Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole

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  1. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    Interesting read. I've watched a couple documentaries that pretty much deal with this.

    Why eating like a caveman may be the way of the future

  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Ugh, my wife had a client at her catering company who needed a Paleo friendly menu for an event. What a pain.
    I'm happy to accommodate people's allergies at the restaurant as best as possible, but when you need to nix half the menu because of diets or "aversions" like this, it sucks.
    (just ranting for a sec., not trying to knock the diet. Just as a food service worker, it get's frustrating to make all these changes cause someone is on some ridiculous diet)
  3. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    I would say something crude about my bladder and fire, but I don't want to get yelled at by a moderator.
  4. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I completely agree.

    If you think about it though, all our health problems seem to stem from the point of mass produced food.

    When I did that juice thing not too long ago of nothing but fruits and vegetables I felt fantastic. Now I'm just back to blah. I could NEVER go vegan. If can get myself to to keep to this I would incorporate meat.

    I always look at ingredients and pretty much everything listed I don't think our bodies were ever meant to digest.
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  5. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    ^regarding the obesity problem in America, it's not the food that is the problem, it's the transition away from manual labor. Sugar, salt, fats, etc aren't just need to eat them in moderation. The only real problem with food in America is the way some foods are processed and I feel like the way some animals are commercially raised isn't necessarily good either with some of the things they feed them. However I don't really think that's a big problem. Moderation, diet variety, and 30 minutes to an hour of pretty vigorous exercise would go a LONG way.

    I would be interested to see how a group of people compared health-wise if they raised (or bought locally raised) their own food and that's all they ate compared to the rest of America that typically eats out or buys easy to make dinners that are heavily processed.
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  6. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Geek, I agree (I hope this isn't going too political).
    I doubt I'm in the best of health, but I definitely eat in moderation and I'm on my feet 9-12 hours a day at work. Since moving to our new restaurant, which has a stair case to the basement I'm up in down constantly, I nixed my gym membership. Don't believe I've gained much weight, and feel just fine physically. Can't say I recommend my diet though. I eat very infrequently (maybe twice a day), and usually just try to cram calories in my mouth without a huge thought to nutrition. I make as much an effort to eat as responsibly as possible and rarely eat anything sweet.
    All I know is, if I end up diabetic or god forbid a celiac, it would be a harsh lifestyle and really empathize with those who are. :(
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  7. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    You would see a huge difference. Actually, all you have to do is look a pictures from the late 1800s to see the difference. Manual labor was common place. Now people just want to sit at home and watch movies and play video games-both of which I like. I'm happy I now have a manual labor job. I couldn't imagine spending my entire career sitting at a desk. No offense to any of you that work in a office. It's just not for me.
  8. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    ^ Or sit on AF all day :rolleyes::D.
  9. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I try to watch what I eat more here lately. I have a desk job and have put on about 15-20 lbs since I started this job 4 years ago. I hate the gym because the town I live in doesn't have a good one. If they had a pool and such where I could do a variety of activities then I would go. Instead I have to force myself to get out and jog or do some pushups/situps at home or find someone to play tennis with...which is usually fairly easy a couple of times per week, but hard to find someone that wants to play competitively rather than leisurely hit...which is of no exercise value to me.

    Edit: I went to get a healthcheck a couple of weeks ago where they do bloodwork, height, weight, body fat analysis, etc for a credit to my health insurance and my body fat % was up again as was my weight. So I did some calculations and figured out that the increase in body fat percentage correlates almost exactly with my weight increase. The pounds of body fat I have gained is almost exactly the amount of pounds I've gained total.
  10. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I'm just waiting to go to work! :p :D

    I really want to move away from the internet. It is my biggest downfall.
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    My city has an insane amount of gyms (come on, it's DC, everyone works in offices ;)). The one I used to go to was great but extremely expensive and just not worth it unless you go everyday. I generally do prefer jogging on the streets anyway; or just going for a nice walk.

