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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 22 Nov 2015, 09:49

If not liking salmon is Jadagulian, fetch me my tap shoes.

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Post by Warren » 22 Nov 2015, 10:20

D.A. Ridgely wrote:If not liking salmon is Jadagulian, fetch me my tap shoes.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 22 Nov 2015, 10:26

The McRib is Hitler.

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Post by the innominate one » 22 Nov 2015, 10:39

D.A. Ridgely wrote:If not liking salmon is Jadagulian, fetch me my tap shoes.
Tap? I expected you to be more of the square dancing persuasion.
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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by lunchstealer » 22 Nov 2015, 13:33

the innominate one wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:If not liking salmon is Jadagulian, fetch me my tap shoes.
Tap? I expected you to be more of the square dancing persuasion.
Ridgely into the free jazz, man. He does free dance, man, not that tap tap tap jazz.

Also, salmon is fish for people who like fish. I have yet to get my fish tolerance betond the really mild fishes.
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Post by the innominate one » 22 Nov 2015, 13:43

I don't like seafood in general, but I've been forcing myself to eat tuna recently in the hope of getting an improvement in my blood fatty acid profile.
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Post by Warren » 22 Nov 2015, 13:58

the innominate one wrote:I don't like seafood in general, but I've been forcing myself to eat tuna recently in the hope of getting an improvement in my blood fatty acid profile.
And you believe that will work better than taking fish oil supplements?
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Post by the innominate one » 22 Nov 2015, 14:34

It's possible. The fish oil supplements study focused on omega-3 fatty acids. Possibly only one type of omega-3 fatty acid was present in the supplement, and the quality/ freshness of the supplements could be questioned (I think I've read it had been questioned). The study focused on cardiac health only as a response variable, if I recall correctly. I'm taking a combination supplement of flaxseed-derived omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, plus eating the tuna. A physiologist friend of mine is definitive that particular omega-3 fatty acids are involved in signaling adipocytes to oxidize stored fat.
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Post by JasonL » 22 Nov 2015, 16:06

Also, that fish oil supplement belch is some repugnant shit.

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Post by the innominate one » 22 Nov 2015, 17:27

I've seen belch-free claims on supplement packaging.
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Post by Jadagul » 22 Nov 2015, 19:37

lunchstealer wrote:
the innominate one wrote:
D.A. Ridgely wrote:If not liking salmon is Jadagulian, fetch me my tap shoes.
Tap? I expected you to be more of the square dancing persuasion.
Ridgely into the free jazz, man. He does free dance, man, not that tap tap tap jazz.

Also, salmon is fish for people who like fish. I have yet to get my fish tolerance betond the really mild fishes.
I don't like salmon but I like it better than most other fish.

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Post by Painboy » 22 Nov 2015, 22:58

the innominate one wrote:I've seen belch-free claims on supplement packaging.
I wonder about that. I often have a pretty good case of GERD no matter what I eat. If I take the fish oil supplements I will be tasting fish for several hours and anything I eat will have a fishy aftertaste. It's kind of horrible.

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Post by the innominate one » 23 Nov 2015, 12:33

Have you tried the flax seed derived fatty acids supplements?
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Post by pistoffnick » 23 Nov 2015, 14:01

the innominate one wrote:I've seen belch-free claims on supplement packaging.
Claims of being belch-free are a damned LIE.

I am going to buy the shit out of the franken salmon. I love grilled salmon, salmon poached in italian dressing, pan fried salmon with a generous drizzle of lemon juice and plenty of freshly ground pepper, teriyaki glazed salmon, smoked salmon,...
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Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

Post by Mo » 23 Nov 2015, 14:05

I didn't realize that PoN was the Bubba Gump of Salmon.
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Post by Sandy » 23 Nov 2015, 15:35

I always thought Salmon was the fish for people who like steak, not fish. It's the most meaty when cooked.

Mind you, a good raw salmon is a beautiful thing, but at this point, I prefer other fish cooked.
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Post by lunchstealer » 24 Nov 2015, 03:17

Sandy wrote:I always thought Salmon was the fish for people who like steak, not fish. It's the most meaty when cooked.

Mind you, a good raw salmon is a beautiful thing, but at this point, I prefer other fish cooked.
I always felt that was tuna - as in tuna steaks. I still miss the lunch place that did grilled tuna sandwiches.
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Post by Highway » 24 Nov 2015, 13:04

Giant Dildo goes into space, shoots load, and then lands on earth.

aka: Blue Origin launched a rocket to the edge of space, then landed the rocket booster vertically.

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Post by Highway » 21 Dec 2015, 23:09

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 with satellites into orbit, and lands the first stage back at Cape Canaveral.

Launch around 23:00, landing at 32:00, commentary by giddy people.
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Post by lunchstealer » 21 Dec 2015, 23:47

Say what you will about eccentric egomaniacs, but sometimes they fund something cool.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 22 Dec 2015, 00:21

lunchstealer wrote:Say what you will about eccentric egomaniacs, but sometimes they fund something cool.
And sometimes even with their own money.
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Post by lunchstealer » 22 Dec 2015, 02:21

Hugh Akston wrote:
lunchstealer wrote:Say what you will about eccentric egomaniacs, but sometimes they fund something cool.
And sometimes even with their own money.
:lol:
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