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Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 494

by swamp_ig (#49332769) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

I have the same problem, plus my wife does all the cooking at home and wouldn't ever track ingredients.

I've managed to lose 8kg (back to my goal weight now).

It's pretty easy - just don't eat as much, cut your serving size down and make sure you end the meal feeling a little bit hungry, not full.

Comment: Re:Yeah right, take the guns away and ... (Score 2) 498

by swamp_ig (#49223293) Attached to: Mental Health Experts Seek To Block the Paths To Suicide

People should, however, be educated about really shitty ways of killing yourself, like overdosing on acetaminophen and the like.

That's a way I'd personally prefer to avoid.

Maybe (not that it would ever happen) there could be a govt sanctioned 'suicide wait list' where you sign on and after three months of counselling and intervention if you're not taken yourself off it, it'd get done painlessly and privately.

At least that would curb the public messes. Maybe...

Comment: Re:"Working hours: Get a life" at (Score 3, Insightful) 545

by swamp_ig (#48535909) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

People who work the harder in their industry will almost always get paid more (barring other factors).

That's unfortunately nothing to do with how well they get paid.

Your pay level is largely about politics and self-promotion. (within a particular field and experience level)

Comment: Re:You can pry my wallet from my... (Score 1) 375

by swamp_ig (#48502779) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

Where I live - number of x in last 100 years:

Hurricanes: 0
Earthquakes: 0
Snowstorms: 0
Tornado: I think there's been 2-4 very minor ones with local damage only
Revolutions: 0
Military invasions: 0
Floods: 2 (again minor and localized)
Widespread power outage > 12h: 2 in last 30 yrs

I guess I can chuck the wallet!

Comment: Re:I'm not a scientist... (Score 0) 99

by swamp_ig (#48331055) Attached to: French Health Watchdog: 3D Viewing May Damage Eyesight In Children

Eyesight is probably the most important sense you have to interact with the world. It's precious and even a slight chance off affecting it is enough to not take the risk. It's not like we're depriving kids of something important anyway.

I don't see what's wrong with the recommandation and the fact that an agency for food, environmental and occupational health and safety studies the effect of 3D viewing on people and kids. Sounds to me they are doing their job.

But there's no evidence.

Does that mean we should recommend against everything else where there's no evidence of damage too?

Funny how incidence of myopia and use of mobile phones are both increasing...

Quick! Ban mobile phones - won't anyone think of the children?

Comment: Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (Score 1) 839

by swamp_ig (#48165153) Attached to: Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Population level surveillance is nothing to do with socialism or capitalism.

It's a tool that can be used by either - generally by the powerful against the majority. In 'true socialism' (which is impossible and more of a theoretical ideal) then there'd be no surveillance as there'd be no powerful group.

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