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Signed On Mar 7, 2006, 02:54
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
61. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2015, 20:31 bigspender
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 22, 2015, 16:25:
You're probably right but I don't think Disney should dumb down the movie. Most people are intelligent.

LOL maybe in a galaxy far far away.... but not in this solar system.

The mean IQ globally is 89... which is not good, and it's predicted to drop to 86 which some consider borderline mental retardation.

This comment was edited on Dec 22, 2015, 20:38.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2015, 00:39 bigspender
 
The whole movie felt very rushed, going from scene to scene to fit as much reboot and backstory in as possible. I'm pretty sure there was a cut to another scene during a lightsaber battle :S

Kind of like the first Lord of Rings movie, where are introducing a new character by their full name every few minutes. There is just too much of everything.

It suffers from way to much convenient events to tie things together instead of having good reasons.

The little BB droid also had the most charisma, out of all of the actors I cared the most about it, I didn't want it to get lost or mistreated.


What they really should have done was something a bit more simple, focused on one or two characters in a fairly simple and interesting story instead of squeezing an epic adventure, backstory, and setting up another one.

They would have been better off doing a really focused and detailed character driven movie. Perhaps a survival story of all of the Jedi's being hunted down in order 66. And the movie could have been about 1 Jedi trying to survive, hide, and of course fight. Perhaps even dying at the end.

But no, we have a glossy covers band repeat the better bits from the previous movies into an unoriginal star wars medley. And infact I have a feeling like many movies today, the script was written by a computer, or at the very least a spreadsheet with data containing the highest rated moments from previous 6 movies. It's all there, but it's simply going through the motions.

EDIT: Also
Where are all of the old people in space? Apart from the 3 people from the originals, everyone is under 25...Is that a Disney thing?
The whole thing felt like high budget cosplay to me, instead of genuine movie.

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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 19, 2015, 19:12 bigspender
 
Well I feel safer hearing that....  
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