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Comment: Re:Move more, eat less (Score 1) 487

by GTRacer (#49328759) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
It would be if I were deliberately eating more than a sane portion. I eat so many leftovers and such because I break up servings. Or when we cook at home I pack the leftovers up for myself and my wife and spread them out that way. My ideal is that we buy food / ingredients economically and use a high percentage of them, avoiding waste and reducing the number of purchased meals. Doesn't always work out but hey...

There are definitely times when I eat waaay too much, and I usually suffer for it. But I try not to by spreading a meal out or by snacking rather than eating another meal.

Comment: Re:Move more, eat less (Score 2) 487

by GTRacer (#49328381) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Occasionally take more than you want to eat and then THROW IT OUT

I... I cannot do this. I joke with my family that I have a food-waste neurosis. It is incredibly difficult for me to toss out viable food. I used "viable" specifically because I eat a lot of leftovers and will eat food that's bordering on expired rather than throw it out.

The upside is that for places that pack in two meals' worth in one order I get two meals out of it (usually dinner the day I ordered and lunch at work the next). I also have an amazingly-tolerant tummy in terms of food quality - I rarely get sick from eating whatever, whenever. I have some hardy flora in there. Maybe some fauna too.

The downside is that I have occasionally crossed the "expired" line and wind up with no lunch at all...

More context: I'm early 40s, cut out sugary sodas about 5 years ago and dropped about 45 pounds off that alone (I take about 5 sodas a day). Got to a good weight years ago and maintained it for a long time until this past November when I had some major life events stressing me out, which led to stress-eating and the gain of about one stone over 4 months. Got most of the stress sorted and am actively trying to regain control of my eating...

Comment: Re:Project onto a TABLE for restaurants and games (Score 1) 57

by GTRacer (#49287141) Attached to: Project an Interactive Game on Your Floor or Wall (Video)
SO am I the only person who absolutely LOVES those table-tablets? I can't count the number of times a waitperson made us wait (ha!) to pay, even when all the food was eaten and the drinks were empty. I love good service, and don't mind recognizing it with a nice tip. But certain parts of the transaction don't really enhance either of our experiences.

That said, I'm looking forward to seeing what Taco Bell and McDonalds do with their web / app-based ordering and payment in advance systems...

Comment: Re:Hello? (Score 1) 97

by GTRacer (#49189953) Attached to: FTC Targets Group That Made Billions of Robocalls
I own a Mazda RX-8 with high mileage. Every so often I get snail-mail spam for an extended warranty, which I just throw out. One day, I was really bored and slightly curious about the protection, so I called them (bad form, I know). After going through a couple of menus, a friendly rep took my basic info, then frowned on his end. He regretfully informed me they don't offer warranties on RX-8s because it has a rotary motor.

So, genius, why do you keep sending me warranty offers you can't honor?

Somehow, I'm super lucky on my cell and receive maybe one spam call a month. I have no idea how many trillions of those calls go to my landline because I never check the messages and the ringer doesn't work...

Comment: Re:(looks straight down) (Score 3, Insightful) 122

by GTRacer (#49093775) Attached to: The Science of a Bottomless Pit
Silly but seriosly-asked question - in the discussion of the relative height-from-center differences, has anyone taken the gravitic center into account? Isn't that what's most important, since that will determine when acceleration changes direction?

Since the gravitic center is essentially the Earth's center of mass, do we know if that point is dead-center? Given the differences in crust thickness, ocean placement, mountains, etc...?

Do I need to get more coffee?

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