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Comment: Re:talk to me when you lose 100 and keep it off (Score 1) 493

by germansausage (#49333033) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

What kind of injuries? Curious to know what would prevent you from doing any sort of exercise. When my feet were f-ed up with plantar fascitis I couldn't run, but I could still do a rowing machine. When I broke my wrist I stopped biking for a few months and used an elliptical instead.

Comment: Re:I am offended over a lot of things. (Score 1) 764

I think that it's an Americanism. In Canada the native people of the high Arctic call themselves Innuit. (I think it means people). Eskimo is considered mildly derogatory (or at least clueless) here - maybe not like calling a black person a nigger, more like calling a Chinese person a Chinaman.

Comment: Re:It is just pay back man! Karma is a bitch or wh (Score 1) 365

by germansausage (#49055475) Attached to: Smoking Is Even Deadlier Than Previously Thought

No need for tinfoil hat. No need for additives. Forty years of straight up selective breeding, cultivation and hybridization have yielded a huge variety of diiferent marijuana strains with all different effects.Check out leafly some time. No chemistry, no secret additives, just 19th century agriculture producing "better" plants.

Comment: He better not Pull a Jordan (Score 2) 180

If he dies before finishing the series, I swear, by all that is holy and all that is not, that I will find his soul wherever it lands and drag him back to this vale of tears. And then, when his undead shade has finished the series I will kill him myself for being such a dick.

Comment: Re:Left Hander Doesn't Care About Your Problem (Score 1) 431

by germansausage (#48895773) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can You Get a Good 3-Button Mouse Today?

I use a Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. Completely symetrical, so it works left exactly the same a right. I mouse left, but I got used to the "left click" on the left. It works fine with the buttons remapped (ie left click on right button) I just don't use it that way. It's nothing special otherwise, and I'm sure gamerz will laugh at it, but it works ok for me.

Comment: Re:Beyond borders (Score 1) 105

Space is infinite, it is dark
Space is neutral, it is cold
Stars occupy minute areas of space
They are clustered a few billion here
And a few billion there
As if seeking consolation in numbers
Space does not care, space does not threaten
Space does not comfort
It does not speak, it does not wake
It does not dream
It does not know, it does not fear
It does not love, it does not hate
It does not encourage any of these qualities
Space cannot be measured, it cannot be
Angered, it cannot be placated
It cannot be summed up, space is there
Space is not large and it is not small
It does not live and it does not die
It does not offer truth and neither does it lie
Space is a remorseless, senseless, impersonal fact
Space is the absence of time and of matter

Comment: Re:Memory (Score 3, Informative) 79

by germansausage (#48848071) Attached to: Hibernation Protein May Halt Alzheimer's

Very emotional post. Sorry to bring logic into it. Care homes cost a lot of money. $3 - 5 k a month isn't unusual for basic nursing care. If I wanted my relatives money, the very last thing I would do is put them in a home, where they might live another 5 years and burn through every dime they have.

Comment: Re:Encouraging quality (Score 3, Interesting) 250

by germansausage (#48693745) Attached to: How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry

Fair enough. However, lets say I just bulk downloaded 25 books by Mr. Hack Writer, and I read enough of the first book to determine it is, for me, crap. I'm still going to delete all 25 books, and one read is all he will score from me. On the other hand, if I like an author I tend to plow through a bunch of their books. Good military sci-fi (don't judge) seems to come in series and I will often read a dozen books by one author. The bad writer will not get zero, but the good writer will still get a much greater reward.

"Pull the trigger and you're garbage." -- Lady Blue