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Comment: Re:You're not willing to pay (Score 1) 216

Yep...I buy most of my fruits and veggies while in SEASON these days and from local farmers around me...I do this whenever possible.

I buy for taste and nutrition, and I'll pay that little extra more to have it.

It isn't like strawberries grown locally (I live in LA and love Pontachula strawberries) are going to break the bank on my budget. I buy them in season, enjoy the hell out of them, and then move onto the next seasonal fruit for my diet.

Comment: Re:But it doesn't work (Score 1) 37

Manning would almost certainly have been caught regardless. All those State Department cables could only have come from someone with access to the entire database. That's a reasonably short list of people, and everyone on it would have been grilled and inspected from head to toe.

His (her) talking about it just made the inevitable happen faster.

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 305

by plover (#49562133) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

I'm much more cynical, and I don't think Pepsi is giving in to anyone. I think they're trying to exploit people's fears that "OMG chemicals bad". It's more like they're advertising "We're the only brand that dares to print arsenic-free on our products."

I think the real problem with Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Max is that they taste more or less like regular Pepsi. Their advertising slogan may as well be "Pepsi - for when you can't afford actual Coca-Cola."

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 2) 305

by cayenne8 (#49561423) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame
It would be nice if, when they make them print the ingredients on the label....and where it says "sugar"..have it also give the % of the recommended daily allowances of sugar for the avg. person's diet, like it does with other stats like carbs, protein and fat.

I saw an interesting program on Netflix the other day called Fed Up, and I didn't realize till now, that for sugar it is pretty much the only ingredient that does NOT have a daily % listed. It is due to the sugar lobby fighting reports from years back showing sugar is the real killer and reason for obesity in so many folks.

I doubt those colas would fee comfy showing that one can was like 120% of the recommended daily allowances of sugar for a day. 120% just being a made up number....I think it is in the ball park, but don't know for this posting.

Comment: Re:Aggregated intelligence (Score 1) 84

by cayenne8 (#49539183) Attached to: Traffic App Waze To Alert L.A. Drivers of Kidnappings and Hit-and-Runs

Yes. We usually see Amber Alerts at least once a month. They are usually 'child abductions'. The authorities share the year, make and model of the vehicle plus the license plate number.


I'd heard of the amber alert thing, but didn't quite know what it was in practice. I thought it was something just broadcast on the news on TV at night in CA.

Do any other states have this thing?

Are child abductions a big problem in CA or is the fear and publicity of them bigger out there than in the rest of the US? Do these Amber Alerts come over your phone? Do you have to subscribe to them or do they authorities throw them out to anyone with a CA cell phone?

Comment: Re:Seems to be OK all around then (Score 1) 607

by jittles (#49536511) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

Your choice to not vaccinate, you get to pay.

And that's why there's opposition from people. Anti-vaxxers are dumb as shit, but they have rights. If they're paying for schools (through taxes) then they get a say in how the schools operate.

No taxation without representation.

If I live in State A and own property in State B, I cannot vote in elections in both states. That is taxation without representation as well - assuming I pay taxes in both states (property or income). How is this any different? Plus they can still run for school board, go to district meetings open to the public, and participate in the PTA.

Comment: Re:Seems to be OK all around then (Score 1) 607

by jittles (#49536487) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

That is fine, then give me the money that would otherwise be given to the school so I can pay for another option.

School vouchers fixes this problem instantly. Give us that option and you'll have no problems.

Is your school voucher program going to give me back the money I have paid in taxes for things like welfare, unemployment, medicaid, school districts, universities, medical research, and other programs I am not taking advantage of at the present moment? No? Oh, that's right, sometimes we pay taxes for things that don't benefit us directly because it makes society a better place.

Comment: Re:Very true (Score 1) 74

by jittles (#49536261) Attached to: Apple Offers Expedited Apple Watch Order Lottery To Developers

That is my guess as to why these emails were not sent out sooner. From pre-orders Apple knows now what are the less popular watch models so this one is probably the bottom of the list (most people from the sound of it like the dark bodies more than the silver). That makes it less likely someone would buy one to re-sell, or just to order to have a watch early instead of actually needing one to to testing with, and thus any developer sales will not really affect shipping dates for anyone who ordered this model since they probably already had enough of them made to ship out some extras.

I also think that as the emails get sent out, Apple waits a day or so to see if the person bites, then they send someone else an email... I have no idea how they choose who to send these to, as I'm an iOS developer working on an Apple Watch compatible app and I didn't get one.

I would have thought the blue band was one of the more popular band colors, but perhaps not. Or perhaps that's to make up for having to get the silver watch... :-)

Every single iOS developer at my company got one of these emails - except me. Apple asked us back in November to create an app for the Apple Watch, so maybe that has something to do with it. I'm also the only person who won the WWDC lottery at my company. So who knows?

If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.