StevenTM t1_jd0axwp wrote

I don't own anything better than my airpods pro (adequate on the go), a pair of Bose QC35 (comfy!) and a 3.0 Sonos system with no sub, which is nonetheless more than adequate for my needs.

But yeah, when discussing "expensive" and "hifi" audio gear, airpods aren't really part of either discussion.


StevenTM t1_j9ggujm wrote

Do you have any sources that daily is better than on demand? Or that PrEP manufactured in India (which is NOT "black market" PrEP) is unsafe?

Your advice is literally putting people at risk, wtf are you doing? On the one hand you give advice that protects people, on the other you discourage them from accessing cheap and just as efficient PrEP that is accessible they don't have other options (nobody said you shouldn't get it through official local channels if you can) (lists specific suppliers that were vetted)

> These results clearly show that the PrEP being privately sourced online from the main suppliers is fit for purpose and therefore, when taken as prescribed, highly effective at preventing HIV. Understandably, those considering ordering PrEP online have some concerns about what they are buying and hopefully this will act as further reassurance. also links to this website on generic truvada availability and the first recommended manufacturer for generic is one from India, HETERO LABS LTD

This study's participants were "[mostly] on generic TFV disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/FTC from Cipla Ltd", also an Indian manufacturer

I'm not Indian, but I'm furious at your comment, casting doubt on legitimate manufacture of cheaper and more accessible generic drugs just because "iTs iNdIa". REALLY not cool.


StevenTM t1_j6m78if wrote

The title sounds a bit off. How many indigenous territories are not protected areas? Seems like there's so little deforestation because they're protected areas, not because they're indigenous territories, no?


StevenTM t1_j6fe4fd wrote

So.. same as most products that you can get at a supermarket that aren't organic/are cheap. Bland tasting tomatoes that are just barely pink inside, watery and flavorless lettuce, average or below quality American cheese, the cheapest ground beef with 15-20% "connective tissue and other" and sub 10% fat (which is what gives it flavor).

Pretty sure if I make a taco with the cheapest of the above that I can find at Aldi it'll be indistinguishable (taste-wise) from one from taco bell

That said, their chicken has always been tasty (to me), and some stuff like the crunchwrap supreme was pretty consistently great.


StevenTM t1_j4k2g7z wrote

So? Women's football isn't the biggest spectator sport in the world

I'm going to be glad when it gets to the point that tennis is at and we can just omit the "women's" when v discussing it (you don't need to say "Serena Williams won the gold medal in women's doubles in tennis", for instance), but I'm really not sure what pretending we're already there brings us


StevenTM t1_j4giquq wrote

Yes. I'm also aware that the women's football industry is worth £500m in Europe, to men's £25.1 billion, so 2% as much. It's literally a clerical error in the grand scheme of things. I'm not saying this is right/just/fair (it's neither of those things), but it is the current state of things.


StevenTM t1_j4fox9m wrote

I think this is the first time in months I've seen someone admit being wrong on Reddit without a mob of hundreds telling them so. Good on you (honestly).


StevenTM t1_j4fotmp wrote

They omit "football" when they're discussing the popular version in the context of world championships of men's football.

The article title is at least less ambiguous, because it says "Ireland World Cup opener" - clearly discussing the most popular sport in Ireland, which is football. Most people outside Ireland don't have the faintest clue what the most popular women's sport in Ireland is.


StevenTM t1_j4fokru wrote

I don't think you've thought this argument through. If it just said "differently abled teens' national team" it wouldn't logically follow that it's a soccer team.


StevenTM t1_j2f8f4u wrote

That (100-200) was the difference between 25 and 55. The difference between 25 and 35 is at most 60 kcal. 60*365/7000=3.129 kg gained per year if you consume a fixed amount of calories daily every day, but almost nobody does. So if you maintain the same activity level, you'll just naturally need a bit less. If you count calories, run a BMR calculator using updated values every 5 years.

IF helps you lose weight by reducing cravings and snacking. You still need to apply CICO, IF just makes it easier to do so. I guarantee that if you consume the exact amount of calories that is required for your daily lifestyle (say 2350), you will neither lose, nor gain, weight, regardless if you eat 8 meals a day or OMAD.

Again: IF helps with cravings and hunger. You need to reduce your caloric intake (relative to body weight) as you age, but not by a lot. But obviously a 30 year old should neither be consuming as much as they were when they were 17, (and super active/developing) nor should they continue consuming as much when they're 70 as they did when they were 24, when they're likely to be way more sedentary.


StevenTM t1_j2ehvyb wrote

I am aware.. that it's mostly pseudoscience. "Metabolism" refers to basal metabolic rate. From the Mayo Clinic:

> Metabolism is the process by which the body changes food and drink into energy. During this process, calories in food and drinks mix with oxygen to make the energy the body needs. The number of calories a body at rest uses to do these things is known as basal metabolic rate, also called basal metabolism.

BMR differs by 100-200 kcal per day between a 25 and a 55 year old who are both 180cm/6" and 80kg/176lbs (declining with age). It differs by 300 kcal per day for those doing a lot of exercise.

Harvard also disagrees with your statement:

> Adulthood (20 to 60 years): Total and basal expenditure and fat-free mass were all stable from ages 20 to 60, regardless of sex.

> What’s more, these results strongly suggest we may no longer be able to blame weight gain in middle age on a slowed metabolism.