Out of the Blue

BEST BOND GADGETS OF ALL TIME! James Bond Revisited (thanks Ant). I'm a purist, so not so much of a fan of most of the gadgetry. That said, I will gladly take an Aston Martin DB5 and a Rolex Submariner even if their gimmicks are being infested with murder hornets.

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eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:28:
Completely off-topic

But I am fully immunized since today YAY
Congrats eRe4s3r, sharing your joy and relief !

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Cutter wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 17:15:
No effing poop.

whoa settle down
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Adoption of the carbohydrate-insulin model over the energy-balance model has radical implications for weight management and obesity treatment. Rather than urge people to eat less, a strategy that usually doesn’t work in the long run, the carbohydrate-insulin model suggests another path that focuses more on what we eat. According to Dr. Ludwig, “reducing consumption of the rapidly digestible carbohydrates that flooded the food supply during the low-fat diet era lessens the underlying drive to store body fat. As a result, people may lose weight with less hunger and struggle.”

No effing poop. Carbs aren't a problem. The French, the Italians, Greeks, all get tons of them and high GI stuff too and obesity isn't a problem. My older bro - the track athlete - always subscribed to a grazing model. He just eats constantly throughout the day, but he's eating fruits/veg/nuts. Piece of fruit here, a carrot there, handful of nuts. And beyond working out regularly he's never been overweight, I mean ever. I've always seen obesity more as an impulse control issue - where sometime foods become a most of the time food when they shouldn't. And that's better corrected through behavioral modification than simply trying the XYZ diet. I'm always looking at what other people are buying in supermarkets and looking for the correlation between what's in their cart and whether they're obese or not.
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Dash wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:49:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:24:
Is it just me, or does that border on treason? Promising the enemy operational details in the event of an attack? The fact that he felt the need to put his own career and freedom on the line to prevent a war speaks volumes of how far things had deteriorated.

I think its something to do with a Declaration of War. A formality. More of 'If we gonna fight, I'll let you know.', not 'Hey buddy, my guys are gonna attack you here, here, and here.'
Even when declaring it, it doesn't always have the intended results.

Pretty much that. After all, it's not like Americans are fans of sneak attacks *cough Pearl Harbor/9/11 cough*. More like 'if Trump is going completely off the rails we'll give you a heads up and see what we can do to deal with it then'.
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 16:08:
Fucking cancer.

Norm Macdonald, comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' alum, dies at 61.

Norm MacDonald on battles with cancer: “I’m pretty sure, I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer dies at the same time. That’s not a loss. That’s a draw.”

RIP Norm
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Fucking cancer.

Norm Macdonald, comedian and 'Saturday Night Live' alum, dies at 61.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:24:
Is it just me, or does that border on treason? Promising the enemy operational details in the event of an attack? The fact that he felt the need to put his own career and freedom on the line to prevent a war speaks volumes of how far things had deteriorated.

No...ish. As he is a general, the UCMJ would apply first and then Federal statute next. I think he would have a good case for acting in good faith under the following:
"The accused shall be given broad latitude to present matters in extenuation and mitigation."
"In the commission of the offense, the accused knowingly created a grave risk of substantial damage to the national security."

It could be argued that he was acting in defense of the national security by doing his damnedest to make sure an incompetent, sociopathic Trump was not successful in starting a war, unapproved by Congress, against China.

The fact that he put his liberty on the line speaks volumes to his character as both an officer and a man.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:24:
Is it just me, or does that border on treason? Promising the enemy operational details in the event of an attack? The fact that he felt the need to put his own career and freedom on the line to prevent a war speaks volumes of how far things had deteriorated.

I think its something to do with a Declaration of War. A formality. More of 'If we gonna fight, I'll let you know.', not 'Hey buddy, my guys are gonna attack you here, here, and here.'
Even when declaring it, it doesn't always have the intended results.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:32:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:30:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:29:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:28:
Completely off-topic

But I am fully immunized since today YAY

NICE. So you mean you got your last shot today? Or it's been two weeks since your last shot?

