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I call bullshit on this one. Not because it may or.may not be true, but because the Blomberg piece is a crock. It claims two sources. Not two sources "with knowledge of the situation" or any other typical line used to specify anonymous sources, they just say "two sources". These two sources could be the author and his cubicle buddy. In fact, these two sources are mentioned only once and only in the first paragraph, they are never mentioned again in any capacity. And as history shows, the NSA, anonymously or otherwise, isn't going to come out and say something like this unless they are faced wih overwhelming data proving they did it and they have little choice other than to admit it. Even then, they'd fight not to admit it.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: The NSA’s been exploiting the Heartbleed security bug for the past two years


Sounds like a totally unnecessary distraction, to be honest.  As a Soma backer myself, I didn't think twice about this email from the CEO when I got it.  In fact, I didn't care that they were going, they are simply doing something they feel is right.  The people complaining about this -- which I suspect is probably 1 or 2 people at most -- probably think that Soma is a one or two-man operation that solely depends on these funds from Kickstarter rather than a company that was already set up and in place, with VC backing already.  This sounds like complaining for complaining's sake to me.

1 year, 11 months ago on Between campaign and fulfillment: Soma and the delicateness of post-Kickstarter life


Mashable is hardly a bastion of journalism, let alone electoral journalism.  I'm sure they just cobbled together bits of other posts and slapped their name on it.


Of course, Husted doing a data dump like this late on Friday night of a patch that was in the works for roughly two months but only put it in place four days prior to the election is suspect timing.  Not saying -- or implying -- that they're trying to tweak votes but they (the SoS) had plenty of time to test this and put it in place .  Why they waited until such a time should be the real inquiry.

2 years, 4 months ago on Votehacking is as legitimate a concern as the President’s birth certificate [2012 Edition].


 @nathanielmott The difference is this company's aim is to make money and pay people, which in and of itself is admirable.  However, something like Mixcloud is exactly what Stein originally set out to do and it *is* used by some of the world's top DJs today.  The only real difference between the two comes down to one thing: who wants to make money.

2 years, 11 months ago on Has Solved a Problem That Turntable, YouTube, and Spotify Couldn’t


 @SandorSommer And you're absolutely right.  There are decades worth of studies showing that post-exercise workout recovery using whole foods trumps frankenfood supplments time and time again.  All the proof we need and have ever needed was to look at bodybuilders in the 70s and prior who didn't have 100,000,000,000,000 supplements to choose from.  They had some vitamin pills, some steroids, and food.  That's it.


There's a reason powerlifters and bodybuilders have sworn by the GOMAD -- gallon of milk a day -- principle for decades: it works 100% of the time.


Many researchers have concluded that consuming 1.2-2.0g of protein per kilogram of bodyweight post-workout as soon as possible maximizes protein uptake into the body via energy production pathways.  This value is different for everyone because everyone is a different weight and trains at different intensities, just saying "take 20g immediately" is terrible advice and isn't founded on the research from PubMed that's linked to.  That study specifically states that 20g was most efficient for their sample size of "6 healthy young men", an incredibly tiny sample size that's not representative of population size whatsoever.  That research was chosen because it gave the results the author was looking for.

2 years, 11 months ago on What’s the Best Source of Post-Workout Protein?