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It just occurred to me that it's rather refreshing that I've managed to avoid any discussion of today's elections (I'm in Canada) all day. I find myself somewhat surprised it hasn't been brought up at all, despite said policy.
Of course I had to be that guy by mentioning it. Carry on. Nothing to see here...
Seeing the Burger King "Impossible Whopper" is more expensive than the "real" Whopper makes me think that somewhere there is some executive trying to set it up to fail. Since 99% of people, even if they tasted exactly the same which reportedly they do, will buy the cheaper of the two options then the new impossible burger will fail to be a top seller simply because, even if it overcomes all other prejudices, it was too expensive.
I have not tried it myself because after some research I have found that, although it is much lower in cholesterol, it is significantly higher in sodium and just as much fat so brings no health benefits per se. Those weirdosvegans and vegetarian types who are not eating meat for so called "ethical reasons" should simply go elsewhere to eat - it's not like there aren't other choices available. BK do offer salads, they're pretty good actually. So why waste effort on Impossibles?
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
There's been some articles lately that point out there's absolutely no health benefit to any of these so-called substitutes, and can in fact make things worse as they're high in sodium (as if the western diet didn't already have enough of that).
Personally it's the "beyond" nomenclature that bothers me. It's got this connotation that says this is just the first of many steps the elite want to impose on the rest of us slaves. The next one would be to have us all get our protein from insects, and laughing at us while they're still eating steaks.
I don't buy any of the "feel good" alternatives offered by those who want to make us feel guilty about how we live. I'm leaving it at that before it degenerates into soapbox material.
Admittedly, I know next to nothing about those things, though I see the many advertisements for them. The skeptic in me, though, thinks it would be more accurately labelled 'Beyond meat profits'.
"the debugger doesn't tell me anything because this code compiles just fine" - random QA comment
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But given that I'm not using those settings more than once, should I really be doing that? Two short-lived variables aren't going to make too much difference but I'm still doing it for cosmetic reasons and that can't be good ...
Either way, it's easy enough to split a method call where there are half a ton of arguments over several lines of text but what about when it's just one of the arguments that's causing the thing to scroll for miles? (Lambdas being a common cause of this).
Hardly a matter of life and death but I'd be interested to hear the thoughts of others on this.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain