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by pikaporeon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 775

Re: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
pikaporeon wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHReSTzYQME hiding like this?


Fail to see the relevance of that. I guess I don't "get" it.

Just because someone is weird and/or crazy does not mean they are in hiding or have supernatural abilities.
by pikaporeon
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 775

Re: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us

tell us more about this psychic consumption that apparently occurs
by pikaporeon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 41
Views: 1191

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

Keto works for weight loss because it makes you less hungry so you eat at a deficit more easily.

As for 'stuffing yourself to the gills' - I would be curious to read a food log with accurate weights of what 'stuffing yourself to the gills' is on a regular basis.
by pikaporeon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 41
Views: 1191

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

oh dear 1: Starvation mode does not exist. 2: 1200 calories a day is a manageable consistent deficit for a lot of people (esp women) - and any deficit-based strategy should be related to either your basal metabolic rate or your total daily energy expenditure. Giving a hard number without accounting ...
by pikaporeon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 41
Views: 1191

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

I did keto for about eight months in 2012. I lost 60 lbs, and my blood sugar stabilized from diabetic levels to high normal ones with no medication. My blood iron also spiked to a point where if a dietary change didnt fix it I would have to start bloodletting. I stoppped the keto. Since then I gain...
by pikaporeon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 41
Views: 1191

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

I did keto for about eight months in 2012. I lost 60 lbs, and my blood sugar stabilized from diabetic levels to high normal ones with no medication. My blood iron also spiked to a point where if a dietary change didnt fix it I would have to start bloodletting. I stoppped the keto. Since then I gain...
by pikaporeon
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My plant based Keto diet experience
Replies: 41
Views: 1191

Re: My plant based Keto diet experience

I did keto for about eight months in 2012. I lost 60 lbs, and my blood sugar stabilized from diabetic levels to high normal ones with no medication. My blood iron also spiked to a point where if a dietary change didnt fix it I would have to start bloodletting. I stoppped the keto. Since then I gaine...
by pikaporeon
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1374
Views: 49038

Re: Something's different...

Vhalidictes wrote:
I think Anandtech found a third way - changing with the tech of the times. Then again, this could be a stop-gap measure as the pace of mobile hardware updates slows and slows.


Taking intel payola for review perks certainly helped too
by pikaporeon
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils
Replies: 22
Views: 1514

Re: New Forums/Websites For TR Gerbils

Most forums are dead; whats the point of moving on if we have a place here already, with our post counts, histories, and infrastructure already in place?
by pikaporeon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 200
Views: 23664

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Anime remains stuck in "Isekai" mode (aka: "Trapped in another world" genre), with Overlord, Log Horizon, Sword art online, Saga of Tanya the Evil, Re:Zero, That time I was reincarnated as a Slime. A lot of crap is out there, but I'll continue to push Overlord, That Time I was r...
by pikaporeon
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 200
Views: 23664

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

"How Heavy are the Dumbbells you Lift"

It's a trashy anime about cute girls lifting weights wearing very little. The gym form/advice is actually pretty on point

I will say the wrist injury was really bad....
but I'm ok now
by pikaporeon
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Glucowise
Replies: 209
Views: 6390

Re: Glucowise

Yes. What does that have to do with metformin. Metformin will not help much with fatty liver and since diabetes is caused by fatty liver, And yet I'm diabetic and don't have fatty liver can you please explain that one for me? followup: he pm'd me a bunch of properly souced material but failed to un...
by pikaporeon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Glucowise
Replies: 209
Views: 6390

Re: Glucowise

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
pikaporeon wrote:
Igor_Kavinski wrote:

Have you been tested for fatty liver?

Yes.

What does that have to do with metformin.


