Total Data Loss

By | March 18, 2019

People are always surprised and shocked when data is lost from some cloud service, either by negligence or intent.

And I’m like, motherfucker what did you think was going to happen?

She understands. Most people do not. There are people who think (some in that very thread) that Goole, Facebook and Amazon will be functionally eternal. They won’t be. I’d give Google maybe 20 years. Facebook perhaps 10-15. And Amazon 30 or so, and then they’ll be gone.

Lose10

By | March 18, 2019

Well, Win10 doesn’t crash all the time at least, but it’s about as reliable as a 1977 Ford Pinto in that it’s unpredictable as it reboots without user control, updates break things constantly, and you never know when features are just going to disappear. And there is all the data thievin’.

It’s a joke OS, fit for droolers only.

Phalanges

By | March 18, 2019

Shows just how clueless most of the left is. Foot-shooting is what they do best, though, isn’t it? Kind of the left’s speciality. That, and circular firing squads.

Calling

By | March 18, 2019

Indeed. Someone averred that The Hunger Games was so very unrealistic; meanwhile, the Holocaust is a real thing that occurred on this planet in living memory, 50,000+ die from opioid overdoses a year, mass shootings are common, lack of health care kills tens of thousands more, we drone bomb people daily, and climate change is fairly likely to make the entire human race go extinct.

Their notion of realism is severely, severely fucked.

Weight of Responsbility

By | March 18, 2019

Death of the calorie.

The article is not that bad, as such articles go, but the diet advice that most people get truly is. But to clear one thing up, factually speaking, if you eat less than you burn you will lose weight. I know because I did it so don’t tell me anything else.

But you can’t trust calorie labels. As the article points out, most are wrong. What you have to do is to monitor what you eat assiduously and then respond to your body regardless of the labels. I guess this is a non-idiot version of intuitive eating that’s actually concerned with health rather than giving someone an excuse to eat that third slice of cake.

As I’ve already said, I never counted calories when I lost weight. At first, I cut my consumption in half and just watched what happened. Unsurprisingly, I lost a lot of weight. In fact, too much weight. Then I started eating a bit more until I got to a weight I wanted to be (in the 150-155 range). Now, I weigh a bit more but that’s because I have vastly more muscle and I am trying to put yet more on.

Also, even if you are not weightlifting, eating a lot of protein and fat is much more likely to leave you satiated for longer than eating a lot of foods with sugar and carbs. Also, avoid processed foods and buy the highest-quality food you can afford. Makes it vastly easier to lose weight, as I discovered myself.

People want a canned, easy solution. But there isn’t one. Never will be. To lose weight, eat less than you burn, but doing so depends on knowing yourself very well, how your body works, and adjusting to its needs and pursuing what’s working and rejecting what isn’t. A tall order, but better than losing limbs to diabetes or death from a heart attack at 60.

Every All

By | March 17, 2019

I’ve been completely astounded lately by the liberal “censor everything, report on nothing” approach to the Christchurch massacre. What do they believe this will achieve? It seems that my side has a really distorted understanding of the way the current media environment works, the way idea transmission works, and how best to contextualize such events.

Sticking your head in the sand and hoping for the best seems like one of the worst possible approaches.

I’m not saying that the shooter’s idiot manifesto should be posted everywhere, but examining why events happens, their causes, the ideas behind them, seems pretty valuable to me. Otherwise, there is no method of preventing such events, and no understanding of their etiology.

Containment Policy

By | March 17, 2019

Exactly. I don’t think the establishment and the dying Boomers are going to be able to contain that righteous and justified animosity for much longer.

The only reason I wish the Boomers would live longer is so that they could at least suffer a little bit (even if just mentally if not materially) when people like AOC and the young climate change marchers destroy their repugnant and baleful heritage and grind their leavings and legacy into the dust of a contemptible history.

Gration

By | March 16, 2019

Like the chemical process of osmosis, migration is unstoppable.

Wrong. It’s stoppable, it just depends on how monstrous you want to be do so.

Unfortunately, a hard truth that many lib types don’t want to hear is that the countries who do the most to halt migration will probably survive global climate change the most intact, socially and culturally, and with any sort of general welfare programs in place. Those who don’t…well, they’ll be pretty fucked.