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Comment: Re:Health risks? (Score 1) 109

by PopeRatzo (#49160699) Attached to: Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds

If you have a specific concern, tell us.

I had to take a bus a few weeks ago because of the weather and there are a whole lot of mutants out there. A couple of them even looked like they could have been Slashdot readers.

RF radiation and high-fructose corn syrup are as good an explanation as any.

Comment: Re:Relaxing = Live longer? (Score 1) 204

by PopeRatzo (#49160447) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

it's quite the contrary, we (finns) throw water to stove, which boils immediately forming steam (löyly) which fills the 'sauna room' (löylyhuoneen).

Considering the drinking habits of the Finns I've known, I'm not sure I want to be copying their health regime.

I've known some big drinkers, but Finns are in a class by themselves.

Comment: Re:Relaxing = Live longer? (Score 2) 204

by PopeRatzo (#49158997) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

Of course. I would bet that you'd get the same results from people who spend an hour doing tai chi or meditating or just relaxing on the back porch with a good book.

But I can't remember, is the sauna the one where naked people whip each other with eucalyptus leaves or is that the steam bath? Or is that something from a nightmare?

Comment: recipe for long life (Score 3, Insightful) 204

by PopeRatzo (#49158985) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

Big surprise: People that take time out of their day for things they enjoy and self-care live longer. Who knew?

So, someone who has the time and financial resources to spend an hour in a sauna probably has a long list of factors that will contribute to longer life, none of which involve the life-giving effects of sitting in a hot box.

Comment: Re:Interesing... (Score 1) 386

by PopeRatzo (#49144105) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics

then I'll care about what "prominent members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate" think about climate change.

Take a look at what James Inhofe (R-OK) who is chairman of the fucking Senate Committee on the Environmentthinks of global warming. TRIGGER WARNING: IF STUPIDITY UPSETS YOU DO NOT CLICK.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/fut...

Comment: Re: meanwhile at Fort Meade (Score 1) 99

Unless you're just making shit up.

You're looking at the wrong account. Go to the NSA's "Public Affairs Office"

https://twitter.com/nsa_pao

https://twitter.com/NSA_PAO/st...

https://twitter.com/NSA_PAO/st...

https://twitter.com/NSA_PAO/st...

IIRC, the really silly ones go back to right around Thanskgiving.

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