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Comment: Re:Eggs = Good (Score 1) 120

An egg is a food capsule for a baby animal. That means that everything that is required for the development of a small animal is in there. That sounds like something that is obviously going to be some kind of super food.

The same goes for milk.

Plant equivalents will likely be less impressive because they are designed with the end result of creating a plant rather than a mammal or a bird.

The usual hatchet job studies against eggs typically find against lack of moderation. If you simply follow the nutritional guidelines that predate the guerilla vegan politics at the USDA, you should not have any troubles.

Comment: Re:Fact? Assertion? Slogan? (Score 1) 120

We are ultimately talking about a CONDIMENT here. It should not really matter how "harmful" it is. You shouldn't be eating it in any quantities where this kind of issue would come up.

Although the "harmfulness" of eggs is disputed and seems to vary like Paris fashion seasons.

Of course Vegans are going to shout down anything animal related despite the fact that we are not bovines.

Comment: Re:What is it? (Score 1) 120

Um... no. There is not plenty of protein in the plant world. Contrary to popular Vegan opinion, we are not bovines. We are omnivores. We are adapted to eat whatever we can get our hands on with the notable exception of green plant matter. THAT is something we don't digest well (or at all).

Eating an animal living off of marginal grasslands is a much more carbon friendly option for humans than trying to grow anything on such land.

Feeding an overpopulated planet won't be done in a "nice" way regardless of what kind of soylent you try to force on people. There's just too many of us.

You are not a cow regardless of how badly you want to be one.

Comment: Re:that's because (Score 1) 345

by jedidiah (#48446833) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

> And what additional benefits do these American workers reap?

The money to do something interesting with my time off instead of camping or having a "staycation". I also don't have to stay in one of those gawdawful French hotels that looks like and feels like a poorly done cruise ship cabin.

Plus I can actually make that kind of comparison.

Comment: Re:Changed the laws? No (Score 1) 134

by jedidiah (#48434323) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

> The existing laws defined them as a cable company. They were not very smart to think otherwise. The laws may need to go away, but that was always the correct interpretation.

The existing laws did no such thing. The existing laws did not even address them. Furthermore, they were going out of their way to conform to what legal precedents have been set.

The "legal theory" used by the Supreme Court in this case was a national embarrassment.

Sometimes, it doesn't matter so much if you do the "right thing" or the "wrong thing" but how you do it. This was done in such a wrong manner that the consequences of that could be far more harmful than the general "thumbs up" or "thumbs down".

"Walks like a duck" should embarrass anyone posting here.

Comment: Re:innovation thwarted (Score 4, Insightful) 134

by jedidiah (#48434203) Attached to: Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

> Innovation? They were a CATV system who didn't want to pay their statutory licensing fees.

No, not really. Not at all actually.

First they are nothing like a CATV system. That's just the lame ass "walks like a duck" nonsense from the Supremes. However, once declared a CATV system by a bunch of senile old luddites, they actually did try to pay their statutory licensing feeds.

Lesser judges wouldn't let them.

They were either a CATV system or not a CATV depending on the way the wind was blowing and the judge du jour and the will of the incumbent monopolies.

Comment: Probably not the same thing at all... (Score 4, Interesting) 99

by jedidiah (#48429993) Attached to: Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

Chromecast and the Roku thumb sized machines are very specialized hardware that likely won't have the capabilities or flexibility of an Intel variant. They likely not to be in the same class at all.

If anything, they might be comparable to some generic Android stick and possibly not even that due to the limitations of Android.

This might be more like a Chromebox.

Comment: Re:off chance (Score 2) 265

by jedidiah (#48429793) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

We like Unix because it works a HELL of a lot better than the alternatives. Linux gained a foothold because it was a cheap Unix that worked well. It was a re-implementation of a well understood and successful design.

Unix is the product of "real pros". It's managed by "real pros". These are people that are probably responsible for keeping you fed and keeping your lights on.

Destroying a successful design that's the workhorse of the industry is a dubious prospect at best.

Comment: Re:Easiest way... (Score 1) 265

by jedidiah (#48429719) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

No. Apple is lame and restrictive.

If he uses a real BSD, he can install it on any hardware he likes.

If he uses "marketing-bullet-point-BSD", he can only install it on a small number of overpriced machines in strange novelty form factors.

HELL, he could try the real BSD of his choice in a VM right now without disturbing his Gentoo install and without spending any extra money.

If only trying "marketing-bullet-point-BSD" were so cheap and easy.

Comment: Re:Easiest way... (Score 4, Insightful) 265

by jedidiah (#48428773) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

The only problem with that is that Macs probably represent all of the anti-Unix nonsense he's trying to get away from by fleeing to one of the pure BSDs.

I also can't imagine a Gentoo user being satisfied with Mac hardware. Gentoo is kind of the polar opposite of the Apple mentality. The end user has limited control and is presented with limited questionable choices.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 55

by jedidiah (#48421997) Attached to: Nielsen Will Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Video

They are bean counters pandering to other bean counters. Free TV is a model for cheapskates. It's interesting that it took as long as it did for it to slide into a race to the bottom with cut-rate reality style programming.

It's hard to say how many discriminating customers there are out there and if there are enough to support the better shows. You may think that "insert favorite show here" is the bee's knees but there might not be enough audience to support it.

Although the ala carte premium channels like HBO and Cinemax seem to do OK.

It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist