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Comment Re:Cue the smug vegetarians (Score 1) 171 171

Even if I were a normal healthy person, all veganism would get me is a nutritional deficiency.

Although I'm with the guy that rightly pointed out that these cows would still be a problem if we left things "au naturel" since bison covered the states that now grow corn for cattle feed.

The vegans are advocating genocide of one form or another.

Comment Re:This won't end well.... (Score 1) 172 172

Well, no one with any sense in IT goes anywhere near this close to the bleeding edge. This thing as all things similarly new should be relegated for testing and experimentation.

Although my own personal opinion is that I feel sorry for Windows users...

Comment Re:I Remember It Well (Score 1) 268 268

You're on crack.

There's a reason that Microsoft finally created a MacOS knockoff in Win95. It's a much better interface.

Up to that point, it was pretty much no contest. It wasn't just MacOS but pretty much EVERYTHING else was easier to use than what Microsoft was trying to sell.

The only reason that any version of Windows ever made more impact was the fact that Microsoft was the dominant software vendor. Their product was force fed everywhere. It took very little effort to improve on whatever the current version of DOS and Windows was.

Comment Re:MenuChoice and HAM (1992) (Score 1) 268 268

No. The problem is that they COPIED it badly.

Another problem is Microsoft invented anything.

It's much like the start menu itself. It's nothing more than an anchored cascading menu. This was being done by a lot of people on different operating systems (including Windows) before this "invention".

Perfect example of a bogus patent.

Comment Re:Well, sure, but... (Score 1) 292 292

> That's cute. You think that actual benefits of GMOs mean anything to the people listening to all the FUD that gets spread about them.

My main objection to GMOs is that they transfer rights from individuals to large corporations.

The "science" aspect is entirely a side show to distract from that.

Comment Re:Well, sure, but... (Score 1) 292 292

Well, the pink slime scandal was all about chemicals used in processing that weren't disclosed despite the fact that they remained in the end product in sufficient quantities to make them smell rank.

There are other additives that are in American foods and are unlabeled while being banned in other countries. Some of these are also relevant to some portion of the population that are sensitive to them.

Some people can even smell the farm chemicals on produce if you concentrate them through juicing.

Comment Re:Well, sure, but... (Score 1) 292 292

Again, you are using the hubris of science to try and treat it like a religion and to smear any skeptic.

GMO is not a "science". It's technology, and like any tech "it's how you use it". Professors I tend to trust. Chemical companies not so much.

Extreme transgenics also ups the ante a bit and puts us in uncharted territory because these things are NOT the same. If they really were, then Monsanto wouldn't have such a hard on for them. They wouldn't because it would give them no added legal benefits.

"What I've done, of course, is total garbage." -- R. Willard, Pure Math 430a