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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2016, 22:58 bigspender
 
Retired wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 18:31:
bigspender wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 17:50:
Why Snow Shoveling is an Unusually Deadly Type of Exercise.

The article forgot one important thing:- If your arteries aren't clogged, you won't get a heart attack. Ever.

Don't eat foods that are high in cholesterol (which coats your arteries in plaque) such as meat/dairy/fish/eggs.

Within a a few months of eating a whole foods plant based diet of hearty foods such as french lentil shepherds pie, black bean burgers, wholemeal tomato pizzas, your cholesterol will be so low you'll begin to reverse the cloggage until your arteries are clean again, and within a year you can shovel snow until your hands are blistered, regardless of your age.

Cause people are lazy fat bastards that don't do a damn thing all year then think they can lug around hundreds of pounds of snow quickly in an environment that is utterly cold yet the body overheats.......


eh, probably dumb luck.


You are right, the sudden exercise portion does play a role. There is a lot more blood-flow during exercise, and especially when the weather is cold. But rather than overheating, it's the increased blood flow in the heart's cholesterol plaque'd arteries that are the issue.

The more and stronger the blood flows, the more likely the plaque in the arteries will tear off, and the body will decide to clot that artery to prevent bleeding.
Seems like a good idea to clot bleeding, but if this clotting happens to arteries in the heart, you get yourself a heart attack.

The only way to beat it, is to never have the plaque form, and that means eating properly above everything else (including exercise).

It's certainly not dumb luck when 1 person dies every 83 seconds from it in the US alone.

It also has little to do with weight (although fat people generally have clogged arteries as well) because you can be skinny and eat a lot of bacon, eggs, meats, fish - but the arteries will still be just as clogged.

EDIT: a lot of body builders don't make it past 50 because of this artery clogging, tearing and clotting induced heart attacks. Not only do they eat a lot of meat, eggs, fish to get loads of protein (and cholesterol) they often take steroids which makes the clogging worse by several factors.

So you can see that even huge amounts of exercise cannot out-do a poor diet.

This comment was edited on Jan 25, 2016, 23:06.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2016, 17:50 bigspender
 
Why Snow Shoveling is an Unusually Deadly Type of Exercise.

The article forgot one important thing:- If your arteries aren't clogged, you won't get a heart attack. Ever.

Don't eat foods that are high in cholesterol (which coats your arteries in plaque) such as meat/dairy/fish/eggs.

Within a a few months of eating a whole foods plant based diet of hearty foods such as french lentil shepherds pie, black bean burgers, wholemeal tomato pizzas, your cholesterol will be so low you'll begin to reverse the cloggage until your arteries are clean again, and within a year you can shovel snow until your hands are blistered, regardless of your age.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 23, 2016, 19:34 bigspender
 
The sick bastards are using a full sized Return key. *shakes head*


If they are going to go so far as to fix up the key layout meaning everyone will need to speed a month or so before they can type at full speed, they might as fix the serious ergonomic issues of a standard keyboard and make the official keyboard an ErgoDox or similar design.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: parking a truck Jan 23, 2016, 18:47 bigspender
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 11:41:
Well shit, pretty sure that's the passenger flying out at 8 seconds in; probably what the driver was running to. Seat-belts, they're not for show.

Holy shit that was nuts. Anyone know the outcome?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2016, 20:30 bigspender
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 11:37:
Verno wrote on Jan 22, 2016, 09:09:
Stalin comparison is just a little bit over the top, holy weird.

Well it was either him or Hitler, and Hitler is pretty much played out. Godwin's Law makes it a joke.
What about Mao? he killed more people than Hitler and Stalin combined.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2016, 19:38 bigspender
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 21, 2016, 12:53:
Living on a top floor may bottom out chance of surviving cardiac arrest

... unless you use the fucking stairs, you fatass, so you don't have a heart attack in the first place.

Weight is more a sign, rather than a big contributor to heart disease. It's a very easy way to tell that a person is most likely eating a diet high in meat/fish/egg/dairy all of which significantly raise cholesterol, which then goes onto coat the arteries in plaque.

