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Comment Re:And better for the enviroment (Score 1) 274

You are right that there is a lower quantity of protein, but I'm not quite sure what you mean by "protein balance". If you are referring to whether or not tofu is a complete protein, it is. It contains all required amino acids that you would find in an animal protein.

Actually, to make tofu tasty you need considerably more than just a few spices.

That is entirely subjective. You can make tofu extremely tasty with a short marinade in soy sauce. Fish sauce. Wine. Coconut milk. A dip in water or egg, bread coat, short fry, and you have the makings of a great tofu parm. Shred and mix into tomato sauce for a faux meat sauce. Cold smoke, dice, mix with rice, cheese, and you have the start of an excellent burrito/taco. Silken tofu can be used as a source of protein in smoothies, and any number of desserts. Or, lightly sweetened and served as is (as is commonly done in Japan).

I *am* sure that leftovers are nowhere near as tasty.

No, you aren't, you are assuming. Considering I just named several dishes that I'm pretty sure you had no idea even existed, you have no idea whatsoever those leftovers would taste like. Now, i'll be subjective too - chicken in the US is pretty darn terrible. In general, it tastes like cardboard (and this is by design - flavor takes time to develop, and when birds need to be slaughtered by 6 weeks that just doesn't happen). Go to France and try poulet de bresse and realize how truly abhorrent American chicken really is. It's not worth the animal suffering that goes into it.

Comment Re:And better for the enviroment (Score 2) 274

If you live near ethnic Asian markets (common in any metro center), bulk tofu can be had at a price of about 6lbs for 4 dollars (96oz). So, let's look at the math... Assume you eat 4oz of protein at every meal (365 days x 3 meals a day x 4oz = 4380 oz in a year). If you were to eat nothing but tofu during the course of that year, you would need 46 6-lb packs of tofu to cover your protein intake, at a cost of $182 or $.17 per serving. If you were to buy the chicken breasts you were suggesting, $2 per pound, you would be looking at a spend of $548 (4380oz/16oz*$2=$547.5), or $.50 per serving. Eating only one "meat" to every 3 "vegetarian" weeks lands you in the middle - (39weeks*7 days* 3meals a day *$.17 per tofu serving ) + (13 weeks * 7 days * 3 meals a day * $.50 per chicken serving), or $275.73 total. About half what eating the low-cost meat option would cost. So, according to your math, your statement:

Unless you live in a place where meat is very scarce, you only eat filet or ribeye every night, or insist on grass fed free range low stress hand massaged beef the financial impact of meat vs no meat is very minimal.

is seemingly unfounded. Unless you consider a 50% reduction in cost to be minimal, which I do not. Interestingly, the cost of 39 weeks of tofu ($139.23) is nearly a wash with the cost of only 13 weeks of chicken ($136.50). If someone is culinarily inclined, there are even cheaper options. Indian foods, beans, whole grains, etc.

Comment Re:I don't think it'll be that useful (Score 1) 87

Touchdown...

I've never been interested in having Exchange in my phone's email client because the email clients built in with most Androids suck.. I bought Touchdown years ago because it was built to talk to Exchange and it worked very well.

Gmail is pretty good, but I'm still not interested in merging my Exchange account with it because then my phone becomes completely subject to my workplace's rules and regulations on mobiles. Touchdown keeps that separate and I like it that way. Hell, I have a company phone and I STILL use Touchdown. If some idiot Exchange admin F's up a powershell command to wipe some dude's phone and ends up wiping everyone named Steve's phone**, I don't have to worry because only my Touchdown partition is affected. And any personal stuff I have on the device (for better or worse) is unaffected. Yay.

**This HAS happened at a company where I warned the head of IT that the guy they just made a domain admin was not ready for that responsibility. Not a week goes by before he force wiped all phones belonging to anyone named Christine. Out of 1200 users. Fun day!

Comment Re:Why deposit? (Score 1) 217

The interesting thing is that bitcoin (and most other cryptos) can do N-way transactions by leveraging multi-signature addresses. Some darknet markets incorporate this, some don't. I wouldn't trust one that didn't. Essentially a 3-way transaction requires 2 participants to "sign-off" on the transaction before it can be completed. So, it effectively acts as escrow. The buyer deposits money into the multisignature address. The seller ships the goods. After verification that goods are received, the seller applies their key to the transaction, and the market also applies its key (completing the requirement of 2 signatures to send funds from the address). The funds are then released to the seller. If the market owner ever decides to disappear, they are missing the additional key they would need to access the funds. In that case, the buyer and seller can communicate directly to complete the transaction as they still have 2 keys between them.

Comment Re:One can only hope (Score 2) 217

Former drug user here, have never committed a B&E. Never robbed anyone. Never committed any crimes other than buying illegal plant-derived products. I am however, highly educated, well compensated in a great career, and living happily. Even during my worst drug abusing days (when I was regularly using a laundry list of different drugs) I was able to maintain 2-3 different part time, and then 1 part time and 1 full time job, in addition to being a full-time student. It is absolutely possible to use drugs and be highly functioning. The biggest impact I had was on my grades - cocaine makes you incredibly over-confident, which is a VERY bad thing for testing in school.

Comment Convoy!!! (Score 3, Funny) 156

Ah, breaker one-nine, this here's the Rubber Duck v1.0. You gotta copy on me, Pig Pen v1.1, c'mon?
Ah, yeah, 10-4, Pig Pen v1.1, fer shure, fer shure. By golly, it's clean clear to Flag Town, c'mon.
Yeah, that's a big 10-4 there, Pig Pen v1.1, yeah, we definitely got the front door, good buddy. Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us an autonomous convoy!

Comment Re:Why does that bother you? (Score 1) 309

Little enrages me as much as these guys getting the handouts they get. The main purpose of the building is for roughly 14 days out of the year and then maybe another 30-60 days a year for other events. The public funds them and gets little to nothing in return. If public money is going to stadiums then they should be owned by the public. MN's new stadium should never have been built and popular opinion was never polled. It would never have passed popular vote. Sure, about 20-30% of the public would have been irate at the other 70-80%, but that's how it would have gone. But then Dayton just handed a multi billionaire half a billion anyways. Over half that stadium belongs rightfully to the city of Minneapolis and its proceeds shouldn't be making it into Wilf's pockets, but into the schools and policy stations that they SHOULD have been paying for in the first place.

Comment Re:cracked in about two years. (Score 1) 133

if not before, the better plan if one wanted to switch from PS4 to something else would be to hang on to your potentially exploitable console and keep it offline until someone releases an exploit. If Sony is able to fix the hole with a patch any unpatched boxes immediately jump up in value, like we saw with the Xbox 360 and PS3. That of course means giving up online features and possibly new game releases for a while, but if you're one of those users who doesn't game online and/or uses it mostly as a Bluray player that might not be a big deal. You can then use the money to build a budget gaming PC that'll beat the pants off of any of the consoles.

Where does the PS4 hold its OS? If it's on the HDD you could just back it up to one or two others and let them sit around.

Comment Re:Easily? (Score 1) 40

Who the heck actually still runs an FTP server as part of their website, in this day and age?

More than I care to admit or remember... I've seen a lot of advertising firms using FTP for transferring material to/from clients all over the place. They figure user/pass and origin IP are secure enough. Well, maybe their data isn't important enough to transfer with any level of encryption.

So when the headline says these protections are "easily" bypassed, all it's really saying is that if someone using a defensive system makes mistakes

Very true, but many smaller websites may not have the luxury of moving their IPs about.

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