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Comment Re:Already propagating (Score 1) 663

I appreciate your comment and I'm sorry about your stress. In my case, it's my nails that take a beating when stressed out.

As for fluid intake, reading all the other comments, it seems drinking soda pop is almost a hard addiction for many. So much damage for so little reward. I feel sorry for that guy who drinks a can of pop in the bus ride to work every morning. Not 8am yet, and already victim to an artificial craving.

I'm nobody to tell you that, but all the power to you for trying to mind your intake of water. And even more power to you if you try to mind your intake of soda pop.

Comment Re:just like in the movies (Score 1) 122

I'd remove them all, even actors.

Then, if I was a movie industry professional (director, producer, reward giver, etc), then I would look up who was that make-up artist that did such a fabulous job, or that lighting engineer that really achieved the goal, etc using a movie referral tool like IMDB Pro or something like that to locate that person.
And to make everyone happy, instead of the long winded credit list at the end, just one long (say 30 second) frame with a link or QR code to that IMDB page (or whatever other URL of your choice). Best of both worlds!

Comment Re:This is dumb (Score 1) 663

Again, really, there is nothing else to drink, besides sugar water and fake sugar water?

You should try plain water. It's delicious, refreshing, hydrating, and vital. Make sure you don't add any other nonsense like fake-fruit powder or anything. Just a tall glass of fresh water. Some argue about the temperature it should served at, but really, any temperature between freezing and boiling is better than soda pop.

Drink as many glasses as you need. Again, people argue how many is too many, but your body can tell. Plus it will make your kidneys work (less chance of kidney stones), give you better skin, and generally better digestion.

Finally, if your local source is appropriate and if there is no current restriction due to uncontrolled events, use tap water instead of bottled water. It's got higher regulation for safety and is cheaper overall.

I don't live in the States, and this idea that there is nothing out there but sugary drinks baffles me. I wish I understood why it is so ingrained in your culture. Even here in Canada, soda pop is quite common but people know of the alternatives.

Comment Re:Already propagating (Score 1) 663

plus, I get annoyed whenever people forget to calculate the amount of unused calories that are evacuated each time you use the toilet. If it can burn, it has energy or calories.

So really, the formula should be Nc = F - (Bmr + E + P) with P being the energy amount found in poop.

Comment Re:Can't be true (Score 2) 174

damn it, I modded but I need to say that this number 8777 is the number of beekeeper not bee population. The highest was in 1986, but 2014 is close to that all-time max.

What I find interesting is the value of honey is rising exponentially (with a slight dip between 1983 and 1999)

Of interest too is that the total production per colony went from a ratio of 0.06 in 1924 to an all-time high of 0.18 in 1998. So the bees were working 3x as much as in 1924. Maybe they got tired? ;-)

Comment Great book on the topic (Score 3, Informative) 182

If you like the topic of EMP and how it would affect the society, check this fiction from William R. Forstchen. It's called One Second After and it's written from the perspective of the US being brought to its knees after a terrorist EMP strike and its effects on all societal levels.

Comment Article is short sample from book (Score 1) 365

For the sake of completeness, I would like to let you know that the fine article is by Lewis Dartnell, the author of the book "The Knowledge". What you have read in a short sample from the book, which is an excellent read. If you are into knowledge to restart a civilization (think food, chemistry, electricity, clothes), then you probably will appreciate the book.

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