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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

fredrated Re:Does HFCS count? (289 comments)

There are differences though. For example, a diabetic in an insulin coma can be treated by applying glucose to the mouth lining, but sucrose needs to be broken down in the stomach before it can be absorbed.

2 days ago
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UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013

fredrated Well? (427 comments)

The story below says "US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom" and asks 'do the associated environmental risks of new "tight oil" extraction techniques outweigh the benefits to these depressed economic regions?'

Well, do they?

about two weeks ago
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The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction

fredrated My question: (108 comments)

Was the pigeon a passenger or did the pigeon carry a passenger?

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Make Fruit Flies Perform Aerobatics Like Spitfire Pilots

fredrated So now we just (51 comments)

attach machine guns to them and replace the F35?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

fredrated I'm available (209 comments)

15 years solid Access experience!

about 1 month ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

fredrated Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

You mean slaughter them relentlessly like the jews were slaughtered? What an idea!

about 2 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

fredrated Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Thank God they are getting the inmates of the concentration camp under control.

about 2 months ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

fredrated Re:Law of the Land? (212 comments)

They did, so now they are going to sue the sun.

about 2 months ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

fredrated Oh thank God! (91 comments)

Now we can continue to kill people of no threat to us, in greater and greater numbers!

about 2 months ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

fredrated Golly gurps_npc (435 comments)

Glad you got it all figured out and everyone else is just an idiot.

about 2 months ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

fredrated Did the forget the part (181 comments)

where they won't have to pay any taxes?

about 2 months ago
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Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

fredrated Re:Your wife is HOT (150 comments)

No! Turn UP the thermostat so she will take some cloths off!

about 2 months ago
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Blue Shield Leaks 18,000 Doctors' Social Security Numbers

fredrated Wasn't there an old joke: (74 comments)

to screw up is human, to really screw up requires a computer.

about 2 months ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

fredrated Re:Seriously? (203 comments)

This guy is also obviously an attention-whore...I will reserve judgment until I see evidence

Oxymoron much?

about 3 months ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

fredrated Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

2. Anybody who thinks that the only country in the world that spies is the U.S. is either an idiot or a liar.

Ah yes, the 'everybody does it' defense. Thst's always good for a laugh.

about 3 months ago
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Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

fredrated Dump shit into the environment, (304 comments)

end up eating shit. What could be more appropriate?

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

fredrated Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

You, sir, are an asshole of the first water. A win for freedom? A win for fools perhaps.

about 3 months ago
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Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

fredrated Re:Dangerous (345 comments)

My doctor friend tells me that his beef is with the nazi war helmets. He claims that after an accident, the rider stays alive enough for his organs to fail and be worthless for a transplant.

about 3 months ago
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'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke

fredrated Re:Selfie is short for... (47 comments)

Except that picture and photo do not convey the property of the picture that it is of the photographer, selfie does this.
This is important in a narcissistic society.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

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what the hell is wrong with the comment system?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I click 'preview' when I try to make a comment the comment disappears! Using IE7, this is really annoying."
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What the hell happened to your web site?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fredrated (639554) writes "Every time I try to load slashdot it takes longer and longer and has become unusable. This morning I tried to access the wikileaks story but after 5 minutes of the hourglass and no responsiveness from the browser I finally just shot it in the head with task manager. WTF is your site doing, it has become unusable!"

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Is there an information field?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 9 months ago

We know from the standard model of particle physics that particles give rise to fields: the photon gives rise to the electromagnetic field, the electron gives rise to the electric field, the higgs boson gives rise to the higgs field etc.
We are also learning more and more that information seems to have 'substance', which leads to my speculation: does information give rise to an information field?

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What is 'now'?

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 2 years ago

As we all know, the universe is expanding. Since the universe is space-time, it is space-time that is expanding, which to me implies that time must be expanding as well as space. That is the answer to what 'now' is: it is the leading edge of the expansion of the time component of space-time. The wave-front of NOW is instantiating the universe behind it as it expands from the past into the future.

Question: we know that gravity slows the expansion of space-time locally on the time axis, does gravity also slow the expansion of space-time locally on the 3 space axies?

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Quantum collapse

fredrated fredrated writes  |  about 2 years ago

Proposition: Quantum âcollapseâ(TM) occurs through observation because observation is the process of extracting information from a system, and extraction information from a quantum system is like extracting an electron from a neutron, forcing it to become a proton.

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