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from the welcome-to-gattica dept.
From your own quote:
Long-term exposure to high-levels of microwaves [...]
So don't picnic every Sunday in front of any radars and you'll be fine.
Blame that on your stingy provider, skimping on bandwidth by packing you all in a few channels. Full-rate GSM is quite clear.
No. There have been plenty of studies on the effects of non-ionizing radiation on health, and none of the realistic, unbiased ones have yielded any evidence of harm, so it remains a purely theoretical possibility. Furthermore, radiation power densities are going down (TFA is a shining example).
Open in Browser: Because some sites insist that I should save that PDF to open it.
Session Manager: a.k.a. "task freezer". Save and restore any or all of your open windows and tabs along with their histories.
Google and TinEye Reverse Image search. TinEye's matching engine is more powerful; Google has a much bigger database.
Offline QR code Generator: the easiest way to send page/image/link URLs and arbitrary text to my phone: [highlight text if applicable,] right click on page/image/link, "Show QR", aim phone.
Restartless Restart: Because it's Firefox and Control-Alt-R is much faster than killing the process.
Context Search X: highlight, right click, "Search with", pick any of my engines. Very flexible; allows custom accelerator keys.
Context Highlight: highlight multiple words or phrases all over the current page. Not perfect but really useful.
Live HTTP headers: Disabled since Fx ships with devtools.
It's All Text!: Edit those pesky textareas in your preferred editor. Perfect for HTML boards and wikis.
And obviously Adblock Plus.
Not shown: custom search engines for Google Images, Wiktionary, Google Translate, Gmail...
I find it quite believable, seeing how the Venezuelan govt simply issues orders to all ISPs to block the IP ranges of sites that make them uncomfortable; a famous victim is DolarToday.com, a site that tracks the black market currency exchange rate and now publishes unflattering news and opinion. I'd include a few traceroutes but I'm posting from my phone. Even pastebin.com was blocked for more than a year (haven't checked recently) because a list of URLs with leaked emails wad posted there.
After several years planning and deploying, they have fiber-to-the-shore, courtesy of their sugar daddies in Venezuela. It's public access that's lacking, and perhaps the showstopper here isn't lack of computers but scaling up their national firewall.
"Breaking news: An oil glut won't make fossil fuel consumption go down - it might even increase."
His links (Amazon or otherwise) don't seem to have referral IDs. Just saying, criticize him over the right things (like verbosity and being wrong).
I hovered over a few links (including some at Amazon) and there's no referrer ID. Since he doesn't send you to his personal blog either (remember Ronald Piquepaille?), it's not even clickbait.
I agree that most of his content is too fluffy, and I usually stop reading way before the middle.
Whenever something sounds too good to be true, it usually isn't. I'll put some cash on this being in the Ig-Nobles in a year or two.
Since you like truisms, here's another: conventional wisdom is not at all.
Back to 'Eat less and exercise', everyone. That's probably safer, anyhow.
Depends. If you're so overweight that you risk joint damage or increased wear, or a heart attack from overexertion, a pill to give you a leg-up is a godsend.
Plus, not everybody will lose weight just eating "less" and working out; I know because I'm insulin resistant with a bum thyroid to boot; diet and exercise are only part of the solution.
Lots of cases are self-reinforced - insulin resistance improves when one loses weight, and sometimes one's too fat to exercise effectively and/or safely. So, it's not a given that you'll depend on the wonder pill for the rest of your life.
What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?