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by pikaporeon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Terry Davis and TempleOS
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Terry Davis and TempleOS

I heard of him from the linked Down the Rabbit Hole video a few years. I find his story fascinating and tragic - I mean you can see his mental health descent but there's still fundamentally so much evidence that he was so talented beyond that
by pikaporeon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Become the Iceman
Replies: 46
Views: 667

Re: Become the Iceman

Yeah ending your sedentary lifestyle wont cut fixing your sedentary lifestyle

hmmm
by pikaporeon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Puppies!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Puppies!!!

Very spotty! 3 weeks until they're cute? :) Tail cutting is an unpleasant custom. Never got the idea. No treatments for cleft palate? if the newborn can't suckle it's not gonna last long enough to get treatment And yeah, **** breed standard, guess if you're an actual licensed breeder you gotta do w...
by pikaporeon
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Become the Iceman
Replies: 46
Views: 667

Re: Become the Iceman

Wouldn't a more consistent and useful solution to our sedentary lifestyles be going for a walk?
by pikaporeon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4910
Views: 221623

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

didn't it win at Cannes too?
by pikaporeon
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4910
Views: 221623

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Parasite, Lighthouse, and Marriage Story were my top three from the year, overjoyed to see it win.
by pikaporeon
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?
Replies: 18
Views: 1137

Re: Radeon RX 5600 XT - Why would you buy one?

The real question is why buy the 2060 when the 5700 exists
by pikaporeon
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Peaceful, harmless vampires living among us
Replies: 40
Views: 1215

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: 1215

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: 57
Views: 3802

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: 57
Views: 3802

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: 57
Views: 3802

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: 57
Views: 3802

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: 57
Views: 3802

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: 1531
Views: 72475

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: 37
Views: 3777

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 are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1698

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 are you watching RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 232
Views: 1698

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: 9997

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: 9997

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: 3457

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: 9997

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: 3099

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: 9997

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: 4910
Views: 221623

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: 4910
Views: 221623

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: 4910
Views: 221623

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: 9997

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: 2091

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
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