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Comment: I'll stick with coffee and beer (Score 1) 314

by DaveAtFraud (#48183133) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

Actually there have been quite a few studies regarding coffee, caffeine and health:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd...

The general consensus is that coffee is GOOD FOR YOU unless you have specific health issues like hypertension, high blood pressure, etc. Go troll on a different subject. You'll lose on this one.

Beer! Now that's another subject. Dark and thick is the best. Just had a Left Hand Brewing Company Nitro "Wake Up Dead" Stout. It almost doesn't need a glass. Yummy.

Cheers,
Dave

Comment: Re:Ummmmmm. Escargot. Yummy. (Score 1) 481

by DaveAtFraud (#48088979) Attached to: Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

Even in Japan, octopus meat is usually cooked (boiled) for sushi. The arms of the common octopus and the giant octopus (most common varieties for sushi) are edible raw, and are treated as a delicacy, but they are very chewy--you'd need to get a good sushi chef to slice it paper thin to have any hope of chewing it off. The Koreans do eat living octopus arms that are only chopped and not sliced, but they use a different, smaller species that isn't as well suited for sushi.

I didn't know that. The other items on the menu at our favorite sushi place are noted as being cooked (e.g., unagi, ebi) or lightly flamed (seared tuna, scallops if you ask for them that way) but otherwise raw. I just assumed that since the octopus wasn't noted as cooked, it was raw. Unlike most of the other items on the menu that I might see in a fish market, I've never been to a fish market that had octopus (cooked or not).

I enjoy learning and, especially, learning about the things I eat. Thanks. Also, something tells me that the octopus being boiled isn't going to make it acceptable to my friends and family who stick to cooked items on the sushi menu....

Cheers,
Dave

Comment: Right. Yet another, "There ought to be a law..." (Score 2) 203

by DaveAtFraud (#48079871) Attached to: A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

Lots of things are against the law and yet people still murder, rape, kidnap, steal, etc., etc. What makes you think some idiot will follow a law that says they can't fly their flying car if it has a bit of a bend? I followed some jerk whose brake lights didn't work last week. I'm sure that's illegal, too.

Cheers,
Dave

Comment: Ummmmmm. Escargot. Yummy. (Score 1) 481

by DaveAtFraud (#48065227) Attached to: Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

but octopus is just gross

Try it raw on rice (sushi style). You'd be surprised how good it tastes with soy sauce and wasabi. The texture is a little chewy which puts some people off.

Never thought I'd like escargot but had enough to drink one time and I've been hooked ever since. Who woulda thunk that snails make a great vehicle for garlic and butter?

Cheers,
Dave

Comment: Re:Define A Toy (Score 1) 209

by DaveAtFraud (#48053491) Attached to: My toy collection is ...

M2s are nice, and honestly not that expensive for a class II. Only about 30k or so. Why? Because they're hard to maintain. They require very precise headspacing, otherwise it becomes a bomb. Not to mention the cost of feeding .50BMG.

Think about the millions of M-2s that have been used over the years and especially used in some pretty primitive environments like Guadacanal, PNG, etc. Can't be that hard to maintain. Admittedly, probably some skill involved.

Not worried about the cost. We're dreaming remember? Does make you wonder though about the finances of especially WWII when hundreds of B-17s and B-24s escorted by hundreds more P-51s and P-47s each with their full complement of M-2s and ammo and boat loads of gasoline flew missions on a regular basis. Ever think what it would cost to re-create that now? I was impressed when I saw 20+ B-25s in the air for the Doolittle Raid 70th anniversary and a couple dozen Mustangs in the air at once at GML 2007. Can't imagine hundreds if not thousands.

Cheers,
Dave

Comment: Re:Define A Toy (Score 1) 209

by DaveAtFraud (#48024701) Attached to: My toy collection is ...

Hear, hear!

In the last 6 months I've acquired a M1 Garand (s/n 2xxxxxx, but re-barreled in '55) and an M1 Carbine, Rockola, good stock, good condition, no bayonet lug and early "flip-style" rear sight. My eyes are open for a WW2-era 1911, Thompson, and BAR to round out the collection...

So fun to own a piece of American history, no?

Priced authentic 1911s. Ouch. I'll probably go with a replica.

Cheers,
Dave

Comment: Re:Define A Toy (Score 1) 209

by DaveAtFraud (#48024687) Attached to: My toy collection is ...

Violence is the refuge of people who don't think.
Gun violence is for cowards.

Couldn't agree more. That's why I only use my guns for non-violent things like target shooting, destroying old hard drives (there is a certain satisfaction in this application), etc. I will not initiate violence with my guns but the nature of these weapons means that I am in a position to reply very violently to someone who initiates violence against me.

BTW, I live in Colorado, USA and we have what has become known as the "Make my day" law. This law here says that I can legally use any and all means including lethal weapons to defend my household against unauthorized entry. I consider breaking into my house to be a violent act and would respond accordingly.

Cheers,
Dave

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