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Comment Re:Cheap good tasting food is bad for you. (Score 1) 283

I think you have to be a tool to eat the most common organ meats, especially right now. We're talking about the body's filters and so on.

What makes you say that? I'm not just talking about liver and kidneys, but heart, tongue, brains, etc. Such meat from more traditional or organic farmers shouldn't be too expensive if the normal sources are too questionable -- I'd never eat chicken livers from a factory farm.
It's not something I do often because I'm a bit of a slacker (and the people I live with probably wouldn't be into it, which makes it harder). From what I've read, more variety in the kinds of meat is beneficial, if you do it right (apparently, polar bear liver is not safe for human consumption due to high levels of vitamin A).

I do have meat every day, or I just don't feel right. I think you need to accept that not everyone is the same.

That's true. Although, people often say such things when it comes to diet changes and I think while sometimes it is true, other times they just haven't given things a chance because they don't want to. Not necessarily saying that's the case with you, as it also depends on a person's health. I also have meat daily, as I have trouble keeping my weight up.

It must be nice not to have to deal with farm subsidies. It's a big crock, and not the nice kind that's full of butter.

Sort of. We just have different industry pressures. It's all about dairy here (our major export, which I'm allergic to). They love to put milk solids into just about everything they can. I think the US has a similar attitude, but Europe seems to be different from what I can gather by reading the ingredients on imported snack food items.

Farming in many 1st world countries is in such dire straights. We're supposed to be Clean Green New Zealand, but it's a joke -- current dairy and beef farming is causing damage to our native environment. The sad thing is that there are better ways that are not only better for the environment and local consumers, but also fits very well into a true Clean Green marketing image. But almost nobody is interested in doing things properly, it seems.

Comment Re:Cheap good tasting food is bad for you. (Score 1) 283

What do you mean by quality meats, exactly? I think organ meats are neglected; they're very cheap and high in nutrients, and can taste great, too. As for grass vs. grain feed beef etc. I guess I'm lucky, because where I live, grass fed beef is the standard. Of course, we don't have a subsidised corn industry in New Zealand, so I think that helps.

Also, a lot of people think they need to have meat every day and for every meal. If you limit meat to 3-4 times a week, that's going to save you quite a lot.

Comment Re:Why are Fruits and Vegetables so controversial? (Score 1) 283

Maybe it's because people don't know how to make fresh vegetables interesting (since they don't come prepared in a colourful box) and they've desensitised themselves to the sugar in fruit by eating highly-processed, super-sugary junk.

Not so sure about whole grains being part of our diet for the vast majority of our evolutionary history.

Comment Re:Hitachi Makes a Touch Screen That's Pressure Se (Score 1) 330

That Ten One Design video doesn't say how it's done. I'm guessing it measures the size of the touch area. That's not the same as genuine pressure sensitivity that you can get from something like a Wacom stylus. I'm guessing that's also why Apple are keeping it as a private API -- it probably doesn't work as well as they would like it to.

Comment Re:Hitachi Makes a Touch Screen That's Pressure Se (Score 1) 330

The only reason you need true pressure sensitivity is for art purposes--where you can control the thickness of a line, for instance, by how hard you press.

You say that as if it's a smaller market than basic written note taking.

You're also not thinking about all the potential uses developers will find for such functionality. One off the top of my head would be to press harder to write in bold -- much quicker and more intuitive than toggling the bold button at the edge of the screen.

Comment Re:I kinda hope not. (Score 2) 330

I think it's more likely that there are more people for whom the 3.5" is the better size. Unless they're planning on having two screen size options for the next iPhone. No idea how likely that is. Apple certainly aren't going to make two sizes unless there they think it's more important than a marketing advantage, which seems to be the main reason some manufacturers are making larger phones -- to "differentiate" themselves", rather than because they spent more effort on R&D than Apple.

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