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snoodog  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes like beef. Really - CNET

Might be a weight thing as well the patty has a 1/4lb wet weight I think and the grocery sells em for 10 bux for 2. The beef is closer to 1/2lb pattys

flagamuffin  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

oh yeah maybe. the patties are the same size but the hemp one might just weigh less. it apparently has roughly the same protein content.

snoodog  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes like beef. Really - CNET

1.0 actually tastes ok, but too expensive something like 20$/lb good ground beef for burgers is $3-5. If they bring the costs down it could be viable

flagamuffin  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

i have been wondering about this. the cafeteria at my office sells impossible burgers for $3 and all-too-possible meat burgers for $3.50 (all our food is at cost). and no, those numbers aren't backwards. so clearly the cafeteria is able to buy bulk hempy impossible soystuff cheaper than beef.

(OR they are eating a loss to encourage vegetarianism, which is the kind of directive our CEO might issue)

(OR the beef they use is free range, organic, privileged, multicultural diverse beef from all backgrounds and walks of life, which drives the cost up, so the impossible burger only seems cheap by comparison)

but the fact remains that it is a) cheaper, b) healthier and c) assuages my conscience to buy the impossible burger, so that is what i do. it tastes almost like beef, but still tastes good, so i don't mind the difference.

snoodog  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Might be a weight thing as well the patty has a 1/4lb wet weight I think and the grocery sells em for 10 bux for 2. The beef is closer to 1/2lb pattys

flagamuffin  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

oh yeah maybe. the patties are the same size but the hemp one might just weigh less. it apparently has roughly the same protein content.

snoodog  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reasons why you need to put on an ad block on your browser - beside you hate ads :)

Brave does a better job with scripts than most browsers but I think it’s mostly security through obscurity effect. Pi hole is probably the best thing for most home consumers.

The internet of today is so bloated with ads tracking and scripts that it’s equivalent of a porn site a decade ago. Every mainstream site has so much crap that’s you need multiple layers of blocking to get a decent experience.

AD blockers are so common now that many sites use tricks to bypass them so you really need to go to the next level and stay a step ahead of the average joe

snoodog  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reasons why you need to put on an ad block on your browser - beside you hate ads :)

This reads like 10-15 years ago. These days ad blockers aren’t enough you need a better browser and probably blocking at the router level

KapteinB  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    you need a better browser

Aren't they all pretty safe these days?

    blocking at the router level

What's the advantage of this over using the hosts file on your computer?

kevinhq  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Disagree. That completely depends on your use case. For someone who used mostly a web browser on his internet activities, a good ad blockers is enough.

That would be different case if you're referring to block ads on game or mobile app.

Devac  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In that case, it's important to recognise that your recommendation is putting convenience above stricter security measures, a follow-up would be in order. Also, security and privacy protection articles shouldn't focus solely on the pros of something. Even uBlock Origin, which I like a lot and use myself, is going to miss an odd ad (mostly the ones relying on lazy loading or lesser-known regional services, but there's more in their issue tracer) and expose you to all the things you wrote about. A passable, if a bit annoying and not for everyone, in-between on the spectrum ranging from "no router-level blocking" to "pi-hole with additional precautions per device" is tweedling with uMatrix add-on.

snoodog  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Brave does a better job with scripts than most browsers but I think it’s mostly security through obscurity effect. Pi hole is probably the best thing for most home consumers.

The internet of today is so bloated with ads tracking and scripts that it’s equivalent of a porn site a decade ago. Every mainstream site has so much crap that’s you need multiple layers of blocking to get a decent experience.

AD blockers are so common now that many sites use tricks to bypass them so you really need to go to the next level and stay a step ahead of the average joe

kevinhq  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes. Thanks for suggestion as I am currently revising it.

I never saw any ads passed when using uBlock Origin but I do see some ads are passed when I was with ABP on mobile phone.

snoodog  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reports out of China suggest first human gene-edited babies have been born

Probably not the first, the tech has been out there for a while so likely someone has done this before for private clients in a private lab. Same with human cloning. If you are rich enough to do this you don’t go blabbering to the media about it and you pay everyone to stay quiet for many years

Yeah but who? There are no viable candidates that’s his problem

francopoli  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Jay Inslee, Gov of Washington.

Kamala Harris, Junior senator from California (wants to be president, has the funding backend, is a progressive. She runs? I'm in.)

Tulsi Gabbard (more of my VP pick)

Beto O'Rourke! Yea, I'm on the Beto train. But I would want him to spend more time in Congress so we don't get a repeat of Obama: charasmatic idea guy who cannot get shit done when it comes to moving legislation through Congress. He's gonna be President one day, and he has 20 years to build himself.

Seth Moulton went to Iowa and may make a run. He'd be the near perfect anti-Trump.

