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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #475 on: June 22, 2011, 11:16:14 AM »
Is he on the lease?

Synthesis

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #476 on: June 22, 2011, 11:24:18 AM »
What's the best way to get rid of an unwanted roommate that refuses to move out?

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #477 on: June 22, 2011, 11:27:02 AM »
Now I need to watch that movie. Again.
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Nao

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #478 on: June 22, 2011, 11:56:10 AM »
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #479 on: June 22, 2011, 12:16:01 PM »
As per Breaking Bad you really need the plastic bins. The acid -will- eat through the bathtub.
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Synthesis

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #480 on: June 22, 2011, 12:16:21 PM »
Yes, he's on the lease. Sixteen pigs are unavailable.

How many roommates do you have?
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #481 on: June 22, 2011, 12:40:04 PM »
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #482 on: June 22, 2011, 12:52:33 PM »
Yes, he's on the lease. Sixteen pigs are unavailable.

How many roommates do you have?
Four, three of them can stay, though.

Hmm...I hope they're hungry.  I'd suggest starving them for a few days.  Also, you may want to clear out some space in the freezer.
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #483 on: June 22, 2011, 01:09:33 PM »
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #484 on: June 22, 2011, 01:11:19 PM »
Yes, he's on the lease. Sixteen pigs are unavailable.

How many roommates do you have?
Four, three of them can stay, though.

Hmm...I hope they're hungry.  I'd suggest starving them for a few days.  Also, you may want to clear out some space in the freezer.
How do I make sure they eat the proper one?

Take him or her to the "supermarket" and return with a bunch of "steaks."
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lordcooper

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #485 on: June 23, 2011, 11:04:10 AM »
What's the best way to get rid of an unwanted roommate that refuses to move out?

Assuming same sex heteros all round, the best way would be to walk in on them in shower whilst naked (rose between teeth optional) and then announce your undying love for them on bended knee.  Problem solved.

Alternatively, you could always sacrifice a bucket of kittens on their bed.  That one's always good for a laugh or two.
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wizturbo

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #486 on: June 23, 2011, 02:37:38 PM »
Are cell phone or wifi signals hazardous to your health?

Synthesis

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #487 on: June 23, 2011, 04:10:14 PM »
Are cell phone or wifi signals hazardous to your health?

It's kind of an emerging issue, but as far as I know, right now the evidence is that the heat generated by the radio transmitter in cell phones can lead to damage (gliomas, especially), but only over extremely short distances, and usually only after long-term, frequent usage. Supposedly the transmitters in Bluetooth headsets aren't as powerful (they only have to reach as far as your pocket...not to the nearest transmission tower), and thus are substantially safer.

A few weeks ago the WHO released this, and the INTERPHONE study was actually just put up online yesterday in Lancet Oncology.  If you have institutional access, you can find it here.
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #488 on: June 23, 2011, 04:24:28 PM »
Does the following diet pose any health risks?

1)  Eat very low carbs (less than 30 grams per day) for 6 days a week.
2)  Load up on carbs on the 7th day of the week, to keep metabolic rate high
3)  Ignore calories or fat content, and expect higher than average sodium intake.

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #489 on: June 23, 2011, 05:03:25 PM »
Does the following diet pose any health risks?

1)  Eat very low carbs (less than 30 grams per day) for 6 days a week.
2)  Load up on carbs on the 7th day of the week, to keep metabolic rate high
3)  Ignore calories or fat content, and expect higher than average sodium intake.

Well...the whole point of eating low-carb is to get your body to switch over to using stored fat for energy instead of glucose.  Loading up on carbs isn't really going to help that, and it's not going to "speed up your metabolism," either.  Carb-loading is generally used to maximize the amount of stored glycogen in your body prior to some athletic event.  That being said, if you use the high-carb meal as a sort of "cheat meal" to satisfy a craving for carbs...I doubt a single day or meal is going to derail the low-carb train, but I'd question the psychological aspects of holding back something you're trying to avoid as a reward.  It seems like that might be counter-productive over the long term.