    Yep, me too. I have working the night shifts once a week, but at least I have Tuesdays off.
  12. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    I will be honest. I feel like I eat pretty healthy, not a lot of processed food (My wife hates salty foods, which takes away most heavily processed, high sodium foods, also we don't eat out very much at all). However I don't substitute. Butter is butter, oil is oil, mayo is mayo. whole grain breads, and no canned vegetables (frozen or fresh only). It wasn't till I started exercising that my weight has dropped, but I have a desk job, and our favorite pasttime in our house is the TV, so pretty sure for me, it was lack of activity. I have a Health Assesment, I am rather excited to see the results, as I have been pretty active for 6 months now.
  13. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    For you tennis fans out there Rafa defeated Djokovic for his 7th Frech Open title. Absolutely amazing run by Rafa!

    Congrats on the weight loss Anti! I'm with you on the no substitutions. Butter is butter, oil is oil! I've cut out my sausange and biscuits in the mornings and replaced it with oatmeal. I've started trying to eat at least 1 or 2 salads per week. One of those I try to let it be my entire meal with a little grilled chicken. The bad thing is we travel alot so we do eat out a good bit, but we've tried incorporating Subway a bit more than usualy lately. That helps a little.
  14. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Wife and I decided that life is too short to diet. Aside from weighing more than we should, we're both pretty healthy in other respects (cholesterol, diabetes, etc.). So we're eating what we want in moderation and combining it with exercise. I'm biking, she's running. The weight is slowly, but surely, coming off the both of us. And totally agree about substitutions... butter is butter, oil is oil, etc. Sometimes the substitutions are worse than the actual ingredients!

    Everything in moderation... remember the old ads for lard? :eek:

    **edit** Found one!

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  15. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

  16. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Now this is impressive - this is the new Macbook Pro. It's ridiculously thin, woah.

  17. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    BOOM goes the dynamite!

    I still laugh at the constantly changing requirements to be a "Retina Display" 220ppi for the MBP. Though that kind of resolution in a 15" laptop is nothing to scoff at. 2880x1800

    These MBPs are a photo and video editor's dream as far as laptops are concerned.
  18. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

  19. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Starting at $2199 I think and that gets you 8GB RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. Configurable all the way up to 750ish GB of SSD storage.
  20. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    Still $2,200 for a laptop is crazy.

    Still waiting for iOS6 stuff that they probably copied from Android.
  21. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Guess I better not tell you what I paid for my Alienware M17x R3.... :eek:
  22. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Just going to keep a running tab of things Android did first that Apple is doing now:

    First Android copied feature...quick reply text when phone call pops up. They did add a remind me later feature to remind you to call back.

    Second copied not disturb. Basically phone quiet hours.

    Third: Offline Reading List. Once it's added to your reading list, it's downloaded and cached so you can read it offline

    Fourth: Full screen display when using it in landscape

    Fifth: Now onto mail. New feature called VIP (GMail implemented label and important specific notifications a while back)

    Google needs that with Voice^

    Really like the new Passbook feature. Not aware of similar stuff for Android. Lets you scan in your tickets, gift cards, rebates, etc.. for stores and the phone will notify you and pull up any applicable stuff when you get near a place where you would use it (Boarding pass for airport, rebates for certain stores, event tickets when you get close to the venue, etc.)
  23. Stigy

    Stigy Some say... VIP Member

    So need an opinion from some people - maybe some advice as well.

    Currently I have a desktop I built a few years ago that hasn't given me any trouble lately, but I am thinking about moving away from the desktop and going back to the laptop way of life, just for portability and such. I have two 22" monitors but lately the second one hasn't been getting much use lately.

    My thought is to sell my monitors and get a nice 15-17" laptop and if I need to use a big monitor I can plug the laptop into the TV and use a wireless keyboard / mouse for things. My only concern is storage - so maybe buying a Network Attached storage device and throwing my old drives into that and accessing them if need be.

    My desk right now is my two monitors and a TON of paper so I just feel its useless and causing clutter. Any ideas, thoughts, advice? Has anyone moved from the desktop to laptop solution?
  24. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    Everybody stop. Stand up wherever you are. Start applauding. Apple has FINALLY added native turn-by-turn nav for the iPhone.
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  25. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I did the opposite. We have so much portability with our phones and two tablets that I sold my Macbook and built a desktop and bought a 24" monitor. No replacement for a desktop when you need storage. We have tons of pics and videos and I had to move away from the laptop arena for PC use. We still have a laptop but it never gets used and I'm going to make it my Android dev computer.

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