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Anti-GMO Activists Win Victory On Hawaiian Island

enrevanche Re:victory against science (510 comments)

I understand your problems with gluten (which I also have), however it is important to understand that the product you are recommending really has very little of its claimed ingredients. The 6X stuff is 1 part in a million, the 12X is 1 part in a trillion. If you take 1 gram of the liquid, you are only getting 1 microgram each of the 6X ingredients and one millionth of a microgram of the 12X ingredients. For almost all substances, these amounts are unlikely to have any substantial physiological effects, especially ones related to something as large as the gut. For something to be labled as gluten-free, it must have less that 20 parts per million and you will typically eat much more than a gram of something. The claim of homeopathy is that the carrier (water or sugar) contains "memory" of the original ingredient which is supposedly as powerful as the ingredient itself.

about 8 months ago
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EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments

enrevanche Re:No it doesn't. (246 comments)

It's almost always about those with power silencing those without. It really has very little to do with culture. In the U.S. this is usually done with volume because the powerful are stuck with the Constitution. They would have changed things via regulare legislation along time ago if they could have. One thing important to consider is that the preferred way to get people to shut up is via self censorship, either fear of legal prosecution or exasperation because of a sense of powerlessness.

about a year ago
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EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments

enrevanche Re:No freedom of speech in Europe (246 comments)

you do not have to show that you believed it was true, they have to show that you knew it was false

about a year ago
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Bypassing US GPS Limits For Active Guided Rockets

enrevanche Re:Huh (126 comments)

Ok, then 100 times more for the high-res config option enabled and a snazy camouflage case.

about a year ago
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Bypassing US GPS Limits For Active Guided Rockets

enrevanche Re:Huh (126 comments)

What seems strange to me is that they do limit GPS in the first place.

So that they can charge 10 or more times more for GPS receivers sold to the military.

about a year ago
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Partner of Guardian's Snowden Reporter Detained Under Terrorism Act

enrevanche Re:... but if everything does this ... (426 comments)

Even if only a minority votes independent or buys from smaller firms, the bigger this minority is the more of a damper it puts on the larger players. The more money a minority party has the more likely they will be able to get their message across to a larger audience. This can force either the Democrats or the Republicans or both change, at least to some degree, their policies. This is especially true around some of their most egregious ones.

This is also true in economic terms. Smaller firms with better service can force the larger ones to respond as well.

about a year ago
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Apple E-book Price-Fixing Trial Begins

enrevanche Re: cheeper bookes? (213 comments)

It would be easier if it was hard!

about a year ago
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State Secrets, No-Fly List Showdown Looms

enrevanche There should never have been a non-fly list (216 comments)

The real question is why there should even be a no-fly list. No U.S. citizen or legal resident should be denied their right to travel without due process.

about a year ago
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Ruby 2.0.0 Released

enrevanche Re:I'm sure... (121 comments)

Since Ruby does not even have a browser plugin, your comment shows that you are just as uninformed as the poster you replied to. The fact of the matter is that security in the browser is hard and all of the solutions that try to run untrusted code in a sandbox have had security problems at one time or another. Java on the server or running standard applications is at least as secure as other languages running at the same privileges. In addition, in the server environment because it inherently protects against buffer overflows it is safer than c, c++ and all of the languages that require substantial c/c++ libraries to gain performance due to slow performance of the their interpreters/JITs.

about a year and a half ago
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Free Software Foundation Campaigning To Stop UEFI SecureBoot

enrevanche Re:$50 Minimum Donation (355 comments)

The article is wrong. I went through the links in the article and donated $10 without a problem.

about a year and a half ago
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Gmail Takes Largest Webmail Service Crown

enrevanche Re:POP3 access. (383 comments)

git a browzer wit a spel chekur

more than 2 years ago
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AMD Confirms CPU Bug Found By DragonFly BSD's Matt Dillon

enrevanche Re:This isn't nearly as bad as the division bug (292 comments)

While this is true, it is only useful in trivial cases. The point is that when using floating point to calculate things, in practice you can rarely assume exact results, only close ones. That it is exact sometimes is irrelevant. For example with a valid value x, (1.0/x)*x will not result in exactly 1.0 in many cases. The situation gets worse with more complex calculations.

more than 2 years ago
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DARPA Funding a $50 Drone-Droppable Spy Computer

enrevanche Domestic use (86 comments)

It seems the real use of these would be domestic spying where wifi is more likely available. Even more likely is eventually equipping them with 3g or 4g. This would be usable in the US where for a fee they could get a wireless company or two to cooperate.

more than 2 years ago
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How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

enrevanche Re:So, to translate: (1303 comments)

It should be further stated that this is how psychopaths view things, without empathy they are incapable of feeling the degradation of others that their actions have caused.

more than 2 years ago
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How the US Lost Out On iPhone Work

enrevanche Re:So, to translate: (1303 comments)

One of the telling point about this is that this is recounted by Apple executives as a good thing. This demonstrates how a large part of a certain class of people view the rest of humanity as chattel. They have become so removed from their own humanity that they do not even see anything wrong in stating this fact openly as a good reason for their actions.

more than 2 years ago
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

enrevanche Re:Yeah, yeah...everything enjoyable is bad for yo (283 comments)

This is incorrect. Living a healthy lifestyle will not only increases lifespan, but also increases the quality of life as the body ages.

Most people who do not quit smoking do not quit because they don't want to, but because that it is extremely difficult. Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances and can take up to five years to completely (or nearly) break the addiction cycle.

Smoking is also very good thing to do if you want to increase your chances of having early heart disease.

It is important to note that while nicotine is the culprit in the addiction cycle, it is not the main cause (and possibly not at all) of heart disease, lung disease or cancer.

If you consider any of the addiction of smoking, the addiction of junk food (and I don't know that this applies to you), and being a chronic couch potato as a high quality of life, then don't worry about your choices regarding health.

If you must have nicotine, get it another way. Breaking the cycle of eating junk food will allow the far greater pleasure in quality food. Running is not necessary, but moderate exercise is, i.e. a good amount of walking (hint: we evolved to do lots of this, not lots of running) with perhaps occasional weight training or whatever other moderate physical activity you prefer.

Being healthy usually means a lot less pain and suffering as we age.

more than 2 years ago
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

enrevanche Re:Yeah, yeah...everything enjoyable is bad for yo (283 comments)

This is not entirely true. Wonderbread and sugar are not the same thing. Most of the Wonderbread is quickly turned into glucose, a sugar easily handled and stored as glycogen in the body. Glucose will also to some degree trigger the full feeling. Sugar (sucrose or high fructose corn syrup) will split quickly into about half glucose and half fructose. In a normal not already diabetic person, glucose is not a problem. The fructose does not trigger a full feeling and needs to be processed in the liver like ethyl alcohol is. It is not easily used by the body and has a high tendency to store fat. The lack of triggering the full feeling will cause more to be eaten. Large amounts of fructose without fiber (like in fruit) is a very big problem. Without processing foods in order to create highly concentrated fructose, any fructose consumed in raw foods (except juice) would almost always be combined with significant amounts of fiber which slows absorption as well as its bulk providing a full feeling.

Note that wheat and similar grains also have many issues which can lead to overeating, including that some of the proteins can trigger opioid receptors. Modern wheat also has twice the gluten/protein than traditional wheat varieties.

Also note that many breads also add some high fructose corn syrup. This is also true of many other common foods like ketchup.

more than 2 years ago
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Asus Unveils Quad-Core Transformer Prime Tablet

enrevanche Re:a slice (274 comments)

no, the point is that this may be the case now, but according to you, they should just give up a cede the entire market to Apple forever

more than 2 years ago

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