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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.

Comment: Re:OK, NOW I'm pissed. (Score 1) 441

So, what, I'm supposed to sit back and accept an attitude of 'fuck U.S. workers

I think what all of "just OK" tech workers are going to have to do is form our own companies and route around the big corps. The big guys seem hell bent on taking the path they want to take, and it doesn't include us. The only viable option for the normal people is to form communities and support each other in these communities. Maybe the Republic of Texas whack jobs were on to something...they just went about it the wrong way. Maybe some community coops that produce something tangible and real -- hiring us "just OK" workers in the process -- instead of storing up guns and food?

Comment: mRNA talks to people too (Score 2) 70

by transporter_ii (#47690009) Attached to: Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

Eating Plants May Change Our Cells - LiveScience

Called microRNAs, these compounds are the movers and shakers of our cells, as scientists have found they turn up and down levels of human proteins. However, until now scientists thought these chemicals were only made and used inside our bodies, but new research shows that microRNAs from plants can enter the human body.

Chen-Yu Zhang at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, found low levels of plant microRNAs from rice in human tissues. After testing the effects of these chemicals on mice, Zhang concluded microRNAs from plants could actually impact how the human body functions.

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 4, Insightful) 474

If someone breaks into a house, they should be in jail for breaking into a house. I know plenty of people who do drugs and *don't* break into houses or commit other crimes. Also, the high prices are driven by the prohibition of drugs. If they were more affordable, it becomes much less of an issue to break into houses or cars to get money.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982

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