Stop saying sweet potatoes are more nutritious than white potatoes!

I get tired of seeing the Paleo community go

Oh sweet potatoes brah like they are way better than white potatoes, like grok man he only ate sweet potatoes and white potatoes are just the devil! Like uh I saw that they have more of them nutrient things and are healthier for you and just better, sweet potato with butte,r sweet potato with cinnamon, sweet potato sweet potato sweet potato!

I do not care for the taste of sweet potatoes at all, nor do I care for people making claims that have zero basis in reality. Yes, white potatoes are nightshades and a small portion of the population has negative reactions to nightshades... I suspect somewhere, somewhen an individual that had a legitimate nightshade issue found that when they switched to sweet potatoes from white potatoes they had some of their health issues vanish and then someone else saw it and was like "oh man sweet potatoes!" and then another and another and another... and this white potatoes developed a stigma.

The Paleo community is starting to come around to white potatoes with more and more people being adventurous and returning to them, finding they don't have issue with them as they suspected. Still, at least once a week I see someone on a forum or Reddit or a blog demonize white potatoes with comments like "sweet potatoes are more nutritious!" well... why don't we actually take a look at the numbers, because... you know... SCIENCE.

Sweet Potatoes 200g White Potatoes 200g
kcals 160 281
fat 0g 0g
cholesterol 0mg 0mg
carbohydrates 41g 64g
dietary fiber 7g 6g
sugars 13g 4g
protein 4g 6g
Vitamin A 38433IU 29.9IU
Vitamin C 39.2mg 37.7mg
Vitamin D - -
Vitamin E 1.4mg 0.1mg
Vitamin K 4.6mcg 8.1mcg
Thiamin 0.2mg .01mg
Riboflavin 0.2mg 0.1mg
Niacin 3mg 4.6mg
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 0.6mg
Folate 12mcg 114mcg
Vitamin B12 - -
Pantothenic Acid 1.8mg 1.1mg
Choline 26.2mg 43.1mg
Betaine 69.2mg 0.6mg
Calcium 76mg 29.9mg
Iron 1.4mg 1.9mg
Magnesium 54mg 80.7mg
Phosphorous 108mg 224mg
Potassium 950mg 1626mg
Sodium 72mg 20.39mg
Zinc 0.6mg 1mg
Copper 0.3mg 0.4mg
Manganese 1mg 0.6mg
Selenium 0.4mcg 1.5mcg
Fluoride -

Wait, what? I thought sweet potatoes were so much more nutritious than white potatoes?!?! You're telling me the only thing sweet potatoes has over white potatoes is considerably more vitamin A but white potatoes have more of several other minerals/nutrients/vitamins. Fancy that. Now stop saying sweet potatoes are more nutritious.

This just in, you don't matter.

The U.S. population is 316+ million, has more than 7 billion people on it... the Milky Way contains about 500 thousand million stars. The best estimates suggest that there are at least 70 thousand million million million (70 sextillion or 7 × 10 to the 22nd) stars in the Universe. The Universe probably contains more than 100 thousand million (100 billion or 10 to the 11th) galaxies. The universe is part of??? The fact of the matter is you don't matter even on a national level (nor do I) and we are a joke in our arm of the galaxy, our arm of the galaxy is a fragment of our galaxy, our galaxy doesn't even begin to matter at a universal level and our universe is potentially a tiny spec in the grand scheme of things. So really, someone tell me why we do stupid shit like fight, argue, be petty about stupid shit. Why do the Kardashians matter? Why does American Idol matter, why do you matter? Why should I like your kid's photos on Facebook, should I really care that you are battling cancer? Should I even get out of bed Monday and go to work because when you think about it the Universe doesn't give a rat's ass and whatever it is part of doesn't either. I dunno, maybe I'm a damn fool for thinking about it but hey... what do I know. All I know is existence is far greater than we can imagine yet we focus and obsess about petty shit in our own lives and think we are all the center of existence when the fact is in the grand scheme of things we do not matter in the slightest.

Tested my Atari 1050's and Atari 850 floppy drives

atari 810 1050 floppy drives.jpg

So today I finally got around to testing my Atari floppy drives I've picked up lately. The bottom 810 and the middle 1050 I picked up via Goodwill locations, the top 1050 I actually bought on eBay along with another 800xl (4 now and they all run like champs!!!) and an Atari 1027 printer (printhead is rotted, obviously) all in their original boxes with original cables and manuals. Sadly the top 1050 doesn't work, I get boot errors and there was quite a bit of what appeared to be rubber dust on the floppy after I took it out so I'll take it apart probably early next year once things slow down and see what I can do to get her back to life.

atari 1027 printer.jpg

Hey, 2 out of 3 of them work and that's honestly more than I could have hoped for. I was sure the 810 would be DoA as it originally belonged to a high school and presumably saw a lot of use, but man it works like a champ still! Mind you, I don't need these floppy drives to work as I have an SIO2PC and an Atarimax MyIDE-II CompactFlash Interface but it's just nice to have the functional drives, I also picked up 50 new-ish floppies (less than a decade old) from a manufacturer that handles legacy support for the U.S. Government (that's right tax payers, somewhere someone in the government is still using computers that need floppy disks haha).

The Ferguson, Missouri riots are a false flag operation!

So, as I write this the verdict in Ferguson is about 11 hours old... and surprise surprise within 5 minutes people were rioting. Guess what people... the violent protestors are plants. It's a False Flag operation.

False flag: False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.

That’s what special forces does best, Unconventional Warfare: In United States doctrine, unconventional warfare (abbreviated UW) is the term for guerrilla warfare that is conducted or supported by units in the United States Special Operations Command. Guerrilla warfare is one aspect of the broader term insurgency.

