• earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 4 years, 10 months ago

    I know some who works in as quality control for one of the supplement manufacturers. They do indeed do testing and follow guidelines to make sure they’re not putting allergens into the supplements and that they do contain what they’re supposed to. The powdered rice and sand are to make the material go through the machines more smoothly. She said…[Read more]

    • Care to cite your sources, rather than relay third hand knowledge? Thanks.

      (“She said” and “I know some one” doesn’t really cut it.)

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    While I agree circumcision is ridiculous and unnecessary, arguing that a 4% risk of complications trumps a 38-66% of HIV infection doesn’t make sense.
    Why doesn’t anyone ever point out that it’s not necessary to have male or female circumcision done AS A CHILD, that people can have it done as adults, so just don’t do it and let the children…[Read more]

    • That’s not how the math works. It’s a 4% risk of complications PERIOD. It’s a 38-66% REDUCED chance of HIV infection. The HIV rate in the US varies from region to region, but is about 0.3% overall.

      We can roughly estimate the risk of lifetime infection from percent of people living with HIV (which assumes it’s at a stable rate in the…[Read more]

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years, 1 month ago

    I don’t know if it’s a language issue or if I’m just stupid, but I can’t understand what the judgment in the India rape case is actually saying.

    • The way I read it, the court concluded that the sex was forced, but that a menopausal woman was too old to be raped and probably was desperate for it.

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years, 1 month ago

    I use cheques all the time. And am the only person I know who still spells it as “cheques”. Screw you, spellchecker.

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years, 2 months ago

    India enjoys pointing out that their probe (its name means “Mars vehicle in Hindi, how great is it that they just called their Mars vehicle “Mars vehicle”?) cost less to make than Gravity, as well they should, but I’d like to point out that NASA’s new Mars probe cost 9 times as much as India’s. I know NASA’s project is much larger and it only…[Read more]

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    I always wondered why the Firefly universe had such a strong Chinese cultural influence when there wasn’t a single Chinese CHARACTER. I think there may have been one in the whorehouse shootout episode, but otherwise there were no Asian characters at all. Did they all die out or did they all stay on Earth?

    • According to the series bible, there’s such a strong Chinese influence because the ‘verse is almost half ethnic Chinese! Where they’re all hanging out is a mystery to everyone except the casting director…

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years, 4 months ago

    I can’t bring myself to read what he wrote. The thing for me is, who asked him to define for us all what harassment is and how to deal with it? Did we ELECT him or something? My friends wear these shirts with the Four Horsemen of the atheist movement like they’re supposed to be our gods now, and at least half of them are assholes.

  • earthboundmisfit posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    But having 90% of the shows on TV dominated by men (yes I completely made that number up) ISN’T ENOUGH!