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Comment ba duan jin, few carbohydrates (Score 1) 865

Perform some Ba duan jin's. You can do them at work, throughout the day. You do not need much space, It does not build muscles, but it will relax your muscles so that blood circulation is improved, and if you do them regularly it will do wonders for your health.

Also, change your eating habits. Replace anything that contains carbohydrates with fat & proteins, and you will shed body fat very quickly. Read the excellent book Life Without Bread, written by a guy who is now 96. Ive replaced all sugary snacks I normally ate throughout the day with almonds, peanuts (unsalted!), and 90% chocolate. Especially unsalted almonds are the perfect finger food. They are highly addictive AND healthy, and although they contain lots of fat you will loose weight eating them.

Comment Re:Three options (Score 1) 1032

I once stumbled upon a paper that analyzed rat eating behaviour. They basically change their food source only rarely, and tend to eat whatever they smell other rats are eating. This behavior has lots of advantages. Since they only switch food source when they have to, they seldom eat something poisonous. Since they switch to food they smell other rats have eaten, it is unlikely that the other food is poisonous because otherwise the other rat would have been dead.
This is an extremely robust behavior, and I am sure it can be used in some form as a swarming algorithm, much like ant colony or particle swarm.

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Submission + - A timetable for nuclear fusion

IAmTheRealMike writes: This article offers an in depth but readable review of the current state of fusion research, along with a timetable for the future, a description of what still needs to be figured out and a fascinating look at what it'd take to scale up to worldwide commercial generation levels. Executive summary, by 2100 if all goes according to plan fusion might be able to generate 30% of Europes present day demand. The delay is largely due to tightly limited tritium supplies. Whilst a sustainable fusion reactor will produce tritium, it would do so only in small amounts so a reactor would take 2-3 years to produce enough tritium to "give birth" and start another one. It looks like even with the most optimistic assumptions, by the time Tokamak based fusion can meaningfully contribute we will likely be deep in the midsts of an energy crisis.

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