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Comment: Re:Where are the HD photos of the excavation site? (Score 1) 92

by alphatel (#47878479) Attached to: Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

The journalist was there and made only these two dark small close-up photos? And that's it? Was it a problem to shoot 7 - 10 HD photos from different viewpoints at this great excavation site and publish them together with the text?

The journalist was too busy breaking out the dictionary
... a pair of carved stone sphinxes, mythological creatures with the body of a lion and the head of a human

Comment: Put it this way (Score 4, Interesting) 789

Forget about MAD or Deterrence. The only MADness here is Putin. If he does what he says what he will do (and he seems to rarely back down from anything due to his massive ego), most of the First World countries are going to immediately join forces to invade and permanently occupy Russia. This is obviously much harder than it sounds, and with lots of radioactive fallout there will be far more civilian causalities than in any other war ever imagined. The only question is - can Putin visualize the worst case scenario at all or has he completely lost his mind?

Comment: Re:The unpopular opinion (Score 1) 588

by alphatel (#47806069) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

There are several diets out there- particularly Keto, that people have had a lot of success with. In just 2 months I almost lost 30 pounds (call it water weight all you want) and it was a low carb, high fat diet. My bad cholesterol even went down a couple points, and I still feel like I have my muscles. There is a lot of research supporting this idea out there, if you realize that the FDA is probably bought out by people who make high-carb, high-profit foods.

The old school food triangle is garbage. Schools feed kids based on guidance from the govt and look what we get. Sugary sodas, high carb grains, meal replacement candy. None of this is for your health. The real problem is that none of it in combination is good for anything but heart disease and diabetes.

The studies on lchf have been out for a while and really put the pressure on the whole concept of shutting down glycogens and generating ketones. As noted in the study, bad cholesterol dives while good cholesterol spikes. I once saw a list of the most unhealthy processed foods that basically has every food group in a single meal. If you ate just one of these a day I think you are certain to die in ten years. Start with fresh meats, fish, nuts, creams and veggies. Leave the carbs for last. Live a long and healthy life.

People seem to forget that those who are 40 today have a good chance of living to 100. Do you want to spend the last 30 years of your life getting heart surgeries, popping blood pressure pills and overprescribed pharmaceuticals? You're just supporting an industry that thrives on your disabilities. Ditch them and the whole damned system of intolerance they offer.

Comment: Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (Score 5, Insightful) 419

by alphatel (#47679341) Attached to: Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone
I love how people insist on commenting on what fathers or mothers do to teach their children about reality. If you did not hand them weapons or put them in the line of fire (keep in mind in some countries even that is perfectly acceptable for a 12 year old), then mind your own freekin beeswax. Why is this even a /. story?

Side note? I would do the same with my kids if I actually got up off my ass and stopped typing on computers for 10 minutes. Sad.

Comment: Re:Why would this be good for Twitter's stock?! (Score 1) 84

by alphatel (#47661435) Attached to: Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots

some wonder if these bots help or hinder Twitter's stock value.

Hmm. Are some of those that are wondering if it helps Twitter's stock actually bots themselves?

Bots certainly work well for financial companies, aka HFT, etc. I can't see how they hurt the stock value of a service like twitter.

Comment: Re:8300? Let that sink in a moment (Score 1) 327

There aren't 8300 people working on each patent application. The USPTO received 609,052 patent applications last year. There are (roughly) 200 working days in a calendar year (accounting for sick leave, vacation, an minimal training/in-service time). Each patent receives (on average) less than 3 man-days total for your diligence in determining the patent background, current state of the art, etc.

609,052 / 8300 workers = 7 patents to review per worker per year.
If each patent takes 3 days to review, then that is 255 - 21 = 234 days left to do nothing.

Therefore, patent office working as expected!

Bringing computers into the home won't change either one, but may revitalize the corner saloon.