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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

terjeber Re:Sugar only - not diet (420 comments)

Here is a general advice: Get your knowledge from real science, not from bullshit religious hysteria. Point by point.

"Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA": This is simply unsubstantiated BS. The most common culprit is food color, aspartame doesn't make the list.

"Too much aspartate or glutamate in the brain kills certain neurons by allowing the influx of too much calcium into the cells": This is pure rubbish. If this was true you would have to stay away from apples, meat, oranges, lemons, mothers milk etc, all of which contain one or all of the substances aspartame is metabolized into, and all in much higher quantities than in a diet soda.

"methanol ... formaldehyde: A can of tomato juice contains significantly more methanol than a can of diet soda. So does most other fruits (tomato is a fruit) and many other vegetables. If the amounts of methanol/formaldehyde (after metabolism) in a diet soda was dangerous, almost all healthy food would kill you since the concentration of methanol/formaldehyde is significantly higher in these than in a diet soda.

"DKP is a byproduct of aspartame metabolism": This is not true, DKP is a result of improperly stored aspartame and aspartame breakdown, not metabolism. If you drank a diet soda where the aspartame was degraded and DKP produced you'd spit it out immediately since the aspartame would no longer be a sweetener. Aspartame broken down doesn't taste sweet, so there would be no sweetness in your diet soda. Also, DKP exists in almost everything you eat. From cereal through processed meat to cheese, milk and coffee. Mostly in higher concentrations than in diet sodas. The average consumption of DKT from all sources is about half a microgram per kilo of bodyweight from all DKP sources. 7 micrograms are considered safe. If you wanted to drink enough (non-sweet tasting) diet soda to consume enough DKP for it to be dangerous to you, you would have drunk so much diet soda that you'd be dead of kidney failure first.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

terjeber Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (420 comments)

Sigh. The Aspartame is dangerous conspiracy theory. Surely you must have read some science on the topic by now? Don't let the religious nuts fool you. There is nothing in Aspartame that is dangerous to your body. Nothing at all.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

terjeber Re:Sugar only - not diet (420 comments)

Sorry, the site you refer is total and utter bullshit. Seriously. It is. There is more methanol in an apple than there is in a diet soda. For example.

2 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

terjeber Re: Heavier than air flight is impossible (345 comments)

And Lamarckism is still thought impossible

Maybe not according to the recent work done in epigenetics. Of course, everything is open to both corroboration and interpretation.

4 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

terjeber Re:Why Cold Fusion (or something like it) Is Real (345 comments)

Actually astrology was a science

I am going to disagree with this one. Here's how. There has been two aspects to studying the stars historically. One is the study of the movement of celestial bodies and predicting various aspects of their positions etc learned from this studying. The second one is the interpretation of those movements and how they related to events on earth. The former we now call astronomy, the latter we call astrology. Historically they were typically performed by the same person, but they were still two vastly different disciplines requiring very different tools and foundations.

The fact that the two were performed by the same person, and even at the time was called the same, doesn't mean they were the same things. The studying of the movement of celestial bodies was, and is a science. The predictions of earthly events based on these positions wasn't and isn't.

4 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

terjeber Re:Why Cold Fusion (or something like it) Is Real (345 comments)

Dr. Ramsey's condition has been fulfilled hundreds of times over the last quarter century

Sure, and astrology is a science, homeopathy works and I can do telekinesis.

4 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

terjeber Re:Heavier than air flight is impossible (345 comments)

Heavier than air flight is impossible

No scientist ever said that since it is quite self-evidently untrue. Birds are heavier than air and they fly. If someone actually said it, they were retarded.

4 days ago
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Microsoft's JavaScript Engine Gets Two-Tiered Compilation

terjeber Re:That's great (46 comments)

Firefox? Seriously? Is anyone still using that bloated piece of shit?

4 days ago
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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

terjeber Nuke it, nuke it, nuke it... (258 comments)

FINALLY, we have a legitimate reason to nuke Texas!

about three weeks ago
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Outlining Thin Linux

terjeber Re:Yes, just like that. (221 comments)

with the underlying notion that Server 2012 is doing something revolutionary

Not to defend the original AC, but me thinks you did not read his entire post. It opens with: "We used to run linux in the server room because it was lean and easy to admin. Windows was slow, mousy, and dependencies were hellish."

Stating that he claims the new headless developments in Windows Server are new (in general, obviously new to Windows) or revolutionary is disingenuous at best. What I get from what he is actually writing is that while Linux has been moving towards bloat and cr@p, or moving towards becoming Windows-y if you will, Windows has been doing the opposite, trying to become more Unix-y. That is clearly the case, isn't it? Even Linus thinks Linux is bloated.

