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Comment: Re:Or they're just proxying their connections (Score 1) 219

Yup I think you nailed the answer on the head.

I would say about 50% of the people I know who were pirating content that werent using vpns are now. In the past 3 months I have been asked a dozen times from people a vpn service I recommend. People who I thought didnt even know what a vpn was.

I dont use a vpn. I have received over a dozen notices, and I dont give a shit. They cant do anything other than fine me $100. But they never will because their lawyer costs will be too high to justify it. Ill look into a VPN if the law changes or if it breaks out that people are actually starting to get fined.

Comment: Re:Yes if you can afford the time (Score 3, Insightful) 267

by master_kaos (#49623383) Attached to: Is It Worth Learning a Little-Known Programming Language?

Actually, this is a good analogy. You can get from Texas to New York using an F150 or using a Yaris. But what is the purpose? Are you lugging your spouse and 3 kids for a vacation? Then maybe go for an SUV or minivan that provides comfort. Are you transporting some goods? Maybe a truck with a tailer. Is cost a concern? Maybe fuel efficient vehicle. Are you a hipster? Maybe a Tesla.
But even with these different requirements, you still have choices.

Comment: Re:Gamechanger (Score 1) 514

by master_kaos (#49592749) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

exactly. I was able to draw 20kW at once throughout my whole home (I have a whole house energy meter). I had 4 stove burners, oven, dryer, AC, dishwasher, couple computers/tvs all running at the same time. My energy meter starts making a loud beeping noise once you go past 15. This happened once. I can count on 1 hand how many times I hit 10+. I rarely go over 5.. But in summer I can easily hit 4

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 630

by master_kaos (#49563755) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Ok, if you meet me right now you would associate me as a fat person(and rightfully so). Which I am at 278lbs. However, 7 months ago I was 360lbs. Thing is, just because you are skinny doesnt mean that you know shit about nutrition, and just because I am fat, doesnt mean I dont know anything about weight management. Sure before I knew "eating too much makes me fat", but I have done A LOT of research in the past 7 months and probably know a lot more than the average person about weight management even though I am fat.

And what is "normal weight"? Ever heard of skinny-fat?. You could easily be a "normal" weight at 170lbs but still be at 35% body fat percentage. Who would be healthier a 170lb person at 35% body fat or someone at 220lbs at 10%BF?

Comment: Re:McDonalds nutrition (Score 1) 630

by master_kaos (#49563667) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Which is why you go with the diet soda, so it isnt over 1000 calories. That diet soda saves you a couple hundred calories that can be used for weightloss or other food.
Another thing -- eating adequate amount of protein is important during weight loss to minimize muscle loss and keep it mostly fat loss. That is one advantage of being overweight, is I have plenty lower body muscle from lugging my fat ass around all day for the past 20 years, so now during my weight loss I can focus more on upper body.

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 630

by master_kaos (#49563603) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Seriously? I am losing a bunch of weight, and yes sometimes I go order the double burger from my local burger joint with extra cheese and a diet soda. Guess what? I account for those calories, and I will often skip the fries.

Lets check out nutritional information for mcdonalds --- Double Quarter pounder with cheese -- 740 calories Large fries -- 560 calories. For a total of 1300 calories.
Large soda -- 320calories. So yes, getting that diet soda saves me 320 calorie.s

Since I need 2800 calories per day to maintain, that still leaves me with 1500 calories for the rest of the day to lose weight.

Since you are going to be eating lunch anyways you may be eating an extra what 400 calories by going to mcdonalds instead of a home cooked meal? Since I often skip the fries Ill actually be about the same.

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