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Comment: Time to support private space stations (Score 1) 91

by SuperKendall (#49362755) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

I know there are at least a few efforts at work on private space stations, including space hotels.

To me it no longer makes sense for government to work on a space station, when they could be helping to fund private efforts by guaranteeing to lease some of the space aboard commercial stations for government use.

Comment: Welcome, Permanently Afraid Euroweenie (Score 1) 153

by SuperKendall (#49362185) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded

Let's be clear, absolutely no-one is going to be using this as a weapon. It's not even a "last line of defense" weapon for home invasion, because while some may want to watch the world burn, they have different feelings about their own home specifically.

There are actually some pretty valid uses for this thing - farming an pyrotechnic displays being just two. There are a lot of people in the U.S. with large properties that could have very good uses for these things.

But basically, this is just fun, because fire is fun. Anyone who fails to see that has had irrational fear of EVERYTHING so deeply ingrained into them I cannot possibly see how they can function in real life.

People always accuse people who like guns, and now fire, of being fearful. But it seems to me like instead, those afraid of such things are the ones always afraid, and without any real joy.

Comment: Re:IBM selling Mainframes to the Nazis? (Score 1) 110

by angel'o'sphere (#49361193) Attached to: A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute

The *fucking* point is: a holerith machine and a mainframe is the exact same thing.

Considering the state of the art of the time involved.

No idea why you bring up nazis, miss the point, bring up moral and insult me now.

Is it "morally" correct to insult me because I'm from germany and the nazis where from germany, too?

Or why do you insult me?

You did not get the point of my last 2 or 3 posts? Is that a reason to insult someone?

Wow ...

So Boko Haram buys their mainframes from whom? If they actually buy them, they buy them from IBM, Oracle or Fujitsu. A no brainer to figure.

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 491

by angel'o'sphere (#49360787) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Well, if the americans want to call this "Ketonic Diet" when it is simply a fat burning diet, then it is no wonder that no one really understands nutrition there.

I frankly don't get what you mean with "High carb + higher carb" and "High carb + high carb + low fat" and this "High healthy fats + high healthy fats" ...

The question if you might have or might not have problems with a diet that has very high fat levels is your heart, circulation system and most of all: gall/bile.

Regarding typical american diet: it is simply to much of everything. To much sugar/carbs, to much fat AND to much proteins. And on top of that to much "no fat" diet food, "no sugar" sugar replacement stuff like diet cokes. If one mainly eats carbs, for what ever reason, then he simply should focus on not combining it with fat and trying to eat carbs with a so called "low glycemic index".

And a simple thing is to simply get rid of any kind of sweet soda, regardless if it contains sugar or artificial sweetener.

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 491

by angel'o'sphere (#49360761) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

If you only eat like 2100 - 2400 kcal, depending on your "brain usage", yes. But most people who want to lose weight eat far more than that. Up to 4000 kcal.
So they first need to cut minimum 1500 kcal, then they have to "work out" to burn another 800. So you easy see: the prime focus is the cutting of intake. And: a more "healthy" diet, like eating stuff that gives the nutritions without also pulling in to much calories.

Point is: in the above (not unreasonable) example, cutting down on intake is already twice as effective as walking 12-15km (I did not check if that even burns so much kcals).

Comment: Re:The perfect summary of the case: (Score 1) 287

by swb (#49360225) Attached to: Ellen Pao Loses Silicon Valley Gender Bias Case Against Kleiner Perkins

The irony is that the same logic applied to the job by the worker basically means -- I'm free to do whatever I want at this job, and if it doesn't work out of them they can fire me.

For the company, the logic means they can be abusive, discriminatory, dishonest and exploitive.

So for the worker then, I guess they can be lazy, dishonest, unproductive, etc. It's the worker's role to exploit the company for the maximum gain they can get. Maximum shirk, minimum work.

What's funny is, I would bet that author if presented with her own logic from a worker perspective would probably immediately launch into a diatribe about the worker's moral obligation to work hard, be a good employee, etc, yet she refuses to see any moral obligation by the employer to the employee.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.