However if someone is thin, muscular, fit and even exercises a lot, if they are eating mostly meat/dairy/fish/eggs then they're on heart attack street as well. You just cannot out-exercise the cholesterol you put into your body. You might look great on the outside, but if your arteries are clogged, it's GG for you.

I'm not making an excuse for fat or unfit people, what I'm saying is the only way to avoid a heart attack is to lower your LDL cholesterol to 70mg/DL, by eating a wholefoods plant based diet. The only scientifically proven diet to prevent, and even reverse heart disease. Otherwise you can look forward to a heart attack from age 45 onward, just like the other 400,000 Americans last year that it KILLED.

So live on the top floor, and use the elevator to haul up as many packets of potatoes, rice, wholemeal bread and pasta, greens and beans into your apartment


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2016, 22:55 bigspender
 
Retired wrote on Jan 20, 2016, 21:36:
wow....Seriously considering buying this....

LG Electronics 34UC98 34-Inch WQHD IPS Curved LED Monitor (34" Diagonal)

if it was at least 90hz I'd be keen too. I just can't game on 60hz anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2016, 20:34 bigspender
 
Whether it's ethically ok to eat jellyfish or not doesn't come into it if you ask me. The question is, why would you want to lol.

Seems like the whole article is really just an excuse to not become vegetarian / vegan. It's the typical, you can't save all of them so you might as well keep on eating argument.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 20, 2016, 15:22 bigspender
 
Why is this amazing, torrents seem like the least harmful thing this monster has done. I mean he stole Crimea last year..... if you can steal a country stealing a movie is just a past time  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 20, 2016, 04:03 bigspender
 
Creston wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 11:50:
Someone with some Photoshop Skillz should make a picture of a front door with a key taped to it, and a sign below the key that says "FOR GOOD GUYS ONLY! BAD GUYS, DO NOT USE!!!"


I'm just hoping that if they put in a back door, we might be able to change the batteries in some of the phones....
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Online Online
2. Re: Metal Gear Online Online Jan 20, 2016, 03:57 bigspender
 
Slick wrote on Jan 19, 2016, 19:28:
it's alright, haven't seen a lot of successful sneaking, mostly just run and gun

It's just people running and diving like in that Specialist mod for Half-life.

MGO plays nothing like the multiplayer gameplay trailers would suggest.

It's nothing like the single player experience.

They really should have just put in some kind of co-op mode, because when everyone is as powerful as snake the game just disintegrates into messy tactic-less orgy of weirdly dressed characters doing the Benny Hill chase. It's awful.

At least with co-op the gameplay experience would have remained a lot like the singleplayer but with that extra element of strategy since you'd be able to eleminate guards at the same time, or from different sides of a village, or have one person sneak in while another spots and talks them thru it etc etc etc.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
19. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 17, 2016, 20:25 bigspender
 
harlock wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 18:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 17, 2016, 17:54:
Not that it matters, since I have not much of a clue about US politics really, but I think Trump has a big mouth, zero substance. Politics are a show, you never show how you really are when you wanna get elected.
if you want to see him talk off the cuff, as he would "normally".. terrifyingly retarded, like some drooling inbred

So an improvement over George W. Bush then?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
12. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 16, 2016, 23:17 bigspender
 
NamecaF wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 23:07:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 18:00:
The depiction of Aboriginal people is still racist though. You have to consider the political and social climate in Australia, where Aboriginal people are so disadvantaged, with lower life expectancies and poor life opportunities etc. Australian governments have a shameful history. A game like this will always come in for criticism in that climate.

This isn't like fictional "savages" in Rust or similar games. This game purports to show "real Aboriginals" and depicts them as primitive spear wielders etc. In truth, Aboriginal people are teachers, lawyers, business owners, and everything else. Depicting them like the game does is harmful to any attempts to overcome the extreme racism in Australia today. Yeah it's just one stupid game, but if you excuse one stupid game, you can excuse every other instance too.

