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Comment: Re:Science... Yah! (Score 1) 958

by Vegan Cyclist (#48970841) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness
I think the 1.6 servings is a breakdown of a standard 'serving size'. 187.6ml is an odd serving size (usually 250ml??) But for easy comparison of the Nutritional Data chart, the 'serving size' needs to be the same, allowing you to easily compare two different products. So when they make a 300ml bottle, it has a weird 'number of servings', even tho by all accounts that will likely be one serving (or possibly two. But rarely 1.6.)

Comment: A bit broken too.. (Score 1) 210

by Vegan Cyclist (#48876511) Attached to: Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+
I started a page for a new project in December, and the auto-verify 'feature' gave me the 'approved' message, telling me it'd be 1-2 weeks before it gets finalized, and here we are near the end of January, and it's still not happened. The previous page i set up (maybe 2yrs ago) whipped through this process..so sucks in some ways being 'new' there. I also get the feeling the hashtags aren't used much. And my own experience is people, businesses and non-profits push content, but few actually will read it. (I see this in my stream, very few +1's and commentary.) So yes, lot of entities might be talking, but not to each other. I've been trying to interact with my new project, and while getting good success elsewhere, my G+ page hasn't grown. Really starting to feel like it's a waste of time (especially as someone else pointed out, Google has a habit of dropping things they get bored with...and their lack of function and development give me this impression with G+.)

Comment: Re:Misguided (Score 1) 363

by Vegan Cyclist (#48691051) Attached to: Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?
Savoury has been thoroughly debunked.

http://www.inexactchange.org/blog/2013/03/11/cows-against-climate-change/

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/aug/04/eat-more-meat-and-save-the-world-the-latest-implausible-farming-miracle

Just think about it: already the majority of land used by humans is dedicated to livestock, and is a leading cause of deforestation. You'd have to cut down even MORE forests to make room for what he's talking about. It's an utterly ridiculous concept, and if he had his way could be arguably as bad as his slaughter of elephants. This guy is a quack of the highest possible degree.

Comment: Re:They have a good point (Score 1) 206

by Vegan Cyclist (#48681387) Attached to: N. Korea Blames US For Internet Outage, Compares Obama to "a Monkey"
I'm with ya up until apologizing to NK.. Their leader is a really awful person, and even this isn't worthy of an apology for the most part - this is a drop in the bucket compared to how he runs his country and treats North Koreans. I agree there ought to be an apology tho: to the rest of the world for whipping this into such a ridiculous frenzy.

Comment: US President always cast in bright light too..not. (Score 2) 153

by Vegan Cyclist (#48647241) Attached to: US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks
Riiiiiight.... This really illustrates the double standard and opposition to freedom of expression by Chinese leaders. Hollywood has had the US president appear as all sorts of unsavoury characters, from an utter buffoon to corrupt in numerous films and tv series. (As well as other Western allies, like the UK Prime Minister.) You don't see China complaining about that... It's not 'senseless cultural ignorance', it's just the sense of humour from a few writers. Maybe Chinese leaders should investigate their own senseless cultural ignorance too. Their wilful, state-enforced ignorance is just about as senseless as these films.

Comment: Isn't this just increased suface density? (Score 1) 194

by Vegan Cyclist (#48470611) Attached to: Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency
Please correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't this an increase in the surface area of the solar cell..? Sure, some kind of pitting is going to be more effective at capturing rays (as one reader pointed out, sizing it for the red light of the sun) than a totally flat surface, assuming surface space is a factor in solar collection.. I imagine those minuscule pits would actually greatly increase the surface area of a disc.

Comment: Let's Move Beyond Health.. (Score 1) 145

Besides human health, why might we want to consider eliminating superfluous eggs from mayo and other foods? How much land is consumed by livestock in the US and globally? To satisfy the 'back yard' and 'free range' crowd, how much MORE space would be needed in order to supply the world's demand for eggs in these flavours? What sort of demand on resources do eggs and animal products consume, especially in comparison to plant foods? What is their estimated contribution to climate change? Can you compare the resource consumption of a jar of Just Mayo and Hellmann's Mayonnaise? (How much energy consumed, space usage, emissions, etc..) Same with your egg replacement, and equivalent amount of eggs?

Full disclosure - i'm already well aware of these things, and would implore readers interested in these matters to check out a blog post i wrote covering how much land livestock already consume...you will very likely be surprised: http://blog.thevictoriavegan.com/2014/10/humane-meat-its-not-humane-for-nature.html

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