mo

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  • mo replied to the topic Bee/Wasp stings-how much do they hurt? in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Yep, the body can’t break down the “sting” so the toxin accumalates. Therefore leading to increased risk of anaphylactic shock with subsequent stings.

  • mo replied to the topic kills 99.9% of germs? in the forum Health 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Has society become too germ adverse that it is becoming unhealthy?

    Yes, I think so. There are certain places you want to be germ free like an operating theatre or a food production line, but otherwise a bit of dirt don’t hurt.

    Leaving behind 0.01% of the bacteria is not good because the ones that survive are resistant to the anti-bacterial agent…[Read more]

  • mo replied to the topic kills 99.9% of germs? in the forum Health 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I guess if you are counting micro-organisms as animals.

    Wild enough a claim to make me find this: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171019143012.htm

    Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with their own…[Read more]

  • mo replied to the topic Well done Donald! in the forum Banter 3 months ago

    Despite Trump’s braggadocio I hope he feels lonely and small in the wee hours as he contemplates the consequences of his words and deeds. But I doubt it.

  • mo posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    maybe because our-way is to try and get it administrated by countless shops, small and large. If the recycling points were situated on streets like litter bins then the administration would be straightforward. But everything is private enterprise these days and therefore way more expensive than it could be under central government ownership.

    • In sweden for money back on bottles and cans the machines are only in the entrance to bigger supermarkets. For all other waste our local tip is 10miles away and only opens from 2-7pm 2 days a week. The streets are still clean. It’s the attitude of the population that keeps streets clean, not the facilities available.

  • mo posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    They reckon that as few as four nights of reduced sleep (I think they said 6 hours or less) has a significant impact on weight. In our fast paced, 24/7 world this is a serious problem.

    Yes, you are right that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store it. Hence why food is so much more important than exercise! The studies on sleep deprivation causing…[Read more]

  • mo posted a new activity comment 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Activity doesn’t burn many calories in many of us. I am more hungry when I have exercised, but I don’t need any more food. I got fatter when I was training for my winter mountain leader assessment. 5 days a week winter mountaineering and I got more flabby. I ate a tiny fracture more than normal, but really only a tiny bit more. It wasn’t that I…[Read more]

    • Whilst there might be something in extreme events, sleep deprivation, etc.. triggering different reactions in the body to store more. Plus varying metabolic rates. I doubt these effect more than a few percent of the population and don’t remove the fact that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store. We are genetically cut out for having so much food…[Read more]

      • They reckon that as few as four nights of reduced sleep (I think they said 6 hours or less) has a significant impact on weight. In our fast paced, 24/7 world this is a serious problem.

        Yes, you are right that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store it. Hence why food is so much more important than exercise! The studies on sleep deprivation causing…[Read more]

      • “I doubt these effect more than a few percent of the population and don’t remove the fact that if you don’t eat it, you can’t store.”

        It is easy to say this until you have been in a situation where something unusual for you impacts on your appetites…Steriods being a common example.

        I gained significantly more weight than I should have when…[Read more]

    • Eating 100kcals of sugar and sitting on your butt, will force your body to store fat just the same as 100kcals of slow release carbs and doing nothing. There is a greater chance you’ll move in the 3hr hours after a pile of pasta, so even for the most lazy some of pasta might not be converted to fat. The sugars and their boost/ subsequent slump…[Read more]

  • Where do you look for jobs, especially newly qualified?

    The only recommendations we’ve had so far are Reed, and JobsUK, but would like other recommendations.

    My company needs yet another junior developer/programmer, but we’re not really up to date with the latest advertising trends.

    Many thanks

    Mo

  • This is probably one of the best bit of research done into the matter. Funded by cancer research UK.

    http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2599869/nicotine-carcinogen-toxin-exposure-long-term-e-cigarette-nicotine-replacement

  • The blitz spirit was a propaganda myth wasn’t it? Plenty of critical discourse analysis on it in the academic literature.

    I expect you can probably do the same to contradict the snowflake myth of the millenials just the same.

    People are just people, dealing with what they’re given the best they can.

  • mo replied to the topic How to get rid of heel pain? in the forum Health 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have been wearing over the counter insoles for a week that I bought from amazon, they are helping with the pain but changing my balance and knee is now hurting a lot so I am thinking I might need to buy some better ones! Also I have a soreness in my heel that feels as if its been burnt on a hot plate, is this usual with PF?

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  • I read a thing about how professional gamblers in ’30s America used to find crooked games, wait for someone to place a big stake on a specific number and then place a relatively small bet on one of the numbers opposite. Because the tables were often rigged so the croupiers could keep the ball away from the numbers where the big money was, this…[Read more]

  • You’re using the technique to change your high chance of losing a small amount into a small chance of losing a high amount.

    The less likely you make the loss, the more catastrophic it is if it happens.

    You can achieve the same thing by backing very low odds, laying high odds, on an exchange – you’re unlikely to lose on any given bet, but guess…[Read more]

  • @robbie lots say they should return after a civil war.

    if I’d escaped a civil war I’d imagine it would take a lot of convincing to get me to return and risk family again. It’s not like you’ll just be able to leave off where you left.. there will be huge distrust.

    and I’m not sure civil war or at least large outbreaks of violence is that…[Read more]

  • It may seem hard to believe from where we live but none of us is entitled to safety and freedom. We have it because over centuries we’ve forged strong nations with stable democratic governments to keep the peace and powerful armies to defend ourselves with. Collectively we’ve earnt our safety and our freedom.

    @isac No, your grandparents or grand…[Read more]

  • @archer It really depends how long. But if I spent 6-10 years from the age of 15. I’m 25 working, married to a local, have a house, kid, would I just want to go back?

    I think you are looking at it very simply without putting yourself in their shoes. Would you trust peace? Would you take your kids back and risk a return? Would you get your job…[Read more]

  • @archer why should they?

    They make a home in their new host country, marry, have kids, why uproot them.

  • They want a safe life? Free life? Entitled brats…