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by Danraft
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: The Weight-Management Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7369

Re: The Weight-Management Thread

Ok, I've had a few discussions wherein I struggled to explain why insulin was so predominantly important in the brain for neurological reasons and why it had so many diverse effects. Losing weight and getting control of body weight is difficult, IMO, because it is swimming against the current. That ...
by Danraft
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: The Weight-Management Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7369

Re: The Weight-Management Thread

I ride regardless. I have never cycled in negative degrees (F), but I regularly cycle in the teens. And, keeping pumping means the hood comes down, the knit cap comes off etc as the heat needs to escape. Cycling on ice requires some new skills, but the gyroscopic action of spinning wheels is pretty ...
by Danraft
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before
Replies: 324
Views: 18527

Re: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before

Agreed. It's a more complex topic than this thread even touches upon. Speaking of which, "human contact"-- cuddles, strokes, massages, hugs, copulation, arm wrestling (?), Etc all may reduce stress or bring a more oceanic feeling of inclusion and humanity. To what degree? Are there an physiological ...
by Danraft
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before
Replies: 324
Views: 18527

Re: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before

Pro-tip: Most men are not interested in women who tell everyone "I have been around the block a few million times". Who says? And, is the converse not also true. And, as a counter-factual (slightly misusing the term), in college I knew men that A) if a woman had carpet burns on her knees or the sma...
by Danraft
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27517
Views: 1207652

Re: Hijack this thread

Sometimes my geekness is snared by something fascinating. Due to my methodology of seeking the evolutionary origin of regulatory systems and neurological architecture, I came across a bit of science knowledge that surprised me but seems valid. The evolutionary origin of speech and verbal learning (a...
by Danraft
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before
Replies: 324
Views: 18527

Re: Incel Rebellion: Violent Misogyny - We've seen it all before

"Incels" as an organized forum group may be "whiny" etc. But, the number of men who have not had sex in "decades", or at least ten years would probably be a higher percentage than many think--especially if one includes those in non-sexual marriages. And, is that percentage significantly higher than ...
by Danraft
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: A General Thread -- for all other tech stuff
Replies: 84
Views: 6656

Re: A General Thread -- for all other tech stuff

Not very often will I talk about football, but concussion related biomarkers is a segment of an NIH grant I'm working on. The stats are horrifying: over 90% of NFL players have traumatic brain injury; 79-80% of college players do; and, about 50% of high school senior and varsity players do. Holy cra...
by Danraft
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Phones. Whatcha got?
Replies: 274
Views: 28660

Re: Phones. Whatcha got?

Oops... This will be on topic (forgive me... Haha) My old Galaxy 5 was getting screen flicker and other issues, so I went with the Moto G7 Power. 5500mA battery and it's set-up means it gets 3 days of battery and does everything. Purchased a new in box phone through eBay for $110 and I love it. It h...
by Danraft
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: The Weight-Management Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7369

Re: The Weight-Management Thread

I think it's fair to say that there is too little data to make fim assertions. I'm working of an NIH grant for metabolic biomarkers. I'm calling it Rosetta because the object is to perform a simultaneous, same-patient, parallel comparison of a wide array of (primarily metabolic) biomarkers and conte...
by Danraft
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Elizabeth Warren 2020
Replies: 329
Views: 17022

Re: Elizabeth Warren 2020

As a San Antonio resident I saw Castro up close numerous times and he is incredibly adaptive and real. There is a strong anti Castro narrative constructed of lies and half truths and that's certainly also the case with Warren. I'd vote for her over Biden or Sanders without reservation (ha-ha). She H...
by Danraft
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What are you watching on TV these days?
Replies: 2019
Views: 143367

Re: What are you watching on TV these days?

I don't recall seeing anyone mention this, but I just did the CBS all access on my Prime account and the police show "No Activity" is absolutely hilarious-- of course I've seen one episode and a half... But surprising drop in performances by Hollywood talent. Now, I am locked into a remote cottage i...
by Danraft
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: The Weight-Management Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7369

Re: The Weight-Management Thread

Just did a quick skim of the last page or so because I'd hinted to P0rtia that I'd share some of the research findings that have potentially large implications in weight management and she told me about this thread. I do an inordinate amount of scientific journal research, and the word of the week (...
by Danraft
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: 2020: A "shifting dynamic" for Dems
Replies: 27
Views: 1118

Re: 2020: A "shifting dynamic" for Dems

Contextual relevance is important. According to Gallup, neither party holds a strong advantage over the other. In fact, more Americans say they are Independent than say they are either party.
https://news.gallup.com/poll/15370/part ... ation.aspx
by Danraft
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Peloton, the butt slap... I give up.
Replies: 71
Views: 1968

Re: Peloton, the butt slap... I give up.

