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Comment: Re:Vernal equinox in September... (Score 1) 454

by Requiem Aristos (#37298980) Attached to: I say (N. Hemisphere) Fall starts ...

ITYM "autumnal equinox", it's on the 23rd this year.

Since the equinoxes align with the tilting of the axis, one would think that they, and the solstices, would fall in the exact center of their seasons. However, temperature lag throws this off. I.e. in California, I consider fall as September, October, and much of November, and the greatest impact it has tends to be on clothes. So, come Labor Day I shelve my summer clothes and switch to more autumn items.

Comment: Re:86K ? (Score 1) 178

by Requiem Aristos (#36574546) Attached to: Off-Duty Police Officer Steals iPad From TSA Checkpoint

Yes, but do those people have "getting shot" on their list of likely risks while on the job?

You mean like taxi drivers?

The risk of "getting shot" as a police officer is not nearly as great as some people seem to think. Most officer fatalities come from car accidents. Most cabbie fatalities come from assaults.

Comment: Re:More american-centric blabbering. (Score 1) 1017

by Requiem Aristos (#35865166) Attached to: Is Sugar Toxic?

Wow. As others have already addressed the incredible wrongness of the "no other country" bit, I'll take on the other half:

ATP can be generated from fatty acids. Eating sucrose, or glucose, is not a fundamental necessity of life. Your heart and skeletal muscles actually prefer fatty acids over glucose as a source for producing ATP.

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