Saturday, January 29, 2005

Dr. Atkins' only crime was curiosity

This Salon.com article looks at the nerd appeal of low carb diets. One systems analyst puts it this way:
"The low-carb thing is essentially a way of forcing control over the metabolism much like coders, geeks and hackers tweak their code and config files to make their machines run smoother."
That's got to be one of the geekiest things that I've read in a while. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to watch The Return of the King (extended edition) for the eighth time while I play The Sims 2 (and blog).

10 comments:

spydrz said...

Well I'm watching the Barrett-Jackson auction on Speed TV and text messaging my guess prices...I've actually done pretty well.

The Law Fairy said...

My sims got messed up when a glitch kept the mom's pregnancy from progressing normally. I had to move them into a new house before she could give birth. That was a bummer, too, because she has a family aspiration.

I'm thinking about giving my sims their own online diary.

Micah said...

There's a patch at the Sims site - do you have it? Maybe it'll fix the glitch. My Sim (Judge Micah) is on his last legs. His wife's not bad, but the son's a dork. I'll spare his life, though. Gotta love this God Complex.

spydrz said...

Hot dang! Some guy just bid $3,000,000 for a 1954 Oldsmobile prototype. Too bad it wasn't for a blue 91 Delta 88 Royale.

KPMD said...

I just got back from taking the ABSITE (a once yearly exam they torture all the surgery residents in the country with - just to say, "You Suck!"). I've been studying pretty hard for the last month, so now that that's finished I can get back to my Sims.

Sim Shamrock and Sim KPMD now have two daughters (Reagan and Emma) one in high school and one in grade school and Sim KPMD is itching for another baby (but she is getting a little long in the tooth). I'm such a bad Sim "cheater", but with all the cheats my Sim life kicks ass!

Since I have now officially won the Loser of the Year award, I will sign off (so I can play Sims, of course).

Micah said...

There she is...Mrs. Loser of the Year. Thanks for the update.

So, am I the only one who thinks the title of this post is funny? Shamrock would get it.

Kate said...

Hey man! Sims are cool! Blogging's cool! Watching Lord of the Rings? My God, you *are* a dork! ;)

(Say I, watching a little TV show called MacGyver while surfing blogs.)

Carry on!

spydrz said...

M-as for the title, does it have anything to do with Shamrock's "nickname" in college?

KPMD said...

HA! I just got it!
"Hackers. Their only crime was their curiosity" - Angelina Jolie and some random (yet kinda cute) guy who we never heard from again. I forget what they hacked, but that was a pretty good movie. You ARE Mr. Funny Guy, Micah.

Micah said...

spydrz - I'm drawing a blank as to the nickname.

Kate - Yeah, because MacGyver isn't dorky. :)

KPMD - You got it! It reminds me of when Shamrock stayed at my house one summer. I come home from work and the house is completely dark, save for the TV. Shamrock was taking advantage of the free Showtime preview, despite the fact that he was watching crappy movies like "Hackers" and "Biodome."