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Comment Re:I often think dietary "science" is a myth (Score 1) 271

My doctor said in no uncertain terms that I am not allowed to drink fruit juice, because the sugar content is way to high, I can have two pieces of fruit a day. But a glass of fruit juice is like having 6 pieces of fruit in one glass.

Bingo! You've exceeded your five a day at breakfast time, and can concentrate on burgers and pizza for the rest of the day.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 271

Sorry Bozo, it was always true that salt increases blood pressure in a minority of patients with a particular genetic predisposition to that response. The average patient with hypertension has a very very minimal increase in blood pressure from dietary salt intake, and reducing it in those patients does not improve any of their hypertension-related outcomes. The reason that diuretics lower blood pressure is primarily because they alter the level of salt that your body maintains. Most people's bodies are well able to maintain a fairly steady body fluid salt level regardless of dietary intake.

Says the shill for Big Salt!

Comment Re:Common (Score 1) 50

Letters masquerading as subscription renewals for things you haven't actually subscribed to. They're hoping someone in accounting doesn't know you haven't actually subscribed to it, assume it's a renewal so they won't investigate it to see if it's legit, and just pay it. /quote Back in the day "International Fax Directories" were always a popular one. If the scammer had enough chutzpah, they would almost immediately follow up with a "legal letter" demanding payment, on the basis that they hadn't received a cancellation notice. This can be surprisingly effective if you direct it at law-abiding businesses who are paranoid about getting on some sort of credit blacklist.

Comment Re:It's true (Score 1) 286

Some Bay Area tech companies are real meat grinders. I've definitely been so stressed out and overworked that it affected me emotionally. But that's a long way from suicide. I can't imagine what Uber could do to an employee that is different than some of the worst companies I've worked at. I suspect that some people are more sensitive to on the job pressure, or other psychological conditions may be at play here. And I would have hoped someone in that situation seek counseling or quit their jobs before getting to the point of suicide.

You are approaching this from a rational viewpoint. Pretty much by definition, someone who commits suicide isn't doing the same (outside of people in constant untreatable pain and so on).

Comment Re:The Peter Principle (Score 1) 156

Peter suggests that "In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out its duties"and that "work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence."

The solution is, of course, to have a planned economy which works on the principle of "from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" without depending on self-promotion in search of money or power.

So of course it's not going to happen, because Communism.

Comment Re:Unemployment (Score 1) 521

Start with promoting trade schools that teach people to do jobs that are actually needed, rather than the "Snowflake Crybaby" degree from university.

But it is the trade/manual labour jobs that will be automated first, whereas it will probably be a while before robots are replacing art critics.

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