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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 Trailer
9. Re: Resident Evil 7 Trailer Sep 16, 2016, 19:53 bigspender
 
Watch the gameplay sections with no volume - it looks clunky as shit  
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News Comments > Into the Black
27. Re: Into the Black Sep 16, 2016, 19:51 bigspender
 
The head cardiologist in the US, Dr. Kim Williams is vegan for health reasons.
Given that heart-attacks kill one person every 8 seconds in the US, I'd say he knows what causes it how to avoid it

So no you definitely don't need milk, or saturated fat etc. (The only fats you need are omega 3, omega 6 and in quite small amounts).
How did they first find out about this? Because some poor girl lost her stomach in a shooting, so they had to feed her ingredients in a very specific way to keep her alive. Interesting story actually.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-met-vegan-cardiologist-20140817-story.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyNy2mSnNRo

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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Into the Black Sep 16, 2016, 06:08 bigspender
 
NKD wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 00:11:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 22:13:
Soda and sweets and chips should be taxed like tobacco.

Yes, because all the taxes we already pay are used so wisely. Stupid idea. Away with your nanny state bullshit. People can make their own decisions about what they put in their mouth.

I wouldn't have a problem with people making bad choices for themselves. But I live in a country where my taxes are raised in order to pay for their treatments, so now they're now putting a burden on me, which I do have a problem with.


I'm sure you could have some kind of legislation that confines the tax money from "disease generating foods" so that it can only be used for health care. This way they are then at least pre-paying for their statistically likely future health treatments.

At the same time I would heavily subsidized unprocessed foods, to encourage people to purchase to them.

This way you can still eat your candy bar if you feel like it, but it's not longer viable as a staple.


Of course this will never happen because governments are only elected for 4 year terms, and so they rarely look for long term savings.


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News Comments > Into the Black
14. Re: Op Ed Sep 16, 2016, 06:02 bigspender
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 20:10:
Dr. Atkins was right all these years; the found pyramid=sugars=blah

Atkins was totally wrong. He had a history of heart-disease because of his low carbohydrate and high fat(high cholesterol) diet, which eventually killed him.

(On his wiki it says he fell over and died due to hitting his head - but the reason he fell was because he was having a heart attack).

People have taken legal action against Atkins Foundation for giving them heart-disease.

And of course the Aktins Foundationhas tried to silence people through the legal system as well.

It's all outlined on this website:
http://www.atkinsfacts.org/Corporate_Threat.htm
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
13. Re: Op Ed Sep 16, 2016, 05:40 bigspender
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 02:15:
Cutter wrote on Sep 16, 2016, 01:44:
Enahs wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 21:50:
Cutter wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 21:10:

And cracked is wrong replacing dairy with water. Dairy is essential - at least for those of us of northern european descent who still live in northern climes. For people in the sun belt who get plenty of exposure to sun and fresh veg year round, not so much.

No diary is not essential for you.
The Milk-Industrial Complex: Why You Don't Need to Drink Milk
and
Even MORE Studies Confirm, Calcium Still Doesn't Prevent Fractures

No, it is - for certain ethnicities and depending on where you live. Vitamin D, casein and whey proteins, are majorly important for a great many body fuctions. That's well known and accepted everywhere, except for kooks on Youtube who tell you don't need dairy. Rolleyes

Plenty of "kooks" who eat strictly vegan, don't need dairy and have no deficiencies whatsoever then... Rolleyes You can easily get all of those from elsewhere. A glass of almond "milk", among plenty others of easily availlable vegan examples, has 45% of the daily recommended intake in Vit. D.


I'm one of those "kooks". I started purely for health reasons, so needless to say I researched the shit out of it before I started

I rarely eat anything fortified, simply because it means it's a processed food, which I try to avoid, unless I'm really in the mood for it.

I have my blood checked on a yearly basis, and so far so good (2 years). I actually have better vitamin D levels now, because I consciously go spend 5-10 minutes a day in the sun with my face, arms, and if it's warm enough full upper body exposed. Of course not so much that I get burnt.

Most people including those that drink cows milk are deficient in vitamin D, as was I.

