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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

pen Re:You Kids Get Off My Lawn (294 comments)

"Natural" means "tested by hundreds of thousands of your ancestors who lived to reproduce", provided this is actually true for whatever you're eating.

"Artificial" means "some lab tech trying to feed his/her family on 50k/year synthesized it and then it passed FDA testing without killing anyone or making them sick right away"

about a month ago

Space Coffee, Just the Way You Like It

pen Re:The Russians used a pencil! (147 comments)

Problem is, you can't build a moon colony without perfecting space coffee first.

about a year and a half ago

Is Humanity Still Evolving?

pen Re:Sadly, agreed (374 comments)

Women who are pregnant read magazines that educate them as to how to protect their wombs. The articles they read state things like "Doing this increases the chance of first trimester spontaneous abortion by 300%". I can't possibly imagine how a comment like that can be made, there are an infinite number of variables that are involved in gestation, to suggest any single event can increase the risks of spontaneous abortion in the first trimester is just plain rubbish. What is worse, are we talking about 1 in a million to 3 in a million? Are we talking 1 in 10 to 3 in 10? It doesn't say, just says by 300%. Yet, women will instantly stop doing whatever it says they shouldn't do to avoid that.

"Pregnant women magazines" may not cite this information -- or even paraphrase it correctly -- but it like this typically comes from scientific studies, where that behavior actually increased the risk of first trimester spontaneous abortion by 300%.

If you have a problem with pregnant women using information provided by science to improve their own chances, you probably disagree with most of humanity, and not just the Wal-Mart people.

more than 2 years ago

Firefox 4.0 Goes Chrome, New UI In Q4 2010

pen As long as they keep the native WM frame (556 comments)

Chrome's UI is kind of annoying but tolerable overall. One reason I really hate it, though, is that they replace the native window manager's UI with their own home-brewed crap. Not only is it kind of buggy, since it hasn't had nearly as much user testing, but it breaks all kinds of standard WM functionality. Chrome windows don't respond to "Minimize All" or "Move to Other Monitor" or any other kind of functionality that's handled by the WM that doesn't know what to do with this window that doesn't have a frame. Please, Mozilla, don't repeat this mistake!

more than 5 years ago

Astronomers Search For the Calmest Place On Earth

pen Sign me up! (231 comments)

Calmest place on Earth? Wow! Sounds like the perfect vacation spot for me to get away from the stressful city life!

more than 5 years ago

TomTom Releases iPhone Navigation App

pen Re:What's the point? (289 comments)

The Maps application on the iPhone is very underwhelming. The Google Maps application I tried on a Nokia E71 and Blackberry Pearl were not very feature-rich to begin with, but the iPhone blows them both away with its featurelessness. I don't think it will be hard to improve on at all.

more than 5 years ago

The Outing of Pranknet

pen Re:Train wreck phenomenon (543 comments)

They wanted popularity and didn't care who suffered for it.

On the contrary, I think they did care, wanted people to suffer, and thrived on it. That's the main difference between them and Cohen, IMO.

more than 5 years ago

The Outing of Pranknet

pen Re:Train wreck phenomenon (543 comments)

What are you talking about? There is a lot more of a difference between these pranks and movies; For example, the actors' and crews' voluntary participation, and not causing uncompensated damage to someone's property and psyche. I'm sure there are some examples, but they're generally frowned upon. Causing millions of dollars in damages to someone's property and not compensating them for it is not the same as paying a crew millions of dollars to film a movie. Give me a break!

more than 5 years ago

"Cash For Clunkers" Program Runs Out of Gas

pen Re:Did I miss something (594 comments)

I think I would've bought a new car instead of a 2-3-year-old one if I was eligible for this program. Unfortunately, I haven't been driving around a gas guzzler, so I don't get the reward.

more than 5 years ago

Call Someone – Without Having To Talk To Them

pen Re:Verizon (413 comments)

Yes, most voicemail systems already support this. The only problem is figuring out what provider the number you want to call is on. That is exactly what this service does -- it looks up the correct provider and then leaves a message on their voicemail system.

more than 6 years ago


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