This is kind of like in Vice City when the game instructs you to "kill all the Haitians", which made Haitian community groups complain. In response, Rockstar altered that text in future versions of the game.

LOL. Everyone seems to gloss over the fact that the aboriginal communities are worse on themselves and each other than the government ever was. It's not stereotyping or racist when it's actually factual - Aborigines were primitive spear wielders. Experience living in an Aboriginal community yourself for a week and you'll definitely change your tune.

Worse still, the government completely fuels the perpetual self destruction of aboriginal communities. They'll never provide a way out of the downwards spiral because intervening properly will mean some white office worker will shout "racist".

Doing something as hamfisted as the stolen generation is wrong (of course) but also building a bunch of houses in butt-fuck nowhere, and saying "do whatever you like" and then simply forgetting about them is also wrong. But it suits the government well, when the voters have an out of sight, out of mind approach. The people in some of the communities have so little education that they don't even know how to blow their nose when they are sick (which eventually builds to a full on infection and so on). People need education and security to flourish, but they also need to have a reason to be invested and to be working toward something. Now we don't have a stolen generation, we have a lost generation.

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
10. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 16, 2016, 22:38 bigspender
 
A typical "middle class white person being overly insulted on someone's behalf" story.

"I've [spoken] to a lot of Indigenous friends that I have through uni and everyone is not only disgusted, but also just completely gobsmacked that this game actually exists."

I think that it's quite racist to assume that someone of a particular race will be offended.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Video
11. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Video Jan 15, 2016, 00:50 bigspender
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 05:28:
bigspender wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 20:12:
I'm just annoyed because they haven't shown a proper gameplay video.

Gameplay here!

Thank you good sir!
 
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Video
7. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Video Jan 14, 2016, 01:34 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 14, 2016, 01:02:
"Multiplayer features pretty prominently"

Three Moves Ahead discussed a while back the results of some survey that showed the vast majority of RTS players never use the online component of the game. Hope they're putting a lot of effort into single player.

I hope there's a speed governor. I like to play with the speed set 70-80% of full speed.

Hah oh wow I totally forgot RTS games used to have that feature.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Video
1. Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Video Jan 13, 2016, 20:12 bigspender
 
Does their hiring policy state that employees must wear stupid hats while indoors? I wouldn't have realised that any of these people were "special" if they didn't look like this otherwise.

I'm just annoyed because they haven't shown a proper gameplay video.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 12, 2016, 23:59 bigspender
 
Apple cars will only drive down Apple Store approved roads. Streets sold separately.

I just hope that all of these electric cars can agree on a standardized charging plug. It's bad enough it's gotten this far with phones.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer
35. Re: Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer Jan 12, 2016, 21:39 bigspender
 
NKD wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 21:22:
killer_roach wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 19:59:

Even beyond that, a lot of countries' record keeping of cancer statistics were astonishingly poor until quite recently unless it was something that caused obvious symptoms (thyroid cancer, brain tumors, melanoma, etc.). If it was something that went undiagnosed and killed you slowly at an old age, they just said you died of natural causes and left it at that. (Additionally, expected lifespans in Japan in the 1950s were somewhere in the low 60s of years - most of your cancer fatalities occur either under the age of ten or over the age of 75.)

Yeah. Historical cancer data simply isn't reliable so there's no basis for comparison. Anyone trying to say anything definitive based on it is full of shit. The only reliable cancer data we have is for a bunch of very similar Western cultures, and only for the past few decades. There's no other reliable data to compare it to.

bigspender wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 21:14:

I'm not really sure what else I can say or do to convince you I'm for real. *shrugs*

Don't get me wrong, I'm not accusing you of being a paid shill or anything, (though linking store pages is a little tacky) At least compared to linking to research and cancer charities who will tell you eating healthy is good, without telling you to buy a book, or buy anything at all.


Yeah good points about linking to the stores. I guess I'm just really passionate about this topic lol. Even more than telling ubisoft that I hate their games
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer
33. Re: Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer Jan 12, 2016, 21:14 bigspender
 
NKD wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 19:34:
bigspender wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 18:29:

Fun Fact: In Japan, in 1952 only 15 people died of prostate cancer. With most of the oldest people (in Okinawa) dying from more traditional "died of old age" diseases such as heart failure.

