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Comment: It was not a joke ? (Score 1) 390

by Thanatiel (#48482047) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

A friend sent me a link to the video. Every second I expected to see the logo of a prankster. When I saw the idiotic lightsaber with a guard ... I was almost laughing.
And then it ends with a release date.
Really ? This piece of crap is supposed to be the next Star Wars movie ?

Ah well ...

I guess I can forget about it and wait for an eventual release of the "original" 4 5 6 in BluRay.

Comment: Re:Available food ... (Score 1) 253

by Thanatiel (#47481239) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

I got all the way up to $100 (and a bit more) before getting good food. By comparison in Japan (2006) I could get healty food for about $7. Where I live I'm used to more or less 35€ so about $47 for a good meal.

And the other thing about T.H. : I did not expect to get very healty food on what I assumed was a "café" but that unhealthy ? I'm not sure where you have to go "here" to get the same kind of bad food. Mc Donald and its likes ?

You are right about the value of the skin of a potato. But this mostly matters if the potato is cooked whole (Steamed, boiled or in the oven). When you cut it to fry it you lose most of the advantage of the skin.

Comment: Available food ... (Score 1) 253

by Thanatiel (#47480779) Attached to: New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

It's not only the lazyness or whatever you call it. It's also about what's available and how accessible it is.

I'm an European. I've made a trip to Canada & the U.S.A. a few week ago. (Mostly around Montreal and New York)
Everything was great and marvelous (the people are very nice, everything is huge and there are many cultural differences and things to see ...).

Except for ... the food. Too much on a plate and burnt, too greasy, too sweet, too salty. It mush wreak havoc with the taste buds.
"French" fries, fried with their skin ? Burnt, brown color like if they had been cooked in the same oil more than a couple of times ? Burned (black) meat but not cooked in the middle. Burned bread. Burned pizza.
Coffee that tastes like watered moka.
Pastries were so greasy I suspected them to be flammable and felt sick for a day after couple of them. (from Tim Horton, and to my surprise the food & service there is relatively better than Starbucks, at least in the few places I sampled it).
High-fructose-corn-syrup in many products (which makes you eat more by tricking your brain)

I had a few good meals too but it looked that to can only expect a good healthy dish from about $100 taxes and tip included (which I find quite expensive).

It's not difficult to make tasty AND healthy food. As long as you get fresh products (not OGM, not these mostly-water tomatos, ...).

Lazy: 150g brown rice, water, 200 vegetables, salt, olive oil. Steam-cook in an inox cooker (never any plastic) for 27 minutes (no need to watch) and voilÃf.
Less lazy: a bit of olive oil in a saucepan with a bit of oignons, cook them a bit (middle power), add peas, carrots, a bit of thym and a pinch of salt, cook and watch a few minutes, and eat that with a bit of fresh (home made?) bread. (I'm drooling.)
Bread (hand made) is very easy too.

Comment: Re:It's been so long... (Score 0) 150

by Thanatiel (#45011333) Attached to: <em>Half-Life 3</em> Trademark Filed In Europe

Why ? Do you really remember his voice ?
Most of players last played it with the Orange Box when it got out, a while ago now. (although hl2dm is still played by a few thousands, but there is no Gordon voice in there)
Episode 2 was about 5 year ago.
Episode 1 was about 9 years ago.

I do not even remember how Episode 2 ended ...

Episodic content ... get out short parts of the game faster so gamers don't have to wait so much ... right.

Lets' just hope it doesn't go the Duke Nukem way ...

Comment: Is it really surprising ? (Score 3, Interesting) 396

by Thanatiel (#44891899) Attached to: <em>GTA V</em> Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

Here at least, I've heard about the game in the "News" again and again. (Belgium)

Such or such shop exceptionnaly opened at 22:00 so people could queue and buy the game at 00:00 (here shops are usually closed at 18:30).
Such or such "expert" speaking about the influence on the children of such "an incredibely well done game, so realistic and with such an incredible level of freedom ...".

Is it so amazing that, with so much coverage, people not knowing anything about games would have an incentive, an urge, to put their hands on that "phenomenon" ?

I only remember that GTA IV was so boring, so repetitive and so identical to the previous ones that I put it aside for some other game.
Still, GTA IV was also highly rated and heavily advertised/covered by "journalists".

History repeats itself. Deal with it.

Comment: Re:I'm amazed... (Score 1) 1737

by Thanatiel (#44282005) Attached to: George Zimmerman Acquitted In Death of Trayvon Martin

What stands out is that, in the US, your murderer will most likely be of the same artificial group than you.

I would guess that it means that people tend to stay among what they perceive as "themselves", and so that you are more likely to be murdered by people living close to you ?

Of all these murders, how many mugging going bad ? How many times was it by an aquaintance ?

On another note, I wonder if these statistics exist for hair color, or even eye color for that matter.

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