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Comment Re:Sitting too much ages you by 8 years (Score 1) 72

And jogging and bicycling increases your chances to get fatally hit by an automobile, train or plane.

I wondered about that a while back, so I did some investigation into the odds. It turned out that the risk of riding a bike is in the same ballpark as riding in a car when measured on a per-hour basis.

While the risks aren't insignificant, they turned out to be clearly better than the risk of being out of shape and keeling over prematurely from a heart attack or similar problem.

I do avoid some of the things that probably skew the cycling risk numbers higher, such as riding at night, or riding on hilly country roads that lack shoulders.

Comment They are suppressing partial solutions (Score 1) 72

In Europe they use weight-loss medication that has proven fairly effective and safe. But for some reason doctors in the US are discouraged from prescribing them.

I asked my own doctor about them, and got a lectury response something like "patients should just learn to exercise more and eat better instead." Yeah, we know that already.

Ironically, the doctor is also overweight. It's NOT working, doc!

Comment Re: So Oracle discriminated (Score 1) 234

We have to vote for a person, not specific positions. While I generally agree with him on visa workers, there are many other things I don't. And he says really obnoxious things.

Also, it's not about "those leftists". Conservatives and GOP have been happy to give businesses what they want to make a profit, including exploitable and cheap visa workers, and in many cases "illegals".

Lefties have been somewhat more likely to complain about visa worker issues than righties over the years in my observation. Overall, Trump is a generally centrist, by the way.

Comment Re:MAGA (Score 1) 105

SMH -- I am neither right wing (I am libertarian, anti-statist) and as my posts clearly show, rather the opposite of racist. I do have a long history but it's of wisdom distributed to help the lost such as yourself, but I can only take you so far and the rest of the journey is up to you.

I will leave the last response to you, here here on your path is your own. Choose well!

Comment Re:MAGA (Score 1) 105

How am I the racist in pointing out how the black community is being taken advantage of? It seems pretty sure the real racists are the ones who harm the black community while claiming to support them. That's some Deep Racism right there.

I'm just trying to help by point out the obvious so some in the community can become Awake, rather than just Woke.

Comment Welcome to the Osborne Effect (Score 2, Interesting) 107

For those not up on computer history, Osborne was a computer maker that announced a great new model coming in a year... so sales started tanking while people waited... which meant there was no model in a year (or maybe there was, my memory is fuzzy on that detail).

I think MS was really dumb to try and compete with the PS4 Pro by saying they would have improved hardware next year. All they had to do was literally nothing, the PS4 Pro is not big enough of a bump that it would have effected XBox sales...

Although really it seems like XBox sales have been lagging even before the recent hardware upgrade was announced.

Comment Re:MAGA (Score 0, Troll) 105

You do know that he only "cares" about blacks and unemployed to piss of the liberals, right?

If true that would be one step ahead of liberals, who actively farm black people like cattle (or those Matrix pods) for votes but don't care about the condition they live in. After all since blacks vote almost all democrats you can abuse them as much as you like and it just doesn't matter.

See: Chicago.

Comment Re:Merit over Intersectionalist Bingo Quotas (Score 2, Interesting) 234

claptrap. You don't hire to fill quotas ... You hire the best candidate to do a job.

I've been in the work-world long enough to know that social factors play a large role in actual hiring decisions/preferences. Humans are social animals and tribal by nature/habit.

We like to THINK we are objective, but in practice we are not. We unconsciously prefer people who think like and have a background similar to ourselves. We don't want mental-world-view-mismatches that take us out of our comfort zone.

Once I inadvertently got the results of my own job interview due to a mix-up. The hiring manager stated, "Tablizer [alias] is technically competent and experienced, but has no personality. He is a stick-in-the-mud. We want somebody more interesting." [paraphrased]

Comment Re: That doesn't change anything (Score 1) 112

I think the legality of it is by far the tricker part, almost all of the technical challenges are very close to being solved. But the benefit is so huge to most commuters that demand will be through the roof in a way you have not ever seen before in your lifetime.

If you think about how much time most people spend commuting and the ability to turn that time for every single person into something they can do that is fun instead of stress... that is beyond huge.

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