Now, a bit of sun easily gets me into the average range of between 25-50nmol/L. Of course peaking in summer and lower in winter.

Plenty of good info here, if you find nutrition interesting:
http://nutritionfacts.org/?fwp_search=vitamin+d&fwp_content_type=video


What I really found interesting though, was that in countries where people drink milk, they have higher rates of osteoporosis(weak bones). There is a correlation between them, so they looked into it, and measured how much calcium is in a glass of milk. And then measured how much calcium comes out in urine. The weird thing is that you pee out more calcium than what goes in, due to cows milk being quite acidic, and your body leaches calcium from your bones to neutralize the blood.


 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 Trailer
7. Re: Resident Evil 7 Trailer Sep 15, 2016, 18:55 bigspender
 
Looks like a shitty tech demo with clunky controls and quick time events  
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News Comments > Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game
19. Re: Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game Sep 15, 2016, 04:57 bigspender
 
More like Dean Haul.....  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Sep 14, 2016, 04:49 bigspender
 
The trailer piqued my interest, but it looks a bit contrived. I'll give it a go, but there is something off about it.  
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News Comments > Return Zero VR Released
4. Re: Return Zero VR Released Sep 13, 2016, 17:08 bigspender
 
VR has now effectively turned into the Wii. Just a sea of gimmicky mini games. Not a single solid game for traditional gamers.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 12, 2016, 20:19 bigspender
 
All the fun of playing a mostly stationary plane!  
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News Comments > Halo 5 Forge for Windows 10
2. Re: Halo 5 Forge for Windows 10 Sep 8, 2016, 19:46 bigspender
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 19:39:
The thing you're looking for isn't here

Is that what happens when you look for Halo 5 (the game) on PC?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
6. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Sep 7, 2016, 21:53 bigspender
 
I just really hope they add in co-op for the campaign. Not for my first play through, but definitely for my second time around. Make some poor decisions and allow my friends to help me out.

It's always bothered me in all games when they give you a few side A.I. sidekicks, but don't allow them to be replaced with real players.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
5. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Sep 7, 2016, 21:42 bigspender
 
Don't you just hate it when the energy readings go off the charts?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2016, 17:51 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 2, 2016, 12:46:
Yeah, killing all those bees is bad, mmkay. If someone wants to put drones to good use create some that can fly around - virtually - autonomously just killing mosquitoes all the live long day.

Dragonflies Nature's mosquito killing drone
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2016, 17:49 bigspender
 
Researchers cautiously optimistic about new brain-clearing Alzheimer’s drug.

The problems with drugs is that they always address the symptoms by blocking another function in the body (and all of the body's functions are mandatory for good health). The only time drugs are useful is when the disease is worse than the side effects of the drugs. Not exactly a good trade.

The prevention route is soooooooo much better, and the only side effects are healthy ones all round.

https://youtu.be/sxtRilvU5s0?t=352
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2016, 07:51 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 07:04:
- Can provide a morale boost to ground troops. Watch this video. Hear the involuntary expressions of joy and relief. 'Nuff said.

"Happy Brrrt Day " haha I love it

I pretty much cheer like that everytime I fire the GAU-8 in DCS
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jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 07:04:

As far as Iglas and Strelas go, they are dangerous. However, there is technology to deal with these. The vid (which I can't find now) is pretty awesome, with the SAM going right for the plane until it suddenly starts wiggling all over the place.


So someone finally found a use for those nuisance laser pointers

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2016, 05:51 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 04:33:
bigspender wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 23:52:

I'm only guessing, but I would say that their line of thinking is that even a small country can potentially buy advanced Russian or Chinese technology. While we are almost free to bomb right now, it would only take ISIS to buy some 80s-90s soviet tech from an ex-soviet country to completely change the game.
Because that worked out so well for Iraq during Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom?



OK yeah fair point in the end it didn't make a whole lot of difference, but it changes the game in terms of cost, time, and the way missions were approached.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2016, 23:52 bigspender
 
Vall Forran wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 21:49:
I tend to agree with the "why more fighters question?" Russia and China are bypassing jets and focusing on missiles that cannot be detected. I read an article where US admirals have laughed it off because the range of the missiles isn't very far.

