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2009/2/25-3/3 [Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:52632 Activity:nil
2/25    $100 Plug  computer:
        http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS9634061300.html
        \_ Kind of cool, but also a bit misleading.  Still,
           outside of file serving that should be able to do
           almost everything a home server needs to do
2009/2/25-3/3 [Science/GlobalWarming] UID:52633 Activity:nil
2/25    If only we had listened to ALGOR:
                                   \- must not destroy robot.
        http://preview.tinyurl.com/d6hgbt [new scientist]
2009/2/25-3/3 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Foreign/Europe] UID:52634 Activity:nil
2/25    Whoops, looks like SFCron is on the rocks.
        http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/02/24/BUannounce.DTL
        \_ Not surprised. They don't even run a full page of comics.  Instead,
           they waste pages and pages on something called "news," which is
           almost always boring and depressing.
2009/2/25-3/3 [Politics/Domestic/President/Reagan] UID:52635 Activity:nil
2/25    Thank you Obama for pledging to reverse much of Reagan's economic
        mess. Thank you!
        http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/24/analysis.obama.reagan
        http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-219640
        \_ About time. The last 25 years have been a disaster for the middle
           class.
2009/2/25-3/3 [Uncategorized] UID:52636 Activity:nil
2/25    Philip Jose Farmer: To his scattered body gone
        http://www.pjfarmer.com
2009/2/25-3/3 [Uncategorized] UID:52637 Activity:nil
2/25    wow why do they let Rose McGowan walk around.
        \_ What do you have against her?
           \_ Nothing, and that's the problem! </rimshot>
        \_ why do they let octomom have kids?
2009/2/25-3/3 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Politics/Foreign] UID:52638 Activity:nil
2/25    Spinoff of the silly food stamp thread below:
        The US Recommended Daily Intake values (which the current USRDA is
        based on) were developed during WWII.  The methodology was to take
        "volunteer" subjects (white male conscientious objectors, mostly
        Quakers) and put them on nutrient-deprivation diets until their
        systems failed.  Then they would add the missing nutrient back in
        until the systems began to function again.  The level of nutrient
        required to avoid system failure was then established as the RDI.
        These studies did not examine overall health, or long-term
        effects of low nutrient levels.  What is more, the countries which
        have something like the USRDA are in complete disagreement about
        their recommendations, which often vary by a factor of 5 or more
        from country to country.
        So when you look at a food product that claims to provide 100% of
        the USRDA of Vitamin C, that means that it contains enough vitamin
        C to keep white male Quakers of military age from getting scurvy.
        It doesn't say anything about how much vitamin C you should have
        for good health.  -tom
        \_ Ha, that's pretty interesting.  Do you have a link?
           \_ http://gunpowder.quaker.org/documents/starvation-kalm.pdf
              talks about the project but not specifically the implications
              for the USRDA.  See:
              "Keys A, Brozek J, Henschel A, Mickelsen O, Taylor HL:
              The biology of human starvation. Minneapolis: University
              of Minnesota Press; 1950."  -tom
2009/2/25-3/3 [Uncategorized] UID:52639 Activity:nil
2/25    Eric Janszen seems to be a smart economics dude.
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