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Dec 2, 2011Posted in: Off-Topic
Aren't all those pictures of different companies/applications ads? I keep scrolling down and it keeps going down and loading more company ads. Just because it's not a penis enlargement ad doesn't mean those ones aren't ads either.Quote from aregile_cruiser
I haven't seen an ad yet?
Nov 26, 2011I had my computer built from buying anything off NewEgg. I got a dead hard drive and even thought it was a month past their 30 return policy they still let me return it and gave me credit for a new one. They are always fast on their CS calls(unless it's the holidays) and they have helped me a lot whenever I call.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
Don't blame NewEgg because you were dumb enough to throw the box away even if it was working. I always keep important boxes like computer stuff, you never know when something is going to go wrong.
Nov 24, 2011[quote=proletaria;/comments/887138]Posted in: Off-Topic
By reading your comments it sounds like you are arguing for the sack of arguing. I don't need scientific proof to tell me the eggs and meats I am eating are better than supermarket varieties. And plus all that scientific proof is done by all those big corporations to "prove" that the free range or organic stuff is no different. Just like the cigarettes companies with all their scientific proof that smoking doesn't cause cancer and kill people. I can taste the difference when I am eating. And about the tomatoes, I've been to a lot of places to buy tomatoes from expensive to cheaper. I'll name all of them since you seem like that kind of person.
That's 20. And that's not including all the farmers markets that I've been to that actually have good veggies.
Nov 24, 2011Posted in: Off-Topic
Animals are butchered in a more "humane," way by modern facilities than by the old-world kosher/halaal setups. In-fact some countries have moved to ban the traditional methods because they are refusing to stun the animals before they're slaughtered (which is the requisite practice of any slaughterhouse in the first world that doesn't have a "my religion says not to," pass).
I never said anything about “old-world” kosher/halaal ways of butchering animals. There are many slaughterhouses that use modern methods of stunning the animal before killing them. They are raising animals that are free to roam and fed healthy food.
Furthermore, all those nasty corporations mass-producing food are the sole reason the earth can sustain its ballooning population. Unless you figure getting 1/10th the yield per acre and simultaneously starving off a proportional sum of the world's population is a good deal, I fail to see what you're driving at. If the old methods had been sustainable and profitable, they wouldn't have developed new technologies to make the process more efficient (which came about because of increased demand, basic economics).
Again I never said anything about shutting mass production facilities down or anything about old world methods. Your putting words in my mouth that I didn't say.
But if I may. The way they are mass producing food in these massive factories are disgusting. It's wrong in so many ways now it's hard to talk about only one thing. They jam in all these animals into small spaces so they are stressing them which releases all kinds of hormones into the animals body. Then they inject them with who knows what to make them grow faster so they can get them out as fast as possible to make as big a profit as possible.
You know it's supposed/used to take almost a year for a chicken to hatch from an egg to get fully grown for it to be sold. Now it only takes about 2-3 months and there on your table. Have you had an egg right when the chicken produced it? It doesn't compare to an egg that you get at ANY supermarket IDC if its Whole Foods or your run of the mill supermarket. An egg fresh from a chicken has the deepest amber color yolk that is super rich in flavor. Go get an egg from any supermarket and look at the yolk, its a pale yellow color and has lost almost all its flavor. Here are two eggs cooked, one fresh one mass production. Mass produced egg can take up to 2 or 3 weeks before they even reach a supermarket and by then they have lost so much flavor. http://www.practicalhacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/DSC_1100a.jpg . I could go on about so many more things, especially the way that mass produced pigs are treated which is probably the absolute worst out of all the animals.
WARNING this video is gross so if you can't take looking at disgusting things you shouldn't watch it, especially the end. http://vimeo.com/11862375 . This was in Spain there is another one with a guy who infiltrated a pig farm in the US and worked there for like 2 years that was doing unspeakable things to their pigs/piglets. He got so many things on video.
I've been to a farm in Maine that has very very good meats because of the way their animals are raised. We went to see how the animals are slaughtered and they stunned every single one before they cut their necks to drain them. I gotta admit it's kind of gross seeing it for the first time but you get used to it.
You know not all tomatoes are canned? You can get "fresh," tomatoes that are both generically produced and picked by some self-styled "organic," farmer. And i'll be the first to tell you (since I have a tomato plant or two at my cabin) that home-grown tomatoes are not in-fact better than a fresh tomato from the local grocer. My tomatoes are grown in less than ideal conditions, whereas any self-respecting tomato grower is going to aim for a better setup.
I know all tomatoes aren't canned. I was talking about canned tomatoes and the fresh tomatoes you pick from the supermarket. And I didn't mean to say that all canned tomatoes aren't good or even great.
You said it yourself you have bad growing conditions. I do everything I can to grow the best veggies and herbs possible. And I can tell you that my cherry tomatoes taste WAY WAY better than anything you can get at any supermarket no matter how much you pay at Whole Foods or Stop&Shop. I have gotten cherry tomatoes from many different supermarkets for cheap and expensive and they have no taste, it's like drinking water.
I don't grow bigger tomatoes because they take up to much room and don't yield as much product. I go to the farmers market to get beautiful heirlooms.
Meat is an entirely different animal (lol) when it comes to production, but the result is the same. Meat produced by industrial scale factories is in-fact just as healthy for you as meat from a free-range operation. If you get a filet from both places and they ate the same feed, they will have the same nutritional value and taste, and no, the (natural) hormones given to the animals are not seeping into your system: that's another organic propaganda piece.
