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  1. My mistake. You don't have to live in an EU...

    My mistake. You don't have to live in an EU country to sign this. Everyone can.

    I'm sure they'll be grateful for as many signatures as possible, so please do if you're on board with this.


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  2. Are you in the Republic of Ireland, the UK, or an EU country? Petition

    Richards Brennan in Ireland has a petition to make backward-sloping chairs illegal in schools. It's actually been going some time. The page explaining it, and a link to sign the petition can be...
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    The brown teapots -- seems to be a traditional...

    The brown teapots -- seems to be a traditional colour/style -- are made by several companies, come in all sizes from one-person to giant, work well and usually cost very little. 6.15 here:

    Price...
  4. Brachiating primates, martial artists, sitting tailors and crawling infants

    I haven't checked out Robert Rickover's podcast for some time. Much of what he was posting was too technical and specialist for me. But I was looking over what he had in iTunes again recently and...
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    Stainless steel along with glass is about the...

    Stainless steel along with glass is about the best material for not contaminating anything. But in truth aluminium cooking vessels are probably OK as long as you don't boil acidic foods in them.
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    It likely has similar effects to calorie...

    It likely has similar effects to calorie restriction, which is, I think, better studied. (And both those are also likely have some similar effects to the state of ketosis.) Now, that being so,...
  7. Thread: Farthest North

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    Farthest North

    Something reminded me of Fridtjof Nansen today. Anyway, I recalled that there is a free audiobook of his account of the dash for the Pole in Farthest North at Librivox.

    I suppose Farthest North...
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    Obituary of Wolfgang Lutz: Wolfgang Lutz...

    Obituary of Wolfgang Lutz:

    Wolfgang Lutz obituary | From the Guardian | The Guardian
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    Wolfgang Lutz: Life Without Bread

    I finally got round to getting hold of a copy of Wolfgang Lutz's Life Without Bread.

    I thought it quite interesting, and I liked its own distinctive character. I thought I'd put a few notes here....
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    A last request ...

    I was just remembering ...

    There used to be an advert on British TV for a piece of confection someone sold as a "Texan bar". Now why "Texan", and how would you sell that a few decades ago? It...
  11. Good takedown of the British Dietetic Association

    Today's Paleo Diet newsletter has a very good takedown of the British Diatetic Association.

    They had published a nasty ill-informed little piece, written in that silly, sneering, slangy tone --...
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    Thanks for link. There's a fascinating very...

    Thanks for link.

    There's a fascinating very high-tech non-drug treatment for wounds that have been thought to be absolutely untreatable they're so infected that's been used by Robert O. Becker. ...
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    I suppose that could kill organisms by osmosis. ...

    I suppose that could kill organisms by osmosis. I know people used to put sugar and soap on cuts -- many people's grandparents probably did that. I guess it worked for them. I think I might prefer...
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    The Jewish Roots of Christian Mysticism

    My own religious views are very uncertain, and I've never had any kind of mystical experience myself, but here's a lecture that I found fascinating from the historical point of view. I'm not an...
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    How do you know this is food-related? I think if...

    How do you know this is food-related? I think if I had a mysterious swelling I'd visit my doctor. Maybe it's nothing, but best to get an opinion on it.
  16. Thread: born to run?

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    If anyone wants to know why Mark has reservations...

    If anyone wants to know why Mark has reservations about what he calls "chronic cardio", they only have to read what he himself has written. The same goes for any topic he's commented on.

    You just...
  17. Thread: born to run?

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    That's a highly dubious theory. We're also...

    That's a highly dubious theory. We're also nicely set up for walking, as Bruce Chatwin, for example, points out:

    http://www.amazon.com/Songlines-Vintage-Classics-Bruce-Chatwin/dp/0099769913/
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    Maggots better than antibiotics

    Maggots put in wounds to eat infected flesh may be a more effective treatment than giving the patient antibiotics.

    I can't recall if we've had this on the boards before, but even if so another...
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    You may believe that -- doesn't make it so. And...

    You may believe that -- doesn't make it so. And unless you've measures of ketones in your blood recorded, you've really nothing to go on. It's actually very much harder to get into ketosis than...
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    Mike, I'm not a doctor, and this isn't medical...

    Mike, I'm not a doctor, and this isn't medical advice. But as a general observation, many cancers depend on glucose for fuel. The Nobel Laureate Otto Warburg is the one who discovered this.
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  21. Exploitation of seabirds by the Norse in the Faroe Islands

    They seem to have made a great deal of use of them.


    From a talk given at the Stefansson [3 cheers] Arctic Institute in Akureyri in 2013:
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    Brazil's food guidelines shame the U.S.

    Brazil's New Dietary Guidelines: Cook and Eat Whole Foods, Be Wary of Ads | Civil Eats
  23. Thread: Hares again

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    That is what I would think. The previous comment...

    That is what I would think. The previous comment I'd found was from a Victorian poacher that said that he'd noticed their numbers declining [even in those days!] and put it down to machinery cutting...
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    Interesting post from Jimmy Moore

    He's going after Chris Kresser. Maybe addressing what other individuals are saying is not the best policy, but I think Jimmy is right on the money here. And Jimmy is such a nice man that he does it...
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    I don't know what figures you might see or might...

    I don't know what figures you might see or might expect to see. But I wonder if Vinnie Tortorich takes questions on his podcast. He has, after all, been doing long-distance cycling on something...
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