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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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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer
29. Re: Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer Jan 12, 2016, 19:06 bigspender
 
*wrong thread* sorry can't delete *shrugs*  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer
27. Re: Steamship Ahoy - That Dragon, Cancer Jan 12, 2016, 18:29 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 13:02:
harlock wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 10:53:
id be willing to bet that most people of near middle age have at least one relative who died from it... maybe im delusional, but i thought it was becoming more common these days

I wonder about that too. Like autism, is it becoming more common, or just more often correctly diagnosed? My Dr. once told me people die all the time with undiagnosed cancer, it's just that something else killed them before the cancer got too bad.

As for this game, I play games to escape reality so I'll probably give this one a pass.


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
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
1. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jan 10, 2016, 23:00 bigspender
 
lets see someone use augmented reality to change a tyre in a rainstorm.....
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Gameplay Video
4. Re: Far Cry Primal Gameplay Video Jan 8, 2016, 22:39 bigspender
 
not much primal about the radar map thingy lol.

This looks as shit as people demoing it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2016, 02:53 bigspender
 
Flying by pushing air is so 20th century.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
74. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 18:58 bigspender
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:09:
Tumbler wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:02:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 13:10:
I was completely ok with purchasing 3 x 24 inch LCDs + track IR and a 300 dollar steering wheel to play sim racing games - in that context the Rift seems to be priced ok.

That is all I can think of playing on it for now. I want a triple monitor track IR setup but I don't want to dedicate the space in my house to having it setup. In that respect this price is ok. It offers that freedom of head movement without all the hassle of extra monitors and hardware to mount them.

But for games that aren't Sim's? That's the real question, I haven't seen much that I want to try that isn't a Sim. I could see this bringing Sim's back in a big way. Who wouldn't want a kick ass star trek bridge commander game with that thing?

Or maybe a submarine captain, that would be fucking awesome! Shit, I think I just sold myself...

For flight sims, and especially the sim racing genre (which is huge, so many good titles) the Rift is probably worth getting.

For flight sims, VR is going to be game changing. But sims are already a niche market, and given that most people play even hardcore flightsims with a $30 logitech joystick, I don't see a majority of simmers buying up VR. And now you have a niche inside a niche. VR will die pretty quickly.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
22. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday Jan 4, 2016, 17:58 bigspender
 
I have a feeling that Eve Valkyrie is going to make people feel very sick with all of that spinning and looping, with no clear indication of up and down.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 03:55 bigspender
 
CliffyB what a dick. Has he not heard of the Wishlist feature on Steam? How convenient that it emails you when a game you like is on sale.....  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 23:32 bigspender
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 21:18:
nin wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 12:44:
My third screening is today at the imax - woot!

Don't let the Haters derail your fun! Dance

I bet all of you star wars people would see the Star Wars Xmas special 3 times too if they were to release it in the cinemas.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 18:48 bigspender
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 13:28:
Why Wine Snobs Are Faking It.

I read this study years ago to discover that wine "experts" are faking it.

Here's how the research went down. First, Brochet gave 27 male and 27 female oenology students a glass of red and a glass of white wine and asked them to describe the flavor of each. The students described the white with terms like "floral," "honey," "peach," and "lemon." The red elicited descriptions of "raspberry," "cherry," "cedar," and "chicory."

A week later, the students were invited back for another tasting session. Brochet again offered them a glass of red wine and a glass of white. But he deceived them. The two wines were actually the same white wine as before, but one was dyed with tasteless red food coloring. The white wine (W) was described similarly to how it was described in the first tasting. The white wine dyed red (RW), however, was described with the same terms commonly ascribed to a red wine.

LOL.

Well I've gone full hipster about my wines, I eat the grapes before they are wine
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2015, 21:59 bigspender
 
Pigeon wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 13:43:
How do they know that guy blew up the condom machine? Maybe he was framed by unstoppable gonorrhea.

most likely a "refugee" who's religious beliefs don't allow contraception.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2015, 04:53 bigspender
 
well some places don't even air the show from what I've heard, and those places have many downloads.

Seems to me if they made it $1 per episode and accessible they would be $14.4 million richer.....
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Dec 27, 2015, 21:21 bigspender
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 16:58:
People are stupid. It doesn't matter if video is captured at 60 FPS if the game itself is running at 30.

LOL yeah, it's bit like all of those people on youtube reviewing speakers, and showing you the sound quality via their phone/webcam....

Genius




Also: Brutal Doom v20b looks amazing. They should really just put that inside the Doom 4 packaging instead.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Safety Dance
1. Re: Christmas Safety Dance Dec 25, 2015, 17:54 bigspender
 
Just incase you want to do your tax while away from Australia? Lol  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Dec 24, 2015, 01:39 bigspender
 
Just amazing. You'd think after the I dunno, 100th thing launched into space they would have decided to make some kind of international law to say that you must have a plan to remove space debris for everything you launch. At the very least after the cold war.

Sure it would to the cost of something already expensive as hell, but unless someone has a very clever way of dealing with space junk, I'd imagine it would have been a lot cheaper.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Improves Hit Detection
5. Re: Natural Selection 2 Improves Hit Detection Dec 23, 2015, 22:40 bigspender
 
Now they just need to invent a time machine so they can have hit detection fixed when it needed to be fixed in 2010....  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 23, 2015, 17:15 bigspender
 
Zor wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 13:27:
"Transparent aluminum!?"

I guess Scotty must have shown them how to do that?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2015, 21:16 bigspender
 
"Woman Knocks Out Man With Single Punch After He Pinches Her Butt."

She'll probably get stoned to death going by the looks of that country....
 
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