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Comment Re: ROT13 in the WW-II era.. (Score 1) 39

wth. why not be proud.

turing substantially helped the war and was one of the key figures who defined modern computation

and they harassed the poor man until he killed himself

the fact that some small fraction of the worlds gay population can celebrate and not cower in fear
is a huge advancement. and you can fuck off.

Pride is something you feel about something you achieved not an accident of birth. Is it an accident of birth, something over which you have no control? If so then pride is entirely inappropriate, just like being proud of the colour of your eyes.

If I were proud of having brown hair wouldn't I be conceited? How about being proud of being heterosexual, proud of not being gay? Is that ok by you? No? Get over yourself.

Don't be ashamed of what you are but reserve pride for your true achievements.

Comment Re: ROT13 in the WW-II era.. (Score 1, Insightful) 39

... and by the time the war broke out, they had already switched over to much more complicated systems that still fell under the name enigma . but again the rightest Slashdot posters with their anti-gay propaganda pushing very misleading information to minimize the accomplishments of a gay person (or something like that. I have no idea what the fuck you are even talking about).

Gay pride is just as bad as gay hate. Gay pride just amounts to conceit; its not an achievement, its not something amazing they've done with their lives, its not even a lifestyle choice. Be unashamed but don't be 'proud'.

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 528

100% juice implies that none of the colors or flavors are added. But since it comes directly from a fruit, it's absolutely truthful and not misleading to call it 'juice'. If someone can't tell from the sweetness of a pineapple or orange juice that it has sugar, then one is a certifiable moron!

I do sometimes see juice thats labelled as "Not made from concentrate", those are hopefully the only actual juice one can buy. The rest are effectively cordials (or squash) which should be diluted.

Comment Re:Even if it isn't some blend (Score 1) 528

Most fruit juices have a lot of sugar. Fruit contains a lot of fructose, water, and fiber. So squeeze out the water that contains the fructose, the fiber gets left behind, and you have something that is by volume and weight a tons of sugar.

Apple juice is a good example. If you go and have a look at the Simply Apple stuff at a grocer you can see easily. It really is 100% pure apple juice. They don't add any sweetener or anything else, they just squeeze the juice out of apple and bottle that shit up... and it is as high calorie as soda. 180 calories per 12 oz (355ml). For comparison Pepsi is 150 and Mountain Dew is 170.

I love apple juice, it tastes fantastic, but you can't fool yourself in to thinking that because it is juice it is magically good.

In NZ back in the 1980s I literally could not buy orange juice in the shops. It was *all* apple and orange juice. All juices in the shops were apple based.
They probably still are but can get away without saying it, just saying "Orange juice. Made with 100% real juice!!!" Its true and false at the same time :)

Comment Re:GOOD GRIEF! (Score 1) 528

that cranberry or pomegranate "100% juice" drink is probably mostly a bunch of super-sweet grape or apple juice or whatever with a sprinkling of the juice that's too sour for most people to find palatable.)

So true.

Most people, if they had a mouthful of 100% cranberry juice would immediately spit it out!!

Comment Re: GOOD GRIEF! (Score 3, Funny) 528

And those companies pay about the same amount per megalitre of water as you do per bottle!


However, in Australia there is a push to ban bottled water too, because it's just tap water and the bottles are harmful. The alternative is paying more for an empty bottle (which you reuse) and basically nothing for water refills.
Some municipalities have already banned the sale of bottled water.

Reminds me of that Mario brothers movie, where their van has overheated and one is coming out of a shop with armfuls of bottled water because the shopkeeper had claimed not to have a tap...

Comment Re:Brave polling, but in real life? (Score 1) 148

Myself, I've hit a point now where nearly all of my passwords are uniquely auto-generated, and dumped into my keychain. I never even see them directly -- the process is pretty much automated. I didn't generate them, thus I don't know them.

Thus, if for example I were travelling and a government official or someone in a dark alley wanted to know my Facebook password, I can't help them. I don't know it. They interrogate me or hit me over the head all day and night long, and they aren't going to get anything. This is why, when I travel to the US, I don't take my keychain with me.


Do not travel to the US or UK with anything that contains anything you do not wish to divulge to the authorities.

The smartphone is pre-wiped and when you turn it on its at initial setup.

The laptop has only got the system restore partition and when you power it on its being set up for the first time.

When you get into the country and to somewhere (relatively safe) you connect to the Internet and download a backup which you then restore.

Before you leave the country you wipe and leave the devices in the same state they were in when you entered.

Comment Re:Add weights? (Score 1) 172

Not actually. In the movies, the wire rigs have been edited out, but it's not real.

In traditional martial arts, a lot of those "tosses" you'll see between people similarly trained are just because the alternative to being thrown is to be injured in a very bad way. Newton's laws still apply, and no 5 year old is going to throw me across the room. Maybe knock me on my ass, though.

You have to understand the context for things... like kendo makes sense only when you realize it is a sport developed for training combat between samurai that are both wearing armor.

I've seen, well ok not 5 year olds but 7 year olds literally throw a man across a room with aikido. It does work like that. But the man has to put some energy in, has to have a go at them. It doesn't work if the man is stationary.

Comment Re:Cooperating may be in your short-term interest (Score 1) 358

I disagree with your short-term interest argument. Law enforcement does not have your best interest in mind. You do not know what is or is not legal. (Almost) anything can be construed as being illegal. Just shut up and ask for an attorney to be present while they question you.

The whole point of the law is to ensure that everyone is guilty of something, whether they know it or not.

Comment Re:Cooperating may be in your short-term interest (Score 1) 358

So you've done nothing wrong, you are totally innocent. You have $500 in cash in your car. You get pulled over and the nice cops would like to have a look inside your car. You won't mind being $500 out of pocket, thats a small price to pay for cooperating?

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