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Comment: Re:Overly broad? (Score 1) 404

by Frnknstn (#48187343) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

It *could* be that HFCS is worse than some other sugars

HFCS is demonstrably WORSE than cane sugar. The extreme majority of double-blind taste tests have shown people prefer cane sugar in their soft drinks.

As far as health effects go, HFCS is quite possibly better than cane sugar, in that people may drink less of the bad-tasting HFCS swill :)

Comment: Re:Progressive JPEG (Score 1) 161

by Frnknstn (#47820635) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

[quote]require the client to establish a completely new HTTP connection for every request[/quote]

Yes, like we did until very recently. However this would only be for the very large images. The smaller files are the ones that benefit most from keepalive techniques: the.js, .css, small layout images. They can still be sent on a single connection.

[quote]It will also break HTTP caching[/quote]

No, it won't. A cache that serves an incompletely downloaded file is already broken.

[quote]prevent the server from sending too many bytes, which will sit around in caches between the server and the client.[/quote]

That... is not how TCP works? The data that is sent to the client before the RST packet reaches the server will not "sit around". It will get delivered and dropped by the client.

Comment: Re:Progressive JPEG (Score 2) 161

by Frnknstn (#47811109) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

I don't think you were paying attention to how a progressive .jpg works. The file has only the full-detail image in the file, but the as you load more and more bits from the file, the quality improves from unrecognisably blurry to sharp and detailed.

Simply request the file from byte 1, load until you get the level of detail you need, then close the connection. If you need more detail later, just resume the download.

Comment: Re:Why not limit them to one per customer? (Score 1) 131

by Frnknstn (#47397749) Attached to: Oculus Suspends Oculus Rift Dev Kit Sales In China

Your glibly stated solution was that limiting the sales to one per customer would curtail scalping.

You did not offer any details about how personhood would be determined or how the limit would be enforced, so I was had to limit my response to a glib reply. I pointed out that one thing China has is a lot of people, and so on the face of it "one per person" may not be all that effective. You are wecome to elaborate on your plan?

Comment: Re:May I have a source please? (Score 1) 188

by Frnknstn (#46629613) Attached to: UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

I think we both have very different understandings of how this conversation unfolded. Here's what I saw:

Cyberax: Cooking adds 10-20% to actual caloric content of food. Mainly because it breaks down complex molecules, making them easier to digest.
Leonard: I'd like to know your source, not because I'm doubtful, but because I wish to learn more.
denzacar: [links that are not valid source material]
Frnknstn: Those links are not good.
denzacar: [sarcastic avoidance]
Frnknstn: [likewise sarcastic response]
denzacar: [... ... looong post ... ...]

How discussions are supposed to work:

Frnknstn: Those links are not good.
denzacar: You missed something, [...]
Frnknstn: Ah, I see, thanks.

Alternatively:

Frnknstn: Those links are not good.
denzacar: Yeah, those are all I found.
Frnknstn: Ah, I see, thanks.

Comment: Re:May I have a source please? (Score 1) 188

by Frnknstn (#46628487) Attached to: UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

... well, no, I do not. Sadly my computer lacks the processing power and storage capacity to host a web search engine on the scale of Google. Luckily, a company called "Google, Inc." run Google on a set of public-facing webservers, so feel free to use those.

See, I can purposefully misunderstand simple requests, too. I asked for a primary or secondary source. The implied question was "As you have more knowledge about this than I do, can you recommend a credible primary or secondary source that is freely available?"

Comment: Re:No true Scotsman/scientist would ever... (Score 1) 99

by Frnknstn (#46527231) Attached to: More Troubles For Authors of Controversial Acid-Bath Stem Cell Articles

Science that includes some fraudulent data can be science. Bad science, but science nonetheless.

A scientist skipping a intermediate few steps and then filling in some data to match his expectations so that his paper can be published -- that is fraud, and science.

Another good example is climate change denial science. It willfully ignores counterarguments, cherry-picks data to fit hypotheses, but it still counts as science.

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