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Comment: Re:Empty Calories (Score 1) 133

by drinkypoo (#47806085) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Oh actually, I don't really eat fried chicken with breading. That's not because I won't eat it, it's because I can't find any worth eating. We used to have a broaster in town but the local supplier closed up shop. When I was on Atkins I was just frying chicken thighs in oil as a means of fast, complete cooking. Add soy sauce, powdered ginger, and powdered garlic for an easy asian-ish flavor...

Comment: Re:Calorific value? (Score 2) 133

by drinkypoo (#47805913) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

More important than either of these is the calorific value of the relative diets. Both of them (low carb / low fat) ultimately work by restricting the types of food, and therefore the calories,

No, in fact, that's the opposite of what this study shows. I'm not surprised you got this wrong, because you are simply parroting the prevailing thinking, but it is plain wrong and this study shows that. Of course, so did the ketogenic/Atkins diet, but you ignored that so it's not surprising that you're ignoring this.

Irony: Holding forth with an obsolete opinion as a reply to an article about a study which proves your opinion obsolete. You may try again, but you have failed abjectly and you're spreading bullshit misinformation to make yourself appear relevant.

Comment: Re:Too simple (Score 2) 133

by drinkypoo (#47805885) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

That is why even organic meat contains sugar and all kinds of syrup nowadays.

Uh, what? Only processed foods, and then frankly, almost none of them. The lack of unnecessary ingredients is part of the draw to most Organic brands. Only the fake-ass organics like "O" (Safeway's brand) are full of bullshit like that.

Comment: Re:Empty Calories (Score 1) 133

by drinkypoo (#47805781) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

I absolutely packed myself with steak fried in butter, salads with massive wads of bleu cheese, and six-egg omelets with cheddar and some sort of pork product (usually sausage, sometimes bacon) for nine months of ass-sitting and lost ninety pounds. I've kept it off. The thirty more pounds I lost after that while working out and putting on muscle and eating pretty much the same stuff, but less steak and more fried chicken, I've pretty much put back on. But I'm eating "normally" now, including occasional fried food binges when the fair comes through or what have you.

Comment: Re:Painkillers, HA! (Score 1) 208

by drinkypoo (#47805761) Attached to: States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

You can only judge by the samples you've got.

Right. And if you wanted reliable statistics, you'd go out and purchase samples all over the country, then weigh them based on population.

and they seem to be reasonably consistent.

Not really. The figures jump up and down quite a bit. The scale is something like 1-25 and we're seeing variations of 2 and 3 year-on-year, that's a massive delta and easily ascribed to inaccuracy.

Comment: Re:Not the correct application for this (Score 1) 90

by drinkypoo (#47805749) Attached to: Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

A memory leak would lead to the application using a hell of a lot more memory than Firefox ever could in just a few seconds, if not immediately,

[citation needed]

It is perfectly possible to have a slow memory leak. Saying otherwise is dumb. If the leak is in an infrequently-called routine, or simply does not occur every time the leaky routine is called, then it won't happen the way you imagine that it will.

But now memory is insanely cheap...

...except on mobile platforms, where the power budget has to be considered along with the cost of the memory. And did I mention that DDR4 costs about twice as much as DDR3?

Comment: Re:Just wait a little (Score 1) 184

by drinkypoo (#47805673) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

At least with Windows I can guarantee a driver exists somewhere;

Sure you can. But you can't guarantee that you can use it. The best thing about the existence of Windows is the steady stream of scanners and even printers which are abandoned by the manufacturer and don't work on the latest Windows, even though they speak the same protocol that the manufacturer's latest devices use. That's right, they are literally taken out of a whitelist which the driver uses internally to determine whether it will bother to speak to your hardware. HP is particularly evil about this, and they dropped support for many scanners in XP and then did it again in Vista and then did it again in Win7.

Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 1) 135

by drinkypoo (#47800913) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

or the client did not exit cleanly and is in a possibly corrupt state.

It's too bad that Valve is too incompetent to open config files and the like read-only, so that this doesn't happen. What year is it, anyway? Also, if your client isn't already in offline mode, then you get to sit around holding your dick for minutes until Steam times out.

Comment: Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (Score 2) 229

by drinkypoo (#47798885) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Usually, after a certain number of complaints, the system automatically blocks the content, and the original poster has to challenge the block.

Many Facebook users have noted, as I did when I was using it, that political content would often fail to post without explanation. Not only would the URLs fail to thumbnail and link, but I'd actually go back and read my posts and URLs had actually been stripped off of the political content, while the test bullshit I added in to prove the point was still there.

Comment: Re:Painkillers, HA! (Score 1) 208

by drinkypoo (#47798873) Attached to: States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

I assume the medical pot folks have a clue, and they say it tests quite a lot stronger than in the past -- more than six times stronger on average:

So I followed the links down and this is based solely on seized material. There's a zillion ways that could be improperly representative, especially since the volume has gone up so sharply. The figures became more useful year-on-year, and appear to become most reliable once you have hit around a couple thousand seizures. That is, if you look at the minimal available data with a critical eye, and not simply inclined to accept it.

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