Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:55 UTC, submitted by Oliver
OpenBSD Okay, this is potentially very big news that really needs all the exposure it can get. OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt has received an email in which it was revealed to him that ten years ago, the FBI paid several open source developers to implement hidden backdoors in OpenBSD's IPSEC stack. De Raadt decided to publish the email for all to see, so that the code in question can be reviewed. Insane stuff.
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UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

I wanted to add this link about high-fructose corn syrup to my last post, but the time has expired:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

Alcohol without the buzz... every bit as physically dangerous, but 100% legal... even for kids. [Pepsi... Coke... Mountain Dew... RC... virtually every pop/soda out there as long as it contains High Fructose Corn Syrup (and usually as the second ingredient on the list, beside carbonated water.)] The "made with natural sugar" types are relatively rare, and while still bad, their main side-effect is rotting teeth (bactera love sugar).

And about the natural high from hot peppers (and running, and other physical stress):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endorphins

Really, test these damn drugs before immediately making them illegal because OMG! THEY GET YOU HIGH! I got a nice buzz after eating tacos with 6 habanero-type peppers earlier, it made me feel good, it didn't kill me. I also felt really damn good after running the mile years ago in school for the EXACT SAME REASON. And I wouldn't naturally have opioid (opiate) and THC (cannabis) receptors in my brain if nature forbid me from doing drugs.

Edited 2010-12-15 06:47 UTC

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

You're just lucky I wasn't elected president of Trilaterial commission. I was going to start adding Corn syrup aerosols on top of wind turbines, and in the exhaust of cars to ensure a more even distribution amongst the populace. Oh well, there's always next year. Until then, enjoy the kinect radiation and the broadband radon gas delivery system.

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Alcohol without the buzz... every bit as physically dangerous, but 100% legal... even for kids.


In all fairness, HFCS hasn't had even a tenuous link to liver damage, while the negative effects of alcohol on the liver are well understood.

While there is some evidence that rat metabolisms may respond to high fructose corn syrup differently than regular, ordinary sucrose, a causal relationship between HFCS and obesity and other forms of poor health has yet to be demonstrated.

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TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

All I know is it makes me feel "bleeeeh" and break out.
So I avoid it like the plague.

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MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

oh no not the HFCS! That fructose/glucose mixture is so totally different from and worse than regular sugar (sucrose, which is broken down during digestion to, wait for it, fructose and glucose)

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

oh no not the HFCS! That fructose/glucose mixture is so totally different from and worse than regular sugar (sucrose, which is broken down during digestion to, wait for it, fructose and glucose)

Yeah, they're BOTH bad. Thanks for pointing that out, as if I didn't already know. :|

But seriously, the only thing HFCS has over regular sugar is the fact that it will not rot your teeth as much (bacteria can't use it to form plaque like they do with natural sugar). I've been taking steps on sharply lowering the amount of both sugar and fructose I take in (mostly by replacing pop with spring water), while adding hot peppers (which I always liked, but have become hooked on...). My primary carbonated beverage these days is beer (if you guessed that I was drinking when I posted my last post or two, you would be right ;) ).

I am happy with stevia in my tea though. I have a plant from this year I'm attempting to keep going into next year. Plus there is a place nearby that sells NuStevia products (as well as highly-concentrated versions and other brands) as a last resort.

And I know that there are probably gazillions of carcinogens out there, but it's nice to know that I've mostly quit consuming one of the chemicals that fuels cancer cells.

But I'll take rotten/pulled teeth over cancer of any type, any day.

Edited 2010-12-16 09:23 UTC

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