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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

hoboroadie Re:Obviously. (291 comments)

If it was indeed (sucrose) sugar, you probably could not taste it, mostly it helps darken the tan. High-Fructose Corn Syrup has a nasty, cloying after-taste that has ruined a great majority of what were once edible food items. I have to cook a lot from scratch these days to avoid disgusting ersatz "food" products. Read the ingredient list, most products also use hydrogenated oils which seem to be the reason most of y'all are so fucking fat. I have eschewed that particular by-product since the 70's because of the superior flavor of butter, but I think my health (certainly my waistline) is better off for it.

about a week ago

DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

hoboroadie Missing Option (228 comments)

Don't fuck with my coffee.

I would have chosen that option. Extra-Hardy Arabica was the least useless alternative, even though hothouses have been available for centuries.

about two weeks ago

DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

hoboroadie Re:Say wow and litfa (228 comments)

I thought that the Luddites main concern was starvation?
Personally, I think inefficiency in staffing can be a good thing.

about two weeks ago

DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

hoboroadie Yankees don't drink chicory, Southerners perhaps (228 comments)

I've tried it, it wasn't much worse than brewing Bustelo. Lots of endemic "Coffee Substitutes" were used in the olden days.
I actually have a Gymnocladus dioicus in the yard, I suppose I'll try roasting up some seeds from that rascal someday. I also have some Arctostaphylos uva-ursi that I hear the locals smoked for fun before the Europeans got here. Depends on what you want to do with your time, I reckon.

about two weeks ago

DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

hoboroadie Re:Well, or Call? (228 comments)

Just my opinion here, but a lot of cocktail failure seems to hinge on the quality of the liquor in the mix. I use dry Bombay, (not that Sapphire dreck) with my black coffee on days when I want to go for a third or fourth cup before I switch over to beer. Kahlua and the Spiced Rums are exposed by coffee for the nastiness that they are; not really potable at all.

about two weeks ago

DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

hoboroadie Re:Context (228 comments)

It is my experience that any bitterness is due to manufacturing practice. My coffee is pretty sweet, also I don't manage to extract a lot of the toxic congeners and caffeine that everyone else gets to choke down. That shit makes me jittery and sick, every time I foolishly drink someone else's version of "coffee". I always had a theory that rancid leftover oil in the brewer was responsible for the horrible acrid taste at Peet's on Vine Street. It is quite beyond my ken as to why people line up to buy that stuff, and I even heard that they were the inspiration for the whole Starbuck's entity.
OTOH, I can scarcely choke down any beer that does not have near-lethal dose of Hops. Go figure.

about two weeks ago

DNA sequencing of coffee's best use:

hoboroadie If you don't drink coffee. (228 comments)

I have a little dwarf shrub in my yard "Citrus aurantifolia" which produces a fruit you might like. It is more hardy than "Coffea arabica", so it grows pretty well in California. DNA FTW!

about two weeks ago

Climate damage 'Irreversible' according leaked climate report

hoboroadie Redactive solution. (1 comments)

It's subject to line-by-line revision by representatives of governments around the world.

No worries, by the time it gets published there won't be any problem at all.

about three weeks ago

Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

hoboroadie A.C. Troll savors fecal flavor (214 comments)

I, also, am priced out of neighborhood. Not a race issue.
You, OTOH, serve to demonstrate the risks inherent to inbreeding.

about 1 month ago

Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

hoboroadie Red Rock Hill (214 comments)

My personal criteria for home location is pretty much Climate, and Volcanic Activity. YMMV.
OTOH, in the part of San Francisco I'm in right now, my elderly neighbors are safe on the streets 24/7, I guess the shmoogs don't want to hike up the hill or something. One evening I noticed a neighbor had left the car windows open with four sacks of groceries in the back seat, all still there at 0800 the next morning. Looked like two hundred dollars' worth, at least.
We are under-supplied with dirtbags here, that's all. The phenomenal prices help.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

hoboroadie ORLY? (154 comments)

I find ergonomic chairs to be the very most important issue in the entire panoply of tech issues.
YMMV, but A.C.s suck, with their ill-considered comments, don't they?

about a month ago

Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

hoboroadie Re: Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

That's been my method. Nobody listens any more.
I did save a lot of grief by teaching my kid to watch his own ass.

about a month ago

Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

hoboroadie RTFS (150 comments)

Amazing! Somebody is paying attention.

about a month and a half ago

Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

hoboroadie Astroturfing (342 comments)

Wow; This is an amazing thread. Does it pay very well?
I can blow smoke rings outta my ass as well as any of you.

about 2 months ago

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

hoboroadie Re:Reasonable Suspicion (242 comments)

I strongly suspect this Eric Holder fellow is a sniveling weenie.
He's prominently featured on a very long list of useless, fucked-up people.

about 2 months ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

hoboroadie Re:Adam West (701 comments)

Actually, IIRC the electric generator from a B-52 surplus bits pile would work very well to power a 60s armored car. (It was a teenchy little turbine spinning an alternator.)
The atomic batteries are good for powering up the frickin' lasers and such.

about 2 months ago

Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

hoboroadie Re:Earth abides... (291 comments)

Existing and living are not the same thing.

about 2 months ago



Global biological experiment generates exciting new results

hoboroadie hoboroadie writes  |  about 10 months ago

hoboroadie (1726896) writes "Scientific American Magazine says antibiotic-resistance genes have moved from the incubators of our hospitals & factory farms and are spreading through diverse species in the wild. Resistance genes have been detected in crows, gulls, houseflies, moths, foxes, frogs, sharks and whales, as well as in sand and coastal water samples from California and Washington. This stuff is getting more and more like a Hollywood script everyday, n'est ce pas?"


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