I'm not defending the concept of veal production as humane here, but when it comes down to arguments about human health, this stuff is a giant pile. The FDA keeps a closer eye on mainstream food quality than it does this new-age stuff.
I can say without a doubt in my mind the meat that I have eaten from local farms that have been raised properly; taste head over heels better than anything you can get mass produced. The only place I would get meat and veggies from if I had to(during winter) is from Whole Foods. They have good quality meat, but you have to get it cut fresh and wrapped in paper. Don't get meat that is packed in the styrofoam trays, you never know how long it's been sitting there for.
I grow a lot of vegetables myself and you're absolutely fooling yourself. I'm a wine snob with a very sensitive pallet and I know my food just as well. If you home-grown veggies taste better than the super-market fare you either shop for low-quality goods or your farming skills are impeccable.
I would like to think my farming skills(even though I consider myself an amateur)are pretty good. I buy great soil, feed, fertilizer, ex. I do a lot of stuff to make sure everything comes out great. Is it a lot of work, I'm not going to lie, it is. But it's definitely worth it.
The back tray is all tomatoes. They got a little leggy but I got them under control when my bulbs came in.
I like yourself have a good pallet when it comes to food. I've been working in restaurants since I was 14; from dishwasher to sou chef. I built a wood fired oven in my backyard that I use for pizza, bread, roasting meats and veggies, making ribs and so much more. If I didn't work with my dad I would open my own small restaurant. I don't drink so I can't say anything about wine or alcohol.
How doesn't it if you don't mind me asking? I'm not talking about some random people that work at the Cheese Cake Factory or some other minimum wage work at a random run of the mill eatery that call themselves chefs. I'm talking about people who have been working in the industry for 20+ years and actually go to farms and have relationships with their producers. Places that deserve Michelin stars if you asked a lot of people who go to those few restaurants in Boston.
In order to avoid the sarcasm that is boiling over in my head at this point, I will be succinct: A chef is not a better source of information on this matter. Being trained to cook does not make one any more or less knowledgeable about the practice of growing safe produce.
I agree with you on some things but I have grown up with food and its something that I love. When it comes down to mass production vs locally grown items, locally grown is always better. Because 1)you are supporting your community and they are supporting you. And 2) sorry but I do think it's a lot healthier. Mass production can be doing everything right if they wanted to but they want to maximize their profits so they will do everything and anything to make top dollar. These are my opinions and you obviously have the right to say anything you want but I stand by them till the day I die. Like an Apple user and their products
Nov 23, 2011You mean the FDA that approves the unhealthy crap that they serve at public schools all over America. You mean the FDA that approves the use of pink slime in food and doesn't inform the customer about. BTW I knew about this stuff about Jamie Olivers show. The chef at the restaurant I worked at told me about it a few years back. They're another government run organization that approves unhealthy practices in food that they don't disclose to the general public. And the fact that YOU of all people believe them makes me think a little. I will have some rebuttals in the morning, I'm kind of tired.Posted in: Off-Topic
Nov 23, 2011Unless anyone here is a doctor don't listen to what they are saying. Listen you your doctor and use common sense and you should heal fast.Posted in: Off-Topic
On a side note. When I had arthroscopic surgery on my knee, my doctor told me to drink green tea so the incisions heal faster. Drinking real green tea helps with healing skin diseases and wounds. You can do a fast search and find a lot of research on that. But you have to get the real stuff not that lipton crap in tea bags. If you have a Chinese herbal store or grocery store they might sell the real green tea that you have to boil and strain. Ask you doctor though before you do this to see if he approves.
Nov 23, 2011You said it in your first post. Why not find local farmers that raise, kill and butcher their animals in a humane and natural way.Posted in: Off-Topic
I could say the same thing that vegan/vegetarians say about meat about vegetables. That farmers mass producing veggies using massive amounts of chemicals and pesticides and injecting plants with steroids that make them grow faster and becoming tasteless. Chemicals that are killing bees in massive quantities I might add. And don't get me started on honey, that's another mass production story.
You know a cucumber grown naturally only lasts 2-3 days, then it starts to rot. Compared to a cucumber that is mass produced that last 2-3 weeks because of all the enhancements. Same thing with tomatoes that are canned or sold "fresh" at supermarkets. Canned tomatoes are picked WAY before they are ripe and still green. They are canned while green and super heated to get them to turn red. Eat a "fresh" tomato like an apple at the supermarket and they are tasteless and full of water. I could go on about more veggies. I'm not saying the same doesn't go for meat but there are places where you can get meat that came from animals that weren't treated like mass production hormone injected zombies.
http://vimeo.com/32367993 I like what he says at 22:00 and it's true about animals and veggies. I've been growing my own tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and a number of herbs for the last 4 years and no supermarket veggie can compare. If you don't like seeing meat cut then you should skip over to 22.
I would also like to add that meat in America tastes like shit compared to anywhere else in the world. I go to Armenian and France every year and the beef/pork/chicken/fish ex tastes way better because it's so much more natural.
Nov 22, 2011Can anyone tell me the difference between these two except the price.Posted in: Off-Topic
The only differences I could find is one is Region A locked (first one) and the second one is Region A B locked. What is that?
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