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Water Cooler / Re: Interesting Keto diet vid.
« on: Today at 08:36:53 PM »
Interesting talk, I agree with most of what he says.  One thing I think I disagree with a lot of Keto'ers about is that I think calories do matter.  The magic of low carb is not that fat can't make you fat, but rather that fat and protein have a feedback loop that is missing with refined carbohydrates.  When you over eat with natural sources of food there is a feedback loop, your body lets you know you are full and you will not get hungry again until you need to eat.   It is a lot easier to over eat with carbs.  This is why people have similar results with isocaloric studies, but different results in the real world.

My personal thoughts have evolved over the years.  I was pretty hard core keto for a lot of years, now I feel like most whole foods that are killed or taken directly off of a plant/tree are OK to eat (perhaps with the exception of some tropical fruit).

His point about not being able to exercise off weight is so right no.  I see poor souls walking on treadmills for years who haven't lost any weight, if they could just stop eating the grain/sugar/PUFAs they'd be all right.  BTW, the risks of PUFAs (polyunsaturated fatty acids) aren't getting enough attention.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:15:57 AM »
Good job.  Same, 4/4.

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Water Cooler / Re: Damn earthquakes
« on: June 18, 2018, 05:19:00 AM »
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I never experienced anything like that living close to a fault line in Berkeley

I take it you weren't here in 89?

I hope its an isolated event Bill.

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Traffic / Re: Advice on an old website/domains URL structure
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:32:24 PM »
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I really do not wish to share the website

That's alright.  We're a suspicious bunch here who tend not to post our sites publicly most of the time. 
Welcome to the Core.

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Unneeded change = unneeded risk.

Seems like sound advice to me.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/11/05/how-the-usps-epacket-gives-postal-subsidies-to-chinese-e-commerce-merchants-to-ship-to-the-usa-cheap/#5e153c6140ca

Chinese direct-to-consumer US sales are being bolstered by subsidized shipping that makes it cheaper for businesses in China to ship light products to homes in US than s domestic supplier can send the same package across town.  The subsidy partially comes from the US taxpayer and increased rates for US domestic shipping.

With all the trade-war talk, this seems like it would be an easy thing to fix have a positive impact.



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Water Cooler / Re: Floating an anvil on mercury
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:24:32 AM »
Odd physics huh?

I've seen other videos from this guys channel.  He inherited an old mine.  Some of the mercury he has is left over from the mining processes and then he bought some more from people he knew were also in the mining business.  He handles the stuff all the time, sometimes even exposes his skin directly.  He claims that he gets his blood mercury levels tested often.

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Water Cooler / Re: Who gets Yosemite? in Three Californias plan
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:34:09 PM »
Splitting California along the proposed lines would really be a bad idea.  Northern California would be completely dominated by the Bay Area.  What they want to call 'California' would be most of the Southern Coast and dominated by LA.  If the more rural areas think they don't have a say now, imagine how bad it would be after the split?

Other than the coastal area, most of what would be called Southern California is extremely poor and generally a miserable place to live.  San Diego would end up the most prosperous city in Southern California with the rest of the state a poor wasteland with very little income and short water resources. 

Also, it would never get ratified because it would add four U.S. Senate seats, congress is already quietly ignoring Puerto Rico's request for statehood.

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Water Cooler / Re: How to be Miserable
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:29:01 AM »
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Not sure it has made me any more or less miserable, but I do like
 - having more time to be bored and ponder and process
 - not feeling that twitch like maybe something happened and I should be checking my news feeds.

Those sound like worthy reasons for the changes to me.

Regarding your last point, maybe control should be replaced with influence.

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Water Cooler / Re: How to be Miserable
« on: June 13, 2018, 04:13:03 PM »
Yeah, I started a thread last year about tuning out.  I think there is a real risk of getting too wrapped up in things beyond your control and not tending enough to the things you can.

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Water Cooler / Re: Wait! What?
« on: June 12, 2018, 05:22:37 PM »
OK, not a classic, also apparently not in the living room.  Half Moon Bay is usually a pretty sleepy town.

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Water Cooler / Re: Wait! What?
« on: June 12, 2018, 03:39:37 AM »
Was hopping for a visual...

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>Nanny OS

No doubt, but just a shy more than MS products.


>scam

I agree that there is a lot of scamming going on, and dumb money chasing smart money.  Yet, I think it will eventually get established.  Blockchain is an interesting technology.   IMO, a crypto currency that is backed by a tangible asset, say redeemable by gold, has long term real-world potential.

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Water Cooler / Re: Core RECommit
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:18:11 PM »
Thanks guys!

Did 4/4 this last week.  How you all doing?

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Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:12:20 PM »
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Investigations by the Sunday Times and the Observer newspapers revealed the Leave campaign’s biggest backer, businessman Aaron Banks, met with Alexander Yakovenko, the Russian ambassador to the U.K., at least three times in the months leading up to the vote to exit the European Union, and even invited him to a Brexit results party in Westminster.

Banks also exchanged emails with the embassy and other Russian officials, including Alexander Udod, a diplomat who was subsequently expelled from the U.K. over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.


https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/zm8gz9/trump-russia-aaron-banks-brexit-farage

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