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Comment Re: The Self Reward Syndrome (Score 1) 210

`In that case now we know all this. We shouldn't have an obesity epidemic right? We know much more about calorie intake and expenditure than we knew 100 years ago. We are all the right weight right?

The fact is that you can force the yourself to loose weight this way, but doing it permanently is extremely hard, your metabolism adapts and slows down to compensate, you cannot do exercise, or maintain a diet you don't like for the rest of your life. We naturally try to conserve energy.

We have been counting calories for at least 30 years now. What we have been doing is clearly not working for the vast majority of people, it is time we took a look at it and found a better way. My personal belief (although not scientifically proven) is we should be designing walk -able communities, that exercise is just a part of life. And making healthy food more convenient and satisfying. A salad may even be tasty but not after eating did I think I was full.

Comment Re: Nobody knows yet (Score 1) 165

Of course there will be access, it may not be complete and at the same level as it was but it will still be there. And it will allow the UK to form agreements with other countries. There are plenty of countries that are not part of the EU that do perfectly well.

As for leverage that is historical, 1/6 1/2 of trade the UK can go other places once it is free the EU bureaucracy the EU cannot, it is still bound by the same rules. There are plenty of countries that are eager to enter into trade agreements with the UK.

Life will go on, Europe does not fear the UK failing, it fears that it will succeed, that would mean that other countries may also leave the EU as well, once the unfounded fear is gone.

Comment Re:Good Lord... (Score 2) 412

Agreed I don't find pictures of a child going potty, sexual, and hopefully the vast majority rest of society doesn't either.

Also why do you assume its the Dad, my wife used to take photos of my children doing things naked. I didn't like it. Mainly because people like you that somehow think a nude child is somehow sexual, and because I thought it maybe embarrassing for them later. But I understood I was being a bit over the top.

I have a problem getting my children to keep their cloths on, I am working on making them ashamed of their body though.

Comment Re:Childish... (Score 2) 412

I do, unless they where sexualized then they are there photos (In that case they should be arrested either way), the probably should not post them if their daughter does not like them, but it should not be a matter for the legal system, the family should sort it out between themselves.

By extension all photos your parents take should not be published until the child is old enough to give legal consent, who should have the right to decide on any image shouldn't you?

From a legal standpoint they where the legal guardians at the time and had the right to give consent and copyright to themselves or anyone the chose.

Once again making someone slightly uncomfortable, merits legal action.

Comment Re:I wonder why? (Score 1) 206

as long as you don't install anything on your phone the issue is not that the retailer get access is that apps may get access to your financial details

retailer don't need to get card details with chip and pin either.

It is much simpler to secure an interface that does to challenge response (ok I don't believe chip and pin do this yet) when I do a physical action, than an internet capable general purpose computer that you install arbitrary software on.

Comment Re:No sympathy for Apple (Score 1) 410

Firstly not all countries have capital gains tax on shares, and even in the US I believe it is less so if a company makes a untaxed profit and simply reinvest that money (no dividends), increasing the value of your shares, you as an investor don't have to pay as much or any tax on that. If you make enough like that it is probably worth making your income in a country with not capital gains tax at all.

Comment Re:Studies also show more productivity under 40 ho (Score 1) 137

That is fine, as long as work is not allowed to contact me for any reason on my phone, even informing me of an issue will mean I will start thinking about it. If I am not allowed to use company time for personal reason, the company should not be able to use my time for commercial reasons.

Smart phones (over and above a non-smart cellphones), are mainly for entertainment purposes. Even the possibly useful features like email, and checking your bank account are time wasters, if people get a instant response they generally just write more, it is generally more efficient just call someone if you want to talk to them than email them wait for a response, then email them again ..... Also with email the vast majority is just irrelevant and the time spend reading it vastly out ways the occasional benefit. With banking on your phone do you really need up to the minute information, or will checking once a week/month from home do? Yeah it maybe that you can give your friend some cash right then, but really you could just carry a bit of spare cash for when that rare event occurs. Does counting your steps really motivate you to exercise more, or is it just one bit of extra irrelevant data, unless you are a competitive athlete.

Its like having a TV with you everywhere, TV waste time and now you can carry that TV everywhere you go.

Comment Re:Meh... (Score 2) 83

The porn industry isn't dead, dying or anywhere close, the staggering there is array of porn available, possibly too much.

The problem is that these people see is that they can't make millions selling porn, well boo hoo. Your in business deal with the environment your are in, or fail.

This industry is an example of how piracy although prevalent has not stopped a wide variety of content being produced.

Comment Re:"Technologically impossible?" (Score 1) 219

The only way you can prevent fraud is allow people to check what they voted for is what they voted for. If you write down your vote on a piece of paper you know what you have written doesn't get changed behind your back, you can't do that with electronic voting.

If you allow people to check then you can always force them to check who they voted for in front of you. Maybe you have multiple passwords, each resulting in a different checked result, only the person knows which one is correct. However in this scenario if someone lies and says an election is fraudulent how would you prove it.

That being the case, I am not sure how completely anonymous paper voting will be in the future with facial recognition, and reading ticks, what is stopping someone putting a small camera watching you vote.

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