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Comment Re:Which is why (Score 1) 239

By the way, the current state of research seems to be that carbohydrate restricted diets work well in the short term but have only modest success in the long term.

Right, I linked that story because it speaks directly to the deception from the NIH and the USDA. It wasn't about the diet — I had great success the first time, and less weight loss the second time, so now I'm just watching what I eat — but about the deliberate attempts to deceive by our government. Shock, amazement, I know. At best they were trying to look busy. More likely, they were working on behalf of the rising processed foods industry.

Comment Re:BTW (Score 1) 17

If you go to your journal list do you see a very dark gray gear on the very dark subject line on the journal next to the green "Journal" thing sticking out the side? (obviously not, but it's there. It's also right next to the very dark gray (x) icon to delete it, so clicking blindly is dangerous.) It's fancypants javascript so it may or may not work, it took a few seconds on mine to convert the subject and body fields to inputs I could change (I just tested it on mine, the "Preview" shows me the original post but submitting it saved the edit).

Comment Re:Mirrored drones = deadly disco balls? (Score 4, Informative) 117

The mirror coating is barely reflective to a laser, and will burn off just about as quickly as the camouflage coating which you propose. What is needed to have any real effect is an ablative laser coating which continues to be reflective as it is burned away. AFAIK no such material exists as of yet, in spite of being prophesied in roll-playing games (i.e. Battletech.)

However, yes, there will be some reflections while the target is being cooked, and if it is at low altitudes that could be quite dangerous to any spectators.

Comment Re:When the alternative is paywalls (Score 1) 220

Would you prefer to have to buy a separate $20 per year subscription for each domain that you visit? Or what third option am I missing?

More sponsored content with embedded advertisement, of course. Some of this is shit, some of it is entertaining. The world's fastest car show sponsored by battery tender may be stamped battery tender all over it, but it doesn't really detract from the experience. It's almost kind of nostalgic, in a mutual of omaha's wild kingdom kind of way.

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