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Comment: Re:ok if your car is new (Score 1) 432

by dwarfsoft (#47089841) Attached to: Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

Australia deployed Ethanol nation wide... and do you know what? I now purchase 95 octane to avoid it. I like to be able to make it through a week with a specific mileage without having to refuel. E10 is everywhere here (and sometimes it's disguised under the 91 or 93 octane label instead of being branded "E10". Anecdotally it costs more to run E10 from a fuel consumption to mileage ratio.

Comment: Re:Carolina Reaper (Score 1) 285

by dwarfsoft (#46596845) Attached to: I prefer my peppers ...

I've got some Carolina Reaper seeds and will be growing in the next season. The hottest actual fruits I have grown at the moment are the Habaneros, but I've got a few Bhut Jolokia, Trinedad Scorpion, Butch T Scorpion, and a couple of other plants that are possibly of a size for producing fruit soon. I'll have quite a collection of chillies after a year. Then I'll try and make a killer hotsauce on par with Blairs Ultra Death.

Comment: Re:she's a nutcase (Score 1) 710

Nobody actually READS Slashdot. They only read snippets and come to their own conclusions, and berate the OP about how they are wrong. If they were actually reading slashdot they would be a far better prospect. You could also choose to only employ people that RTFA, which would discount most /.ers.

Comment: Interesting Bias in this piece (Score 1) 1

by dwarfsoft (#46460997) Attached to: Australia's Failed Government-Owned Broadband

"In 2005, as a consultant for Australian phone company Telstra, I helped CEO Sol Trujillo"... This is where you lost me. Sol Trujillo was interested only in keeping monopoly control over the infrastructure that the Howard Government sold him. He had no need to provide any infrastructure upgrades, and as such failed to do so. This led to the current state of affairs where the Government of the day realised that there was no buying back the infrastructure so they might as well roll out an entirely parallel one in order to provide competition in the marketplace. The problem now is that the Labor government that initiated this plan has been replaced by a Liberal Government that wants to sell this network back to Telstra leaving us in the same place as we were before, only there would be significant fibre backbone that now still relied on the last mile copper.

While the project had already run behind schedule under Labor (thanks to Asbestos related issues in Telstra owned and managed Pits among other things) the complete redesign to the Liberal FTTN plan has left this whole project in a shambles, completely cutting out the suburbs that were on the rollout plan, and halting rollout everywhere while they investigate and alter the entire project. Projects that deviate significantly from their original Designs are bound to run overtime and overbudget. The Abbott government has completely screwed over the Australian public on the one thing they didn't want changed at the last election.

Comment: Re:Most games can be registered with Steam (Score 2) 93

by dwarfsoft (#45395429) Attached to: Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games

By no means did I purchase all bundles, and some games (I only saw two in the quick look I had) were duplicated, and the list does not guarantee that they are available on Steam, but the count I got was 141:

