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Comment Re:Low calorie noodles already exist (Score 1) 149

It's only expensive if you buy it there :) Go to an Asian grocery and look near the tofu in the fridge. You'll probably find the Konnyaku there. It comes as noodles or in a brick that you slice. It's a hard jelly.. a bit like agar, but more firm. It doesn't really have any taste unless you have one of those delicate Japanese palettes, unspoiled by sugary American snacks and hot sauce.

Comment Re:End of open and honest? I'll disagree. (Score 1) 241

I'm pretty sure I can post open and honest comments while not being anonymous.

If you're white, middle-class, cisgendered, belong to a mainstream religion, have political views within the mainstream, and live in a cosmopolitan community, yes.

If you're a closeted gay atheist anarcho-communist in a small town in "flyover country", maybe not so much.

Comment Re:I absolutely WAS. Was a CMS. Much better now (Score 1) 193

Absolutely PHP was originally for for non-programmers. It was a CMS written in Perl, for people who couldn't use the Perl templating systems directly.

The first sentence is correct. But PHP was written in C, and calling a templating system is pretty generous. :-)

That was a long time ago, of course.

Clearly. :-)

Comment Re:Yeah, that's the problem (Score 1) 137

You should recalculate. Accidents and health problems happen to everyone. I broke my foot and it cost $100,000 to fix. You think paying a few hundred a month for insurance sucks, imagine how paying a few hundred thou feels.

I thought I was healthy and could do better things with my money than buy stupid insurance. Thanks to the vagaries of my work situation I happened to have a high deductible insurance plan that saved me from a crippling financial blow.

Intel CPUs are not defective, they just act that way. -- Henry Spencer