John Hickenlooper has said he'd like to run to move the party to the left. He's.. interesting. a well liked and successful governor that wold get the weed vote in the primaries.

Senator Merkley just looks like a President. He has money, has a shit ton of Federal experience, would be the adult in the room, is a Bernie Progressive, and he has been VERY VERY quiet lately.

Here are the people that if I was going to bet on, will run and be active in the primaries. All of the above have funding, experience, and want to run. Other than the above? Tammy Duckworth would make a killer VP choice. So would Amy Klobuchar. There are a lot of younger (50's) people in public office that have been quietly moving the background. The Dem's are going to have a well populated Primary in two years.

OftenBen  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Tulsi would be a good pick.

I used to think Elizabeth Warren would make a good president. Now I'm not so sure. I worry she would be Clinton 2.0 with slightly less baggage.

francopoli  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Warren won't win a general election. Keeping her in the Senate where she can build power and influence would do us better. I'd love to see her as Senate Majority Leader under a Democratic Administration.

Tulsi Gabbard has the disadvantage as well that she was only in Congress for four years and did not build the power and networking to move legislation. I'd love her as VP tho.

OftenBen  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And if Hilldawg runs again like the rumors suggest?

francopoli  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

She will lose in the Primaries. She is what in 2020? 73? 74? If the Democrats are insistent on running a woman for President, they have an embarrassment of talented women worthy of nominating and fighting for. Assuming that she stays healthy, sure, run again. Or instead she can be the deal maker and the fund raiser to rally the base and get someone who can beat Trump elected.

Two years is a long time, and she is not a young woman. A Campaign against a crowded Primary field will be brutal on her just based on her age.

OftenBen  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    She will lose in the Primaries.

That's what I thought this last time around, but they rigged the primary process in her favor and nothing is stopping that from happening again, in her favor or the favor of any other corporatist dem.

Hopefully you're right. I want to think like you think.

francopoli  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·  

She's lost two Presidential runs. And she's old. And if the Dem's want to run the first women to be President, there are multiple hardcore political wonks that are electable without the 30+ years of Right-Wing character assassination.

Clinton and Sanders really need to stand aside and let the people in their 50's move the party forward. One can hope.

tacocat  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Cory Booker

francopoli  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In this climate I hate to say it but we are not going to get another black President. He needs to stay in the Senate and move the place to the middle. Booker, is a Clinton style Moderate Democrat and not my first choice. But I'd not be unhappy if he ran.

snoodog  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

That’s exactly what we need to figure out, certain cities may need to be abandoned and practices that drain aquifers need to stopped. Thats the kind of forward thinking that can help mitigate some of the impacts for future generations. Essentially you need a comprehensive plan on dealing with the impact of climate change. You can’t stop Contries from polluting but you can invest in technology and infrastructure that will mitigate some of the impact. It’s not a perfect solution but it’s better than the current plans of pissing into the wind through tiny reduction efforts.

snoodog  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

Probably need to build up infrastructure like sea walls in areas that can be saved. Update flood prevention systems and dams, storm surge areas. Fund programs to breed seeds that are more heat tolerant. Model where future rains are going to occur and figure out how to manage, and store the water.

There are likely opportunities to terraform areas to level off temperature swings.

Ocean research is critical as well. They are getting f-up and we don’t understand them well at all. We need to collect dna for bio specimens that we can restore later when technology allows it.

Those things are a much better use of money than Current carbon reduction efforts.

ButterflyEffect  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What about water availability? That seems like something that's going to be a huge deal moving forward. Especially the Rockies and West in America, and obviously every place near the equator worldwide. How do manage 5 year droughts, how do we collect water during storms and safely store it in aquafors.

snoodog  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That’s exactly what we need to figure out, certain cities may need to be abandoned and practices that drain aquifers need to stopped. Thats the kind of forward thinking that can help mitigate some of the impacts for future generations. Essentially you need a comprehensive plan on dealing with the impact of climate change. You can’t stop Contries from polluting but you can invest in technology and infrastructure that will mitigate some of the impact. It’s not a perfect solution but it’s better than the current plans of pissing into the wind through tiny reduction efforts.

snoodog  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

It’s already too late, we probably would have had to start to curb greenhouse emissions in the 80s or earlier to get where we would have needed to be today. At this point climate change has happened we need to work on dealing with the consequences and effects as they happen and affect our citizens.

The worlds major polluters aren’t curbing emissions fast enough to make anything the rest of us do matter significantly. Classic Tragedy of the commons type problem

ButterflyEffect  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    At this point climate change has happened we need to work on dealing with the consequences and effects as they happen and affect our citizens.

What does that look like to you?

snoodog  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Probably need to build up infrastructure like sea walls in areas that can be saved. Update flood prevention systems and dams, storm surge areas. Fund programs to breed seeds that are more heat tolerant. Model where future rains are going to occur and figure out how to manage, and store the water.

