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Comment Re: It's not about the crime (Score 1) 232

21 you can finally buy beer, but still cant rent a car

I was 19 the first time I rented a car. Mine was in the shop for collision repair (dumbass backed into me in a parking lot right as I arrived at work). There weren't as many options and they charged more per day than if I had been 25, but I was able to rent a car. It beat biking through the summer heat to get to work.

Comment Re:Feynman and Crichton (Score 1) 245

Acutely summed up in this quote from the Crichton lecture:

In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period.

Comment Re:Still uses WebView (Score 1) 69

English absorbs words and they become part of the language, albeit ones with roots in different languages.

Dude, we didn't even change the pronunciation of "taco", or those other words (much). They're not loanwords if you're trying to use them faithfully and you know what language they belong to. Ice-a creamu, that's a loanword. CD pray-er, debatable.

Comment Re: History repeats. (Score 1) 77

I solved that problem by just not watching Stargate after it became boring. Then when Atlantis came out, I was excited, and watched it. That made me go back and watch the original show. I'm just sad they only cancelled the last show when it was starting to hit its stride. If they were just going to do that, they didn't need to bother to begin with.

Comment Re:Which is why (Score 1) 245

By the way, the current state of research seems to be that carbohydrate restricted diets work well in the short term but have only modest success in the long term.

Right, I linked that story because it speaks directly to the deception from the NIH and the USDA. It wasn't about the diet — I had great success the first time, and less weight loss the second time, so now I'm just watching what I eat — but about the deliberate attempts to deceive by our government. Shock, amazement, I know. At best they were trying to look busy. More likely, they were working on behalf of the rising processed foods industry.

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