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Comment Re:What's the point? (Score 1) 35

Why fix small issues that take virtually no effort to fix when you can blow them off because there are much larger issues that are nearly impossible to fix.

I mean, my house has a foundation issue that will take a year or two for me to save up the money to repair, so it makes sense for me to stop taking out the trash and cleaning the cat's litter box. I have to focus on the big issue, right? The trash and cat shit can wait a couple of years.

Comment Re:Metabolic rate doesn't vary that much (Score 1) 380

Now you're contradicting yourself.

You started by saying that it that it doesn't vary between fat people and thin people and only food intake and exercise matters. Now you're trying to argue that the variance is irrelevant because it it is partly caused by differences in fat mass and free fat mass.

Additionally, you're ignoring this line from the link I provided:
The rest of the variation (26.7%) was unexplained. It could not be accounted for by age, gender, fat mass, free mass or any other factor they found.

And this:
In one study, when comparing individuals with the same lean body mass, the top 5% of BMRs are 28-32% higher than the lowest 5% BMR.

I could keep going, but there's no point. You've offered no proof whatsoever to back up the opinions you keep stating as fact and you're contradicting yourself in your own arguments. I'm not going to bother replying any more because this is turning into the equivalent of arguing with a new earther about evolution.

Comment Re:Metabolic rate doesn't vary that much (Score 1) 380

BMR (basal metabolic rate) really doesn't vary much person to person.

Hold up there skippy:
One study of 150 adults representative of the population in Scotland reported basal metabolic rates from as low as 1027 kcal per day (4301 kJ/day) to as high as 2499 kcal/day (10455 kJ/day);

In what universe does a 243% increase qualify as "doesn't really vary much"?

Making up 'facts' to justify your viewpoint doesn't make them facts, no matter how much you wish it did.

Comment Extrapolating (Score 3, Informative) 280

I'm not familiar with German copyright law, but there are precedents in other countries that allow artists to use copyright on art that they've sold to prevent its destruction.

If Germany grants similar rights under copyright law, that would mean that the chef could not only prevent photos from being taken, but could refuse to let the diner eat the food or even move it around on the plate since it's now copyrighted.

Comment I assume they're using the Prenda Law model (Score 1) 144

Threaten to sue people for downloading the most embarrassing shit you can imagine (i.e. freaky porn or an Adam Sandler movie) and then send them a letter offering to settle for a few thousand dollars to keep their name out of the publicly accessible legal filings.

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.