Well. Just to add another facet to this, being athletically fit seems to give others permission to touch you. At one point in my life i had aspirations to compete at an Olympic level (in fencing - Foil and Epee) and had under 8% body fat. When I was in crowded social functions my butt was often felt...
by Danraft
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 8732
Views: 419033

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Chilidog wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:55 am
The “S” stood for “Spaceship”
It was a mistake. Truman was actually seen wearing a kokoshnik headdress. Although reminiscent of a space suit helmet, he was clearly only Ukrainian.
by Danraft
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Birds and other pets
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

Re: Birds and other pets

So sorry to hear this. But, I thank you for sharing as a reminder of how fragile they are and how scary it can get is always a good thing. I lost my Sun Conure, Kiva, in a similar incident (involving a dog) and it was brutal. I have two 18 year old fids, and African Grey and a Panama Amazon. They bo...
by Danraft
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Trump v CA over Requirement to Release Tax Returns
Replies: 25
Views: 3204

Re: Trump v CA over Requirement to Release Tax Returns

The only argument that I could consider for the newly signed law is that it doesnt inflict new qualifications to be president. It does not require that one has paid one's taxes or of any amount of income or any characteristic of the candidatd. He has to be neither taller or shorter, wealthier or poo...
by Danraft
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: The Weight-Management Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 7369

Re: The Weight-Management Thread

Losing your circadian rhythm while fasting would be more likely depending on many factors including the amount of light hitting your retina during a small window in the morning. I would bet, that when you lose the circadian and are dysfunctional, that your time precesses, that is, the non-circadian ...
by Danraft
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27517
Views: 1207652

Re: Hijack this thread

Re: Why isn't the keto diet recommended more? I'm not a nutritionist and don't know for sure what the emphasis is in today's curriculum, but, I took my courses and I read current research. These are my contemplative thoughts, and, while I have seen some supported in the literature, it wasn't my focu...
by Danraft
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27517
Views: 1207652

Re: Hijack this thread

Cool ramble, Danraft. I know just enough about genetics and biology to follow what you're saying (without ever dreaming of adding anything substantive to the discussion). Though I did find myself telling my ENT doc on Wednesday, as we discussed IF and low carb and he expressed his concern that if h...
by Danraft
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27517
Views: 1207652

Re: Hijack this thread

So I guess you know what you are talking about. I do as well, having my experiences with binge eating for nearly 60 years now. Maybe pOrtia will start a thread as proposed by herself. Ps: This post is an answer to Roadscholar and not Foggy I'm waffling, I admit. I'm just not sure I want to take it ...
by Danraft
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27517
Views: 1207652

Re: Hijack this thread

Re Diet, BMI, and metabolic disease. Yes, it sure is a complicated topic. I've been doing a review of scientific literature on chronic illnesses, and there are sufficient connections to this topic that I can appreciate the various narratives here. Much of this area is under constant revision , so I'...
by Danraft
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27517
Views: 1207652

Re: Hijack this thread

Just thought I'd drop this here. Pfizer has been sitting on an Alzheimer's treatment because...reasons. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/pfizer-had-clues-its-blockbuster-drug-could-prevent-alzheimers-why-didnt-it-tell-the-world/2019/06/04/9092e08a-7a61-11e9-8bb7-0fc796cf2ec0_story.htm...
by Danraft
Wed May 01, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 8732
Views: 419033

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

I suppose there are a few threads I could place this. Probably no forum website has as much general awareness and specific depth of knowledge to contextualize the varied observations. In general, the attacks on Western Civilization (meaning elected democracies with free speech and protected human ri...
by Danraft
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: The Democrats have to impeach him....
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: The Democrats have to impeach him....

I skimmed through this quickly, so if its been said, I think it still bears repeating. Its about the process, not the outcome. How was the Clinton impeachment? It wasn't a victory at the end. Its about WHAT HASN'T HAPPENED. Because the GOP controlled House and Senate there were not open hearings. Un...

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