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Comment: Re:Heat allergies (Score 1) 125

by glitch! (#45156199) Attached to: A Thermoelectric Bracelet To Maintain a Comfortable Body Temperature

It sounds like her immune system is pretty messed up. I would make fixing that a priority so it doesn't get worse, or allow some future infection to blossom.

Somewhere, there must be a medical doctor that can figure out the cause, and get it fixed. At the very least, I would suggest vitamin D (2 x 5000IU) and vitamin C (2-10 grams, or as much as the body will take before laxative effect.) That should be safe and may give some relief.

Comment: Re:Older Sci-Fi (Score 1) 1244

by glitch! (#39270923) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

It has probably been a couple decades since I read this book, but my impression was a comparison between a "Western" capitalist society and a "commune" society (that actually worked). And these fictional observations were packaged as a story. I thought it was okay, worth reading once but not great.

Comment: Re:Orc? (Score 1) 90

by glitch! (#35913008) Attached to: Smell Like An Orc

Do you really want to smell like an orc? Okay. DMSO. The amount may vary per person, but start with one or two teaspoons per day. Increase the dose if nobody complains after a few days. At first, people might wonder, "Did someone open a can of oysters?" And if you keep at it, I guarantee that you WILL smell like rotting garbage.

Please note that while you are helping your health, you are creating a very real risk of losing whatever relationships you may have, if you make this more than a short-term experiment. The smell really IS that bad.

Comment: What's even scarier is that I almost bought one! (Score 2) 81

by glitch! (#35692138) Attached to: The 30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer

Back in 1981, I was programming for a company with a 64K CPM computer with a Hazeltine monitor. Life was great.

And this book writer Adam Osborne, whose motto was "Just good enough", started selling his barely luggable CPM computer with two 5.25 floppy drives and a five inch monitor for something less than two thousand dollars.

I actually though about buying one of these. Shudder!

10.0 times 0.1 is hardly ever 1.0.