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Comment Who's "we"? (Score 5, Insightful) 365

It's always interesting how the Media guys consider themselves as part of the government. "It's our money! How dare the people keep it!"

>"It's estimated that somewhere between about $3.5 and $5 billion in Australia every year is lost in tax revenue due to the sort of cash economy,"

"Lost in tax revenue". That is, it's the government's money, and the citizens are just thieves who are stealing it.

Let's correct that, shall we?

"It's estimated that somewhere between about $3.5 and $5 billion in Australia every year is saved by the people..."

Comment I always worked for small companies (Score 1) 154

Maybe what has been said here applies only to huge corporations. In almost all of the companies I've worked for, the boss was very happy to hear my ideas. We might argue over some of them but, generally, he was entirely happy to steal them outright. My code, my policies, my naming schemes... or should I say, "his". I got paid for it. I'm only mildly miffed. I have more where that came from. Still, I was the engine in his company, and the one before it, and the one before that. That's kind've why I got the jobs, though, so this had an adequate payout. They did always listen.

Comment Re:Robert Altman is a cunt (Score 1) 77

I expect I should not feed the troll. However, Daggerfall was never a good game. Its largely computer-generated dungeons were insanely repetitive, and the game exploded every time you sneezed. You'd probably die trying to take the elevators, you'd fall through the world in any number of ways, and you'd get arrested by magical police for taking a nap in an entirely empty building... although there was a way to pass loot through the dungeon wall to your horse.

Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim have various issues, but they are considerably more stable and playable.

Comment Re:And the next food craze starts (Score 1) 176

But with this kind of research we get contradicting results every other year. First milk was important for you, now milk is harmful. Eggs used to be the way to an early grave, now eggs are the fountain of youth. Cholesterol was deadly, now we need it like a drug.

We don't, really. The foundation of a lot of the confusion was the U.S. government recommendations of 1977, which were often not based on any science. I suspect corruption, but incompetence might have been a factor. There were some voodoo notions about calcium, cholesterol, sodium and fiber. Even the Feds have since retracted the idea that dietary cholesterol is meaningful.

Milk is fine in reasonable amounts, if you can digest it; probably 1/3-1/2 of the recommendations. You don't need the skim crap. Eggs have always been fine. Sodium is fine up to at least three times the U.S. recommended maximum. You probably want only half of the recommended fiber intake. That's what my research suggests but, bodies differ, and experiment for yourself.

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