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Comment: Re:Catering to real people (Score 1) 167

by scarboni888 (#46742777) Attached to: Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

With a slide-out keyboard like the Sidekick had you can have a screen-sized keyboard AND a full-sized screen that isn't half-filled with a virtual keyboard that effectively makes the visible screen area smaller anyway. I just don't understand why we slide-outs aren't made anymore. They're superior to both the other options, in my opinion.

Comment: Re:Taxpayers pay, but not allowed to have updates. (Score 1) 322

by scarboni888 (#46740815) Attached to: IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

Forcing people to purchase new hardware and throw out perfectly good hardware because an unneccessary & new operating system wont run on their current XP hardware is at the very least environmentally abusive. Also it is disruptive to users because a forced hardware and operating system migration creates all kinds of problems that don't exist if Microsoft would simply offer XP security updates as a subscription service.

Comment: Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (Score 1) 440

by scarboni888 (#46634895) Attached to: Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

Well fortunately (or unfortunately?) I don't think I have to worry about this because while I do try to reduce the amount of excess sodium I consume I still do consume enough processed foodstuffs to ensure a lack of salt won't be problem.

For example, even if I use peanuts-only peanut butter on my toasted English muffins those muffins plus the butter or margarine I also use end up providing me with at least 33% of my recommended daily sodium intake. And at three meals a day at that target rate (33%) each I'll be lucky to keep it under 100% but I'm pretty sure it goes over that more often than not.

Which is another reason I consciously attempt to cut it out wherever I can: if I didn't I'd be going over 100% every single day and by quite a bit, I'm sure. For example just think about those same English muffins with crappy salt-added peanut butter that alone would probably push me up to 38-40% just for that meal alone!!

Comment: Re:And so this is Costco's fault? (Score 2) 440

by scarboni888 (#46620381) Attached to: Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

Oh no - it's a scam all right. Consistently using salt stimulates your sense of taste so that if you don't use salt the taste is bland. If you stopped using salt you would be able to taste the unsalted food again after your sensitivity level returned. I have proved this to myself time and again with the first such experience being the move to peanut-only peanut butter. At first because I was expecting the doped-up tripe that serves for commercial peanut butter I didn't much like the peanuts-only peanut butter. However i hate to waste anything and forced myself to finish the container. By the time I was finished with it not only did I find I was enjoying it but I knew I'd never buy any other kind of peanut butter ever again (and I haven't!).

It's all about what you're used to and processed food manufacturers like to make us 'used to' large amounts of salts, sugars, and fats. That's because salts, sugars, and fats are cheaper than nutritious and quality ingredients and make you salivate for them more.

So yes. It's a scam

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