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Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

piojo Re:My gut is fine (309 comments)

But it may be that you don't get any nutritional value out of the seaweed, and Japanese people do.

more than 4 years ago
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Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

piojo Re:Am i missing something? (309 comments)

Don't enzymes need to be produced by the body? (I.e., they aren't alive and won't replicate just because we're feeding them.)

On the other hand, maybe the body will start producing enzymes when they're needed, in some cases. Is there a microbiologist/nutritionist in the house?

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Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

piojo Re:Implications (309 comments)

Enzymes aren't the same as gut bacteria--our body actually produces them. I've been told that whether a person produces a given enzyme (like lactase) partly depends on their habits (if they continue drinking milk throughout their lives), but I believe there's also a strong genetic component.

more than 4 years ago
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Ars Technica Inveighs Against Ad Blocking

piojo Do ads pay per view, or just per click? (1051 comments)

Do all ads pay per click, nowadays? Because I think I've only clicked one ad in the past year, so I shouldn't feel guilty about bypassing ads.

On the other hand, if some ads still pay per page-view, then I might want to think about tweaking my ad-blocking so that I don't block ads on a domain until they do something that bothers me (ad with sound, ads that severly slow down a page, inappropriate ad, etc.)

more than 4 years ago
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Venezuela Bans Hostile Videogames and Toys

piojo As a person interested in science (335 comments)

I'd like to see what happens. I do not support this ban, but I look forward to reading about its effect on the behavior and crimes of children and young adults (assuming that a few years from now, someone manages to get good data about the behavior of children).

more than 4 years ago
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ACTA Document Leaks With Details On Mexico Talks

piojo Re:Sounds on the up and up (87 comments)

'qualm the clamor'

"Quell the clamor"

more than 4 years ago
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Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?

piojo Re:Lenovo keyboards (806 comments)

On my distro (arch) they're automatically bound to the "XF86Back" and "XF86Forward", and think they only generate one keycode for me. It might prove fruitful to search for instructions about how to get media keys working with linux.

more than 4 years ago
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Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?

piojo Re:Lenovo keyboards (806 comments)

Those are pretty awesome; my personal favourite use for them is switching virtual desktops

That's exactly what I use them for ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?

piojo Lenovo keyboards (806 comments)

I love the keyboard on my 2.5 year old thinkpad. Especially the dedicated "back" and "forward" buttons, which I've remapped to more useful functions. In fact, I think the keyboard is almost a "killer feature" that none of their competitors can match. If they start removing buttons I use, I may be able to make my next laptop a system76 or clevo.

more than 4 years ago
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Smartphones Receive Holy Blessing

piojo Re:Are they serious? (154 comments)

Why would the word jewry be offensive?

The word isn't offensive--it would only be offensive if the church was claiming to be Jewish. (I had before never heard "Jewry" used as a location--only things like the "Jewish Quarter".)

To understand why it's offensive when Christians say they're Jews, imagine you're a Catholic. Some guy (born Catholic) takes your Bible and starts a cult around it, decrying old tenets, adding new and incompatible beliefs, and worshipping another god (alongside your old God). The cult becomes very big, many times more numerous than Catholicism. Then some members of this cult start calling it Catholicism. You might feel like your own culture was a little threatened.

more than 4 years ago
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Smartphones Receive Holy Blessing

piojo Are they serious? (154 comments)

This church is called "St Lawrence Jewry"? What a confusing and possibly offensive (to Jews) name for a church. Unless there's something I'm missing about British English.

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

piojo Re:What? Of course it does. (595 comments)

What the hell is this? You think you won't get any antibiotics in Norway when you actually need it?

I think Norway defines "need" rather differently than the USA.

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

piojo Re:Article is confusing (595 comments)

it does make Staph less problematic, in that, for serious infections, antibiotics can still be used

Yeah, you're right. The article says at one point that "we don't have modern antibiotics, because if we had them here, doctors would use them." I incorrectly interpreted that to mean that they just don't use modern antibiotics, no matter how serious the infection.

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

piojo Re:What? Of course it does. (595 comments)

I clarified here But what I meant was that in the great majority of cases, if you get staph in the US, your situation is the same as if you get it in Norway: you will either be given antibiotics that don't work, or you will not be given antibiotics. In either case, your body has to fight off the infection on its own, which takes time, but we don't have a better way. (The caveat is that Norway does use antibiotics if a patient's life is in danger.)

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

piojo Re:Article is confusing (595 comments)

Sorry to reply to myself, but I didn't read the whole article before. Apparently they do give out antibiotics in the most extreme cases, and that seems much more reasonable than "we don't have MRSA because we just let our Staph victims die."

more than 4 years ago
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How Norway Fought Staph Infections

piojo Article is confusing (595 comments)

As I understood it, there are 2 separate things Norway is doing to fight MRSA, and they are not related (although the article doesn't point that out):

1. Norway is tracking the spread of Staph and quarantining victims to limit the spread.

2. According to the article, Norway isn't prescribing modern antibiotics. This ensures that the Staph that is being passed around Norway probably isn't resistant to antibiotics. This does not make Staph less problematic or control its spread in any way. I'm all for stemming the overuse of antibiotics, but this article smacked of propaganda--or it simply didn't tell the whole story.

more than 4 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Proprietary Format Broken

piojo Re:... produced by automatic translation (203 comments)

I'm not sure whether ancient Hebrew had vowels, but I do know that modern Hebrew is written without vowels in just about every place except a dictionary.

more than 4 years ago
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What Can I Expect As an IT Intern?

piojo Re:Learn! (325 comments)

I would add that if your goal is to get a job offer, learning is as important as doing a good job. I interned with a film company, and by all feedback I got, I did great work for them. But by the end of the internship, I hadn't really learned all their products and hadn't gained enough background to be a really attractive hire. They didn't offer me a job--I believe I would have had a better chance if I had asked twice as many questions (about things that weren't related to my current project) and learned a lot more about the domain--for the OP, that may mean learning about how a wireless stack works, even if your job is system administration stuff, for example.

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What Drugs Do Astronauts Take?

piojo Re:ah duct tape.... (132 comments)

If it's not hot enough to melt the tape entirely, you could probably use JB Weld or a similar epoxy to glue the sensor on. I imagine that would be a lot safer than using duct tape.

more than 4 years ago
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Become Your Own Heir After Being Frozen

piojo Re:Niven (375 comments)

The Heinlein story Door into Summer is even more appropriate. The summary was basically the premise of the book.

more than 4 years ago

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