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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 31, 2017, 17:57 bigspender
 
How Napping Subway Commuters Know When They’re at Their Stop.

Has anyone made a travel app, that will wake you up at the right stop?

(or tell you when to get off, if you are new to the city)
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 4, 2017, 17:52 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 17:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 16:06:
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 15:59:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 4, 2017, 13:55:
One of my sisters has a similar problem. Wants to stop taking them, but even on a very controlled diet she still has issues. Basically her digestive tract performs very poorly. Among other things she was tested and found she suffers from slow emptying of the stomach.
Define controlled diet. Are you sure she isn't cheating? I know whenever I eat crap like fast/junk food, go heavy on booze, or spicy food - even healthy like Indian, which I love - I get the AR something fierce. When I'm eating healthy - mostly vegetarian - zero problems.
First, she is a picky eater, she doesn't like a lot of foods. Second, she considered being a nutritionist as a career and eats like she is one. She has literally had the same breakfast, lunch and dinner for months in a row. And in general, she doesn't like spicy food anyway, I doubt she's ever had a curry dish. She isn't strictly a vegetarian, but basically because she can't get enough protein without eating some meat -- she just doesn't like most legumes. She's one of those people who does everything she should, and has problems anyway because her body just isn't "working right".

Fair enough. We're all broken one way or another. However, I'd bet dollars to donuts that the overwhelming majority of people using them, prescription or OTC, don't have those issue and only have diet to blame. Hell, you ever see the ads for them? They actively fucking encourage people to pig out on crap so they'll use them. Boggles the mind!

Indeed, most western chronic diseases are diet related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rNY7xKyGCQ


There's a new documentary about it actually called What the Health: https://www.netflix.com/au/title/80174177

 
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News Comments > The Eldritch Zookeeper Announced
4. Re: The Eldritch Zookeeper Announced Jul 4, 2017, 17:15 bigspender
 
Thought this was going to be more like Slime Rancher but with a fantasy theme.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jun 30, 2017, 03:54 bigspender
 
I preferred Rakka, but this was still pretty dang cool!

Ever since watching Jacob's Ladder I've loved the idea of some weird experimental stuff happening in Nam.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Launches
45. Re: Steam Summer Sale Launches Jun 23, 2017, 03:45 bigspender
 
Fewer games, but higher quality, and ones that are actually finished (I'll never buy early access). If only there was a way to make that work.  
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News Comments > No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC?
28. Re: No Recoil for Destiny 2 Guns on PC? Jun 22, 2017, 19:24 bigspender
 
you don’t want the mouse moving without you moving it, so recoil doesn’t feel good, so there is no recoil on PC.

Apparently he's never played a shooter on PC in the last 19 or so years..... since most have had a recoil effect.


Looking at the gameplay, it looks like plays just like the original halo, only with more guns and more graphics. Way to break new ground... /sarcasm

 
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News Comments > Dungeons 3 Trailer
1. Re: Dungeons 3 Trailer Jun 16, 2017, 18:49 bigspender
 
Shame about the graphics/style. It's just so ugly.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2017, 18:37 bigspender
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 15, 2017, 11:25:
Conversely, a life without french fries is a life not worth living. If American's are confused as to what they are, you call them Freedom Fries, which you purchase with your currency, Freedom Dollars.

Toff


Well the study does mention that potatoes that are not fried are no issue :-) so bake your "fries" without oil (baste them with stock) or use an air frier and you can have the best of both worlds

The study confirms that oil is the culprit here. And it backs up what Dr. Esselstyn says (aka the only person who has ever cured heart-disease) https://youtu.be/b_o4YBQPKtQ?t=6


It's actually kind of a misleading study though because people usually don't eat just fried chips on their own. They'll have them as a side to a greasy double bacon beef burger (and that's where the real damage is done).

That's the problem with these corrolational studies.

This comment was edited on Jun 15, 2017, 21:27.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2017, 16:37 bigspender
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 13:45:
If it's not made of real meat, then it's not a real burger, and I'd sooner push a busload of vegans over a cliff than eat this so-called "Impossible Burger." This is the wussification of the human race in action.

