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    [–] SO STOKED FOR RSD! ivb107 2 points ago in macdemarco

    Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks brotha!

    [–] SO STOKED FOR RSD! ivb107 3 points ago in macdemarco

    Is there an official release date for these?

    [–] John Krasinski Plans Sci-Fi Thriller 'Life on Mars' With 'Quiet Place' Team (Exclusive) ivb107 4 points ago in movies

    You're not alone. This movie doesn't even come close to Signs, but I see the resemblance. I thought the plot was lacking and way too predictable. There was hardly any character development (which I attribute to the limited dialogue) and the whole time I just felt like I was waiting for things to really take off. A little more backstory/context also would have been nice and may have made things more interesting. Needless to say, I was underwhelmed. Two of my friends slept through half the movie and I kind of wish I had, too.

    The last two thrillers I saw were Get Out and Split. Both were far more original and entertaining, and make this one look pretty weak, imo.

    [–] Couldnt agree more ivb107 33 points ago in vegan

    I'm not even born yet and I'm putting this up on my wall

    [–] The poorer, the fatter: Obesity is not randomly distributed across the U.S. It is linked to demographics, community characteristics, income inequality, and race, 500-city analysis shows. ivb107 1 points ago in science

    You're absolutely right, but I think another problem that's commonly ignored is the fact that corporate fast food is addictive by design. The manufactured chemicals in fast food (not talking pesticides or GMOs) have to play a tremendous role by negatively affecting the physical and psychological health of the people who regularly consume them.

    I don't understand why people aren't furious that fast food companies profit from killing us slowly. Other countries, poor and rich, have lower obesity rates where fast food is commonplace. You can still produce and distribute cheap, quality food that tastes good without jeopardizing people's health, but these companies consciously choose to do more harm than good. People aren't informed, sure, but who's actually responsible for the lack of nutritional education - us or them? Better yet, why should we even need to worry about what's in our food? Fast food restaurants don't put a nutrition label on anything, and even if they did, I bet most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a McDouble and a fucking salad. Even people who drink diet soda can agree that "fast food is bad for you", so when are people going to wake up and say enough's enough? This shit is toxic and it's killing us. Why isn't low-cost, nutritional food available for people who sit in the drive thru? Why are ads loaded with ambiguous marketing words allowed to lie and convince some of us that the "food" isn't that bad? Obesity in America is a systematic epidemic. It's evil.

    [–] The poorer, the fatter: Obesity is not randomly distributed across the U.S. It is linked to demographics, community characteristics, income inequality, and race, 500-city analysis shows. ivb107 13 points ago in science

    The biggest problem with junk food is just that: its junk. Sure, you can reduce your caloric intake, but if the food you're consuming is nutritionally deficient your hunger will return faster than compared to nutrient-rich foods which ultimately leads to more spending and, most likely, more junk.

    Fast food companies aren't just aware of this, it's their strategy. Always serving you what tastes good and keeps you coming back, never what your body needs. It's more profitable that way. It's truly sad that these companies get away with slowly killing the population when they could just as easily produce quality food that's good for you for the same price or less. And then instead of the fast food execs taking the blame, poor and obese people are shamed and labeled as being 'too lazy' or 'dumb' for being lied to and addicted to literal poison that gave them diabetes, heart disease or cancer. Even if people who regularly consume fast food significantly reduce their caloric intake and lose some weight, all they're actually doing is just putting less shit in their system when they should be replacing it with natural foods. And I understand that whole, natural foods aren't affordable, cost/time efficient or accessible to everyone, but they could be.

    Excuse the rant, but all I can say is fuck the FDA, fuck the profit-driven fast food industry and fuck the billions of dollars they spend on lobbies and manipulative advertising to target us. They can rot from the cancer they produce.

    [–] Doughnuts from the Dallas popup market this morning ivb107 3 points ago in vegan

    The only cheese I tried was in the potato kolache I got from them. I'll have to go to their bakery and see what I missed out on. The doughnuts you got look incredible, I think I was too late for those

    [–] Doughnuts from the Dallas popup market this morning ivb107 4 points ago in vegan

    I was there! Got both the mango and raspberry doughnuts from Reverie and they were amazing. Definitely making regular trips there from now on

    [–] RARE PHOTO: Thom Yorke, Flying Lotus and Niki Randa ivb107 3 points ago in radiohead

    Really? I got a different vibe from him. To me it seemed like he was having a blast. I remember he was hitting the liquor while he was mixing and was smiling the whole time. He had lots of energy and seemed pretty enthusiastic throughout the set. But at the same time, he made it pretty obvious that he didn't give a single fuck about what people wanted to hear and was just up there to jam and have a good time. On his birthday, can you blame him? I actually thought it was kind of funny because I could tell from the looks on other people in the crowd that they weren't very familiar with his style and were probably just confused about what kind of music they were listening to haha. But I loved it and thought he played really well.

