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Comment: Re:Did You Think, Maybe... (Score 4, Insightful) 483

by RedK (#42580747) Attached to: Dean Kamen Invents Stomach Pump For Dieters

Oh please, the body is not some kind of magic entity that can ignore the laws of physics. Your body needs energy to function and the calories you consume are that energy. Your metabolism can slow down to some extent, but it's not as drastic as you say. "Starvation mode" is simply what the people who binge in secret tell you. Adjust your caloric intake to under or just at your base metabolism and you will lose weight, your body won't magically start running on hopes and dreams while it stores calories.

The opposite is true, your body doesn't "burn the extra calories" either, it stores them. That's how you gain weight. The plain fact is, the only way to lose weight is to consume less calories than you burn. No magic hocus pocus, no "starvation mode", no nothing. The more you consume, the more you need to burn. And aside from a few big name athletes, exercise will burn less than your base metabolism anyhow (my base metabolism is at about 1700-1750 calories/day last time I had it measured).

Comment: Re:Here is more from John Gruber of Daring Firebal (Score 4, Insightful) 561

by RedK (#41480157) Attached to: Why Apple Replaced iOS Maps
Of course, John Gruber would never post anything negative about Apple or would never admit to them making a mistake. So we can pretty much discount his opinion and pure "damage control". That's what he always does anyhow. I don't know why people still defer to him, he's basically Apple's PR machine, along with AllThingsD.com.

Comment: Re:Problems? Really? (Score 5, Insightful) 663

by RedK (#40351537) Attached to: Torvalds Slams NVIDIA's Linux Support

Linus isn't talking about gaming, performance or anything else like that. The point is : nVidia ships a binary blob and an obfuscated source portion that needs to be built outside of the vanilla kernel. That is what Linus is talking about, nVidia's lack of cooperation with the kernel people at integrating their drivers into the main line kernel in a way that respects the project's goals and visions.

Why you people are discussing the performance when that is not at issue, I have no idea. It was all pretty clear to me what Linus meant.

Comment: Re:IT is a bad career move. (Score 1) 200

by RedK (#38622774) Attached to: Want To Get Kids Interested In Programming? Teach Them Computer History

Wow, impressive. I have no certifications whatsoever and am employed as Unix systems administrator, have been in this position for 3 and a half years now, did the NOC thing before that, did the SMB (small/medium business) systems integrator/administrator/operator before that, etc.. etc..

Maybe you just aren't looking in the proper places.

Comment: Re:Good or Bad thing? (Score 4, Informative) 241

by RedK (#38433478) Attached to: New Qt Based Desktop Environment
I think his point was how QT is much more than just a UI library. It has support for primitive types, it has a socket API, it has low level operating system abstraction. It's basically a portable framework for making rich applications with the least possible amount of platform dependant code. Quite off topic.

Comment: Re:It's a trap! (Score 1) 183

by RedK (#37807678) Attached to: Meet Siri's Little Brother, Trapit
No it doesn't. I tried for 5 minutes to have it "cancel" an e-mail I was in the midst of having it write up without using the word cancel. It never understood even the simplest of phrasings I tried, including : "Nevermind", "Don't send this e-mail", "I changed my mind", etc.. etc... Maybe you should own and play with an iPhone 4S before you just repeat whatever you saw in a demo on the Internet.

Comment: Hardware only.. (Score 4, Informative) 178

by RedK (#37469098) Attached to: HP Begins Laying Off WebOS Developers, Potentially Firing CEO
This is exactly what they said they would do a month ago. They have been quite clear going forward, they would continue work on webOS itself, just not webOS hardware. So I don't see how this is the "end" of webOS at HP, it's the same thing they've been saying for a month now.

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.