Episode-1985- Listener Feedback for 4-17-17 — 14 Comments

  1. 1985. I started working for Atomic Energy of Canada, writing CICS Cobol. And acquired my Atari 520ST that fall. 68000 Assembly language, much better than that x86 segmented nightmare.

  2. I have a suggestion regarding the quail recipe. If you want to make a fantastic “breading” without using flour, crush pork rinds in a food processor ’til they’re powdery. Season like you would with flour, and use that as your coating. In my opinion, it’s even better than coating with flour!

    • You know I forgot about that hack, shame on me.

      Here is a low carb mix that binds a bit better than just rinds alone and it is amazing.

      To make a cup about 1/4 cup of each, Pork Rinds, Grated Parm Cheese, Almond Meal and Bread Crumbs from one toasted slice of “low carb” bread. While not paleo it is damn low carb, I used it on fish and calculated an average filet would be 1 net carb. Everyone loved it and laughed when I called it diet food. Four fillets is a damn large meal so with that if your other stuff was low carb/no carb you would be around 4 net carbs plus what ever your veggies bring.

      Sticking low carb one could even do potatoes and carrots with this meal, just a small amount. Say one ounce of potato and 2 ounces of carrot. Boil the potatoes cut up for about 5 minutes, I put better than bullion into the water for flavor. Drain potatoes and set aside. Pre heat oven to 450, toss carrots into a cast iron skillet coat with bacon grease just enough to coat and bring up heat until carrots start to saute, add potatoes and toss to coat with grease as well. Now season with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary and put in the oven for 15 minutes.

      For your other side 2 ounces each of baby spinach and baby arugula, net carbs for that is about 1 due to all the fiber. Just wilt in garlic and chili infused olive oil right before serving. Assuming you eat 4 fillets, this is the carb break down.

      Fish – 4 carbs
      Potato and Carrot – 10 carbs
      Arugula and Spinach – 1 net carbs

      Total 15 net carbs for a meal like this is a damn solid thing.

      For reference Protein Power allows about 16-18 grams of carbs on the transition phase (stage 2) so this even works that early on.

      Most people once they reach their goals can maintain them if they keep carbs to about 25-30 per meal or even more.

      At that point you can easily up the potato to 2 ounces for a total net carbs of 20 and be way under, especially if you are more restrictive at breakfast, lunch and snacks.

      2 Ounces of Potato is a lot more than people think when paired with all the rest of this food.

      • Or do the same thing, pan fry salmon with skin on and drop 4 total carbs. Now you are at 11 carbs and that almost fits into phase one (intervention)

  3. Love this as I came out of high school this year of 1985. Love reading what happened that year and brought up all kinds of memories.

  4. What was the podcast that you listen to that has the once a week analysis of events? I listened to it several times and just couldn’t make it out.

  5. I was one of those that couldn’t stand the “new flavor/formula” of Coca-Cola. I never liked Pepsi and felt cheated when Coca-Cola tried to taste like Pepsi. The wonderful thing about Coca-Cola was that it didn’t taste like Pepsi… Far from it!!
    Even now that I know better than to drink such things, when I do on rare occasions it’s always Coca-Cola!

  6. Banks monetize transactions. I wonder, if we try to tithe someone a dime or quarter, how will the transaction be monetized? How much might they charge? If they don’t, how then is it handled so that the proper people are served?

    In the models I’m familiar with, I’m charged a dollar or two to move money, or the bank uses my ledger balance to leverage more revenue. It just doesn’t seem feasible that this would be a free service.

    • Um the entire point is this is done with a block chain and a crypto currency. In other words the BANK IS OUT OF THIS BUSINESS.

      Cryptocurrency miners don’t just mine, they also verify transactions. They get a small fee, VERY small compared to the banks.

      See I think that people don’t get it thing like bitcoin and ether don’t just replace their money, it replaces their banking system as well.

      • Okay. It just seems like transactions require some kind of resource whether human or computer to process so the fee must be based on the unit of measure, maybe a fraction of a percent or something. I’ll have to keep reading.

        I’ll get this one day.

        • You have it, the key is just that fee is a LOT smaller with crypto then with dollars.

          Think of it this way each bank maintains its own network, that is expensive. And of course they don’t have that network to be nice, they have it to make money. So when they are not printing money (what a loan actually is) they make money by charging people every time they make a transaction, we call it a transaction fee. They have to recover their costs and make a profit. Simple right.

          Now with crypto, there are thousands frankly millions of computers all over the world sharing the load of all transactions. This is a distributed model, where the above is a centralized model. In other words Bank of America is not about to allow your credit card transaction to be processed by a computer sitting in my extra bedroom, because that would not be secure, simple.

          However when we move to say bitcoin it is completely secure that my spare computer set up to do this process that transaction and there are hundreds of thousands of computers waiting to make a few cents to do it, so if I quit or want more money, it doesn’t matter. Another one will do it. Again “miners” don’t just mine some verify.

          What is verified, 1 you own the money you are sending, 2 the money is real not counterfeit, 3 you want to send the money, 4 the party receiving the money exists, 5 the transaction took place and the money went from party A to party B and party B has the agreed upon amount.

          As you may imagine since the entire system is actually designed to do this, this is not a difficult thing for a computer to do.

          It really shines in small transactions because there is only a fraction not a flat fee. Send someone a dollar with paypal they will get about 60 cents! Send someone a dollar of bitcoin they will get about 99.5 cents. Send someone quarter with paypal and it will cost them 20 cents, send someone a quarter tip with BTC and they will get 24.8 cents.

          All faster and more secure.

      • Sweet! Thank you. That does make a lot more sense. I can understand people setting up extra computers just for processing. It must be profitable at least in the long run. I wonder if they have to do much interfacing with it or is it just something that sits turned on in the spare room.
        Small steps…
        This is in reply to your reply below (actually it is above this entry) from April 29, 2017, at 8:48 am.