    [–] RARE PHOTO: Thom Yorke, Flying Lotus and Niki Randa ivb107 58 points ago in radiohead

    Got to see them both perform at ACL in 2016 on their birthday, which is also my birthday. Safe to say it was the best birthday I've ever had.

    [–] The leaders of France, Germany, the US and UK have issued a joint statement stating "This is the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War", calling it an assault on UK sovereignty. ivb107 0 points ago in worldnews

    What's almost worse are the blue pill idiots who criticize any outside opinion that doesn't fit the narrative of their comfortable, tiny worldview. The same people who refuse to realize that there's no such thing as left vs right and that the "good guys" do some pretty fucked up things, too. Mass manipulation is the game and the public is losing badly.

    [–] TIL Flexitarianism / Semi-Vegitarianism is a movement trying to encourage people to eat more plant based diets without going strict anti-meat etc. ivb107 2 points ago in todayilearned

    This is exactly my strategy. Only when people come to me and ask, I'll be friendly and discuss veganism and eating plant-based. Even if they ask 'dumb' questions or come off slightly arrogant/rude, I just smile and try to be as inclusive as possible with my responses. In my experience, it's a way more effective way to encourage people to consume (even just a little) less meat. Respect, kindness, and education go a long way.

    [–] [Feedback] Tic-Tac-Toe Project ivb107 1 points ago in FreeCodeCamp

    Looking for some feedback on this project, primarily with my JS code. A couple of things - I intentionally made a 'flawed' AI so that the user can win instead of having every game end with a draw. I also wrote all of my code from scratch without looking at any other tic-tac-toe games/tutorials in order to develop my own design strategy and learn to fix my own mistakes as they sprang up.

    That being said, I'm aware I'm using some old syntax like 'var' and I know my code could be a lot cleaner. It wasn't until just now that I actually went and looked at other tic-tac-toe games and saw that some people have suggested using an object to update the board instead of nested arrays like I have, which is something I think I might implement, especially if it uses less memory. In another sub I saw people talking about how using lots of global variables is bad practice, which I know I'm guilty of. I guess more than anything, I'd really like some tips and best practices for correctly structuring my code so that it runs more efficiently and is just clean and easy to read. Thanks in advance for your critique/suggestions!

    [–] Cows seeing grass after 6 months indoors ivb107 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 months ago) in gifs

    Saying carbs are bad and lumping them all together as a direct cause of obesity is just ignorant. That's like saying you should avoid all sugar or you'll drop dead. Have you ever heard of anyone who became obese or diabetic because they ate too much fruit?

    You're ranting on about how there's no proof meat is bad for you when there's enough evidence that the World Health Organization and UN have categorized meat as a carcinogen. You've actually spent more time and energy blindly defending meat (without citing any scientific sources of your own) than it takes to research and see that countless studies have shown that meat is extremely inflammatory and, over time, directly correlated with cancer and heart disease.

    Look, I used to eat meat every meal of every day and would have scoffed at the notion of cutting it out of my diet, but over time I learned more about how it negatively affects us. What really got me is how people know how bad it is for us, but instead of helping us promote a healthy lifestyle, they take it and shove it down our throat with giant signs on the highway, advertising and ridiculous sponsorships. McDonalds sponsoring the Olympics? Are you fucking kidding me?

    This is right in our face and we still don't see it. Just for a minute, imagine that the food industry isn't immune to corporate greed and that maybe the suits in Big Agriculture (meat) only care about your money and will lie to you to get it. Imagine that maybe they know what they're doing is harmful, so they fund their own research done by a group of scientific professionals who always turn up with "inconclusive" results. Imagine that MAYBE these guys actually don't give a single fuck about you or your loved ones and would happily sit back to watch you get sick and die consuming their shit as long as people are busy pointing their fingers elsewhere.

    Crazy, right? It's not.

    "Well, I'm going to get heart disease when I'm older anyway because it runs in my family." Wrong.

    Much like Big Tobacco, the meat industry is directly responsible for widespread illness leading to death and eventually they'll start to crumble as people open their eyes to see them for what they really are. Cigarettes are required to have a poison label on them now and it's common knowledge they cause cancer, yet people used to think they were healthy. Do you see where this is going? Wake up.