While I doubt it's any active duty members of the Special Forces community, these men are patriots and would hang before they did such things to our country, they are most likely contractors or even 'Army of North Virginia' (3-letter assets). Just wait, they'll likely use these riots to try and make a move aginst more of our freedoms... like perhaps Martial Law

Stay frosty America. 

What bothers me about most time travel

You know what bothers me about time travel in nearly all fiction… the Earth is rotating on it’s axis at roughly 1k miles per hour (at the equator, slower up here north of the equator), the Earth is moving 66,000 miles per hour through the solar system, the sun is moving about 43,000 miles per hour around the galaxy, the galaxy is moving roughly 483,000 miles per hour through the universe… 

 

Let's look at a common theory of ghosts for a second "perhaps it's bleeding through from another time" ok... so for something to bleed through for another time… it would be appearing into some random patch of space an absurd distance away from the physical location on Earth it is bleeding through from.  It’s why Wells’ time machine, Doc Brown’s etc just don’t work. If you went one second into the past or future you’d be 164.72 miles or so away from where you were a second before… in space. 

 

That's just a single second folks... this is why you need something complicated like the TARDIS that travels through time AND space. That's why you can't just walk into the TARDIS and push a button to get somewhere and somewhen. It's a process, a very complicated one... even with the TARDIS doing a lot of the work, it's still a complex maneuver on part of the pilot.

Fat, joules and iPhones oh my!

So my iPhone 5 has a 5.45Wh battery, 1 watt is 1 joule a second. So the iPhone 5 battery has a potential of 19,620 joules (new)... a kcal (big C calorie, what you see on a food label) is 4184 joules. A pound of fat has around 17,080 joules based on my math (joules per gram of fat sourced from google search, 37.656J per gram of fat)... Quick, convince my body to grow an electrical outlet!!!

Fake silver

So I was given some fake ASE about 6 weeks ago to see how they compared to the real thing as ASE are the bulk of what I tend to buy, I normally stick to current year from well-known companies but I do occasionally like to buy from their circulated/random year inventory.

All of these photos have been enhanced to help with less than ideal lighting you can find the unedited full photos HERE ON GOOGLE+

PLEASE be vigilant when buying precious metals if you are buying from individuals or sources you haven't fully checked out. Your best bet is to stick to trusted merchants and mints, BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL buying from individuals on eBay/Craigslist or even from local coin dealers/pawnshops/antique stores.

Obvious issues I immediately see... fonts, lines on the shields, the fact the obverse and reverse both have the same 'north', the tilde is wrong, detail in face/dress/hair/eagle wings/eagle neck, he size of the bullet points.

All of the following are counterfeit, from this point on there are no more authentic coins.

I happen to have some liver of sulfur at home from 'antiquing' a sterling silver ring a few years ago to try and match the patina in the knotwork of an identical ring I had been wearing for a decade so lets see what it does to three counterfeit coins.

The following image is after five minutes of exposure to the liver of sulfur:

Kreyos smart watch, getting it to work on iOS

Managed to get mine working on iOS.
Delete the app, factory reset the watch if you aren't on the setup screen still.
Turn bluetooth on your phone, go to settings, select ONLY the one that does NOT have LE.
Install app, sign in, go to setup via the watch icon (upper right hand corner). 
Next
Pair with LE.
Bam. Operational, although not very well

Managed to get mine working on iOS.


Delete the app, factory reset the watch if you aren't on the setup screen still.


Turn bluetooth on your phone, go to settings, select ONLY the one that does NOT have LE.


Install app, sign in, go to setup via the watch icon (upper right hand corner). 

Next

Pair with LE.

Bam. Operational, although not very well

 

 

 

The watch is still a steaming pile of garbage... I helped fund it over a YEAR ago https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/kreyos-the-only-smartwatch-with-voice-gesture-control/x/481805 and they shipped almost a year late... it's garbage, absolute garbage.

 

 

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL

  • It tells time and has some digital and analog faces
  • I can hold a button for voice control/Siri
  • It will control music via the iOS music app only, only controls via buttons (was promised we could use gestures)
  • Step counter registers movement, is WILDLY inaccurate. I moved my arm 1 foot and it counted it as 17 steps. Rotating my wrist once registers as 14 steps.

WHAT IS NOT FUNCTIONAL

  • No gesture control
  • Does not display text notifications
  • Does not display incoming call, does however show a missed call from SIX MONTHS AGO every few minutes and will not clear
  • Watch band pin keeps popping out, because watch band is flexible rubber with no rigid piece where pin is meaning any torsion/flexing results in the pin popping out of plastic.
  • No way to make watch display nothing, doesn't appear to timeout and go back to watch face on it's own either.
  • Buttons only work 80-85% of the time.

Atari CX77 Touch Tablet

Legit never been opened. 1983. I actually don't want to open it, now I have to find and buy an unopened one ha! I'll probably open it in a week or two and check it out on one of my Atari 800XL's or a 2600. For those of you wanting to see an unboxing and don't want to wait for mine, check out technologizer's from 2009

Know what bothers me though? Look at the back of the box (bottom image)... that Atari isn't hooked up to the television...

Legit never been opened. 1983. I actually don't want to open it, now I have to find and buy an unopened one ha! I'll probably open it in a week or two and check it out on one of my Atari 800XL's or a 2600. For those of you wanting to see an unboxing and don't want to wait for mine, check out technologizer's from 2009

Know what bothers me though? Look at the back of the box (bottom image)... that Atari isn't hooked up to the television...