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Comment: Re:Sugar (Score 1) 926

by entmike (#44644391) Attached to: What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Look up dietary ketosis, please.

I've lost 60 lbs in 6 months doing LCHF diet. This was while still consuming the same caloric volume that I was prior to avoiding carbohydrates.

So by increasing fat consumption, and decreasing carbohydrates, yes I lost 60 lbs.

FAT alone does NOT make you fat. Elevated insulin levels + Fat/Sugar/Anything makes you fat. Control the insulin (via fasting, low carb, whatever), and cease storing fat.

Comment: Re:Failure to even Attempt to process the article. (Score 1) 926

by entmike (#44643823) Attached to: What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Not true. It's not how much you consume, it's what you consume. If you do not understand this, you miss the entire point. LC diets change how your body gets its energy. Do some actual reading, as this DOES have hard scientific evidence to substantiate it. It is not simply calories in vs. calories out.

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+ - Sponge-Like “Swelling Glass” Absorbs ->

Submitted by MikeChino
MikeChino (1640221) writes "A company called Absorbent Materials has created a new kind of “swelling glass” that can clean up contaminated groundwater by soaking up volatile molecules like a sponge. Dubbed Obsorb, the material can hold up to 8 times its weight in fuel, oil, and solvents without sucking up any of the water itself. Once the material is full it floats to the surface and the pollutants can be skimmed off."
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Comment: Re:Get a leash! (Score 1) 218

by entmike (#29979016) Attached to: Could GPS Keep Tabs On Your Pets?

I agree that owners should be responsible, however nobody is perfect and accidents can happen, as even perfect owners such as yourself can be prone to the unpredictability of animals. Especially for new owners, who even armed with basic common sense, might not be able to figure out that Fido is burrowing an escape tunnel under the fence, etc. I think it's an absolutely sound option to be able to find your loved pet in the event that it does get into mischief! Which is better? Finding your mischievous animal before he freezes to death scared or finding him, bringing him back home, learning from the mistake, and saving its life? It's just another way to bring piece of mind to the owner, keep dogs from becoming strays, and reducing road kill. Nobody is saying this is a magic bullet in pet ownership and care!!!

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+ - Inventors Protest Patent Reform Bill->

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narramissic writes "A group of inventors and U.S. company execs, among them Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and the AutoSyringe, and Steve Perlman, inventor of WebTV and lead developer of Apple Inc.'s QuickTime, paid a visit to Washington to encourage Congress to defeat the Patent Reform Act, which they say will weaken the patent system, devalue patents, and encourage infringement.

A version of the act, which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month, is supported by several large tech vendors including Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco who say it will make it harder for patent holders to sue and collect huge damage awards when only a small piece of a tech product is found to infringe."

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+ - MS: Xbox Live to Hit 10M by June '08->

Submitted by GamePimp
GamePimp (1140499) writes ""We've added a new Xbox Live member every 8 seconds," says MS. Microsoft recently sent out a list of Xbox 360 and Xbox Live statistics, many of which are simply regurgitated. There were some interesting tidbits, however. Xbox Live has passed the 7 million member milestone and is on track to reach 10 million members by the end of June 2008. Xbox Live members have spent more than 3.2 billion hours playing games on the online service and have unlocked more than 600 million Achievements (creating a total combined Gamerscore of more than 14 billion). There have been 2.5 billion game sessions hosted since the launch of Xbox 360, with more than 5.6 million hosted each day so far in 2007. MS also said that nearly 70 percent of all connected consoles have downloaded and played Xbox Live Arcade titles."
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+ - MS: Xbox Live to Hit 10M by June '08->

Submitted by Lucious Leftfoot
Lucious Leftfoot (666) writes ""We've added a new Xbox Live member every 8 seconds," says MS Microsoft recently sent out a list of Xbox 360 and Xbox Live statistics, many of which are simply regurgitated. There were some interesting tidbits, however. Xbox Live has passed the 7 million member milestone and is on track to reach 10 million members by the end of June 2008. Xbox Live members have spent more than 3.2 billion hours playing games on the online service and have unlocked more than 600 million Achievements (creating a total combined Gamerscore of more than 14 billion). There have been 2.5 billion game sessions hosted since the launch of Xbox 360, with more than 5.6 million hosted each day so far in 2007. MS also said that nearly 70 percent of all connected consoles have downloaded and played Xbox Live Arcade titles."
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Privacy

U.S. Airport Screeners Are Watching What You Read 484

Posted by Zonk
from the just-forget-about-rights dept.
boarder8925 writes "Be careful what you read when you fly in the United States. What you read is being monitored by airport screeners and stored in a government database for years. 'Privacy advocates obtained database records showing that the government routinely records the race of people pulled aside for extra screening as they enter the country, along with cursory answers given to U.S. border inspectors about their purpose in traveling. In one case, the records note Electronic Frontier Foundation co-founder John Gilmore's choice of reading material, and worry over the number of small flashlights he'd packed for the trip. The breadth of the information obtained by the Gilmore-funded Identity Project (using a Privacy Act request) shows the government's screening program at the border is actually a survelliance dragnet."
Security

Journalist Test Drives The Pain Ray Gun 818

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the set-phasers-to-ooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww dept.
Fantastic Lad writes to tell us that journalist Michael Hanlon recently got the opportunity to experience the Army's new not-so-secret weapon, dubbed "Silent Guardian". The Silent Guardian is essentially (even though the creators prefer you not refer to it as such) a ray gun, emitting a focused beam of radiation similar to your microwave tuned to a specific frequency to stimulate human nerve endings. "It can throw a wave of agony nearly half a mile. Because the beam penetrates skin only to a depth of 1/64th of an inch, it cannot, says Raytheon, cause visible, permanent injury. But anyone in the beam's path will feel, over their entire body, the agonizing sensation I've just felt on my fingertip. The prospect doesn't bear thinking about. "

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