A Virus Named TOM, Misfits Attic; Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games; And Yet It Moves, Broken Rules; Anodyne, Analgesic Productions L.L.C.; Anomaly Korea, 11 bit studios; Anomaly Warzone Earth, 11 bit studios; Aquaria, Bit Blot; Atom Zombie Smasher, Blendo Games; Autonomous Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Avadon: The Black Fortress, Spiderweb Software; Avadon: The Black Fortress, Spiderweb Software; Avernum: Escape from the Pit, Spiderweb Software; Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, Spiderweb Software; Awesomenauts, Ronimo Games; BIT.TRIP BEAT, Gaijin Games; BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Gaijin Games; Bastion, Supergiant Games; Bastion, Supergiant Games; Beat Hazard Ultra, Cold Beam Games Ltd; Black Lake Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Blades of Avernum, Spiderweb Software; Blocks That Matter, Swing Swing Submarine; Botanicula, Amanita Design; Braid, Number None; Brazen Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Broken Sword: Director's Cut, Revolution Software; Brütal Legend, Double Fine Productions; Canabalt, Semi Secret Software; Capsized, Alientrap Games; Cave Story+, Studio Pixel; Chocolate Castle, Lexaloffle Games; City Generator Tech Demo, Introversion Software; Closure, Eyebrow Interactive; Cogs, Lazy 8 Studios; Cortex Command, Data Realms; Costume Quest, Double Fine Productions; Costume Quest Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Crayon Physics Deluxe, Kloonigames; DEFCON, Introversion Software; Darwinia, Introversion Software; Dear Esther, thechineseroom; Dungeon Defenders + All DLC, Trendy Entertainment; Dungeons of Dredmor, Gaslamp Games; Dustforce, Hitbox Team; Dynamite Jack, Hassey Enterprises, Inc.; EDGE, Mobigame; Eets Munchies, Klei Entertainment; English Country Tune, Increpare Games; Eufloria HD, Omni Systems; FEZ, Polytron Corporation; FTL: Faster than Light, Subset Games; Fieldrunners, Subatomic Studios; Fractal, Cipher Prime Studios; Frozen Synapse, Mode 7 Games; Gish, Cryptic Sea; Gratuitous Space Battles, Positech Games; Greed Corp, Vanguard Games; Hack n' Slash Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Hammerfight, Kranx Productions; Happy Song Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Hotline Miami, Dennaton Games; Incredipede, Northway Games; Indie Game: The Movie, BlinkWorks; Jack Claw, Frozenbyte; Jamestown, Final Form Games; Jasper's Journeys, Lexaloffle Games; King's Bounty: Armored Princess, 1C Company; King's Bounty: Crossworlds, 1C Company; King's Bounty: The Legend, 1C Company; Kooky, Biograf; LIMBO, Playdead; Legend of Grimrock, Almost Human; Little Inferno, Tomorrow Corporation; Lone Survivor, Jasper Byrne; Lugaru HD, Wolfire Games; Machinarium, Amanita Design; Mark of the Ninja, Klei Entertainment; McPixel, Sos; Multiwinia, Introversion Software; Nethergate: Resurrection, Spiderweb Software; NightSky, Nicalis; Offspring Fling, KPULV; Oil Rush, Unigine Corp; Organ Trail: Director's Cut, The Men Who Wear Many Hats; Osada, Amanita Design; Osmos, Hemisphere Games; Penumbra Overture, Frictional Games; Prison Architect Preorder, Introversion Software; Proteus, Ed Key & David Kanaga; Psychonauts, Double Fine Productions; Revenge of the Titans, Puppy Games; Rochard, Recoil Games; Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Ratloop Asia; Samorost 2, Amanita Design; Shadowgrounds, Frozenbyte; Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Frozenbyte; Shank, Klei Entertainment; Shank 2, Klei Entertainment; Shatter, Sidhe; Snapshot, Retro Affect; Snuggle Truck, Owlchemy Labs; Solar 2, Murudai; Space Pirates and Zombies, MinMax Games; SpaceChem, Zachtronics; Spacebase DF-9 Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Spirits, Spaces of Play; Splice, Cipher Prime Studios; Stacking, Double Fine Productions; Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Curve Studios; Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, Kot in Action Creative Artel; Super Hexagon, Terry Cavanagh; Super Meat Boy, Team Meat; Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Superbrothers + CAPY + Jim Guthrie; Swords & Soldiers HD, Ronimo Games; TRAUMA, Krystian Majewski; The Bard's Tale, inXile entertainment; The Basement Collection, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel; The Binding Of Isaac, Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl; The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC, Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl; The First Avernum Trilogy, Spiderweb Software; The Geneforge Saga, Spiderweb Software; The White Birch Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell; Ticket to Ride, Days of Wonder; Tiny & Big in Grandpa's Leftovers, Black Pants Game Studio; Toki Tori, Two Tribes; Torchlight, Runic Games; Trine, Frozenbyte; Trine 2: Complete Story, Frozenbyte; Uplink, Introversion Software; VVVVVV, Terry Cavanagh; Vessel, Strange Loop Games; Voxatron, Lexaloffle Games; Voxel Tech Demo, Introversion Software; Waking Mars, Tiger Style; Windosill, Vector Park; Wizorb, Tribute Games; World Of Goo, 2D Boy; Worms Reloaded, Team 17; Zen Bound 2, Secret Exit Ltd.; Zen Puzzle Garden, Lexaloffle Games

Comment: Re:Sugar (Score 5, Informative) 926

by dwarfsoft (#44629087) Attached to: What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Really. So you think it is chemically the same as glucose? The difference is that sucrose provides half sucrose half fructose. The fructose gets metabolized in an entirely different way to the glucose.

The two main issues are that fructose by itself provides energy in such a way that it does not make the body feel "full", and that unlike the normal sugar we would expect (sucrose) we get no glucose from using it as an alternative.

Normal consumption of fructose in a natural setting also would include fibre which helps signal the body about satiation. This has been a major contributing factor in the whole "processed foods" vs "weight gain" issue. HCFS is a major component of most of the processed products that we rely on for our bulk energy needs. Really, do take a look at the lecture. The biochemistry component on how fructose gets metabolized in the liver is very interesting.

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