Came here to say that. A bit egotistical but still. Check out "The Genome War". It's fascinating.
You lost me at Theora.
It takes me 12 minutes to drive to work. It takes 10 minutes to walk to the bus stop and 30-45 minutes (damn cripples getting on and off) for the bus to get me to work.
Put it in "H"!!!
About 85% of what it weighs on earth depending on altitude. You aren't weightless in space, you essentially experience continual freefall.
Worldwide, cancer barely makes in to the to 10 causes of death. And the one type of cancer that does make it is caused primarily by smoking.
If it makes you feel nice and comfy to remain in your little bubble of cluelessness (that you so evidently proved to all of us by the nonsense you wrote about diabetes)
My cluelessness about diabetes? More like yours. Type 2, otherwise known as adult onset, is overwhelmingly caused by poor diet and lack of exercise. 80 to 90%. Changing those things is pretty much the only cure. In nearly every case, adult onset diabetes is a self-inflicted disease. I give about as much pity to someone with type 2 diabetes as to someone with lung cancer due to smoking.
Do you REALLY think that you would be where you are today if you had all of that piled on you?
4 out of 5 (thankfully the only brain damage is self inflicted.) And yes, I am where I am because I had that shit piled on me in childhood.
Also, plenty of people come to this country without a dime in their pocket, unable to speak English and make it (despite the color of their skin and the rampant bias against them). If they can do it, anyone can.
Okay. Luck caused me to work hard. Luck caused me to be poor for a decade. Luck told me to eat cheap hot dogs and potatoes. Luck worked a shit, demeaning job 40 hours a week in addition to a full class schedule. Luck advised me that while my profession was honorable (a decade in life sciences) if I wanted to advance my lot in life, I needed to take initiative. Luck told me to save for a rainy day, even if it was only a few dollars a week - in fact - Luck advised me not to go to the movies or buy a playsation. Luck told me not to over extend myself. It's all Luck. Just last week, Luck also advised me not to upgrade my 7 year old computer even though I could easily afford it.
No. Luck, if anything, has not made me sick. I'll give you that. But very few people are truly sick to the point where they cannot work. You whine about health care? Most people run to the doctor for sniffles. Why do you need to go if you have a cold or the flu? I can't count the number of people I know that are on multiple prescriptions for bullshit ailments. Type 2 diabetes? Change your fucking diet. Fat? Stop shoving Big Macs in your snack hole and get some exercise. Got the flu or a cold? Suck it up, it'll be over in a few days. Seriously. Sore throat? Yeah, you really need $300 dollars worth of medical care to tell you that it will be gone in two days. Oh, by the way, here's some advil @ 3$ a tab. Health care is expensive for that reason. Take charge of your life.
Yeah Luck has spared me of cancer so far. Thanks.
I think not. Unless it is a picture of those log entries.