Microsoft was never a real Server-OS vendor so that they took a while to "get it" shouldn't be surprising. The fact that they are now eating their own medicine (in Azure) probably has a lot to do with it. Heck, it isn't that long ago that all of microsoft.com ran on Sun. Once it stopped, unsurprisingly both IIS and Windows Server suddenly received significant improvements - for those of us who prefer low-footprint server operating systems.

about a month ago
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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

terjeber Re:Embracing the bird (72 comments)

exaggerating slightly for comic

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

terjeber Re:Haters gonna hate (545 comments)

Wow, so you looked at a Surface pro with a small screen, perhaps the SP2 and you didn't like it because it had a smaller screen than a Mac Book. Why not look at one with a comparable size? You are one of those clever people, right? Your mom still ties your shoe laces?

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

terjeber Re:A non-UNIX OS in a UNIX world? (545 comments)

I find it funny that MS is now the only major OS vendor that isn't running on a UNIX base. Seems like an uphill struggle as the world passes them by.

This is one of those religious things I find quite funny. For the record, I have used Linux since 0.97 and Slackware. I grew up on SunOS and thought that Sun moving the System V with Solaris was a tragedy. I even once ran a home-written BBS (you wouldn't know) on a dual-floppy x86 machine running Minix. I know Unix. Standard Unix Operating system architecture is an archaic, abhorrent monstrosity that we should have left behind computer-eons ago. The Linux OS architecture is bad at its core level, and it isn't really fixable. The Windows NT core is a much better architecture, but Microsoft has made some serious mistakes on the user end.

Oh, and let's not forget X. It was a reasonable idea back when we had big-ass servers running X clients talking to "cheap" X terminals with X servers on them (yeah, X terminology is kinda backwards). I theory. In practice it became a pig. A monster pig. Sure, you can smear any kind of lipstick on the X pig, whether that lipstick is called KDE or GNOME, but it is still just a monster pig smeared with (what is now monster) lipstick. Leave it to the OS community to take what amounts to lipstick and make it a huge unwieldy monster in it self!

If you want to see Unix-like operating systems with a decent architecture, look at Minix 3 and QNX. The concept "Unix base" is not a good thing (TM) per se. Quite the opposite. Monolithic monstrosities are never a good thing. Think about it, the entire core of Minix 3 has plenty of room to run inside the L1 cache of your CPU.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

terjeber Re:Haters gonna hate (545 comments)

Wow. So much clueless nonsense. I'd rather run Photoshop and Premiere Pro on a Surface Pro 3 any time of the day than on a MacBook Pro. The Surface Pro 3 blows the MacBook Pro out of the water. Seriously. I have both.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

terjeber Re:Haters gonna hate (545 comments)

Sigh. Clueless nonsense as usual from the religious nutcases among us. Read his post again, particularly the three letters of P, R and O.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

terjeber Re:The Year of Windows on the Desktop (545 comments)

it is making Linux easier for those that see it as an appliance

Which is to say to someone who would like a stroll on a hilltop (99% of all users) that it is easier to climb K2 than Mount Everest.

about a month ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

terjeber Re:Hell no (363 comments)

is barely suitable for writing cheap business documents

Firstly, that's utter bullshit, but if you are talking about Word 2.0, sure. You forget one thing though. The following part of the sentence: "for the vast majority of the population". For the vast majority of the population, including about 99% of the business document producers, even Word 2.0 is still plenty good (missing some cloud integration etc, but you get my point - for writing documents that 99% of the population does.

Microsoft was changing the functionality of the APIs

That was not a problem. The problem with WP was not that it got tripped by Microsoft, the problem with WP for Windows was that it functioned completely different than all other Windows applications. The WP teams insisted on following their own GUI Guidelines rather than following the "standard" GUI functionality. The development team and the architects plus their managers were all incompetent fools. They were so full of them selves that they didn't start changing WP in sensible ways until it was way too late.

None of the problems with WP had anything to do with Microsoft APIs.

The Netscape issue was how the whole trial started

It was a bullsh*t trial, IMnsHO. The basic tenet of the trial was absurd. The fact that Microsoft bundled a browser with their operating system was not anti-competitive in any way. Netscape would have been able to out-compete IE if it was in any way a useful product. Netscape never became half-way decent and even though Firefox started out OK it quickly spiraled into oblivion due to it being crap. It still is. Chrome would have been almost at the market share of IE right now if it hadn't been for the dumb asses clinging to the bloated monster that is FF.

about a month ago

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iPhone 4 - not in left hand please

terjeber terjeber writes  |  more than 4 years ago

terjeber (856226) writes "Looks like some iPhone 4 models, but apparently not all, will lose the signal if held in the left hand. Essentially the two antennas on the phone are connected by the skin of your palm if you do so, making them lose their signal."
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