Do we really need more explanations for obesity?

I happened across an article entitled Unusual Explanations for the Obesity Epidemic recently. Reading through it, I found that scientists are devoting way too much time trying to find new explanations to things that are pretty easy to figure out.

I’m overweight. Actually my Wii Fit exclaims “OW” when I get on it and tells me I’m in fact obese. I believe it. I’m around 50 lbs over my ideal weight and I’d love to be at that ideal weight. However, I’m not a very active person. On top of that, the bigger your stomach gets, the more it hurts when you are hungry. I’m also getting older and my metabolism is slowing down.

That’s all the reasons I need for why I’m “obese”, but this article goes into detail how our obesity could be caused by a virus or bacteria…Please…I’m fat because I’m a lazy overeating American. I honestly wish our road system was designed to accomidate bicycles more. I would like to get out and ride a bike more often.

There are a few reasons Americans are fat, and it’s not too complicated to understand. We are on the go probably more than any other people. However, our on-the-go lifestyle made us buy things to make our lives easier. We all have big cars of course, at least most of us that are not inside a big city. We also don’t spend much time planning our meals or enjoying them for that matter. On our daily rush, it’s pretty essential for us to have a fast food restaurant.

So even though we are arguably the busiest people on the planet, we don’t get a lot of exercise and we don’t eat right. It’s that simple. There’s no need to spend millions researching other reasons we are fat. We aren’t necessarily lazy as the rest of the world views us. It’s actually the opposite. We are zooming around everywhere, putting in hours upon hours at work, coming home dead tired, and spending the rest of the night vegging out in front of the TV or on the internet looking at porn/news/youtube/whatever.

We are fat because we are overworked. I know this sounds crazy, but there is a reason America is as great as it is. Americans are hard workers. We don’t take 2 hours lunches every day. We don’t have 7 course meals. We don’t relax enough. How’s that for an unusual explanation for the obesity epodemic?

Google Gears for Linux 64 bit Redux

Earlier I posted that there was no Google Gears for Linux x64. Well I found a solution here.

Earlier I posted that there was no Google Gears for Linux x64. Well I found a solution here. I was able to install it in a few minutes and I’m not in WordPress “turbo” mode. There are a few applications that take advantage of Google Gears. The key feature of Google Gears is that it allows web applications to run offline. I believe that it’s used by WordPress to cache most of the application locally. This allows it to run much faster. Hopefully this helps some of you find Gears for x64 Linux. I should have looked a little more before I posted that last entry about it being non-existent.

YouTube – Opening A Beer With A Helicopter

YouTube – Opening A Beer With A Helicopter.

This is pretty amazing. I must be on a beer kick lately. My last two posts have been beer related. Anyone know what kind of helicopter that is. It appears to be quite small. I think there are ultralight helicopters like this. I think I’ll go look them up.

Xlack Download Someone help

For years I’ve used the Xlack perl script plugin for xchat in Linux. Recently a friend of mine asked me if I had the zip laying around anywhere. I thought I had it but to my disappointment I don’t have the installer. I still have the script installed on one of my computers but like I said, I don’t have the installer. This means that I only have the English version of the script, I think. I’m going to look through my archives/backups but if anyone else has this, leave a comment please.

Note: This has been resolved. See this post!

Star Trek | Official Movie Site | In Theaters May 2009 | Star Trek Movie

Star Trek | Official Movie Site | In Theaters May 2009 | Star Trek Movie.

I wouldn’t say I’m a huge Star Trek fan, but I do have a special place in my heart for the original series. The trailer for the new movie looks pretty good though. I wouldn’t mind seeing a complete remake of TOS. The franchise itself may have many diehard(somewhat strange) fans, but it somehow just never gets old to me. Even though there are a lot of cliche’s, there is always a fresh direction to go with it. This is a good example. I can’t wait to see the full feature.

Google Gears not supported on x64 Linux

I was about to create a post in my blog and thought, “I think I’ll switch to turbo mode.” Of course, in order for turbo mode to work in a wordpress blog you must have Google Gears installed. Unfortunately, there isn’t a version of Gears for x64 Linux. I love linux, and I love having a computer with 8gb of RAM. I also love being able to use all 8gb of RAM so a 64 bit OS (or at least a PAE enabled OS) is required. Google, as much stuff as you have running on Linux, why can’t you make an x64 version of Gears for me?

I waited on Google Earth for over two years. It finally came. Why do the Linux nerds have to wait till last for all of Google’s cool stuff. Since most of the stuff is beta for a long time anyway, why not just let the Linux nerds be the beta testers. I think it’s at least a courteous gesture.

Brand new Blog

Well I decided to start over with this blog. It’s been a while actually since I started this site. I had an idea for an ExpertsExchange type site where everyone could help each other. That will probably reach fruition later this month, at least the early stages of the site will. I recently severed my employment to pursue a work-from-home endeavor. I should have plenty of time to work on my site and blog now.

Fantasy Stock Market Game | GotMineForLess Blog

I used to play this online stock market sim that was pretty cool. Actually, my friend Lynn and I would play it during the day at work, that’s basically how we got into online stock trading. I remember Sirius Satellite stock was going for around $0.18. It was up to like $4.00 before the economy imploded.

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The game would give you $100,000 of fake money to play with. You would then basically just compete against everyone to see who could make the most money. It was a fun game.

Development ended on the game. It went the way of the Dodo. Since then I’ve been looking for a stock market sim to take its place. I even thought about creating my own (which I may still). However this stock market simulator seems to do everything I want to build into mine.

Not only do you compete against everyone in real time with fake money. You can also win prizes. I’m guessing the site can afford these prizes because it makes money from advertisements.

In case you missed it, here is the link again:

Fantasy Stock Market Game | GotMineForLess Blog.