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Comment This has been life changing for me (Score 1) 267

I have a long time friend who has been harping on the benefits of a low carb, high fat (LCHF) diet for over a year now. As skeptical as I am I dismissed him since he was selling a product that purported to induce ketosis (when the brain switches from sugar/carb for fuel to fats). After watching friend after friend start losing weight and proclaiming how much better they feel now I decided it was at least worth trying. That was a little over a month ago and I have lost 20 lbs. But even if I hadn't lost a single pound I would stick to this new lifestyle. The mental clarity and increased energy is amazing. And I haven't slept this well in years! I highly recommend it. The science behind it is solid and contradicts what we've been told for decades. Hopefully more doctors will do their due diligence and start helping their patients make the switch.

Comment The market decided so regulation isn't needed (Score 1) 473

Coal is no longer economically advantageous and the market is switching to sources that are. The cost per kWh for wind and solar have plummeted so much in the last couple of years they are now cheaper than nuclear which had for decades been the cheapest "clean" energy source. Many nuclear facilities are now being aged out and plans to build new facilities have dropped. Add to that energy storage technology has also come down in cost per kWh so those solar arrays can be used to generate power for overnight and coal becomes downright expensive. Sometimes capitalism can cause the right thing to happen in spite of itself.

Comment Darth Vader betrayed and murdered your father (Score 1) 182

Your father... was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. He ceased to be the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and "became" Darth Vader. When that happened, the good man who was your father was destroyed. So, what I told you was true... from a certain point of view.

As long as humans have agendas and perceptions there will continue to be "fake" (from a certain point of view) news. And crowdsourcing the data will only muddle the results not correct them.

Comment Re:Please respect us (Score 2) 156

I say what I mean. Anyone who goes into an OSS project expecting to get paid is a fool. XBMC was a cool project to make an outdated console a useful tool again. Nobody expected it to morph into the extraordinary Swiss Army Knife media center it has become. But it couldn't have done that without skirting the **IA's regs and making it useful to a wide range of interests. Now they want to add some of the tools of the industry that shunned them. As long as they don't remove the features that their users demand that shouldn't be an issue. But we know for them to add those features the "Bosses" will demand a tribute.

Comment Please respect us (Score 4, Insightful) 156

This seems to happen whenever an OSS project goes mainstream and someone decides they want to be "respected" by the evil jerks who created the situation that led to the OSS project being created in the first place. If they create addons with DRM they will have to be binary only and separate from KODI itself since KODI is GPL2. That said KODI even points you to forks should you dislike their new direction

Comment Re:ESPN affected 'most' by cutting? (Score 3, Interesting) 155

It was Disney (80% owner of ESPN) who did the strong arming of cable companies. They managed to get all cable/sat companies to carry ALL ESPN channels by refusing to license just The Disney Channel. To get The Disney Channel they required the license of the ESPN package as well. And it had to be in the basic/economy tier of service. So while the cable companies are evil, greedy SOB's Disney helped jack up the price of your cable plan just as much. Perhaps Disney has a long term contract with their cable customer (TW, Comcast, et al) and won't be affected for several years.

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