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Comment Zoze Zwiss (Score 2) 106

... with the assistance of the clock (Spectratime of Switzerland) ... manufacturer

Seems to be a big blow to the Swiss clock makers' reputation for accuracy and reliability. But rejoice. Maybe those Swiss watches will start to sell for more realistic prices...

Disclaimer: This post is intended to produce whooshing.

Comment Newsflash (Score 1) 176

Newsflash: eating food that people have eaten for thousands of years and thrived on, is better than eating highly processed, deep-fried, and/or chemical additives-rich junk that incidentally makes money for their manufacturers and sellers.

Eat more food grown on plants and less food manufactured in plants.

(To be sure, a smallish component of meat and dairy is often advised, but if your diet consists of only this (and perhaps bread or your locale's starchy staple) then health problems shouldn't even be surprising.)

Why do people believe that food consists only of Carbs, Protein and Fat? Perhaps with a sprinkling of vitamins and minerals, which can just as easily be gotten from supplements? There's stuff like probiotics, enzymes, and elusive co-factors and who knows what else that science has not yet even discovered, let alone understood and described.

Comment Re:Safety first? (Score 1) 121

Tell me again how self driving cars are supposed to bring safety to the roads by not having a human driver AND capable of drag racing at the same time?

Maybe by outrunning all the accident-causing bad human drivers? (Sarcasm aside, I agree with you. Seems the acceleration is just sales pitch, it seems that is the lowest-hanging fruit in e-car features, given electric motor properties.)

Comment Re:Love it! (Score 1, Informative) 173

It is a total and complete replacement for Microsoft.

Ha haha. Sadly not. (And I have been an Open|LibreOffice advocate for years...) Sadly, Writer does not do nearly the same amount of "DTP-lite" that Word (even 2007) is capable of. On my last 3-page document (which included diagrams) after trying to cope with intermittent shift-arounds of content and crashes for a morning, I capitulated and fired Word up (nicer-looking result too). Writer is only a replacement if you used Word like some slightly glorified typewriter. (Calc seems to be much more capable though.)

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