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Comment: Re:I agree .. BUT .... (Score 1) 100

by phantomfive (#49377035) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology

angular, ionic, grunt, promises, JSX, reactjs, compass, gulp, firebase... the list could go on and on and on, these are just things I've started researching over the last few weeks, to make sure I make the right choice.

All of those things you just listed are the wrong choice. Seriously. Web-app development hasn't settled down yet, it's still in the exploratory phase, so expect any framework you use to be backwards-incompatible if not completely outdated within a few years.

There is still not a really great solution to web front-end development (and the cynical side of me says that HTML/CSS/Javascript are the wrong answers as well).

Comment: Re:So What (Score 1) 226

by phantomfive (#49376731) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains
Oh, so you do agree there are cold hard things in the world.
So you were wrong before when you said, "The world is cold and hard as we allow it to be. It is a *choice*"

In fact, it's not a choice.....you know it.

We can help people out when they need help, but let's not pretend we've changed nature or reality.

Comment: Re:Correlation is not Causation (Score 1) 226

by phantomfive (#49376307) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains

Before that nearly 100% of their diet consisted of fruits, vegetables and meat (including fish).

What about roots?

Humans became "behaviorally modern" about 40000 to 50000 years ago. So it's clear that a diet containing no grains can be nutritionally adequate for modern humans.

This explains why it's not clear. Trying to understand how humans ate 50,000 years ago doesn't help much in understanding what is good for us today.

Comment: Re:Correlation is not Causation (Score 1) 226

by phantomfive (#49375855) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains
This article talks about why "what we were doing 100,000 years ago" is not particularly useful for understanding a healthy modern diet. (In brief: we as humans are omnivores, especially suited to eating many different things, and in any case humans evolve to match their diet....on a much smaller scale than 100,000 years, as the paper points out).

Comment: Re:Correlation is not Causation (Score 2) 226

by phantomfive (#49375765) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains
I don't know why you think so.

Here's an interview on PBS: "I went to visit indigenous people and hunter-gatherers...they don’t get that much meat because hunting is hard work."

Look at the chart half-way down, of some of the hunter/gatherer tribes that still exist. There is huge variety in one they eat....some are mostly meat, some are mostly plants.
The Paleo diet today isn't good for your health.
Unsurprisingly, here is a study in Nature that points out copying Paleolithic diets would not be very useful anyway (not in the least because we've evolved since then, through the Neolithic era).

The paleo diet is yet another fully trademarked fad diet.

Comment: Re:So What (Score 3, Insightful) 226

by phantomfive (#49375433) Attached to: Poverty May Affect the Growth of Children's Brains

Why isn't everyone entitled to a brain of the same size, if it's feasible?

The language you use there is weird. The world is cold and hard, and any of us could be dead tomorrow; entitlements aren't a god-given right, there's no such thing (and that's true whether you're atheist or strongly believe in God).

Why don't you say, "hey guys, these poor people are out there with deficient brains, let's go help them!" Helping people is something we can actually accomplish as a society, and saying it like that would rally a lot more people to the cause.

Comment: Re:Now I understand her record at HP (Score 1) 346

by phantomfive (#49371537) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid

Erm... yeah, that's sort of the whole POINT of having elections.

We're nor having an election here, we're discussing who is electable. Letting your own partisan views enter in makes it harder for you to see.

Their extreme partisan behaviour under Obama has done them NO favours

Except give them the senate and their largest house majority since 1930.

and in presidential elections the liberals actually VOTE.

You are reading too much Salon and DailyKos. Who won more congressional seats in 2012?

Trust me, it's going to be a very interesting 18 months ahead.

Well that's definitely true.

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