• Jack99 posted a new activity comment 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Your description of haem and of myoglobin is lacking. I will use English spelling here!

    ” the Impossible Burger is so much like meat because of heme, a protein that meat releases when you cook it.”
    “Leghemoglobin is the plant form of myoglobin, the thing in animals that releases heme.”

    My nitpicks are that haem is not a protein and that…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Very interesting analysis, Rebecca. Your thoughts echoed mine when I first heard of this.

    So yeah, point 1, eating ultraprocessed food allows you to eat more, easily, and there lies the harm.

    I would love to see one of these studies where actual calorie intake was constant, rather than just “eat as much as you like”. A lot of Michael…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi again Buzz, long time no see! Your points are well made.
    I reckon the biggest piece of human bias that needs eliminating is the blind faith of developers in their new gee whiz software that turns out to be poorly designed and implemented, rushed into production well before it is ready and before seeking input from actual local experts in the…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I recall vividly a few years ago on this very site being emphatically splained to by some hard talking lawyer that none of this would happen because nothing could overturn Roe vs Wade.

    Yet here we are. Disgust emoji.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    “So the researchers thought, well if picky people continue looking at other possible options even after making their decision, maybe that extends to marriage and so…”

    That sentence ends differently to my expectations.

    I would have thought that marriage is one situation where “looking at other possible options” after the fact is bound to end badly!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    P.S. Still no edit button XD

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 7 months ago

    The Band is back together!
    Welcome back and Hi everybody!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Reading up on the investigations I did discover a couple of reports such as this
    https://www.ibtimes.com/notre-dame-cathedral-fire-not-arson-875-french-churches-vandalized-2018-2785886

    The culprits in these frequent other cases were not thought to be Islamic terrorists but anarchists and some radical feminist groups who view churches as a…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes. It may just mean that larger numbers are needed.
    A statistically insignificant effect may still be important.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Engineers sexist? Hold the phone! No shit! XD

    Seriously this whole plastic bag addiction is a relatively recent development, starting in the early nineties.
    Before that we all used to get paper bags from the supermarket.
    It was the usual thing of trying to shave a few lousy cents off the cost per customer.

    This environmental clusterfuck is…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    But also, umm, where can I sign up as a volunteer for one of these cannabis studies? XD

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    So many studies of weight loss fail because of self reporting in which people are bound to fool themselves. In fact if calorie intake AND usage is not strictly monitored in a weight loss study, it can have no scientific value at all.

    This is why I weep at so many of the Michael Mosely documentaries, which would otherwise be interesting – the…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 11 months ago

    Update, He is under house arrest and could face the death penalty:-
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-09/gene-editing-scientist-he-jiankui-may-face-death-penalty/10702246

    The Chinese Government takes a very dim view of corruption.

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Also, only two “fucks” in three paragraphs? Either I’m getting more sanguine in my old age or I’m losing my edge!

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Brilliant takedown, Rebecca, you seem to have hit most of the salient points.

    I particularly like the paragraph about the cost/benefit analysis involved because it’s all too easy to sit in an armchair with 20/20 hindsight and point fingers at the horrors involved, but it’s a totally different matter when you yourself are facing the difficult…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Huh, good on you for calling out this BS, Rebecca.
    Of course, we have Joy of Cooking just like your folks.

    I also have a whole bunch of classic recipes from my mother, grandmother and great grandmother going back to the turn of the 19th century because guess what, I like the old classics.

    News flash, I can get fat or get thin on the old…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    You gotta just love a so called Scientist who publishes his results as a You Tube video.
    Fortunately the Chinese National Health Commision is investigating.
    They take such matters very seriously.
    He will be lucky to escape punishment even more draconian than your excellent proposal.

    • Chinese government interested in truth. Good luck with that one.

      TBH, He is disturbing for reasons beyond the mere ethical concerns of this case. We’re dealing with a resurgence of eugenics, and it antedates Trump’s interest in politics. (TBH, most of the eugenists were on the Clinton side. Just like the neocons and a bunch of other old enemies…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    I love this. UFO ologists, Doomsday preppers, Conspiracy theorists all have one thing in common, they are fixated on their own theory and go to the nth degree to live the dream, never mind that each dream is totally mutually exclusive of all the others.

    So like with the Doomsday guys, they will prepare for one particular type of Armageddon and…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 2 months ago

    I may have told this one before but one of the great moments in the 70s was when some psychic predicted a massive tidal wave and the Premier of the State went down to the main pier of the State Capital on the actual day in question along with thousands of people.

    Needless to say the watery Armageddon failed to materialise and a whole bunch of…[Read more]

  • Jack99 posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    “there is no policy or strategy you can implement to target 3.7 billion people”

    Yes there is. You can educate boys to be respectful of women. I did it and it’s not hard.

    • >You can educate boys to be respectful of women.

      You sound enlightened. Not like the rest of us that are taught to disrespect women … especially in context of the article which dealt with the abduction and murder of a woman.

      But OK, I’ll bite, how do you craft a global policy to “educate boys to be respectful of women”?

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