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Comment: Re:Hackers Are Pampered (Score 1) 102

by Derek Pomery (#48538159) Attached to: In North Korea, Hackers Are a Handpicked, Pampered Elite

I contemplated working out the surface area of north korea, estimating amount of available plant matter.
Then maybe doing simulations on just how much a typical poverty stricken family might have access to assuming that there wasn't some thug there preventing access...

Then I realised that I really just didn't care enough.
So, fine, whatever, maybe you're right. You're operating pretty heavily on assertions though.
Rabbits have been a fine food source in places like France for a very long time though, and a good source of protein if indeed all you have is grass and twigs.

Comment: Re:Hackers Are Pampered (Score 1) 102

by Derek Pomery (#48536511) Attached to: In North Korea, Hackers Are a Handpicked, Pampered Elite

I was using straw in a general sense hoping people would abstract â

Ok. Let's say any high cellulose greenery of which the natural world is full.

Last I checked, North Korea is not, in fact nothing but bare rock.

Things rabbits can eat that humans will extract little to no nutrients from:
twigs/bark
grass
leaves
thistles/weeds

Here's the thing.
North Korea actually should be able to feed itself. It is profoundly disfunctional due to its political system and therefore, well, full of wild stuff.

Rabbits can eat that. So, unless the rabbits ate the country to the ground (unlikely with hungry people around), at least there'd be *some* source of food out there that doesn't require intensive agriculture.

But, yeah, even if North Korea wasn't any good for farming, there'd still be tons of stuff for a rabbit to eat.

Comment: Re:It DOES have permission (Score 3, Insightful) 234

by Derek Pomery (#48474465) Attached to: Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

Agreed. It's absurd how many apps require all these permissions to be installed.

If you want the app, you agree to that.
I still haven't upgraded Waze since their new "social" integration required a ton more privileges, mostly to phone private info. And this despite running XPrivacy - I just can't be bothered to go through the whitelisting for it, when current version works well enough. Ditto the updated Google Search app.

It'd be nice if apps had a base set of privs then expanded sets that could be allowed on install or later by request to the system/user. Also it'd be nice if the privileges were a lot more restricted, like "Use Ad Service to show you ads" instead of "Use Internet"

So, I installed a little Fisher Price Animals app for kid, and set XPrivacy to "ask" mode. On startup, XPrivacy popups popped up indicating the app wanted my Localisation, Phone Identity, Telephone (calling/numbers - probably just so the app could know when a call was coming in if a kid was playing, but still, the sort of broad category Android requires for something like that), Sensors, some Shell cpu thingy I couldn't be bothered to figure out, but that it seems to run just fine without, and, Shell lib calls for the animal sounds.
But, yeah, you allow broad categories, some inoccuous, some just 'cause they want to know how many users they have or something, and, surprise!

Comment: Re:What they don't tell you (Score 1) 588

by Derek Pomery (#47820439) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Eh. There's a hell of a lot of variety of beer nowdays. You're probably thinking of a doppelbock there.
There's a legend about monks brewing it to help get them through fasts.

But I'd certainly not recommend using that approach to pacifying babies to moms â

Usually if you keep a baby fed and changed and comfortable they are pretty calm. Teething can be rough..
Unless they have some other problem like thrush or something.

Looks like I might be wrong about the hops tho...
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pu...

Anyway, apparently alcohol in milk falls off at the same rate as in blood, so probably the easiest way to do it is enjoy the beer immediately after a feeding.

Comment: Re:What they don't tell you (Score 1) 588

by Derek Pomery (#47820113) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Hey, I've been following this ever since I saw his comment, mostly due to my interest in the beer angle.
But, while you're right that fermenting is important for the digestibility of tofu, it has no impact on the phytoestrogens.

Ditto beer fermentation, the phytoestrogens in the hops make it through the process juuuust fine.

I think the large number of pseudoestrogens out there is due to the fact that estrogen is a pretty simple molecule and a hell of a lot of stuff in nature gets confused by the body as being it.

If you're pregnant, you're generally advised to avoid a bunch of these estrogen mimics.

By contrast, it can be handy in women who are breastfeeding. One of the ways to help with production is apparently drinking hoppy beer. (obviously not just before feeding the kid)

Comment: Re:What they don't tell you (Score 1) 588

by Derek Pomery (#47808125) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

"Now the latest and weirdest one. Soybeans. Seen how many American men have tits now? Even ones who aren't obese?"
"Our friend the phytoestrogen, brought to you by soybeans and peas."

I'm going to bet for the typical American guy that's probably more due to hops in their beer than tofu.

'course, there's various estrogen compounds in the water supply too, so, maybe that as well?

Comment: Re:restarting pulseaudio fixed the stuttering prob (Score 1) 194

by Derek Pomery (#47521873) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Yeah, unsurprising that restarting Firefox had no effect. Stuttering seems to be pulseaudio thrashing wildly in its buffers. I've had it happen with our game too. Can also leave application windows hanging as they wait for audio closes.
It is possible that just pulseaudio -k might have been enough without the restart, even.

Comment: Re:Latest version (Score 1) 194

by Derek Pomery (#47516321) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Welp, then downgrade or whatever can be an option if-when that happens. For now, I'd prefer using the addon over dropping back that far.
Hell, there's always ESR to drag that window out even further if indeed the addon gets abandoned.
But given how many people (me included) are annoyed with Australis, I expect the addon will have a reasonable shelf life.

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