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Comment Re:Ray Kurzweil (Score 1) 84

It can be an issue as pretty much all sources of B-12 are meat and fish based, so a vegan is unlikely to get enough of it unless they make a special effort. Most foods aren't fortified with B-12 as B-12 deficiency is rare (unless you're a vegan). Also, as the body stores B-12 for about a year or so, it'll take a while for any deficiency to take effect.

Isn't a B-12 deficient diet an example of malnutrition?

Comment Re:This is a surprise? (Score 1) 483

Why SHOULD they think for themselves? They're explicitly paid to perform a specified job, so if they start questioning it, they'll just get replaced with someone who will just shut up and get on with it.

After all, they get paid to write code and then get paid to write the code that should have been specified in the first place.

Don't blame them for poorly/short-sighted written contracts.

Comment Re:Good (Score -1, Offtopic) 299

Surely "American" is more than a nationality. "American" covers anyone born on the American continent (i.e North America and South America). This means that Brazilians, Mexicans, Canadians etc can all be classified as American.

However, a lot of people believe that "American" only covers the U.S.A.

Comment Re:Chromebook is great (Score 1) 177

I appreciate why you might want to dual/multi-boot but for work purposes, I just use Linux. The lack of storage isn't a problem for me as I mainly use it to control lots of servers, so they do all the data storage and moving. When I've used it to spin up VMs, I've just plugged in an external USB drive, although that was mainly to make it easier to transfer images as most of the VMs I create are only 10-20gb in size. To me, the extra memory trumps internal storage.

I did say initially try out ChromeOs and used crouton to dual-boot into xUbuntu, but ended up wiping ChromeOs and just installing xUbuntu natively. The speakers don't work, but as it's a work machine, I didn't realise for 3-4 months that they were broken (headphones still work though).

It's odd to use a machine without a network socket, though. I ended up getting a USB-C to gigabit network adapter to connect it to my work network.

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