I personally wouldn't be callingEuro Heavy Weight Champ David Haye "wussy" for not eating meat lol

nor these guys:

Barney du Plessis 2014 Mr Universe

Patrick Baboumian

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
39. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 12, 2017, 16:27 bigspender
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 07:30:
bigspender wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 01:48:
What I really don't understand is this: If it were Christians saying that they wanted the above barbarism then people would be losing their minds (as they should, and do for much less such as pro-life BS), so why does a different religion get a free pass? Is it virtual signalling?

Shouldn't people be protesting barbarism regardless of the religion/culture/nationality/race? It's kind of bigoted not to apply the same rules and expectations to everyone equally.

Question: have you ever read the wikipedia article for Sharia Law and/or for Islam?

Yes, but also I'm a fan and supporter of Maajid Nawaz and Aayan Hirsi Ali. And after reading their books it's pretty clear that Islam is cancer - and only a small minority of people are liberal, and that needs to considered with this whole situation.


Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 12, 2017, 07:30:
Pisses me off that they have to be told "we don't want you" on the daily by racist fucks in fly-over country.

Yeah that's pretty shitty :S But I guess around 47% of the USA is bat-shit crazy going by the recent election.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2017, 01:48 bigspender
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 11:29:
0.9% of the US is Muslim, and 0.9% of that population thinks Sharia Law is a good idea in the US, meaning that fewer people think this is important than think the Earth is Flat.

Where are the anti-Flat Earth marches full of dipshits carrying semiautomatic guns?

Anyone marching with a weapon is a dipshit, I 100% agree. But I can also get where they are coming from.

Flat earthers aren't forcing 1/2 of their population to live in bags.... or advocating legal stoning or public caning.


Look at Saudia Arabia, the pinnacle of sharia rule. One of the richest nations in the world.

-Women aren't even allowed to drive...
-Women are imprisoned if THEY are raped, the rapist goes free
-Human rights activists are stoned and crucified
-People who speak out against it are punished with 1000 public lashes
etc etc

It really is worth speaking up about (without the guns).



What I really don't understand is this: If it were Christians saying that they wanted the above barbarism then people would be losing their minds (as they should, and do for much less such as pro-life BS), so why does a different religion get a free pass? Is it virtual signalling?

Shouldn't people be protesting barbarism regardless of the religion/culture/nationality/race? It's kind of bigoted not to apply the same rules and expectations to everyone equally.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2017, 01:36 bigspender
 
NKD wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 06:43:
bigspender wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 05:52:

It's definitely a real threat, sharia is slowly creeping into western society officially - such as the sharia courts in the UK.

The US has probably the most liberal Muslims in the world, and only 1/5th as many Muslims per capita as the UK, for example.

If they are progressive then they'll be against sharia law as well. (Because you can't claim to be progressive if you advocate for theocratic rule)

I'm glad people are standing up to racism. But being pro-sharia is a completely retarded response for many reasons. For starters, sharia hurts muslims the most, particularly muslim women. Those protesters who are holding up signs with "No hate No Discrimination" must think sharia is a rule for cooking or something.

NKD wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 06:43:
I think it's important to not lump "Western society" together here. The problems places like the UK and Australia have with Islam don't exist in any real way in the United States. The US has probably the most liberal Muslims in the world, and only 1/5th as many Muslims per capita as the UK, for example.


So do we wait for it get as bad before we start talking about it? And talk is important, because when people don't feel like they are being heard, they do stupid shit like turn up to protests with guns.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2017, 05:52 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2017, 00:53:
Retired wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 21:34:
Can someone explain to me why people would counter protest a protest AGAINST sharia law? There is a counter protest here in MN and I am utterly confused.....

Because it's impolite in this day and age to say "I hate brown people" but when people rally against the non-existent threat of "Sharia law" that is exactly what they are saying. And some people want to counter-protest that sentiment.


