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Comment: Re:Predictable (Score 2) 130

by metlin (#49609025) Attached to: SurveyMonkey's CEO Dies While Vacationing With Wife Susan Sandberg

He doesn't seem overweight for me.

While I feel for the family, to say that he is not overweight shows just how much society's perception of being overweight has changed.

Take a look at this picture, for instance.

And take a look at the body fat visual chart for comparison.

With the overhanging belly, he is easily 35-40% at least. While the majority of people today are fat (especially in the US), that is not healthy. If anything, until recently, 20-25% used to be average.

Above 25-30% is the fat territory, and that's when you start increasing your risk for heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes. Mr. Goldberg may have had a lot of things going for him, but he is most certainly more than a little overweight.

Assuming he's ~6 feet, I would argue that he is probably ~30-40+ lbs overweight. That is not at all healthy. I'm not arguing everyone should have abs, but there's a happy medium here. Mr. Goldberg is very clearly on the unfortunate side of the medium.

Comment: Re:It changes when the 'wrong' people do it. (Score 1) 17

by smitty_one_each (#49606063) Attached to: When did Net Neutrality change?

There are plenty people that can actually work happily together without any such nonsense.

I defy you to show a non-trivial, worked example. Even for a stylized case like a symphony, there are still interpersonal rivalries at work. The "entropy of the human soul" can be minimalized (at, say, a monastary), but never retired. And a symphony or a monastery are miniscule, edge cases.

Comment: Re:It changes when the 'wrong' people do it. (Score 1) 17

by smitty_one_each (#49590947) Attached to: When did Net Neutrality change?
No, it's a function of organizational behavior. The least-worst thing to do is implement the minimal set of rules required, and change out the people in charge of monitoring them quite regularly.
And, while no raging fan of Rome's bureaucracy, I haven't ever met a monk or priest that wasn't a walking copy of the Beatitudes.

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