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Comment: Re:If it ain't broke... (Score 1) 641

by jockm (#46695019) Attached to: Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Then install Windows 8 and spend $5 on StarDock's Start8 and you never need to be in metro again. Or wait for Windows 8.1 Update 1 and you will get the start menu back.

Or you could do what I do: get used to it. I am almost never in Metro, except for app selection, on my main windows system. YMMV but I find most windows 8 really don't have to spend much time.

Comment: Re:Interesting but nowhere near enough data (Score 1) 240

by jockm (#46618555) Attached to: Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

Great then gather the data from as all the studies you can find, do the math and then publish a meta study. That would be very useful. My point was to all the people here on /. who are making comments based only on this study. The Reuters story was the the study of the week filler piece.

Comment: Re:BS More Junk "Science" (Score 1) 240

by jockm (#46616309) Attached to: Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

But you could look at Arizona which mostly doesn't follow DST, or at Dairy Farmers who don't change their sleep schedule because of it, etc

This study only looks at 42,000 admissions in Michigan, and TFA doesn't indicate if that was from one year or multiple years.

I am not saying the study is useless, but it is just one dataset. We need a whole lot more data before we can draw any real conclusions.

Comment: Interesting but nowhere near enough data (Score 2) 240

by jockm (#46616267) Attached to: Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

So we could see if they compared to Arizona — which mostly doesn't follow DST. For for that matter to dairy farmers who also don't follow DST in their sleep schedule. From TFA it seems like the data only comes from the state of Michigan in what I believe is one year only.

This study is interesting but there is no where near enough data to draw any real conclusions... not that that will stop anyone...

Comment: Re:Could it be (Score 1) 255

People use USB. Daily. If they have some kind of computer, they will most likely have either some kind of dongle that connects them to their mobile internet, a mouse that uses it, a thumbdrive or other storage device.

People use USB devices, that doesn't mean they use USB directly. Most people have that all setup for them at work. I have no idea what the actual numbers are, but I bet we would both be surprised at the number of people who have never inserted a USB device or cable into their computer. And even if they have they may not know it is called USB. They just plug it in to the only place that it fits.

Then there are laptops which have everything the average person needs. All the neighbors I know on my street have laptops.

As for blu-ray, it still pales to regular DVDs every place I see them sold, and the average viewer seems to be moving toward streaming. Blu-Ray is for people who care about Blu-Ray...

Comment: Re:I hope this is far better than Apache Solr (Score 1) 24

by jockm (#46375779) Attached to: Spark Advances From Apache Incubator To Top-Level Project

So do you judge every Apache project this way? Are Apache, Tomcat, Commons, Batik, CouchDB, etc etc etc all crap until proven otherwise because of Solr? Apache is a collection of projects, maintained by different people.

And not to trash your friend's company, but he picked a technology without trying it out yet? Then that company had bigger problems that Solr. Nor would I judge Solr by that story (I have never used Solr, nor am I involved with it in any way).

Comment: Re: Why single out Whole Foods? (Score 1) 794

by jockm (#46373991) Attached to: Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

It is interesting, I just went out and tried to research if this was true or not. All I could find was sites asserting the same thing as you, but no one that cited a source. Again I am not saying one thing or another, but I would love to see actual research — or at the very least numbers.

The sources also vary between saying Celery Juice and celery powder. Like you (I am trying to pick on you) they say that celery is high in nitrates, but don't actually compare the nitrates in celery to the nitrates in the regular way in curing. No mention is given to factors that might affect how the nitrates are imparted between the two ways.

Maybe it is all a scam, lord knows we have enough of those in how food is marketed; but I am not seeing the data to make an informed decision.

Comment: Re:Why single out Whole Foods? (Score 1) 794

by jockm (#46373765) Attached to: Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

I can't (and won't) speak to other reasons why one might avoid nitrates, but they are a migraine trigger for some people — for example my mother. So there are reasons for avoiding them.

Now as for your claim that "despite the fact that bacon made this way can actually have higher nitrate concentrations than bacon made with curing salt" you got any proof for that. I have no idea about the veracity of that claim, but it would be nice to see where you got the information.

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