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Comment We don't solve an epidemic by easing the symptoms (Score 0) 156

"Good Calories, Bad Calories" and "Why we get fat, and what to do about it" both by Gary Taubes (www.garytaubes.com) explains why Carbohydrates is the monster of today. Please, please, Please at least read the latter book. A low-carb diet will solve a lot of issues we see in today's world when it comes to obesity and the morbidly obese and their sufferings of heart failures, cancer, asthma, diabetes type 2 and skeleton (joints) tear. Carbohydrates is the enemy, not fat, not obese people, not inactivity, not TV, not video games. Carbohydrates. If you want more info, check out "The 4-hour body" by Tim Ferriss. (www.fourhourworkweek.com and www.fourhourbody.com).

Comment All these years (Score 1) 277

I remember one day way back then when I no longer could find Dips & Chips and was redirected to a new site called Slashdot. I also remember telling all my coworkers about D&C because we were all Linux guys and this site provided us with all sorts of interesting news on the subject.

I really can't believe I've been here for 10 years, day in and day out... I've become addicted to the Slashdot news. I even check the site on my mobile when I'm away from a computer for more than a day. I have to...

Thank you Rob and your team. You've all given me so much. I can't tell how much you're appreciated.

Yours truly,
The Courts

Can Apple + AT&T Shut Down iPhone Unlockers? 318

aalobode writes "Do Apple and AT&T have the legal right to stop hackers from selling unlocked iPhones? Under their terms, only AT&T may sell iPhones, and Apple gets a commission. When unlocked iPhones are used on other providers' networks, AT&T and hence Apple get nothing beyond what they earned on the initial sale of the hardware. Can they prohibit unlocking? Reselling? The article in Businessweek gives the for and against arguments, but leans toward the view that the hackers may have the law on their side for once."

Submission + - Apollo Moon photos reveal detail

Klaidas writes: "Highly detailed photographs of the Moon taken by the Apollo missions are being made available to the public for the first in more than 30 years. Photos taken on the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions in the 1970s showed the Moon in great detail but were only ever viewed by a few scientists. Since then they have been locked away in freezers by Nasa to preserve them.
"We're scanning the pictures in a very high bit resolution — 14 bits — which means that for each pixel, you have about 16,000 shades of grey. A typical scan of a negative or film is eight bits. So it's not only that we're scanning this at a very high pixel resolution — showing detail to five millionths of a metre — but it's also a high bit resolution, because we want to preserve as much of the original information as possible.", Mark Robinson, a professor of Geological Sciences and the principal investigator on the project, told BBC World Service's Digital Planet programme."

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