submissions

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Supermicro fails at IPMI, leaks admin passwords

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 4 months ago

drinkypoo (153816) writes "Zachary Wikholm of Security Incident Response Team (CARISIRT) has publicly announced a serious failure in IPMI BMC (management controller) security on at least 31,964 public-facing systems with motherboards made by SuperMicro: "Supermicro had created the password file PSBlock in plain text and left it open to the world on port 49152." These BMCs are running Linux 2.6.17 on a Nuvoton WPCM450 chip. An exploit will be rolled into metasploit shortly. There is already a patch available for the affected hardware."
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UK court sanctions Apple for non-compliance

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

drinkypoo writes "Per PJ over on Groklaw as always, "Since Apple did not comply with the order in its estimation, adding materials that were not ordered and in addition were "false", the judges ordered Apple to pay Samsung's lawyers' fees on an indemnity basis, and they add some public humiliation". And per the judge, "what Apple added was false and misleading". Your move, Apple."
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Empirical evidence of anthropogenic global warming

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

drinkypoo writes ""an analysis of high resolution spectral data allowed scientists to quantitatively attribute the increase in downward radiation to each of several greenhouse gases (Evans 2006). The results lead the authors to conclude that "this experimental data should effectively end the argument by skeptics that no experimental evidence exists for the connection between greenhouse gas increases in the atmosphere and global warming.""
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Scientology proven false... by their counsel

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 3 years ago

drinkypoo (153816) writes ""In one very interesting moment, Davis said, 'Of course, if it's true that Mr. Hubbard was never injured during the war, then he never did heal himself using Dianetics principles, then Dianetics is based on a lie, and then Scientology is based on a lie. The truth is that Mr. Hubbard was a war hero.' And the way he phrased that, that everything depended on whether Hubbard had sustained these injuries and healed himself was like a wager on the table." And to drive the point home, "And [a researcher] had inquired about Howard D. Thompson, this lieutenant commander that supposedly signed this notice of separation. And the archivist at the time said they had thoroughly researched the roles of Navy officers at the time, and there was no such person.""
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Journals

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OMFG it's "rein in" seriously WTFBBQ

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 4 months ago

Lately, I'm seeing more and more "reign in" on Slashdot and I've got to say, I'm disappointed.

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2+ port router+asterisk server?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 5 months ago

I need a new system on which to run asterisk, bonus points if I don't have to configure it from scratch. I'd like to spend less than $200 (ideally I'd pick up something used if necessary for $100) but I have storage devices available, whether CF, SD, USB, or what have you. It can have wireless, but it doesn't have to because I have a routerboard for that. I have found my pogoplugs to be unreliable at best.

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nosupportlinuxhosting fail

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

I decided to try out nosupportlinuxhosting but they appear to have suspended hyperlogos.org without notice or explanation. I sure hope I don't have to issue a chargeback, that would be stupid. I'm already waiting for Amazon to process two returns that have been sitting around at their facilities for weeks.

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This website has gone to shit

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

I'm not talking about the content, that has always been shit
I'm talking about what happens when I try to modify my relationships.

OK

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Server at slashdot.org Port 80

Of course I reported the error. Of course I never heard back. Now I'm seeing it again.
Slashdot is basically unusable without friends/foes lists.

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If you require Javascript, you are incompetent or evil

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Subject says it all. If I can't read your content without javascript, either you are an idiot, or you're evil, or you're an evil idiot.

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Users opt in, but they don't opt out

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Google will tell you that their collection of "anonymous" location statistics is opt-in. That is, technically, true. However, on Gingerbread it is not opt-out. Once turned on, there is no option to disable it, that was added later. That, or I have forgotten all I once knew about google-fu. I can find how to change your mind about this on ICS, but not on GB.

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Slashdot Achievements Leaderboards?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

I became curious (about Slashdot achievements, silly) and searched to no avail. Anyone have any clue?

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Keep it coming, mod trolls

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3436185&cid=42803807
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3436175&cid=42803841
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3430839&cid=42803897
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3436185&cid=42804399

I can afford it.

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I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Modtrolls troll mod. Film at eleven.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3428941&cid=42771455
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3428941&cid=42771437
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3426877&cid=42770781
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3427061&cid=42770777
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3427083&cid=42770769

Pretty sure this time I offended an iFanboi.

Too bad you can't tag things "slashdot"

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Bring it on, bitches

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Every time I get a modtroll I get validation. Here are the five comments in question, all downmodded in a row by someone too lazy to even spread out their punitive moderation.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3411745&cid=42715053
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412111&cid=42714885
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412141&cid=42714871
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412263&cid=42714843
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3412263&cid=42714801

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Internet Bravery

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

I should very much like to demand satisfaction from people who are badly in need of correction. Namely, those who use insults against me in lieu of argument. (I am not above answering insult with insult, of course.) When are we going to get internet VR boxing, so that I can realistically challenge some random dipshit who talks a lot of shit to a boxing match and announce his cowardice should he decline?

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Moderation works?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

Well, some mod douchewaffle spent all his points on me because I'm anti gun control. I heart slashdot.

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Android for Raspberry Pi

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  about 2 years ago

More or less every day I visit the Raspberry Pi home page to see if there is any new information on when the allegedly-mostly-working Android 4 will be released, and every day there isn't. As far as I know, Broadcom is the holdup. This does not give me confidence in Broadcom...

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What can be done about the Microsoft astroturfers?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Is there indeed anything we can do about the new cadre of Microsoft astroturfers with modpoints? Is it just time to finally give up. I can't imagine that they haven't actually paid their way in.

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Good large-format inkjet with continuous inking?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I am looking for a large-format inkjet with continuous inking that is suitable for printing poster prints and the like. Ideally it would have both Linux and Windows support, preferably through a standard protocol, but this is not an absolute necessity. What IS a necessity is the ability to install a continuous inking system for making these large prints, and being able to change inks. I am biased towards Epson or Canon but I want good advice, not just biased.

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Copyright

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Copyright is not a natural right, and if it had been instituted in its current form (denial of copying, as opposed to forced copying) two thousand years earlier we'd probably be at least a thousand years behind where we are now.

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Strategy games that don't cheat?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OK, I know AI is hard (no pun intended) but are there any strategy games out there that don't cheat on any but the lowest levels? Haven't tried Civ V yet, but IV is just another case of easy easy easy IMPOSSIBLE to me... I just can't muster the interest to outsmart a computer program written to cheat against me.

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Continuous servos?

drinkypoo drinkypoo writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I want some continuous servos. Should I buy or hack? What's good to buy if I just want to do that? Double-BB and metal gear would both be nice.

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