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Comment: Re:If you want a Diet avoid Diet food. (Score 1) 243

by sexconker (#47939061) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Almost half the calories in a Big Mac are bun. Non-sugar Carbs, via calories, are why we are fat.Chips, bread with everything, buns. Seriously, watch what's on your plate as you eat for several days.

Not according to these links:

Big Mac bun, 180 cal: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-mcdonalds-sesame-seed-bun-i53842

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions - on a sesame seed bun.
What the jingle doesn't tell you is that the Big Mac bun has 3 pieces to it, not just two like the regular bun. The middle section is basically the same as the bottom section in size.

Comment: Re:Study evaluated sacharin vs glucose (Score 1) 243

by sexconker (#47938987) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Coke & Pepsi actually do double-blind QA taste tests comparing every batch to at least one other batch, and consider a batch that can reliably be distinguished from the reference batch to be an official failure. They experimented with stevia when it first came out, and almost immediately concluded that no presently-available stevia-based sweetener was capable of giving them the kind of flawless consistency they insist upon.

Bullshit. Individual bottlers do their own thing. Both Coke and Pepsi vary significantly in taste by region due to the different water sources used. On top of that you have the different containers (glass/plastic/aluminum), fountain drinks, real-sugar variants (Mexican Coke), etc. which all drastically alter taste.

Your Stevia claim is also bullshit. Show me where and when both Coke and Pepsi publicly stated they were testing Stevia, then show me where and when they both "almost immediately" gave up on it. Then show me when Stevia "first came out".

Coke & Pepsi, as well as Hersheys and Nabisco and every other major food brand DO go to great lengths to control consistency, but the shit in your post came straight from your ass.

Comment: Re:Does HFCS count? (Score 3, Insightful) 243

by sexconker (#47938879) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

sugar: 50% fructose, 50% glucose
HFCS: 55% fructose, 45% glucose

zomg, clearly hfcs is the reason people are getting so much fatter.

You expect a 50/50 mix, and you're getting 45/55 mix.
You key off of the 45 (glucose), so you're expecting 45 fructose.
You're getting 55/45 the fructose you expect.

Bottom line: 22.2% of the fructose in HFCS isn't handled properly. Fructose isn't a problem unless you have tons of it. Fruit has fiber so it generally isn't a problem - you'll be full or bored of fruit before you consume too much fructose by eating fruit. Fruit juice is bad. HFCS is bad. HFCS being used in some many things can make it hard to avoid.

Comment: Re:Nope they are clever (Score 1) 283

by sexconker (#47937503) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

When you use Google Wallet, you load the app, and enter your pin. You swipe, then chose which bank account you want to have the money paid from. It then pops up a copy of the transaction, which in my case I can put into a category. It's amazing how simple it is to use, and I've never had an incompatibility issue, except when the register isn't working (their card reader won't read anything).

Pull out phone
Unlock phone
Open app
Enter pin
Wave phone over reader
Choose payment method

Pull out wallet
Pull out desired payment method (card)
Swipe

Comment: Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (Score 1) 70

by sexconker (#47937211) Attached to: Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

So...back to the old paradigm of slipping the problem under your office door and hoping an answer falls out in a decade or so?

FAIL!

Back to the paradigm of getting your shit in order and knowing what you want before you ask me to build it.
Back to the paradigm of reading the emails I send out.
Back to the paradigm of responding to emails, answering questions therein (I even bold them for you!), and providing unambiguous responses. "Yes, that's fine." is not a proper response to an email containing 3 separate questions (none of which are satisfied with a "yes" or a "no").
Back to the paradigm of understanding your own business and policies so that when I build an application around them you don't have to ask me to change the underlying design a week after launch.
Back to the paradigm of not having meetings that result only in you saying "we'll get back to you on that" when asked about things in your policy that I have to model in the application.

Comment: Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (Score 2) 70

by sexconker (#47932775) Attached to: Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

Because face time is important. Interacting with coworkers is important. Being able to go over a design at a whiteboard together rather than reading the same powerpoint slide separately is important. THe best ideas I've had in my career have been created as a result of talking to my coworkers over lunch/coffee break/tangent from another discussion. Telecommuting is a loss to productivity even if they are perfect about actually working (which having done it for a year- its not an easy thing to do, there's a lot of temptations). Its not only easily worth 15-30k, its worth 2-3 times that to have then onsite. That's ignoring the fact that a large number of people won't be on point when working from home- many without even meaning to cheat the system.

As a developer I'll just say that "face time" and interacting with coworkers are two of the main impediments to me getting shit done.

Comment: So What? (Score 1) 1

Apple released a beta.
Security researcher found and document bugs.
Apple fixed their shit.
Apple released their shit.
Security researcher is sad that he didn't get the attribution (attention) he wanted.

If you want attention wait until it leaves beta and ships, THEN expose the flaws PUBLICLY.
If you want improved software everything worked out fine, and I say this as someone who takes every possible opportunity to shit on Apple.

+ - Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

Submitted by sexconker
sexconker (1179573) writes "According to videocardz.com the specs of the GeForece GTX 970 and 980 have been unveiled. Both cards will officially launch on the 19th of September.with 4 GB of VRAM and 224 GB/second bandwidth. The 970 comes with 1664 cores and a TDP of 148 W while the 980 comes with 2048 cores and a TDP of 175 W.

Leaked benchmarks peg the 980's performance at nearly 20% faster than the GTX Titan, and just under that of the GTX 780 Ti. Note that the 800 line was skipped (or may be reserved for OEM parts).

No official pricing has been determined, but MSRP is rumored to be between $330 and $350 for the 970 and between $500 and $550 for the 980. Actual prices and availability will depend on whether this is a paper launch or not. Look for official reviews this Friday."

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