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Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

sgt scrub Re:What about a low-food diet? (249 comments)

It should be, "You want to reduce the amount of fat on your body?" The answer is not how much you eat or what you eat. It is the relationship between how much work your body does for a given action and how affective it is at utilizing calories from the food you eat.

If you eat a lot of food and burn a lot of calories and your body is not very good at turning the food you eat into energy, you will be thin. If the first are the same and your body is good at utilizing the food you eat, you will be muscular.

Manipulate those factors and you will find a simple formula that will determine food to work to weight to muscle.

My body just happens to do no work, consume lots of food, and is great at converting it to be used.

4 days ago
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Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

sgt scrub Why? (108 comments)

Why should people have to pay for cable, pay for "TV channels", and pay for bandwidth. Why can't they just stfu, be an ISP, and let people tf alone?

about 2 months ago
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White House Names Google's Megan Smith As CTO

sgt scrub bummer (75 comments)

I miss the days of hiring people with talents like running a horsey show. /snark

about 3 months ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

sgt scrub Doh! (260 comments)

Voted then realized it said "my". Who uses their own when all your neighbors provide it for you?

about 3 months ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

sgt scrub Oh just figured it out! (521 comments)

They can build the plant in the desert where there aren't any tree... Oh wait. Nevermind.

about 3 months ago
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Broadband Subscribers Eclipsing Cable TV Subscribers

sgt scrub Re:Split (85 comments)

I think they believe that "Internet" is a gathering tool for gleaning information about the customer. The changes people see them making to ISP and TV access is strictly so usage data is added directly into data correlation processes.

about 3 months ago
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Groundwork Laid For Superfast Broadband Over Copper

sgt scrub Re:In other news (93 comments)

Nah. AT&T will have customers so over billed and locked down, until the pay for U-Verse too, they'll never a full speed connection.

about 3 months ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

sgt scrub Re:Ed man! !man ed (402 comments)

lol! and how the hell is this flamebait?

about 4 months ago
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Amazon's eBook Math

sgt scrub Corporate lies! (306 comments)

They argue that capping most ebooks at $9.99 would be better for everyone, with the money split out 35% to the author, 35% to the publisher, and 30% to Amazon.

That couldn't possibly be true. Authors never get a 50:50 split with a publisher.

about 4 months ago
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Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

sgt scrub easy enough (125 comments)

Use an algorithm to determine if they stick to the 3 major food groups, caffeine, nicotine, and ibuprofen. Parse through their social media interactions to make sure they never get angry because they have killed all of their enemies. And, bot through their pr0n accounts to make sure they have sex regularly.

about 4 months ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

sgt scrub Late breaking news? (125 comments)

Leave it to /. to give us the article so we can be ahead of the... 8/8?!? I can't even get a land line installed by then.

Creator: Build a robocall honeypot by Friday, 8/8, at noon PDT :P

about 4 months ago
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Math, Programming, and Language Learning

sgt scrub It is leftover from IS being too vague (241 comments)

Math is mandatory for engineers. In the early years people getting a degree in any way related to computers, hardware, software, programming, playing games while smoking weeds... were all engineers. Now that there is mass separation in the field the importance of math on any particular field is not as obvious. Us that design network gear and program network interfaces need math. Lots and Lots of it.

about 4 months ago
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Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

sgt scrub Total bullshit! (159 comments)

a biotech startup working in Ireland... bla bla bla... so that new medicinal (and, perhaps recreational) "marijuana" can be grown in a lab—no plants necessary.

If they are working with yeast in Ireland their goal is to make beer that has alcohol THC and CBD.

about 4 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

sgt scrub Iron Dome? (379 comments)

Oh. Regarding "The fireworks display vs. strafe bomber war" thing in the middle east.

about 4 months ago
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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

sgt scrub There is plenty of room for water in Lake Lavon (242 comments)

Lakes in the Dallas Fort Worth area have more trees growing in them than all the parks combined. Do like they do with White Rock or Bachman lakes.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

sgt scrub Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (70 comments)

Google does that for them for free. No, I am not a Google hater. Google collects data. The shitheads tell them to give it up or enjoy being fucked over.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

sgt scrub Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (70 comments)

Content filtering is mandatory in K12 schools and can be fairly expensive. Hardware in schools take a beating and need more frequent replacements. If you think network equipment is bulletproof do some work for a school. You can grill food on some of their routers. If it were my decision, there would be 10G network to all public schools and companies would be allowed to bid to be providers using bandwidth branching from those hops. It would push down costs, create an open business model, increase bandwidth to all areas of cities, and move schools closer to were they need to be technologically.

about 4 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

sgt scrub Re:We're all Terrorists (361 comments)

So not true. If you are part of the USA "Prison Industrial Complex" you are exempt.

about 5 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

sgt scrub Re:oh god (361 comments)

It is all about taking EP to another level.

about 5 months ago

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Who will be our cyber security team?

sgt scrub sgt scrub writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sgt scrub writes "LOLITA BALDOR wrote a nice piece for the Associated Press, noting the lack of people for government cyber security positions. For people with large student loan debts for that masters in IT, there is hope. It looks like the government has noticed that low pay for qualified technology people is one reason they are having "retention issues". However, another reason they believe they are having issues is lack of training.

The recruiting and retention of cyber workers is hampered by a cumbersome hiring process, the failure to devise government-wide certification standards, insufficient training and salaries, and a lack of an overall strategy for recruiting and retaining cyber workers, the study said. "You can't win the cyber war if you don't win the war for talent," said Max Stier, president of the Partnership for Public Service, a Washington-based advocacy group that works to improve government service. "If we don't have a federal work force capable of meeting the cyber challenge, all of the cyber czars and organizational efforts will be for naught."

Since a lot of Slashdot folks are experienced in technology security, what approach do you think will be best to secure the nation. Hire people with less training at lower salaries and train them? Or. Pay more for staff that already have the skills needed for the salaries found in the business sector?"
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Illegal CD's smell different.

sgt scrub sgt scrub writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sgt scrub writes "I've never thought about sniffing my CD's before buying them but that is all about to change. According to this Yahoo! news article, dogs can be trained to tell the difference between a legit copy of a DVD and one from those pesky pirates.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) — A DVD-sniffing anti-piracy dog named Paddy has uncovered a huge cache of 35,000 discs in Malaysian warehouses, many destined for export to Singapore, industry officials said on Wednesday.
Paddy was given to Malaysia by the MPA to help close down piracy syndicates who churn out vast quantities of illegal DVDs. The dog is specially trained to detect chemicals in the discs."

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Fixstars buys Terra Soft

sgt scrub sgt scrub writes  |  about 6 years ago

sgt scrub writes "If you have put Yellow Dog Linux on a PS3, Pre X86 Apple, or have an interest in the CBE (Cell Broadband Engine), you will be pleased to know that Fixstars has purchased Terra Soft.

"A Cell/B.E. software developer and long-time user of Yellow Dog Linux, Fixstars has great faith in Yellow Dog Linux," said Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars. "This business acquisition allows us to offer a reliable and stable Linux distribution with sense of ease for our customers. I have no doubt that in the expanding Cell/B.E. ecosystem we will offer the best Cell/B.E. solution of the High Performance Computing generation."

I can't think of any group of people better suited to expand the Cell horizon."

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