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Sugar does nothing for wakefulness. It has zero stimulant properties, and anecdotes about sugar making children hyperactive ignore other possible reasons and interactions that may cause the hyperactivity.
I always though sugar was pure energy, so to speak. Something that could instantly be converted to energy in your body, and fast. But in most cases its turned into fat, to be saved for later usage, as you dont need lots of sugar.
As fore coffein is definatly a stimulus, but a rather mild one.
Sugar is almost pure energy, but does having more fuel in your tank make your car go faster? Likewise for having more energy reserves in your body doesn't make you more awake or stronger, it just enables you to do more before needing more energy.
It appears that the the following are being claimed.
1. The system is flawed.
2. The system attempts to hide the flaws.
3. The system allows for redress of the above two items.
4. Irrespective of 3 it should be completely acceptable to commit other criminal acts because of 1 and 2 despite any reasonableness of 3.
To me the above is self serving and contradictory. If one is going to claim that they do in fact have any reasonable belief in 3 and that 1 and 2 are meritous then they cannot attempt to rationalize 4 because of them.
Other than that based on my experience (going back probably two decades) this particular rant looks simular to other self-serving pleadings from various individuals who claim victimization by the system while ignoring the same laws that they broke. I have seen a lot of such postings from those espousing freedom from taxes, privacy rights, 'hacking' cases, drug cases and even standard breaking an entering cases. The usual process is often odd attempt to string together various odd bit and pieces of things in a vary vain attempt to produce a 'story' that makes the law breaker into a victim. The telling point in these stories is that it requires so many pieces. Those who have actually been victimized by the system have individual actions that by themselves make a breakdown in the system at least somewhat obvious.
Brian Aberle wrote:
violations of my rights denied me a fair trial.
Like all rights in the US there is no such thing as an absolute right. All rights have restrictions either implicitly or explicitly set. This includes contention between rights themselves and the ability of the government to operate in a reasonable manner in consideration for all citizens.
I remember that Heineken had one tour a day, starting at eleven and finishing at their pub, where you were allowed to drink as much as you wanted until two o'clock when they threw you out to the pancake house across the street. The question was only about your pride.
Sounds like I've missed something in my travels.
I remember some of the best views in the world, the best raspberries ever, the best Salmon I've had in my life (at the hostel in Gjende) and surprisingly weird but good pizzas.
But also the most uncharming and expensive hotel (the hospital hotel in Bergen) and what probably is the slowest roads in any developed country.
But I don't have any lasting memories of anything I drank.
Example: "Windows 8: Why I Won't Upgrade" by Kevin Casey, October 5, 2012 [^].
Articles, like the one cited above, really bother me: the writer gives no evidence he has personally tried Win 8 on his desktop, or his laptop, but he feels free to pontificate and bloviate.
Okay, I do have concerns about Windows 8, and its "shotgun wedding" of desktop and modern modes, its possible use on ARM hardware where the developer must sell through the MS Store, must use WinRT and modern mode, etc.: my concerns are for the future of Win developers (less so for myself as, now: I'm more a dilettante programmer).
And, given the "adoption inertia" (for damn good reasons) in the Enterprise "space," which is a prime component of MS's revenue stream, it does seem reasonable to wonder how Win 8 will "play" in that space, what the adoption rates will look like over time. Will the old maxim, "wait until SP1," still be as "prophetic" as it has been ?
Many friends of mine make the rent, and support the family, from doing Windows development; they have big investments in MS developer-tools and technologies of today. The changes in Win 8 could affect them in large ways.
I also have a "general bias:" I want to see Apple have strong competition across their product lines, based on the general belief that competition, and choice, benefits consumers (the "rest of us").
But, until Win 8 is out, and it becomes clear what advantages it may offer to me, if my primary use of it would be in no-touch keyboard-mouse only desktop-mode, rather than modern/metro-mode, I certainly will not pre-judge its quality, utility, etc.
Which is worse: Ballmer claiming 400 million converts to the one True Eight, or the vast outpourings of fluff pro/con in the technical "press" ? I don't know, but I do understand that it's Ballmer's job, and Sinofsky's, to wax enthusiastic, and be optimistic.
I make a resolution: I will read no more articles about Windows 8 until I start seeing the kind of careful comparisons and benchmarks that you used to find long ago on Tom's Hardware, and that you find today for cameras and lenses on dpreview.com.
whew, I think I got all of it out of my system !
thanks, for loaning me your eyeballs, if you did, best, Bill