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Comment: Re:The problem is much bigger than energy (Score 1) 439

by wytcld (#48460167) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Are you suggesting that the intelligent response to complexity is surrender to doom?

A dollar here, a dollar there, and soon enough you have a million. An LED here, and LED there, and soon enough you've saved a mountain of coal from burning. Also, you've saved money on the bulb + electricity cost. But if you'd rather waste your money and surrender to doom....

Comment: Re:Well if two google engineers say so (Score 1) 439

by wytcld (#48460101) Attached to: Two Google Engineers Say Renewables Can't Cure Climate Change

Funny thing, wind is already cheaper than coal, and solar is close. Also, even if the article wasn't a gross distortion of the report, being a Standford-degreed Google engineer isn't all that. I've known idiots with similar degrees and positions, and geniuses with neither.

Comment: Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (Score 1) 249

by tmosley (#48444329) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
"Since we live under capitalism"

That's where you fucked up. This is the definition of fascism/corporatism. Words have meaning, and use of the wrong words leads to terrible, horrible results, like getting more of the thing you hate, ie an increasingly fascist state.

Comment: Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (Score 1) 249

by tmosley (#48444307) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
Sorry, but you are a fool. High carb diets promote hunger, which is what leads to larger portion sizes. It's a vicious cycle, and you aren't going to stop it by attacking the portion size. That just leaves people hungry, and they are going to cheat on their "diet" and it gets worse. You are spouting the EXACT SAME BS that has been spouted in the US for 30+ years to the exact opposite effect. I try low carb and in six months I lose what it took my 13 years to gain, no hunger, no exercise. Sure, I eat less than I did, but that is BECAUSE THE FOOD IS MORE FILLING, not due to some superhuman feat of willpower on my part.

Comment: Re:Control the carbs and you control blood lipids (Score 1) 249

by tmosley (#48444283) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood
The average Mexican is terribly overweight, so yes, that is probably bad.

I did low carb for the last 6 months, and lost more than 60 pounds, while living a mostly sedentary lifestyle, aside from some yardwork once a week or so. Haven't felt this good since high school.

+ - What Does The NSA Think Of Cryptographers? ->

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk (1801200) writes "A recently declassified NSA house magazine, CryptoLog, reveals some interesting attitudes between the redactions. What is the NSA take on cryptography?
The article of interest is a report of a trip to the 1992 EuroCrypt conference by an NSA cryptographer whose name is redacted.We all get a little bored having to sit though presentations that are off topic, boring or even down right silly but we generally don't write our opinions down. In this case the criticisms are cutting and they reveal a lot about the attitude of the NSA cryptographers. You need to keep in mind as you read that this is intended for the NSA crypto community and as such the writer would have felt at home with what was being written.
Take for example:
Three of the last four sessions were of no value whatever, and indeed there was almost nothing at Eurocrypt to interest us (this is good news!). The scholarship was actually extremely good; it’s just that the directions which external cryptologic researchers have taken are remarkably far from our own lines of interest.
It seems that back in 1992 academic cryptographers were working on things that the NSA didn't consider of any importance. Could things be the same now?
The gulf between the two camps couldn't be better expressed than:
The conference again offered an interesting view into the thought processes of the world’s leading “cryptologists.” It is indeed remarkable how far the Agency has strayed from the True Path.
The ironic comment is clearly suggesting that the NSA is on the "true path" whatever that might be.
Clearly the gap between the NSA and the academic crypto community is probably as wide today with the different approaches to the problem being driven by what each wants to achieve. It is worth reading the rest of the article."

Link to Original Source

Comment: Re: wont last (Score 3) 284

by tmosley (#48432837) Attached to: Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart
Except that is completely wrong. Fraud and theft are illegal in free market capitalism. Rape and murder are illegal too.

Why does everyone think they understand and are qualified to speak about and criticize economic systems when they have only the barest idea of what the words even mean, much less the history and principles behind them?

Comment: Re:Because.... (Score 1) 637

by transporter_ii (#48404235) Attached to: Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

The weird thing with this is, you can get extremely violent, near pornographic movies at Walmart. I have some independent horror film packs I picked up there, and while I'm not easily shocked, I was almost shocked that Walmart carried them. I watched the entire disgusting things...twice.

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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