There are likely opportunities to terraform areas to level off temperature swings.

Ocean research is critical as well. They are getting f-up and we don’t understand them well at all. We need to collect dna for bio specimens that we can restore later when technology allows it.

Those things are a much better use of money than Current carbon reduction efforts.

ButterflyEffect  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What about water availability? That seems like something that's going to be a huge deal moving forward. Especially the Rockies and West in America, and obviously every place near the equator worldwide. How do manage 5 year droughts, how do we collect water during storms and safely store it in aquafors.

snoodog  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That’s exactly what we need to figure out, certain cities may need to be abandoned and practices that drain aquifers need to stopped. Thats the kind of forward thinking that can help mitigate some of the impacts for future generations. Essentially you need a comprehensive plan on dealing with the impact of climate change. You can’t stop Contries from polluting but you can invest in technology and infrastructure that will mitigate some of the impact. It’s not a perfect solution but it’s better than the current plans of pissing into the wind through tiny reduction efforts.

snoodog  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I expect to die during the Great Migration

There are a lot of missions where US troops are training up local militias and friendly forces. We’re not really officially deployed there so if someone gets shot and shoots back it creates an incident. I’ve heard some stories from people ive casually had beers with of those going bad and not being able to shoot back at the hostile.

The border patrol mission would likely be too political to allow for an incident to occur.

oyster  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    We’re not really officially deployed

Again not sure what you’re trying to say here. They’re deployed. Do you mean to say it’s not in the mainstream news like deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan are ?

snoodog  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I expect to die during the Great Migration

It’s not just the UN in Africa

oyster  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, but everybody I’ve ever spoken to who has a problem with R.O.E in Africa brings it up in relation to UN Peacekeepers, you’ve got another example that doesn’t involve them ?

snoodog  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are a lot of missions where US troops are training up local militias and friendly forces. We’re not really officially deployed there so if someone gets shot and shoots back it creates an incident. I’ve heard some stories from people ive casually had beers with of those going bad and not being able to shoot back at the hostile.

The border patrol mission would likely be too political to allow for an incident to occur.

oyster  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    We’re not really officially deployed

Again not sure what you’re trying to say here. They’re deployed. Do you mean to say it’s not in the mainstream news like deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan are ?

snoodog  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I expect to die during the Great Migration

It wouldn’t be a terrible deployment to go on. You are state side, and you won’t be killing civilians or aiding terrible dictators. Probably just marking targets and building out fencing. No worse than training. The only thing that would really suck is that rules of engagement would most likely not allow you to shoot back at any cartels that might be shooting at you, but that’s not new there are a lot of shitholes in Africa where that happens. Doubt you would have anything to do with actual migrants at worst you might have to escort an agent in to do the arrests and paperwork

nowaypablo  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The units assigned to the border are sustainment/logistics, engineers (construction), and military police replicating the 2010 National Guard deployment of ~2000 or so. They are not shooting at anybody.

oyster  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The only thing that would really suck is that rules of engagement would most likely not allow you to shoot back at any cartels that might be shooting at you, but that’s not new there are a lot of shitholes in Africa where that happens.

I’m having a hard time connecting UN peacekeeping missions with American border patrol, how did you get here ?

snoodog  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It’s not just the UN in Africa

oyster  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

No, but everybody I’ve ever spoken to who has a problem with R.O.E in Africa brings it up in relation to UN Peacekeepers, you’ve got another example that doesn’t involve them ?

snoodog  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are a lot of missions where US troops are training up local militias and friendly forces. We’re not really officially deployed there so if someone gets shot and shoots back it creates an incident. I’ve heard some stories from people ive casually had beers with of those going bad and not being able to shoot back at the hostile.

The border patrol mission would likely be too political to allow for an incident to occur.

oyster  ·  76 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    We’re not really officially deployed

Again not sure what you’re trying to say here. They’re deployed. Do you mean to say it’s not in the mainstream news like deployments in Iraq or Afghanistan are ?

snoodog  ·  78 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Southern California suffers its worst housing slump in over a decade

In Seattle market has inflected but those that are nimble will be able to get out with minimal losses they just need to be more motivated to sell and undercut the competition. Most sellers will try to get last months prices and have their inventory sit for a long time as they ride the market down. Personally I think it’s got more to do with the amazon stock price than anything, suddenly that crazy amazon money isn’t a sure thing anymore and a lot of buyers are probably getting cold feet.

snoodog  ·  80 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Goppers vote for conservative-looking people, apparently

Left of Democrats?

snoodog  ·  84 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any of y'all still play Stellaris?

I keep waiting for the mid game to be fun and it never is. I’ve given up

johnnyFive  ·  83 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It seems to be very dependent on how the early game goes. I'm also a weird case, in that I usually need to do something else while playing a game by default (woo ADHD), so some mid-game drag doesn't actually feel different to me.