As far as calories are concerned, obviously there's a point at which excess calories will be harmful, regardless of where they're coming from.  If you're trying to lose weight (I'm assuming you're male), 1500 kcal/day is probably a good target, paired with the low-carb strategy over the medium term (6 weeks).

Over the long term, the only thing that's going to work as a weight-loss strategy is a complete and lasting change in your diet and exercise habits, unfortunately.  I believe just about every intervention ever proposed fails without that.  Even people with gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomies, and gastric bypass eventually start gaining weight again, because over time they develop new ways to eat the same amount of the same bullshit they were eating before.  I say unfortunately because, well...it just doesn't happen that often.  Maybe something like 5-10% of people who go through prescribed weight-loss regimens actually manage to keep the weight off.

Now, if you're not trying to lose weight or anything, I don't think there's much of a point in going low-carb.  You definitely want to go with starch (glucose polymer) over sucrose (glucose-fructose disaccharide) carbs, though.  I'm pretty firmly convinced that our ability to metabolize fructose is limited, and has some pretty catastrophic effects with respect to metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, etc.
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #490 on: June 23, 2011, 05:11:55 PM »
That being said...for fuck's sake it's hard to give up sugar.  It's ridiculously cheap, tastes great, and it's snuck into just about everything you eat that you didn't kill yourself and take directly to the grill.
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Delirium

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #491 on: June 23, 2011, 05:15:43 PM »
Seriously. I eat so very little sugar compared to most people, but I probably eat a lot of it, regardless.

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wizturbo

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #492 on: June 23, 2011, 05:36:47 PM »
That being said...for fuck's sake it's hard to give up sugar.  It's ridiculously cheap, tastes great, and it's snuck into just about everything you eat that you didn't kill yourself and take directly to the grill.

It is, but you get used to it faster than you might think.  The first 3 days were harsh.  

I've been on that above diet for about 4 weeks now and I've lost 17 pounds (~10% of my body weight), and still going strong.  The 'cheat' day helps too, because on Saturday I can go out and act like a normal human being :-p

I survive on meats/fish/poultry/pork, cheese, eggs and nuts for the most part.  Which generally results in an omelette for breakfast, a light lunch, and a hearty dinner of steak/chicken/fish whatever.  It's almost impossible to eat out though, really requires you to go to the grocery store and stock up your fridge.

The "end game" is being on this low-carb diet Monday-Thursday, and eating normally on Fri/Sat/Sun, which for a friend seems to keep him in a state of equalibrium weight wise.

Synthesis

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #493 on: June 23, 2011, 05:53:41 PM »
Yeah, like I said...for long-term maintenance, you probably don't have to cut carbs out during the week or whenever.  Just make sure you're eating good carbs (rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.).

The problem with a lot of the studies of high-carb diets vs. low-carb diets is that they didn't distinguish between types of carbs, and although the molecular difference between fructose and glucose is minor, there are vastly different biochemical implications.  Watch this, when you get a spare hour and a half.
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lordcooper

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #494 on: June 24, 2011, 05:32:02 AM »
What sleeping pattern allows you the greatest amount of time awake without suffering too much for it?
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #495 on: June 24, 2011, 06:07:25 AM »
What sleeping pattern allows you the greatest amount of time awake without suffering too much for it?

Probably highly individual but I'd also love to hear some pointers.

Nao

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #496 on: June 24, 2011, 06:43:58 AM »
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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #497 on: June 24, 2011, 08:46:52 AM »
Assuming same sex heteros all round...
Sadly, no. Thirty-year old virgin that's declared his undying love for me. With jealousy issues.

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #498 on: June 24, 2011, 02:17:54 PM »
Assuming same sex heteros all round...
Sadly, no. Thirty-year old virgin that's declared his undying love for me. With jealousy issues.

The life of the nice (guy) is ended by the knife

Tell him you like to 'eat da poo poo' and see what happens.
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RogueGunslinger

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Re: Shit you want Synthesis to explain scientifically.
« Reply #499 on: June 24, 2011, 03:25:55 PM »
A new caveat should be that synth only answers while drunk.