Cancer is absolutely becoming more common these days. The key contributing factor is diet. Diet is also the cause the so called obesity epidemic (despite mainstream sources saying nobody knows why).

There are other factors of course, such as pollution. But even these pollutants can be offset by diet, and opposite too, exacerbated by diet.

People in westernized countries are causing many of these cancers themselves, as organizations such as the USDA (driven largely by meat/dairy/poultry industries) give out terrible advice, which contradicts most non industry funded studies. (i.e. studies not designed to make a product look good).

There have been many studies into it. One easy to understand example is this: In poor countries, where people have no choice but to live off what we call poor people foods, such as rice, potatoes, beans, where meat is scarce, and where dairy isn't culturally consumed, the rates of cancers are very low. Further, if either of two things happen: 1. the offspring (same genes) move to a western country, the cancer rates go up, or 2. the region becomes richer and westernized, the cancer rates also go up.
So even while the environment and genes remain the same, but the diet becomes more animal product based, the rates of cancer go up and up. Not just any cancers btw, the same types of cancers that westerners get, as well as the same types of chronic disease westerners get.
The opposite to this is also true, people that stop eating the SAD (Standard American Diet) regain their health, and drop out of the cancer and chronic disease categories.

But don't take my word for it, here are easily digestible and well summarized and referenced sources:
How Not To Die
The Starch Solution
Power Foods for the Brain

The last two are completely idiot proof and even have recipes, foods you already eat, sweet foods, hearty foods etc with some adjustments. It's not weird hippy shit or just boring salads or anything.


So to sum up: EAT LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT. Because it really does

Oh lord. Amazon store pages are not scientific studies.

Diet and it's effect with regards to cancer is still not well-understood by science. In general, a healthy diet reduces your risk of cancer, but studies have been wholly inconclusive with regards to specific dietary choices. Anyone telling you that you have to eat non-GMO foods, or be a vegetarian, or whatever else has crossed from good advice into "woo" territory. The science simply isn't there. Anyone trying to make definitive claims such as selling books GIVING YOU SPECIFIC RECIPES is a scam artist.

Really tired of seeing shit-heels exploiting peoples fear of cancer to sell shit. Don't they have some hyper-diluted macguffin to be drinking to purge "toxins" or something instead of scamming people?

I totally understand your skepticism. People make all sorts of claims and always have to make a buck. However nobody is selling you anything. for Example 100% of the profits from the book How Not To Die go to charity. You can buy these books of their relevant websites if you'd like to skip the middle-men. Or hell just go to nutritionfacts.org and watch the short videos for FREE.


These specific books are written by doctors that have read and summarized tens of thousands of scientific studies. Each book has references to the studies they talk about in each paragraph, so you can double check them for yourself. I hope you read just one of these books, because you will see that the science is there to back it up, it is well understood, and the results show that eating properly does prevent and even reverse many of our western chronic diseases.

There is no magic macguffin, I'll even spoil the books by saying that all they will do is tell to eat unprocessed whole foods such as beans, grains, fruit and veg everyday. It can be GMO if you want, it doesn't matter. The books will explain the mechanisms behind the research for you, because understanding why and how something works helps to stay on track. You don't even have to follow the recipes.



EDIT: btw look at my comment history, I'm an immature 34 year old gamer. I typically just post complaints I've been commenting here for probably over 10 years. I'm not selling anything. And the 3 books just happen to be the last 3 I've read on the topic. They aren't related to each other, they have different publishers and authors etc.

I'm not really sure what else I can say or do to convince you I'm for real. *shrugs*


P.S. another good book is the China Study, by T. Colin Campbell, but I find his style of writing a little dry.

And of course Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Cadwell Esselstyn.

BTW all of these books are written by board certified physicians / cardiologists.

This comment was edited on Jan 12, 2016, 21:34.
 
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