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Comment: Re:epigenetics (Score 1) 139

by TechyImmigrant (#49793335) Attached to: Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Lines

Apples are a bit carby, but yes. Be careful with sausages of any form, they often put breadcrumbs in. Kefir is easier that yoghurt because you can grow it at room temperature and use heavy cream instead of milk.

If I'm doing it properly, I'm doing all these things. But I don't do it properly all the time because life gets in the way. Traveling gets in the way also and I travel a lot.

So after loosing a bunch of weight, it's now a maintainence thing. If the pants don't fit, go back on the plant 100%. If they fit, don't be too dogmatic.

Comment: Re:epigenetics (Score 4, Interesting) 139

by TechyImmigrant (#49788665) Attached to: Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Lines

Why not try an all meat diet? Smarter people than you do:

200mg of liver every day for dinner is not my idea of enjoyable eating. Anyway, have you tried it? Has it worked out for you?

That's not my idea of a fun diet. Liver is ok. It's excellent when if it's from a well fed goose. Escargot are awesome. It worked out well. Steaks, eggs, roasts, chicken livers cooked in milk, much bacon. It's not expensive since you don't eat as much. It's energy and nutrient dense. I lost a lot of weight, all blood markers improved dramatically. It's hard to keep it up because it's simply hard to do when you aren't cooking all your own meals. My workplace canteen has no non-carb food offerings. Rice, potatoes and wheat is cheap. So I go back on it hard core when I need to recover the ability to fit into the skinnier jeans. But I'm too lazy to cook and pack a lunch every day, year after year. You need to keep in mind that it's a high fat diet, not a high protein diet. No one can eat a predominantly protein diet. It's not possible. Mostly fat, some meat, no carbs.

Comment: Re:epigenetics (Score 4, Funny) 139

by TechyImmigrant (#49788453) Attached to: Scientists Reverse Aging In Human Cell Lines

Can you break this down for me sesame street style? 31 year old alcoholic idiot here...

If we lived too long, evolution to adapt to the changing environment would be impacted.
We evolved mechanisms to kill us off in a timely manner so we don't compete with our better adapted children too much.

The processes of evolution aren't for your benefit. They're just things that get selected for for maximum propagation. This is bad. If we find the mechanism and can stop it, there will be some really old farts about, arguing about how their Cherry M keyboards are superior to the direct brain interface.

Comment: Re:Computers Kill Trees (Score 4, Informative) 128

by TechyImmigrant (#49788231) Attached to: Computer Chips Made of Wood Promise Greener Electronics

For the highest amount of CO2 sequestration you need the plant matter to fall into an anaerobic bog and slowly sink into the ground as new stuff lands on top. After a few hundred million years, an advanced society then digs it as coal and oil and burns it, dumping all the carbon back into the atmosphere.

There's a huge amount of stored carbon in the ground. It's only a problem when you burn it. Burn current plant matter and and you're only returning the carbon that came from the air recently, not the carbon that's been saved up for millions of years.

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 1) 103

by TechyImmigrant (#49785725) Attached to: Microsoft Edge To Support Dolby Audio

I have been suffering browsing the web with only one audio channel per ear for literally decades.

What to them so long, this is embarrassing. When I go to the movies I get to smell expensive popcorn and experience 6 to 16 channels of high-def audio. Why not on my windows smart phone and my tablet?

The packaging of a phone would need to get larger to accommodate 14 additional ears with each phone. Not good for the environment. This won't happen until you can download the ears from the internet after receiving the phone.

Comment: Re:Do most of the work? (Score 1) 441

by TechyImmigrant (#49731319) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

I think I don't do it often because I usually set out with a naming scheme and architecture before I start coding. A name is used because it's the right name under the naming scheme.

It's nothing to do with the editor.

Then again, I'm not often incorporating my code with other people's code. I'm usually creating original code to implement some crypto protocol or algorithm I'm developing, or to analyze data. If I was bringing in multiple name spaces from other places, I can see why I might want to prefix them to keep them separate. If I'm using python, it's not a problem. It does namespace separation well. If I'm using C, it's for performance or reference code, so again, it's not an issue.

Comment: Re:Do most of the work? (Score 1) 441

by TechyImmigrant (#49730557) Attached to: Choosing the Right IDE

Exactly. If you've never renamed a function in your life - then go ahead and code with an 'editor' alone. Otherwise pick a good IDE and enjoy the time you're not spending doing a search and replace.

I don't remember globally renaming a function in recent years. I often split or merge functions - two functions into one more general one, or one function into two more specific ones. This tends to require examining each case. So the search/replace activity isn't a large part of the whole.

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