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Comment Re: This is the same guy (Score 1) 385

Be that as it may, Bluetooth still uses more power then an audio jack: http://www.muada.com/2014/10-2... And that's not even counting the fact that this just covers transmission. You have even higher power requirements when you take the battery on the other end into account, but of course you won't notice that in the battery life on your phone

Comment Re: As it's been said... (Score 1) 621

Well of course it will only work when you have a profitable market. No-one deals with North Korea for that reason. That's about as insightful as saying the sun will come up tomorrow in countries that have had a night today. I always see this over regulating proposed as well, but that goes for every country : they all have regulations to make sure their internal market has a level and safe playing field. Even China has rules and regulations. And as for banking reform. I believe the UK blocked that one...

Comment Re: What did you expect? (Score 1) 621

Seriously? Germany is the EU powerhouse, has been for decades. Not the UK. Also, Wales voted leave. Scotland and Northern Ireland voted stay. So if anything they'll be rejoining the EU. I know Europe is far away, but at least try to get relevant information before posting.

Comment Not really no (Score 1) 299

There's more to ensure then just driver liability. Vandalism is also a major reason to insure your car. And most of the premium in car insurances goes to cover the risk and guestimated possible future repair costs. If risk goes down the premium goes down. Simple as that. Same with houses, you pay a lot more premium if you have a thatched roof instead of something less flammable. There are already experiments with driver data influencing premium. i.e. you drive slower you get lower premium.

Comment Re:And better for the enviroment (Score 1) 274

You are right that there is a lower quantity of protein, but I'm not quite sure what you mean by "protein balance". If you are referring to whether or not tofu is a complete protein, it is. It contains all required amino acids that you would find in an animal protein.

Actually, to make tofu tasty you need considerably more than just a few spices.

That is entirely subjective. You can make tofu extremely tasty with a short marinade in soy sauce. Fish sauce. Wine. Coconut milk. A dip in water or egg, bread coat, short fry, and you have the makings of a great tofu parm. Shred and mix into tomato sauce for a faux meat sauce. Cold smoke, dice, mix with rice, cheese, and you have the start of an excellent burrito/taco. Silken tofu can be used as a source of protein in smoothies, and any number of desserts. Or, lightly sweetened and served as is (as is commonly done in Japan).

I *am* sure that leftovers are nowhere near as tasty.

No, you aren't, you are assuming. Considering I just named several dishes that I'm pretty sure you had no idea even existed, you have no idea whatsoever those leftovers would taste like. Now, i'll be subjective too - chicken in the US is pretty darn terrible. In general, it tastes like cardboard (and this is by design - flavor takes time to develop, and when birds need to be slaughtered by 6 weeks that just doesn't happen). Go to France and try poulet de bresse and realize how truly abhorrent American chicken really is. It's not worth the animal suffering that goes into it.

Comment Re:And better for the enviroment (Score 2) 274

If you live near ethnic Asian markets (common in any metro center), bulk tofu can be had at a price of about 6lbs for 4 dollars (96oz). So, let's look at the math... Assume you eat 4oz of protein at every meal (365 days x 3 meals a day x 4oz = 4380 oz in a year). If you were to eat nothing but tofu during the course of that year, you would need 46 6-lb packs of tofu to cover your protein intake, at a cost of $182 or $.17 per serving. If you were to buy the chicken breasts you were suggesting, $2 per pound, you would be looking at a spend of $548 (4380oz/16oz*$2=$547.5), or $.50 per serving. Eating only one "meat" to every 3 "vegetarian" weeks lands you in the middle - (39weeks*7 days* 3meals a day *$.17 per tofu serving ) + (13 weeks * 7 days * 3 meals a day * $.50 per chicken serving), or $275.73 total. About half what eating the low-cost meat option would cost. So, according to your math, your statement:

Unless you live in a place where meat is very scarce, you only eat filet or ribeye every night, or insist on grass fed free range low stress hand massaged beef the financial impact of meat vs no meat is very minimal.

is seemingly unfounded. Unless you consider a 50% reduction in cost to be minimal, which I do not. Interestingly, the cost of 39 weeks of tofu ($139.23) is nearly a wash with the cost of only 13 weeks of chicken ($136.50). If someone is culinarily inclined, there are even cheaper options. Indian foods, beans, whole grains, etc.

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