If I organized a mass call-in to a government number to protest a policy - causing the number to be 'busy' for the rest of the general public - should all of the participants have their lives destroyed? Of course not.
There is no way one minute of participating in a DDOS protest caused $183,000 of damage. The punishment is life-destroying and completely out of line. Juries are stupid and easily manipulated. I can just see their eyes glazing over when the technical terms started flying.
Fuck your fake best-justice-money-can-buy system, America. You're giving the dickweed politicians in my country ideas that they're too dumb to come up with on their own.
...at the end of the day I lost 30lbs while living in Germany because I walked 5+ miles a day on average.
... I don't drink as much soda these days and walk about two miles a day plus play hockey. I've gained back about 10 of those pounds in the past decade.
But this carbs thing being so bad for you, I call bullshit.
You have an active lifestyle. Playing hockey? Walking 5-10K a day? No wonder you can scarf the carbs and lose weight at the same time. When I was a competitive mountain biker I loaded up on carbs to have the energy to push through a race. The taste for carbs stuck with me after I wrecked my legs and I ended up in an office job. Boom, 80lbs overweight. Dumb.
It's not so much that carbs are unhealthy as that less-active people (most Americans) should stay the hell away from them if they don't want to inflate like balloons. Sadly most cheap food is carby. A perfect storm.
So yeah, maybe I should have qualified my original blanket "Carbs are evil" statement. I still think that office drones who get 50% or more of their calories from carbohydrates are doing it wrong. Every piece of bread and bowl of pasta is an insulin response, and that's hard on your body.
You're the kind of person who has something that they want and skews their interpretation of the world in order to feel justified.
You're the kind of person who makes blanket judgements about someone else based on a five-sentence Slashdot post.
That complex carbs are the devil and eating burger patties with bacon is healthful is simply unfounded. Enjoy your choice, but don't delude yourself into thinking it's genuinely healthier when at this point there's no way to come to any conclusion based on the existing science.
If this is true, then there's no way to conclude that my diet is "unhealthful", either - for any definition of "healthful".
Since the "existing science" you mention is - according to you - useless for evaluating the "healthfulness" of anyone's diet, let's set it aside and look at observed effects.
- I've lost 20lbs in 2 months, putting me squarely where I should be for my height. In my book, that's healthier.
- I don't get hungry so often, and I have tons of energy. In my book, that's healthier.
- My doctor is thrilled with my blood levels. I've been getting an analysis every 3 weeks because I was worried about cholesterol. Healthier.
- I don't eat out as much because it's nearly impossible to find worthwhile carb-free food at a restaurant. Healthier.
- I find it nearly impossible to find processed food that isn't full of carbs, so I eat next-to-no processed food. Healthier.
Just because your cholesterol's gone down -- which isn't the case for everyone on your type of diet -- doesn't mean other problems haven't been introduced and simply haven't been discovered in you yet.
Might there be damage occuring to some subsystem of my body because of my diet? Sure, but that might have been happening on my former diet anyway. There's just no way to know until something breaks.
In the meantime, I'll continue being healthier. Bacon for the win.
Yes, you're right that carbs are bad for you. But so are trans fats. Avoid both.
Sure. It's just that it's actually pretty challenging to eat transfats when you're cutting out processed foods for their carb content.
I know, I know, educating people on the dangers of high fat diets hasn't worked and people still flock to greasy burgers.
Bread and carbohydrates are the devil, not fat. Eat high fat, moderate protein, low-to-no carbs.
Have two burger patties with extra bacon and cheese, but skip the bun and the fries. Your brain and body will thank you. I eat this way and my cholesterol levels are stupidly low and stable.
Personal anecdote time. A couple of months ago I upped my consumption of fatty meats, nuts, leafy green vegetables, eggs and cheese. I stopped eating rice, bread, starchy roots, corn, and anything else that I found was carb heavy. I take a multivitamin in the morning and drink a few litres of water a day.
My cholesterol fell like a stone to the low end of normal. I've lost 20lbs in 2 months without changing anything but diet.
Carbs, to your body, are just sugar. Bread? Sugar. Rice? Sugar. Chips? Sugar. Potatoes? Sugar. Eat it and your body has an insulin response, which ups inflammation and makes you feel like shit. Also, your body ends up converting the sugars to fat and storing them for later, because it knows that after a sugar 'high' you'll have a sugar 'crash'. Eat lots of fat and a decent amount of protein and you end up skipping the whole blood-sugar spike after a meal. Your body can slow-burn what you take in until the next meal and skip the storage.
