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Comment: Re:I must be missing something. (Score 1) 240

by transporter_ii (#49263925) Attached to: Windows 10 Enables Switching Between Desktop and Tablet Modes

> Afaik both android and iOS have ways of doing this that are very simple.

It may be simple now, but my first experience with Android, it was really annoying to me that there wasn't an obvious way to actually close an app. Yes, I agree it isn't that hard, but if you don't know how, it is not obvious in any way whatsoever. An "X" up in the corner of the app is simple.

Comment: Re:Quantum commuicantion (Score 0) 188

by transporter_ii (#49204219) Attached to: The Origin of Life and the Hidden Role of Quantum Criticality

I always think about this, too, when people laugh at people that suffer negative effects from something like wi-fi or EMF. It does sound stupid, but if there is communication going between cells going on at a level that we don't currently understand, then it starts to make a little more sense. In the radio world, this is called desense. That's when you have have a receiver that can't hear anything because the noise that is produced from nearby transmitters overload the receiver...even though they may be on totally different frequencies and shouldn't interfere with each other under normal circumstances.

You also get into areas like Royal Rife here. Yes, the gut reaction is call it pseudo science and get a good laugh out of it. However, new evidence may be emerging here that makes it a lot more relevant than we were led to believe. Only time will tell, but it is starting to look less crazy by the day.

Comment: Quantum commuicantion (Score 0) 188

by transporter_ii (#49204199) Attached to: The Origin of Life and the Hidden Role of Quantum Criticality

The most obvious advantage why these cells would be preferred is communication. In Newtonian physics when you suddenly realize you are looking at a tiger in the bushes, it is just biological and chemical processes that get your body into fight or flight mode. So a chemical reaction can spread fear over your *entire* body in a split second? But if there was quantum communication going on, it more readily explains how the entire body can go from normal to fight or flight in a split second.

Personally, I find it interesting that ancient healing techniques focused on some type of unknown energy healing that was laughed at by modern science. And before it is all said and done, I think it is going to turn out not so crazy after all.

One of my favorite books is The Field, by Lynn McTaggart. Yeah, some of it may not be real science, but some parts of it may hold up under the microscope and change a few things. Maybe not, but it's a hell of a good read.

Comment: But wait, there is even more to it... (Score 1, Interesting) 958

by transporter_ii (#48967855) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

This is part of a review I posted on Amazon for "Muscle Myths: 50 Health & Fitness Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making:"

There is new research now that certain foods heavily influence your gut bacteria, and that the type of gut bacteria you have has a lot to do with your weight.

Actual scientific studies, published in Nature, show that the obese patients in the study (about 80% of the group studied) had lower counts of gut microbiota. These people were more obese than those with higher counts of gut bacteria. They also tended to put on weight faster.

If a calorie is just a calorie, then nobody in the groups should have put on weight unless they were eating more calories than they were burning. So it seems that there is more to it than just calories in vs. energy expended. Hmmm.

I highly recommend getting a copy of Dave Asprey's "Bulletproof Diet" and "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization," by John J. Ratey and Richard Manning. Both books go beyond the calorie. The types of food you eat do influence gut bacteria, and these books explain that very well.

Comment: Re:Because.... (Score 1) 642

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.

Comment: Re:Oh no (Score 4, Insightful) 297

by transporter_ii (#48349491) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

You can turn genes on and off with diet and lifestyle. Check out the field of epigenetics. Genes are influencers, but your fate is not written in stone because of them.

See: http://www.livescience.com/418...

The types of bacteria in your gut today may be different tomorrow, depending on what kinds of food you eat, a new study suggests.

Comment: A New Diet Quickly Alters Gut Bacteria (Score 1) 297

by transporter_ii (#48349473) Attached to: Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

Genes can be turned on and off depending on diet and lifestyle. Not only that, but the types of foods you eat can influence your bacteria:

The types of bacteria in your gut today may be different tomorrow, depending on what kinds of food you eat, a new study suggests.

The study also adds evidence to the idea that human diets — acting through the gut bacteria — influence the risk of certain diseases

http://www.livescience.com/418...

We bring a lot of misery on ourselves, but it's human nature to attempt to blame someone (or something) else.

Comment: Re:Uh (Score 2) 112

by transporter_ii (#48341171) Attached to: Amazon's Echo Chamber

Yeah. I'm a cable cutter w/ Amazon Prime and I'm quite happy with the video content. I don't watch much TV, but when I do I enjoy the commercial free content, even if it is a bit older. If you never watched it, it's all new to you.

Commercials are like cigarettes. Every one you watch takes five minutes off the end of your life. Of course, just sitting and watching TV does that, too, I'm just saying.

http://beforeitsnews.com/alter...

Gotta go for a walk now. :)

Comment: Re:Much as I despise trolls (Score 1) 489

by transporter_ii (#48183037) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

As the drug wars wind down all over the world, they have to have something to fill the prisons with. And really, this one will be easier to fake than the throw down baggie that the police had...because the trouble with the throw-down baggie was that you couldn't trust the police with it... I'm just saying.

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