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a bored 24-year-old from South Carolina
This (Nvidia GPU shortage) seems to be problem only in that exact demographics. Out there in the real world this is not much of an issue. Smells to me like a classic self fulfilling prophecy more than anything else. If nobody is doing anything about this is because government agencies have more important things to deal with right now.
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or and then go home. Nothing new here. Just the natural life cycle of big tech companies and its founders. Stay in power and be the target of angry politicians who don’t know how to use a smartphone or go home and enjoy your life with your many millions? Veni, vidi, vici… now off to my yacht in the Bahamas.
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Well I have been looking at "those studies" for the past 10 years. And you are just describing something that is very well known among MDs that specialize in diabetes care. There is a healthy and heated debate about what "pre diabetes" really is and if it should be diagnosed at all. Why? because it is already know that >80% of "pre diabetes" patients will improve their glucose tolerance without medication and with lifestyle improvements.
Also, in the field, nobody talks about "glucose toxicity" since glucose is not "toxic". Sugars (glucose, fructose, maltose) are essential to life and need to be included in the diet at healthy doses. By that logic, ingesting 4 gallons of water in one sitting would also be "toxic".
I think the "negative vibes" that you describe comes from the frustration of people that have a serious condition like T1DM and sees this as a "banalization" of their condition. Imagine how a person missing a leg would feel if healthy people start using crutches just for fun.
Finally, please be considerate to others in this forum that may have diabetes and refrain yourself from calling them a "bizarre cult". Diabetes is a very serious condition and should be treated as such. There are more civil and respectful ways to discuss these topics.
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Ok so I have a Phd in Biomedicine and I work at the Diabetes center of a major west coast university as a researcher (seriously). I can confidently say that there is no real need for non-diabetics to have a constant glucose monitoring device. Its very wise and healthy to do annual checkups and do analysis for glucose and other metabolites in your blood. So by all means, be sure to visit your doctor every year and keep track of your health.
But if you don’t have a medical condition, people need to understand that this device is only a money grabbing scheme that has no real benefits.
Why? because if your pancreas is healthy, those glucose spikes are going to be cleared by the normal and physiological release of insulin. My fear as a scientist is that these greedy corporations will try to push devices like these to increase profits whilst generating anxiety and confusion in the general public, which in turn can lead to bad health choices by users that have no medical training.
I have been to countless Diabetes conferences and listened to the most prestigious researchers in the world and the conclusion is always the same: If you don’t have an underlaying pathology and you eat healthy and do regular exercise, your body will take care of you.
Resist your temptation of giving away your money to have a false sense of control over your health. And most importantly, believe in your body and in the scientist and doctors that trained very hard to take care of you.
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I think he/she meant the excellent public education system that teaches people to distrust science and generates leaders that create laws to suppress voting rights. Top notch education indeed. But that Tesla factory is nice isn’t it???
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Wrong. Give more busines to Texas. Create more jobs where highly educated workers migrate to Texas. They will have to vote at some point ::wink wink::
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"In our vehicle we have a screen, on a push of a button, it changes from portrait mode to landscape mode. It just rotates. That is a really cool feature."
I guess the title CEO means nothing these days…
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Ok I like this game. So with your logic:
In 2021, we will spend 1/3 of our time awake in cars. Don’t blame Ford, its everyone’s fault!
In 2021, we will spend 1/3 of our time awake eating food. Don’t blame farmers, its everyone’s fault!
You see… phones are a very useful tool in the modern times. On the other hand, billionaire morons avoiding taxes to fund little trips to space is not.
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We need more of this. We need to put a mirror in front a of all these entitled billionaires and show them just how stupid they sound when they talk. Great job Iceland, you hit the sweet spot by promoting your country, laughing at billionaire morons and not being cringy. Impressive.
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Don’t use an apple watch?
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This is hilarious. People defending a company that is worth over a trillion dollars by saying they did not intentionally put in place a system to generate more money for them. But I guess people are also taking a horse dewormer instead of a scientifically proven vaccine, so I guess this is the world we live in now…
"Proposition 22 won with 58% of the vote. Since it went into effect, some drivers have said the little benefits that companies offered them to lure support for the law are difficult to access, and overall, their working conditions have deteriorated as the companies introduced changes, including restricting information available to drivers"
They won by lobbying with hundreds of millions saying a loss will drive prices up and drivers will quit.
Drivers still got out. Prices still went up.
What a fantastic company. Hope they rot in hell.