All this worry about crap additives like trans fats is misplaced. Once you eat like I do and see what you've been doing to yourself - as well as how HARD it is to avoid carbs when eating out or buying processed foods - you begin to understand the obesity epidemic in North America. People are simply un- or mis-educated about what their bodies actually need, and eating crap is considered normal.
You would not believe the sheer amount of "You're gonna kill yourself eating that way" comments I get when I order a burger with no bun... as my dinner guests eat the same burger, with a bun. Disconnect.
Maybe the kids haven't figured out that you don't have to attend every meeting you are invited to. If you're not contributing to the meeting and not interested enough to listen then you shouldn't have accepted the invitation. If you don't know why you're invited, ask the inviter. Grow a spine.
This. If I went to every meeting I get an outlook request for, I'd spend at least three days a week at a boardroom table rather than doing productive work. 90% of the time, I email the organizer, say "What's up?" and all they wanted was an answer to three or four simple questions. Problem solved, everyone's happy - although some of the meetingy people get sad that you aren't just showing up. They like to have a big audience. Be aware of personality types and who is important to your personal advancement before turning too many invitations down.
Of course, sometimes you're wanted for general insight, or your team is presenting something, or there's a crisis. Don't skip those.
Your job is to train co-workers to only ask you to meetings that matter. Kick ass when you need to be there, don't be there when you shouldn't be.
Yep, Rusty makes a mean mix. Been listening to SomaFM for a lot of years now.
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I don't care what technologies Mark or the Ubuntu project chooses to use or promote. Their projects, their time, their rules. No one else has any obligation to adopt any of it, or tailor their work to fit with Ubuntu's goals or needs.
I've read the Wayland versus Mir threads, the GNOME3 versus Unity threads, the systemd versus upstart threads, the Ubuntu versus Debian threads. Canonical's rough MO appears to be:
1. Look a project over, participate a bit
2. Integrate it into Ubuntu, sometimes poorly
3. Decide that changes are needed to fix apparent issues, write some (questionable) patches or discuss needs with project
4. Throw a minor fit when project rejects proposed changes (Mark blog post time)
5. Run off and reimplement project in the Ubuntu ecosystem with all kinds of Ubuntu-specific code.
6. Preach about how the community isn't grateful enough and that people are attacking for no reason. (Time for a passive-aggressive Jono Bacon post)
7. Ignore the rest of the ecosystem as it evolves and standardizes on non-Canonical community-built projects (Wayland, systemd)
8. Act shocked that open source communities don't take them too seriously. Ignore valid technical criticism.
Ubuntu owes its success to the communities that actually built 90% of their stack. They show their gratitude by going their own way technologically and expecting everyone to follow their lead. Instead of making GNOME3 rock after riding the GNOME desktop to massive mindshare, they went off and did Unity. Instead of seeing the writing on the wall on the init system front and diving in to Systemd they are sticking to Upstart, because NIH and differentiation. Compromise with the people that they owe their success to? Contribute to the projects that made them the popular distro they are today? Consider the desires and goals of non-Ubuntu developers? Nah, we're Ubuntu, we're visionary thought leaders who secretly idolize Steve Jobs, we don't do that except when we need something.
Ubuntu is standing on the shoulders of giants, but they've given the giants non-standard shoulderpads so that they don't have to touch icky, icky giant shoulders.
They're is like a child who expects Mom and Dad to follow his newly-made-up rules. "All future dinners will be pizza, Mom and Dad! As the most popular kid in third grade, I, Markie Mark, declare this to be our Standard Evening Meal!" Later, on blog: "Tea party-esque parental units are ignoring my plans for NO REASON!"
If the feds have Silk Road's wallets, they now know every bitcoin address they ever used - as well as every bitcoin address used by Silk Road's clients.
Since most Bitcoin users are dumb and don't use shared wallets, it should be simple to follow the blockchain back to people who bought drugs. Everyone has to cash into or out of of Bitcoin somewhere, so it's a matter of looking for transactions from known exchanges, subpoenaing them, getting banking information and fingering the buyers.
Silk Road should really have functioned as a massive shared wallet with no records.
I wonder what Atlantis knew when they shut down?
There have been systems that read the keys by listening but this is the first system that can hide in mobile phone malware.
What to do about it? Just don't put your phone down on your desk."
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