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Comment: Visual Studio (Score 4, Informative) 487

by BradleyUffner (#49136183) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

This happened a few years ago for the iconography in Visual Studio (2010 I believe) too, and the users were up in arms. It took what felt like a tremendous amount coordinated feedback over a very long time to get some very small concessions from Microsoft. If you don't like it you had better start letting them know about it now and en-mass, because this decision will have a LOT of inertia behind it. It won't be easy to get them to change their minds at this point.

Comment: Re:Spying TVs? (Score 1) 309

For all you with their smart TVs, they report home and will disable networking functionality if they cannot report back to the mothership. Yes, LAN functionality is blocked when your TV cannot call home to report in. So much for the built in media player functionality. Hmmm, are they doing an LG and spying on what you're watching, another case of midgetpron.avi?


Comment: Re:Okay, so... (Score 1) 378

by BradleyUffner (#49007399) Attached to: Woman Suffers Significant Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant

When you say "take in", you mean the food that people put in their mouths. But not all nutrients that people put in their mouths are absorbed in the blood stream. Some are passed in the stools, and others are metabolised by the gut bacteria.

And when I say "put out" I include everything that leaves the body, including unprocessed food that ends up in the toilet.

So between "taking in", "putting out", and "storing" everything eventually adds up to 0. It doesn't matter how efficient your body is at all for this calculation, because efficiency only effects the distribution of "putting out" vs "storing". It's a zero sum game with the rules enforced by physics.

Comment: Re:Okay, so... (Score 0) 378

by BradleyUffner (#49007361) Attached to: Woman Suffers Significant Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant

Um, no, you're wrong. One possibility is that their bodies excrete a higher percentage of the food they take in without metabolizing it. No magic involved.

I think you have a too simplistic view of human bodies. They are not machines that perfectly process whatever is put into them.

How is "excreting" not putting calories out? It doesn't matter how the calories come out, be it exercise, taking a crap, or cutting off your arm, those are still calories that leave the system.

Comment: Re:Okay, so... (Score 0) 378

by BradleyUffner (#49006435) Attached to: Woman Suffers Significant Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant

The whole point is many skinny people violate this law but do not get obese.

No, they don't. If they did somehow take in more calories then they put out without gaining weight they would be destroying matter and energy, which is physically impossible in our universe. Our bodies are not some magical boxes where the laws of physics suddenly stop applying.

Comment: Re:Google wants your wireless info (Score 3, Interesting) 101

Do you really want to give Google yet more access to your personal information / habits?

Based on all the wonderful services they provide for me with that information (like Google Now, automatic traffic notifications based on my traveled routes,etc), and the fact that I haven't seen any actual bad things from it, yes, yes I do.

Comment: Re:The indians also have mastered the art (Score 2) 381

Can you explain what's wrong with the word to a non-native English speaker? I haven't ever seen it before, but looking at its dictionary definition, it seems to be a legitimate word in that context.

It's very out of place. It's like seeing a text message from your 85 year old grandmother saying "YOLO!"

Comment: Re:Have't looked at one at all. (Score 3, Funny) 101

by BradleyUffner (#48490693) Attached to: Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

In general, people who have problems with installing/running Linux these days are trying to impose their Windows experience on it.

If by "Windows Experience" you mean having working sound after the installation is completed, then you are right.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato