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Comment: Re:If they're doing it, it's correct. (Score 2) 157

by metrix007 (#48257893) Attached to: OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

OpenSSL did not take specific measures to counteract "defense" mechanisms in OBSD. That implies intent, and is downright disingenuous.

OpenBSD was famous for auditing all code in the base system. The famously deny they need any advanced security measure such as MAC, file signing, or even an ACL.

NetBSD tends to be a much more secure system, without any of the hype. Less reported vulnerabilities, veriexec, PaX (similar to W^X) and TrustedBSD extensions.

Comment: Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (Score 1) 570

by metrix007 (#48255847) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Feminism has the same common goal it always has, and people having differing opinions is simply what makes that up.

This is the part that you've got wrong.

'Feminism' used to be, in an abstract sense, fighting for equality. Modern feminism is no longer limited by that definition and several factions, for lack of a better word, seek to go much further beyond that.

No strawman either, I'd suggest you read up on what that actually means before you throw it around.

Comment: Re:"Social justice warriors" are the ultimate trol (Score 2) 570

by metrix007 (#48214521) Attached to: The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

The OP has a point, unfortunately.

Modern feminism lacks a common goal like the earlier waves did. There are so many dissenting opinions all under the umbrella of feminism, many (most?) of which are not about getting equality.

I'm all for equality and fairness, but I've become very wary of 'feminism', or at least what it has mutated into.

Comment: Re:Overly broad? (Score 1) 422

by metrix007 (#48197961) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

That is interesting, Thank you.

I have to say it annoys me that all the alarmists who used to claim that soda emphatically did cause diabetes are correct. Not because they are correct, but because they used to insist upon it with no actual data to back it up.

See, the American Diabetes Association has it on their page as a myth that Sugar causes Type 2 diabetes, indicating it can lead to obesity which can cause Type 2 diabetes. WebMD has a similar passage.

That article is light on details. Previous research indicated that a high calorie diet has a link to Type 2 diabetes - Nothing specific to sugar.

There may now be research indicating something unique to sugar does in fact have at least a casual link to type 2 diabetes, but it's far from conclusive.

At this point, people insisting sugar causes T2 diabetes are still spreading FUD.

There are numerous reasons to limit sugar intake, and that shouldn't even be high on the list.

This is spoken as someone who for about 12 years chugged down at least a liter of soda a day and lived an otherwise healthy lifestyle. I was always annoyed at people who would insist that I was going to get Diabetes, when there was no evidence of that being likely.

If it turns out there is in fact a link, then that changes things. At the moment though that single press article about a study isn't conclusive, and until the FDA, ADA etc change their stance and the prevailing theory that it is a high caloric intake and weight gain that are linked, I don't see how it is responsible to claim sugar causes T2 diabetes.

Of cause, exercising caution is a whole different thing.

Comment: Re:Overly broad? (Score 1) 422

by metrix007 (#48197377) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

No, I'm telling you that if you don't want to believe me, just ask the experts.

Exactly. Your saying I should go and verify it myself, because you have not actually provided any evidence.

that goes directly against what the experts say about excess sugar consumption and insulin resistance

No, it really doesn't. Excess sugar consumption may not be healthy, but that doesn't mean there is an established causative link between excess sugar consumption and type 2 diabetes.

If there is proof of that, maybe you could provide a link?

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