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Comment: Re:We need to learn hipster BS [Re:Tech Savvy] (Score 1) 492

by bingoUV (#49619021) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'

When a company wants to do something risky, I try to make sure I practice C.Y.A. with a well-CC'd email with wording similar to, "I believe it's notably risky to do X. I highly recommend against it. A lower-risk alternative is to do Y."

I have done this, with companies as well as a personal level. Though it is a good way to be marked as a troublemaker. Why? Because most people have zero understanding of the meaning of risk and probability.

When the stakes are high, a 5% probability of things going wrong is risky behaviour. That means when I am pointing out something as risky, 19 times out of 20 things turn out all right. Once it turns out all right, people turn to me and say - see, we told you everything will be all right.

Comment: Re:One word: Cloud (Score 1) 242

The idea that everyone has the same brain and so goes through the same development following the same linear path is wrong.

Great that I didn't express this idea, then.

Moreover the idea that morality is in strict correlation with intelligence is also wrong

In this context, a paraphrase of my sentence "If you think that inability to control impulses is lack of demonstrable intelligence, you are the stupid guy here." YOU were the one unsuccessfully trying to convey that your "intelligence" means you were capable of control your impulses at an early age.

Sociopaths are often highly intelligent and have successful career (including in science), most don't even commit serious crimes when they are adults, it doesn't change that they are sociopaths.

Yes, there a few examples of teenagers who were rebellious and then became productive member of society. But there are an awful lot more examples of juvenile delinquent who committed crimes after crimes during all their lives. Prisons are full of them.

Schools are full of kids who never committed a serious crime (apart from trying drugs, which to me is not a serious crime) and who will never commit any. How do you explain that if they can't fully understand the consequences of their actions?

Got educated yet?

Comment: Re:One word: Cloud (Score 1) 242

You don't understand stages of brain development. Santiago RamÃn y Cajal spent teenage years in jail and went on to receive the Nobel prize. And didn't commit any crimes after the age of 25 as far as anyone can tell.

If you think that inability to control impulses is lack of demonstrable intelligence, you are the stupid guy here.

Get Educated

Comment: Re:Riiiight. (Score 1) 242

It is unlikely that he is a statistical outlier. He hasn't even given any story about his own ability to grasp the consequences of his actions at an age under 15.

Humans are quite smart at 16 years of age. What is not developed is the reward experienced by controlling actions for a long term good consequence.

Comment: Re:But if it is a addictive... (Score 1) 629

by bingoUV (#49583329) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

And as I keep pointing out to you, the Egyptians were pounding liquid bread

Repeating for the second time : People physically working very hard are not harmed much by carbohydrate consumption as I said clearly.

If you have a restaurant and they are trying to figure out a good meal to put on the menu, do you think they're consulting the food pyramid while they do it?

OK, so you have no clue about fat content in food before 1970s and the trend thereafter.

As to the US having a higher amount of carbs than other societies

Let me know where I said that.

Comment: Re:But if it is a addictive... (Score 1) 629

by bingoUV (#49583023) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

the ratios don't matter that much so long as you don't do anything extreme.

But the food pyramid IS extremely low fat for sedentary people. The other heuristics adopted since 1970s are all extremely low fat - I recall one has something to do with plate. As soon as we go around 35-45% calories from fat, the "doing anything extreme" goes away, as most people starting balanced diet (which is a high-fat diet as per propaganda since 1970s) discover quickly.

So the AC here was pointing out this extreme high carbohydrate diet the US (and many other parts of the world too) is increasingly on, to which you didn't agree.

Comment: Re:But if it is a addictive... (Score 1) 629

by bingoUV (#49576627) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Italians don't eat wheat

It is not about don't eat, it is about the proportion. Mediterranean diet traditionally has 40% calories coming from butter, cheese, cream and fish which are all low carb items. The low fat bandwagon foods have typically less than 5% calories from fat.

blanket carb hatred

There is no "carb hatred" in my post, and it is light years away from blanket carb hatred . People physically working very hard are not harmed much by carbohydrate consumption as I said clearly.

Comment: Re:But if it is a addictive... (Score 1) 629

by bingoUV (#49575969) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

As to people eating fewer carbohydrates way back when... you do realize that the modern world was built by carbohydrates?...

Very long ago, say centuries ago, the physical activity levels were very high. Cars, computers, running water, writing, petroleum, even antibiotics and healthcare all together have reduced human body energy consumption levels hugely.

Not so long ago - say the US middle class in 1950s, rich people in India in 1890s - typically ate rich food. Because they could afford it. Which meant more fat, and proportionally less carbohydrate. These very people did much less physical activity than say the US poor people in 1910, or Indian poor people in 1890s who ate more carbohydrates. Foods were relatively suitable for their own lifestyle - carbs for work, and fat for sitting on your ass.

Fast forward to around 1990s and later - where people with least physical activity are eating the least fat.

You tell me. What sort of evidence would you like to see?

Dozens of my acquaintances, and hundreds of forum members I frequent who have reduced their own body fat by increasing proportion of dietary fat? Mediterranean diet?

There haven't been direct studies on it judging from pubmed, but at least studies indicating lack of correlation between proportion of dietary fat and blood cholesterol. This just dispels the usual bogies.

Comment: Re:That'e the beauty, self-correcting system (Score 1) 407

by bingoUV (#49535133) Attached to: Using Adderall In the Office To Get Ahead

If the negative side effects show up after 10 (+-7 years individual differences) years, and wreck life after 15 (+-9 years individual differences) - you'd be competing with them for ~12 years during which you might die of hunger. Or not earn enough to keep abreast of technology that will help you get employment after 10 years, while competing against 10 year younger drug abusers.

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