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Comment how many people have died from this lie? (Score 1) 270

How many people got in trouble by following a high fat AND high sugar diet, AKA the Western Diet, and then were told by their cardiologists that "you need to follow a low fat diet, low cholesterol and low salt" and then died of stroke and other problems because the human brain is MADE OF FAT AND CHOLESTEROL and our cells rely on salt?

Come on, this is a disaster. They were fattening people up like feed lot cattle for decades. A bowl of raisin bran cereal has the same glycemic index as a can of pepsi. (or coke, if that's your brand). But that box of raisin bran has a "heart healthy" logo doesn't it?

There needs to be lawsuits. How many of our grandparents and parents were killed by this lie?

People who go "low carb" or at least avoid blatant and hidden sugars but eat high fat foods see improvements in blood pressure, cholesterol ratios, weight, triglycerides and blood sugar levels.

Comment Re:Host files (Score 1) 213

And how, pray tell, can you accomplish this without adding a trusted certificate on each device when the majority of websites are now (or will be) https?

Get a router with sufficient ram, (32megs or more) put on DD-WRT, add a script to block ads. I did it and it works. The info is out there and easy to find.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 73

It boggles my mind to think that somewhere there is a upper management or C-suite executive that hatched and implemented this scheme and went home that day thinking 'job well done'. I wonder if his wife and kids are proud of him.

Actually I think this type of behavior probably is done by groups of people (committees, boards, etc) where they can feel like it's OK - as long as nobody disagrees, everyone else is OK with it too, so it can't be THAT bad.

a room full of group think yes men (and women) could spin something like this idea to make it sound less evil than it is. Sure.

Or maybe they (BB) are hemorrhaging so much cash as they are pushed into the rubbish bin of electronics history that they were desperate to save this cash to keep the lights on. I don't know how bad off BB is but I know they are having a really bad time compared to their heyday.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 3, Informative) 73

"once they had accepted employment there, handed them resignation letters"

Isn't resignation something the employee hands to the employer, not the other way around? Am I missing something here, or is this just shoddy journalism?

It's sort of a "you're fired, here's your resignation letter."

It seems to be implied that there were termination benefits (Severance package) at both companies, Blackberry and also the 2nd company. By signing the resignation letters at the 2nd company they may have been bribed by some kind of severance package that is much less than what they would have got from BB.

If they refused to sign the letter they got nothing. Thus the agreement to sign a resignation letter they didn't write.

By transferring them to the second company it relieves BB from the obligations of the (assumed) much larger BB severance package.

Dirty underhanded shenanigans either way. Thus the lawsuit that I presume BB will lose.

Comment Re:Predictions based on Samsung Ownership (Score 1) 146

Since this new phone (and the S7 and the S6 and probably the S5) will have adequate memory and processor to do all of what most people need to do on a computer, hooking up a big display, KB and mouse will finally get us realistic device convergence. ONE device that does all we need and we can have it with us all day.

Of course, when it falls into the toilet we're REALLY screwed because ... we only have the one device.

Comment Re:So it you watch someone draw the pattern... (Score 2) 147

They can be beat, but it's not *easy*. Second, if you reset the phone, or shut just shut it off, it requires the passcode when it reboots.

The the couple times I've been pulled over (speeding and a bad brake light), I've turned my iPhone off before the office came to my car. Nothing happened and they didn't ask or care about my phone, but it's a good idea anyway.

excellent idea. Insightful and underrated.

Comment Re:Stock ROMs are shit (Score 1) 215

A better reason for custom roms is to be able to keep up with Android updates when the device supplier has ended the support for the device.

Yeah so where is the definitive place to go to get these roms? I've got a galaxy S3 from Verizon that I still use as a device, I'd like to update it to the latest possible.

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