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Comment: Re:Keep track of what you eat (Score 1) 496

by zaft (#49331599) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
You can enter your own recipes in MyFitnessPal. All you have to do is figure it out once and save it.

For example I have a bleu cheese salad that I make a couple of times a week. Figure out the ingredients and weigh them (I bought a cheap food scale at NewEgg) and it's not that hard. It also has the side effect of making you aware of where your calories are coming from.

I guess I'm a little surprised that someone who is patient enough to actually cook from scratch would then be too lazy to weigh a few items.

Comment: Re:personally, i like this method better... (Score 3, Informative) 112

by zaft (#48257219) Attached to: US Post Office Increases Secret Tracking of Mail
Funny, except for all those sex crimes that he left uninvestigated. He is big on every hot-button issue that can get him elected whether it's part of his role (actual crime) or not (immigration). He is a grandstander with an ego the size of Montana.

Comment: Re:We could not make them (Score 5, Insightful) 514

by zaft (#45903117) Attached to: Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Except looking at history, they will probable lead to fewer soldier deaths, fewer bystander deaths, more accurate targeting.

I don't know why people think they are bad.

Extra-judicial killings of US citizens.

Let's call it what is is: murder of innocent US citizens.

(don't think they are innocent? They are innocent until proven guilty!)

+ - Intel Joins Arduino Camp With "Galileo" Board->

Submitted by zaft
zaft writes: Intel announced a new board, "Galileo" that is Arduino-compatible and use the Quark processor that was announced at IDF. Unlike the pricy Minnowboard, Galileo will be offered for $60 and thousands will be seeded to universities. Availability is slated for November 29. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?
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Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 290

by zaft (#44539499) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best/Newest Hardware Without "Trusted Computing"?
vPro is a function of the processor, not the chipset. That is the processor must support vPro to use it. And vPro and TPMs are not at all comparable. A TPM is not something that does anything on its own; it is used by the FW and/or OS to enable security but doesn't itself do anything. TPMs are built in accordance with a open spec from the TCG. Every motherboard I've ever seen ships with the TPM disabled, and many of them that support a TPM don't have it down on the board, it must be installed separately. vPro requires a fair amount of setup to use, so claiming that it's going to backdoored is really just silly. While it may be that there are legitimate concerns about TPMs (or vPro), I've not seen any /. discussion yet that seemed to be particularly well informed on the specifics, here.

Recent research has tended to show that the Abominable No-Man is being replaced by the Prohibitive Procrastinator. -- C.N. Parkinson