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Well if Fred Beckey is OK it must be bullshit. I mean, Fred Beckey!
Because a single data point is absolutely representative of reality. I never did understand all these people claiming to live in poverty, I do just fine. Poverty must be a lie.
You want a fucking citation? Okay?
The results, which were published last week in PLoS One, were telling. The ultra-runners had a low, although not nonexistent, incidence of high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats, with about 7.5 percent of the runners reporting one of those problems. But less than 1 percent had been diagnosed with heart disease or had a past stroke, and few had experienced cancer, with basal cell skin carcinoma being the most common malignancy, occurring in 1.6 percent of the runners. Those percentages are generally lower than among age-matched American adults, especially considering that a majority of the ultra-runners were aged 40 or older.
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Extreme exercise shortens lifespan. Really?
Get off your lazy asses!
"Oh I live in the big city." "It is dangerous to ride a bike." "Bikes are for pussies!"
I have heard it all. You want a dangerous activity? How about sitting all day in front of your computer. The health risks of inactivity trump the dangers of activity.
I commuted from Fremont, CA to Belmont, CA across the Dumbarton Bridge. I started doing it because the driving commute was two hours and 10 minutes. I rode it in two hours and 15 minutes. In six months I went from 260 pounds to 185.
I didn't start riding to get healthy. I got healthy because I started and kept riding. Now, I also run ultra-marthons and do fast-packing long distance hikes.
I would switch to one of the many other data providers. If you don't like T-mo, then go with Consumer Cellular, Virgin Mobile, or one of the many quality providers who give you honest data service for an honest dollar.
Certainly, we do not need Government regulations. The free market is auto-correcting here.
Life on this planet will end shortly after a scientist/engineers utters the word "Oops"... followed by "Oh, Shit!"
My money is on nano-tech.
Psst, we're not allowed to talk about 'overpopulation'
I dont have mod points, but if I did, I'd mod this up. The 'O' word should be problem #1.
If the human population would just limit their breeding to one child, within about 200 years the world population would be reduced to pre-Industrial levels of about one billion world-wide. Once that level is achieved, then families could have two children per household. The population levels could then exist within ecological boundaries.
Yeah, good luck with that.
Here is the technology that could save the environment..... " a condom"
A long-time-ago friend of mine developed the word processor for Jacquard Systems called "Type Rite". It was, at the time (70s), the most advanced word processor around. When the IBM PC entered the market, a major computer company, bought a license and paid him a healthy contractor rate to port it to the PC. After a year of being 99% done, he asked me if I wanted to finish the port to "C" on the PC. I asked to look at his code before accepting. OMFG! It was riddled with GOTOs. No way I wanted to take over the project for him.
He was a long-time assembly language programmer. Basically, he took the structure of assembly, and applied it to C. Very long functions with "if (...) goto".
He was the most financially successful programmer I had met at that time, but his code was, and remains to this date, the worst implementation of 'C' I have ever seen.
"GOTO" should never have been allowed in C.
Look at Stephen Colbert for proof. His spinoff is a great success and extremely funny, but IMHO, it doesn't come close to matching the comedy of The Daily Show with John.
I found that The Daily Show (TDS) did not come close to matching the comedy of the Colbert Report. For me, I get sick on too much of the same thing from TDS... "Look at the double-speak teams at Fox". Colbert changed into a legitimate comedy variety show.
Let me see if I recall who CBS offered to replace David Letterman....? Damn, it'll come to me....
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The sad truth is. A person could probably get several hundred people (or more) do it.
I preferred MIPS or 68K assembly. I hated x86 asm.
1992: I wanted more firmware jobs. Screw it, I'm going to learn x86 asm. I developed an RTOS with an x86 kernel. Hired by major semi company in '95 as a contractor. Promoted and led 12 person dev team in 1996 to help build the most powerful supercomputer at that time. Top of my rank group for duration @ company. Cashed in my chips in early 2001 and "retired" from corporate life. Worked part-time since and spending most of my time enjoying the outdoors: ultra-running, mountaineering, ski-mountaineering, mtn biking, world travel,
Payoff of popular languages worked for me (C and x86 asm in the 90s).
Overall, screw popularity... seek the path to what will make you happy. For me, it was upward mobility in my career (and $$$).
With the sheer magnitude of our little galaxy it is likely that many civilizations are running many computer simulations of the universe. So, who is to say what is real and what is simulated. Even the ones doing the simulations may exist in a computer simulation. The thing is you would "feel" as real in a programmed simulation as in a real Universe. With the size of the known Universe it is more likely that we exist in a simulation. It still doesn't change the fact that I have to go to work on Monday.
It's called "great risk taking". I always took major risks. These risks would result in either A) I would fail miserably and get fired; or B) I would succeed beyond all expectations, and get big rewards. I always succeeded, and I have had the greatest jobs (and rewards) I could have ever had wanted.