Metformin will not help much with fatty liver and since diabetes is caused by fatty liver,

And yet I'm diabetic and don't have fatty liver

can you please explain that one for me?
by pikaporeon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux VPS
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Linux VPS

I use DigitalOcean and they've been fine. Haven't really shopped around much though
by pikaporeon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Glucowise
Replies: 209
Views: 6390

Re: Glucowise

QUACK QUACK QUACK https://www.interhealthusa.com/our-brands/zychrome/ Yet more quack? If you think otherwise, it's available from Source Naturals at an affordable price. Or this: https://www.biotrust.com/products/biotrust-ic-5-keto-supplement-metabolism-booster From what I remember the main thing b...
by pikaporeon
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Dreaded Ding Ding
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: 2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged Dreaded Ding Ding

Well, the ground fix did not work. We had a hot day yesterday. Got in and the ding ding started. No power steering, no AC, no instrument cluster. Managed to get home. This morning, nice and cool started up and everything is fine again. So, somehow this is temperature related. Either body expansion ...
by pikaporeon
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Glucowise
Replies: 209
Views: 6390

Re: Glucowise

My favourite thing about blaming big pharma is the assumption that doctors and researchers beholden to different institutions, nations, and financiers are all tied together somehow despite active competition.
by pikaporeon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4678
Views: 201639

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah and now you can't even see them on the walls as they're so far behind on production ;p
by pikaporeon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4678
Views: 201639

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I dabbled a bit back in the college days, trying to emulate Chris Squire and Geddy Lee, but could never find the cash for the requisite Ricky 4001. Even if you had the cash for a newer 4003 you'd still be waiting a year or more - most vendors are backordered and if you order direct from Rickenbacke...
by pikaporeon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4678
Views: 201639

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Finally rediscovering my love of playing bass. I burned out very, very hard when my last band collapsed on itself in 2009 (so much silly teenage drama from a bunch of 20 somethings. I still have a scar on my arm from when I passed out and they lit a rum bottle on fire and prodded me with it) Of cour...
by pikaporeon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Glucowise
Replies: 209
Views: 6390

Re: Glucowise

The cool thing about peer reviewed research is you can go read it
by pikaporeon
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned
Replies: 13
Views: 1187

Re: Introducting Starcraft: Cartooned

For some context, these animations come from a fairly successful and hilarious-to-players youtube series from Carbot Animations called Starcrafts
by pikaporeon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 101
Views: 6008

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

please can we have a next page button on articles, f-ed up wrists mean that extra bit of precision to hit the page number is a pain
by pikaporeon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Computer Specs for photo and video editing
Replies: 5
Views: 832

Re: Computer Specs for photo and video editing

Chrispy_ wrote:
I suspect OP was a spam account;
User doesn't exist and post count is n-1

and theyre asking for build advice in the folding subforum
by pikaporeon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1374
Views: 49038

Re: Something's different...

I like the change a lot (wasn't ever super huge on the last layout) but I do have one big complaint - no clear "next" button in articles, having to click the page number instead

Just a pain in the ass with f-ed up wrists.
by pikaporeon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mass Transit Safety
Replies: 31
Views: 1999

Re: Mass Transit Safety

GO Transit has a recurring issue with commuters that were somewhere they shouldn't have been getting hit & killed by trains. Happens a few times a year... this is a separate issue from "trespassers" on the tracks, i.e. people who are seeking to die by train Turns out the yellow lines ...
by pikaporeon
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mass Transit Safety
Replies: 31
Views: 1999

Re: Mass Transit Safety

Some of this I think is just outlier effect. You read about a crime on a bus or subway and it's easy to conclude that public transport is horribly unsafe -- but of course, you don't hear that on the same day 1 Million + other people used the same mass transit system completely safely. ("1 mill...
by pikaporeon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mass Transit Safety
Replies: 31
Views: 1999

Re: Mass Transit Safety

The Go Train Toronto has sounds a lot like Metra
by pikaporeon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mass Transit Safety
Replies: 31
Views: 1999

Re: Mass Transit Safety

In both Toronto and Ottawa, Mass Transit is an excellent way to dodge traffic - GO Trains in Toronto (as well as the subway) and in Ottawa busses have their own dedicated lanes and transitways I am, of course, in Canada where armed individuals are somewhat rarer than the US, I can think of only one ...
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