Retired wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 21:34:
Can someone explain to me why people would counter protest a protest AGAINST sharia law? There is a counter protest here in MN and I am utterly confused.....
Because it's impolite in this day and age to say "I hate brown people" but when people rally against the non-existent threat of "Sharia law" that is exactly what they are saying. And some people want to counter-protest that sentiment.

It's definitely a real threat, sharia is slowly creeping into western society officially - such as the sharia courts in the UK.

In Sydney they now have billboards condemning child marriage: https://tinyurl.com/y9j4q55r


When moderate muslims are more ass-backwards than christian fundamentalists we know the ideology is a problem.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2017, 05:41 bigspender
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 9, 2017, 00:52:
bigspender wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 18:06:
Study Finds Children Who Drink Non-Dairy Milk Shorter Than Peers.

Ah yes, the death throes of the dairy industry. It won't be long now until cows milk is a delicacy instead of a staple.

Nobody want's to drink your abuse juice anymore. Given that 1/2 of the world already doesn't and never did drink it, and they still don't get osteoporosis there is no reason to drink cows milk.

Awwww... Cheese, shakes, yogurt, curd, ice cream - and I only want the REAL stuff without fake milk, because why replace it in the first place?! No, I love dairy products and always will.

Well I figure you'd rather hear it from an attractive woman than from me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcN7SGGoCNI
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2017, 18:06 bigspender
 
Study Finds Children Who Drink Non-Dairy Milk Shorter Than Peers.

Ah yes, the death throes of the dairy industry. It won't be long now until cows milk is a delicacy instead of a staple.

Nobody want's to drink your abuse juice anymore. Given that 1/2 of the world already doesn't and never did drink it, and they still don't get osteoporosis there is no reason to drink cows milk.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 19:57 bigspender
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 31, 2017, 19:54:
bigspender wrote on May 31, 2017, 19:50:
Smoked for about 10 years. I read a bit about addictions first, but it came down to this:

3 weeks cold turkey and your brain changes the chemical reward for that action. You can quit almost any addiction this way, even hard drugs like heroin.
Yes, that will get you past the physical addictions. However, the harder part for most people are the psychological ones. As I suspect most alcoholics could tell you...


Sorry if my wording is poor, but I mean't psychological when saying "chemical changes in the brain".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 19:50 bigspender
 
Smoked for about 10 years. I read a bit about addictions first, but it came down to this:

3 weeks cold turkey and your brain changes the chemical reward for that action. You can quit almost any addiction this way, even hard drugs like heroin. (of course some things like alcohol you need medical help,because your body is physically dependent on it, and you might die if you don't do it right).

The first week is easy, it feels novel and new, but last week is difficult, because that's when your brain is doing everything it can to convince you that you need it. But when you already know that it's a 3 week processes, you can just say yourself "only a few days left" and you know that one day you will wake up and there is no craving, it's so subtle that you probably won't even notice for a few days.

Get a good night's sleep too.

Once the chemical connection is broken in your brain, you are free, the habit might still be there, but the craving isn't, and without the craving the habit is a non issue.

This is why patches don't really work because they keep the chemical addiction in your brain, because you are still feeding that reward system in your brain with the nicotine.


Most of us started smoking before it was common knowledge of what it does to you, before they were printing pictures of cancer on the packets, so have I some empathy towards older smokers, but if you're a millennial and you've taken up smoking, you're a fucking idiot, and a poser. It's not rebellious to smoke, that's exactly what a consumerist society wants from you.

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News Comments > DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Announced
2. Re: DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Announced May 31, 2017, 02:11 bigspender
 
awww yeah!

Now they just need a cobra helicopter and I'll be complete :-D
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 30, 2017, 17:05 bigspender
 
Wouldn't it be better to give them passports and then cancel their citizenship while they are out of the country lol.....  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 26, 2017, 16:24 bigspender
 
I'm guessing automation wrote his speech too, because that was the most generic piece of crap speech I've heard it might as well have come from a Michael Bay movie.  
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