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Comment: Re:Health risks? (Score 1) 109

by PopeRatzo (#49160699) Attached to: Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds

If you have a specific concern, tell us.

I had to take a bus a few weeks ago because of the weather and there are a whole lot of mutants out there. A couple of them even looked like they could have been Slashdot readers.

RF radiation and high-fructose corn syrup are as good an explanation as any.

Comment: Re:Relaxing = Live longer? (Score 1) 205

by PopeRatzo (#49160447) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

it's quite the contrary, we (finns) throw water to stove, which boils immediately forming steam (löyly) which fills the 'sauna room' (löylyhuoneen).

Considering the drinking habits of the Finns I've known, I'm not sure I want to be copying their health regime.

I've known some big drinkers, but Finns are in a class by themselves.

Comment: Re:Relaxing = Live longer? (Score 2) 205

by PopeRatzo (#49158997) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

Of course. I would bet that you'd get the same results from people who spend an hour doing tai chi or meditating or just relaxing on the back porch with a good book.

But I can't remember, is the sauna the one where naked people whip each other with eucalyptus leaves or is that the steam bath? Or is that something from a nightmare?

Comment: recipe for long life (Score 3, Insightful) 205

by PopeRatzo (#49158985) Attached to: Research Suggests That Saunas Help You Live Longer

Big surprise: People that take time out of their day for things they enjoy and self-care live longer. Who knew?

So, someone who has the time and financial resources to spend an hour in a sauna probably has a long list of factors that will contribute to longer life, none of which involve the life-giving effects of sitting in a hot box.

Comment: Re:Just y'know... reconnect them spinal nerves (Score 1, Flamebait) 209

by NotBornYesterday (#49146787) Attached to: Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away
Morally speaking, testing on lawyers and politicians would be preferable to using rats. However, scientific consensus is that the lack of a high-functioning nervous system in most politicians and lobbyists, et al, means that any results would not likely work on real humans.

The universe does not have laws -- it has habits, and habits can be broken.