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Comment Blind as a Bat-Man (Score 1) 58

I wish I could see the difference between a regular display at and 4k one. 8k is just too damn many pixels.

I should have listened to my Ma when she said not to sit so close to the TV screen, but Julie Newmar as Catwoman was too much to resist.


Comment Re:The great nation ... (Score 4, Insightful) 76

There's Long Key, which is pretty good.

I otherwise am of the firm belief that so long as a machine is connected to the Internet, or we can hear the keyclicks nearby, that it's total folly to believe any data is safe, many air gaps included. There's a variant of Murphy's Law stated thusly: with a big enough hammer, you can break anything.

Perhaps your router was slipstreamed some code enroute to the data center. Maybe it was your little RAID 6 array. Perhaps the kernel has had a long dormant back door or nice stack overflow to hijack. Ever plugged in your smartphone to your machine to maybe, synch something?

My guess is that in one way or another, we're all already infected, it's just a matter of hassle to get what's needed by those desiring to smash you. You may believe this to be dystopian, but once you take a long look at the CVEs out there, multiply them by two for the probably-unknowns, and even machines living their life solely in Faraday cages become suspect.

Comment Re:Down under (Score 2) 47

But "que han dejado tus perros" means "that have left your dogs" with a stylish order change (the real meaning is "that your dogs have left").......but as a matter of fact even people might fail at understanding that.

If you wanted to clarify that the dogs were left (not the caca), then you can add 'a' to indicate the object, as in "...que han dejado a tus perros."

(not sure about "caca", though).

Caca is correctly translated as 'shit' (though swear words vary depending on the country. We do this in English too: bloody and shag are not swear words in America, but are in England).

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 500

HFCS tastes like sugar, only morons would claim it "tastes like ass". It is also engineered to have a balance of fructose to glucose similar to sucrose specifically so it would taste the same.

So then, why do soda pops made with cane sugar taste so different from the same pop made with HFCS?

If you take a teaspoon of HFCS (you can buy a bottle at the supermarket) and a teaspoon of sugar and taste them one after the other, you'll see the difference.

Maybe one of the problems caused by eating too much HFCS is that it dulls your tastebuds? Because if you couldn't tell the difference...well, I'd find that surprising.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 500

HFCS tastes nasty, though.

I'm surprised that so few of you have noticed the difference. It's got a treacly, too-sweet flavor with a slightly metallic aftertaste. And,I believe patenting basic foodstuffs is almost criminal. Bad economically, bad for the environment and immoral. So, HFCS is unhealthy for a lot of reasons, in that it's bad for people.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 500

What do those Princeton egghead PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENTS know about nutritional science? Nothing. That study is bogus.

Let's see...

"In results published online Feb. 26 by the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, the researchers from the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute reported on two experiments investigating the link between the consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity."

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 500

I'm not. I throw beer down my neck. But sometimes I'm out shopping and I feel like an OJ - and once in a while I get the urge for a Coke.

Even though my comment was a reply to yours, I wasn't really directing any criticism at you, drywit. I agree. I'll have a Coke now and then, too. If that's what I'm served at a backyard BBQ or something. I just try to add enough Jack Daniels to kill the taste of the HFCS.

Comment Re:Airstrikes on population centers (Score 1) 359

Figuring out what's accurate is an impossible dream.
Most likely Obama would negotiate without the preconditions being met (since that's basically the style he campaigned on),
and it is hard for me to believe that the Russians and Iranians really want Assad out. Their plan seems to be to stabilize the country for their client.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 3, Informative) 500

high fructose corn syrup: 55% fructose, 45% glucode

table sugar: 50% fructose, 50% glucose

yep, huge difference there.

And yet, the research. Maybe high-fructose corn syrup has more differences than just the fructose/glucose levels? Despite what the powerful corn lobby in the US would have you believe, corn is just not all that good for you in large amounts. And with the amount that goes into HFCS, drinking soda pop is getting corn in large amounts.

Plus, it's all patented-gene bullshit with a heaping side order of glyphosates, and who wants to give money to Monsanto?

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