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Comment Re:Feed the good gut bacteria (Score 1) 254

Can you share more info on this? I've never heard of someone gaining weight because they ate more high-fiber foods, and literally only the opposite. Would like to find out more if this is true, thanks!

I'm a bit dubious: if someone is eating high fat, high protein and high fiber, then they're eating wrong (and likely too much.) A reduction in calories would more than compensate for whatever fiber was broken down into simpler carbs, if this is even actually an issue for many people. (And typically as fiber is increased, appetite is also diminished, hopefully aiding in a reduction of total calories consumed.) We don't need very much protein (vast majority of us eat too much), and even less fat. Something like 98% of us don't eat enough fiber, so I'm really doubtful what you've mentioned is problem in the real world.

Comment Feed the good gut bacteria (Score 1) 254

I'm surprised this isn't the takeaway message.. Focusing on high-fat or high-protein diets is what's wrong. Instead, focus on fiber, or prebiotics - the stuff your good gut bacteria wants. Ironically, the vilification of carbs plays into this problem: most fiber comes with carbs. Brown rice, fruit, whole grains, etc.. People foolishly lump them together with processed carbs (white sugar, white rice, white flour) and then end up missing out on a lot of potential fiber. Whole grains, lots of veggies, pulses, legumes and fruit will support the microbiome you want. Some of the best advice I've heard: eat 80% 'healthy' every day, and you can slack a bit with the other 20% (although the more healthy food you eat, the less inclined you are to want the unhealthy food, as your gut resets itself.)

Comment Re:Small tidbit (Score 1) 121

Very true, or any external speakers...should be possible in theory. Pretty much every laptop has speakers, and same with PC's - my box has a little speaker for the motherboard..kind of spooky when you think about it. (Note that the record quality worsens with the sound quality of the speaker, so one designed to beep and that's all is going to be able to pick up very little.)

Comment Seriously? (Score 1) 624

This is a perfect example of why we have so many problems - people willing to straight-up lie, even when what they're saying can be easily disqualified.

Stern: "Are you for invading Iraq?"

Trump: "Yeah, I guess so. I wish the first time it was done correctly."

You can say he was reluctant, but "Yeah, I guess so" is a supportive statement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?... - scroll to 1:39

"You want to go out for dinner?"

"Yeah, I guess so."

The sane response would *not* be "Okay, I hear you, you're opposed to going out for dinner."

Trump: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?... 0:36 in.

He didn't say 'find them in your already hacked files', he just said 'find them'. How does anyone 'find' emails they don't have? I think it's called 'hacking'. Even if he was referring to hacked emails somehow previously obtained by Russia (and how does Trump 'know this'?), isn't it concerning that a presidential candidate wants that information released publicly? He wants to LOCK HER UP because she was using an 'insecure' mail server, but it's okay for him to ENCOURAGE Russia to release that information? Will he then chant 'LOCK RUSSIA UP'? Oh, never mind.

What we need is more honesty and less people spewing lies like this, and less time spent in echo chambers. And the people and organizations who do this should not be tolerated.

Comment Unrealistic..let's just take a look. (Score 4, Informative) 283

There are ~100 million cows in the US.

They each eat about 24lbs of food a day.

Doesn't say what proportion of that has to be seaweed, but even if it's just a pound a day, that's 100 million pounds of seaweed every day. 36.5 billion pounds a year.

Annual global seaweed harvest was 28,000 metric tons (61,729,433lbs) in '88 according to Wikipedia.

And there are lots more cows around the rest of the world (upwards of 1.5 billion).

People think *I'm* crazy as a vegan. But take note, according to this pro-meat article, livestock accounts for 20% of greenhouse emissions. Should be worrisome to anyone consuming cows or dairy...that's a lot we could cut out very quickly if the will existed.

Comment Re:Is there a precedent for this? (Score 1) 215

Thanks - I was actually thinking about some safe models that will destroy the contents when tampered with...so it could be a bit closer as an analogy, but care less about the actual analogy and more about what precedents there are..thanks for the feedback on safety deposit boxes - are you guessing, or do you know this as a fact?

Comment Is there a precedent for this? (Score 2) 215

What would happen if there was suspected related papers to a case in a safe? Would the safe company have to open it, or was it left to the police to deal with? Or a safety deposit box - do banks have to comply? There's probably some precedent for this out there, would be interesting to see what it is..

Comment Re:What about the rest? (Score 5, Interesting) 215

Yeah, but how accurate were they in actually incarcerating the correct person? How many were mistakes? It could very well always have been closer to 60%, but with wrongly accused people put in jail (which we now know occurs with great frequency) who had much less means to defend themselves in the past. Even today's numbers (64%) are likely inflated with wrongful convictions. Fact is: solving murders is often hard work. (And how qualified are many of the people doing it? Often 'a conviction' is much more important for optics than 'a correct conviction', due to other perverse systems and influences in play.) Lots more to this.

Comment Re:Surviving on Earth is easier (Score 1) 522

Exactly. If we can survive space travel, we can make just about any event survivable here.

Also totally disagree with his 'fragile planet' remark. The planet isn't fragile, we're just a fucking wrecking ball of a species. If we could collectively curb our compulsions, we could actually live in pretty good harmony with the planet. Sadly, that's a priority for very few.

Comment Re:Good and bad... (Score 1) 123

I had this problem with a previous landlord, who's wifi we were dependent on for a while, and it was really annoying on many levels, and surprisingly hard to work-around when most ports are shut down. It affects a LOT more than torrent clients, and with Blizzard games, it's not just updates, it's playing many of the games. I had to play Diablo 3 (it was in Beta then) through my mobile phone connection, for example.

Comment Re:And to think the DNC wanted to face Trump... (Score 1) 2837

Given how many people 'voted for change', the time might actually be ripe for electoral reform. Right now, only voices for Republican and Democrat will be heard at the highest level. That isn't going to change any time soon unless there's electoral reform. Something like proportional representation means your vote counts (at least a lot more than the US system), and 3rd party votes can actually get someone elected. Right now, the US is a two-party system, where *any* other votes are totally powerless and meaningless (other than being symbolic.) This is a fundamental problem of the system, and fails to embody the true sense of democracy.

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