Our existing fighters can wreck the shit out of Afghanistan. I don't really see the USA having sorties with other first world tech countries.

I'm only guessing, but I would say that their line of thinking is that even a small country can potentially buy advanced Russian or Chinese technology. While we are almost free to bomb right now, it would only take ISIS to buy some 80s-90s soviet tech from an ex-soviet country to completely change the game.

Some countries also have large arsenals of less sophisticated aircraft, the best way to counter that is not with another large airforce and have a fair fight where each side has similar losses, but rather a technological advantage where one friendly plane is capable of taking out 10 enemies. Moral and public support comes into it as well. Right now it's not an issue, but I'm thinking of in terms of something like WW1 where other countries got dragged into the conflict.

The "undetectable missiles" is a very good reason to develop stealth technology on the planes. Because if you can't see a missile coming, then it's best not to be fired on at all.

The F-35 has a similar thing too, where the radar randomly changes it's frequency, so that the enemy plane does not detect a radar pattern, and therefore doesn't know it's being locked onto (the radar on the plane guides the missile most of the way to the enemy). So for the an enemy, the first sign of conflict will be when the wingmen start exploding At least that's the theory.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2016, 20:54 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 18:06:
Why do you even need fighter jets or bombers anymore with missiles and drones? They're a lot less costly to design, develop, fly/use, and maintain.

And you can fly them from your home country! Just drive to work like a normal job. That's so strange, but really cool.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2016, 20:36 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 13:02:
RoboNerd wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 11:49:
Re: Lockheed Could “Fail to Deliver” F-35 Capabilities on Time.

I vote for killing off this turkey and building more A-10s. Salute2

Lesson learned: build the plane for the mission, and stop with the Swiss army knives already.

It does seem like a bad idea, because we're used to thinking with the "Jack of all trades, master of none".
But just about all planes currently in service, have been turned into Swiss army knives to keep them in service. So it makes a lot of sense that any new plane would be a multi-role plane from the ground up, instead of making it mission specific, like the A-10, F-14, F-16, F-15 and then retro-fitting them with multi-role capabilities to keep them relevant over their lifespans. It's not only more engineering, logistic and maintenance, but also pilot training time as well, when you keep adding on bits and pieces.

Where as the F-35 has all of these systems are integrated with a consistent pilot experience, meaning less training, fewer logistics issues and costs with spare parts etc. They've done the hard work up front, instead of having to go back to the drawing board every half decade to add bits on, and retrain pilots.

The F/A-18's were also built as Swiss army knives from the ground up, and nobody complains about them now. Although I think they did initially way back when, for the same reasons, it didn't go as fast, shoot as far, have as many weapons etc. It did have trade-offs. However with the F-35 it doesn't really have any trade offs - as far as I'm aware it does everything better than the current set of aircraft - apart from stealth. (It's less stealthy than the B-2's and F-22's, but these have their own set of maintenance issues, like climate controlled hangers, and other trade offs such as B-2's usually have to fly at night)


I guess the F/A-18s didn't go 10 years over time and over budget though haha!

Don't get me wrong, the F-35's development has been a complete farce which is no surprise with the cocky asshat manufacturer, but I think the plane, once finished will be very capable, assuming of course it does things how it's supposed to.(It's definitely got some issues, but all military aircraft have teething issues) Feel free to prove me wrong, I'm not an F-35 fanboy(despite how it might sound lol) so happy to read more about it, but everything I've read about the F-35's problems so far seem to be sensationalist, or simply inaccurate. E.g. when they reported it was less maneuverable than current fighters, it wasn't even a maneuverability test, despite what the headlines said. Or you have Pierre Sprey saying that the wings are too small to generate lift, because he doesn't understand that a lot of the lift on the F-35 is generated by the body as well. And so on.

It would have definitely been cheaper to create completely separate and mission specific aircraft in the short term, no doubt. But you lose all of the flexibility. With a multi-role plane you have all of your fighters, bombers, SEAD, CAS etc everywhere all the time, at every airbase.

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