2 weeks since 2nd shot, green digital vaccination pass I can now travel everywhere again and go everywhere again.

Awesome. Is there still a mask requirement? Here we still have full masking requirements for anything indoors, even if fully vacc'd. Makes sense given how virulent delta is.

Depends on where you go. Some places yes, some places no. But most venues where you can go (eating, drinking, where masks don't really work) are now fully locked down to only vaccinated and cured. Man I barely made it actually... the rules are in-place starting tomorrow. Can not believe my luck.

Also sidenote: Since I didn't really tell till now, but the 2nd shot hit me way harder than the first. I was completely off-the-record for at least 2 days. Got the shakes, fever, headache, muscle ache everywhere and muscle pains somewhere and everything below that threshold. Didn't expect my immune response to be THIS hardcore the 2nd go around, but it made me realize why they do the 2nd shot. Anyhow; I am happy I convinced my parent to also get shots with me which was a huge thing for me because you know how old people are... everything went perfectly.

As I said way before, one of the best experiences I ever had, professional huge vaccination center barely anyone there, distance everywhere and friendly people everywhere. If we put our mind to it we clearly can do proper health-care things in Germany... I am proud ;)
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eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:30:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:29:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:28:
Completely off-topic

But I am fully immunized since today YAY

NICE. So you mean you got your last shot today? Or it's been two weeks since your last shot?

2 weeks since 2nd shot, green digital vaccination pass I can now travel everywhere again and go everywhere again.

Awesome. Is there still a mask requirement? Here we still have full masking requirements for anything indoors, even if fully vacc'd. Makes sense given how virulent delta is.
With great freedom comes great responsibility.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:29:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:28:
Completely off-topic

But I am fully immunized since today YAY

NICE. So you mean you got your last shot today? Or it's been two weeks since your last shot?

2 weeks since 2nd shot, green digital vaccination pass I can now travel everywhere again and go everywhere again. And just in time too, lmao. My federal state just implemented rules that only vaccinated and healed/prev infected can go into most venues. Tests are no longer accepted (and you have to pay for them, and no quick-tests are accepted) . Pheeeew.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 14:28:
Completely off-topic

But I am fully immunized since today YAY

NICE. So you mean you got your last shot today? Or it's been two weeks since your last shot?
With great freedom comes great responsibility.
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Sep 14, 2021, 14:28
 
Completely off-topic

But I am fully immunized since today YAY
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 12:51:
Yes, it was as crazy as it seemed, if not worse. Woodward/Costa book

It's even worse than that:

The first call was prompted by Milley’s review of intelligence suggesting the Chinese believed the United States was preparing to attack. That belief, the authors write, was based on tensions over military exercises in the South China Sea, and deepened by Trump’s belligerent rhetoric toward China.

“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay,” Milley told him. “We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”

In the book’s account, Milley went so far as to pledge he would alert his counterpart in the event of a U.S. attack, stressing the rapport they’d established through a backchannel. “General Li, you and I have known each other for now five years. If we’re going to attack, I’m going to call you ahead of time. It’s not going to be a surprise.”

Is it just me, or does that border on treason? Promising the enemy operational details in the event of an attack? The fact that he felt the need to put his own career and freedom on the line to prevent a war speaks volumes of how far things had deteriorated.
With great freedom comes great responsibility.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 14, 2021, 12:51:
Yes, it was as crazy as it seemed, if not worse. Woodward/Costa book
We all knew the piece of shit was crazy before he became the choice of the GQP in 2015.
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The increase in Gadgetry, and the 30 year old head scientist of an intelligence agency, are why I stopped watching these Bond films.

The cartoonishness never worked for me, do I loved Casino Royale. But it's the only Craig Bond I really enjoyed. And as they get more cartoonish, they seem to clash with Craig.

The past 3 Mission Impossible movies are better than the Bond films. That's my line in the sand.
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Yes, it was as crazy as it seemed, if not worse. Woodward/Costa book
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