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Comment: Re:the samples are resistant to anti-malarial arte (Score 5, Interesting) 71

by rs79 (#49103765) Attached to: Drug-Resistant Malaria May Pose Major Threat

"In malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, for example, depletes its host of Vitamin A, possibly resulting in blindness in some cases. However, 200,000 International Units of Vitamin A, given to children every three months can reduce significantly their susceptibility to malaria. This would seem to be a minimum child dosage for the treatment of the disease."

Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 2, Interesting) 437

by rs79 (#49103725) Attached to: How One Climate-Change Skeptic Has Profited From Corporate Interests

"Wei-Hock Soon, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who claims that variations in the sun's energy can largely explain recent global warming."

He's in good company here, this scientist in 2008, using the same hypothesis correctly predicts the awful and cold winters of 2013 and 2014 The IPCC discredited him, but they have never predicted anything correctly. In fact their model flew off the rails with 75% error after 35 years of refinement.
NASA, NOAA point out warming has stalled, no temperature has exceeded 1998's.

"Since 2000, temperatures have been warmer than average, but they did not increase significantly. Data courtesy of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center." -

"Nearly every scientist that I know (IAAS) has a project on the side either studying the climate or cancer (preferably child cancer); this is what they must do in order to support their main research, since it probably has no funding."

Another Anonymous (why?) post on slashdot

'The problem is we don't know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books — mine included — because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn't happened," Lovelock said. "The climate is doing its usual tricks. There's nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now," he said. "The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising — carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,"

"'I made a mistake'
As “an independent and a loner,” he said he did not mind saying “All right, I made a mistake.” He claimed a university or government scientist might fear an admission of a mistake would lead to the loss of funding.
Lovelock -- who has previously worked with NASA and discovered the presence of harmful chemicals (CFCs) in the atmosphere but not their effect on the ozone layer -- stressed that humanity should still “do our best to cut back on fossil fuel burning” and try to adapt to the coming changes.
Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring and attribution at the U.K.’s respected Met Office Hadley Centre, agreed Lovelock had been too alarmist with claims about people having to live in the Arctic by 2100.

And he also agreed with Lovelock that the rate of warming in recent years had been less than expected by the climate models."

You think it's warming? Show me your data that proves NASA wrong then.

You do understand that that "97%" was 73 guys getting a climate grant each, right? Not that consens ever equalled truth:

"97%+ of geologists agreed the continents were stable. It was Settled Science. Hundreds of research papers supported it. Overwhelming consensus. And wrong. And, oddly (not really, if you think about it a moment), it was not a geologist but a meteorologist, Alfred Wegener, who ultimately showed all the mutually agreeing geologists they had it all wrong; the continents move." - Dr. Michael K. Oliver"

Comment: Re:Seiki (Score 1) 330

by rs79 (#49042073) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

I got a Seiki too for a few hundred bucks new. I was gonna spend more on a non-4K set but the sales droid was honest and said "this is better and cheaper". To be honest I don't even drive the thing at 4K. I played with some yt 4K files in the store but just use it to play 1920p files and it's stucking funning frankly. I don't see how you can beat this bang fir the buck, higher quality beyond this is all an expensive diminished return.

Sure I'd love a 60" 3d 4K curved Toshiba. But is the picture twice as good as the cheapest 4K monitor? No, not really.

Find a store that has a Seiki and play a 1920p and then 2160p video on it and see if that's good enough. Cold, dead, fingers etc. for mine.

The thing about micro miniaturization and automation is, "cheap chinese" is now of higher quality than Sony stuff was two decades ago and really isn't any loner an instant kiss of death imo. Hell, Mercedes has TRW make some suspension parts for them there, people there make what they're told and if you stop telling them to make crap they can crank out some pretty amazing stuff.

Comment: Re:IOW, he's a rentseeker. (Score 1, Informative) 175

by rs79 (#49008059) Attached to: The Man Squatting On Millions of Dollars Worth of Domain Names

We've been through this for 20+ years. The counterargument is people can use these name now that otherwise wouldn't be able to. Long term it's a wash.

I met Gary 20 years go, he's a decent guy. Although I haven't talked to him in over a decade he was always a man of his word.

Comment: Re:Wrong (Score 1) 958

by rs79 (#48966565) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

You literally don't know what you're talking about.

"Nearly every chronic disease is the result of one nutrient deficiency or another".

The guy that said that won two nobels and his discovery let him create the fields of biochemistry, quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Einstein didn't understand his work, Feynman did later on and switched to biology.

I've spent a few years reading this stuff and the works of others and I'm telling you there's an entire branch of science you don't understand.

But go ahead tell me what you've read about this. What part exactly is it you disagree with? Perhaps you can summarize for out lovely anf talented audience Potters work with cancer or why and how Shaefer's cancer detection scheme is so cunningly clever or how many people in Uganda have been saved by a cocktail of vitamins and amino acids or what the efficacy rate is.

Best of all, let's hear your hypothesis about why EBOV seems to have stopped.

Comment: Wrong (Score 1, Interesting) 958

by rs79 (#48965715) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness

"I used to think vitamins had been thoroughly studied for their health trade-offs. They haven't. The reason you take one multivitamin pill a day is marketing, not science."

What the hell has he been reading? Clearly not enough.

In the 1930s vitamins and biochemistry suddenly appeared. By 1948 it had been shown one cures polio with 100% efficacy and zero side effects. But, the commercial pressure from the pharma companies who stood to make billions suppressed it. There are thousands of clinical reports that show clearly some vitamins in therapeutic doses have a rather dramatic effect.

In Japan for example they've treated MRSA with IV C with striking success and they keep asking why no American journal will publish it.

Scott doesn't have enough of a biochem background and hasn't read enough to know what's what. The levels in a multivitamin are too low to be useful, so I guess we agree they're worthless.

In the last 5 years, fish oil, niacin and bad gut flora have been recognized by the medical industry; prior to that they were ridiculed as "alternative" medicine for 100, 50 and 35 years respectively. It takes generations for new advances to filter out to the medical establishment and if Adams had done the proper reading he's see where science hasn't failed us, marketing has. Foster's work on HIV or Shaefer and Potter's work on cancer would open anyones eyes who knew enough to understand what they've written.

First and foremost, what do you think stoped Ebola, Scott? It wasn't a vaccine.

was not found.

"Klenner's paper (Klenner FR. The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. J. South. Med. and Surg., 111:210-214, 1949.) on curing 60 cases of polio in the epidemic of 1948 should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - Robert Cathcart

Comment: Re:Under an NIH grant? (Score 0) 33

by rs79 (#48661525) Attached to: Meet the Doctor Trying To Use the Blood of Ebola Survivors To Create a Cure

It was discovered in 95 by an African doctor who just guessed and saved 7 out of 8 people;

something wasn't right about this though.

the who was skeptical and it's only been in the last few months when it's been approved, when it was used out of desperation that the protocol has gained any traction. there are billions at stake with an EBOV vaccine, just as there was in 1948 with the polio vaccine.

"Klenner's paper (Klenner FR. The treatment of poliomyelitis and other virus diseases with vitamin C. J. South. Med. and Surg., 111:210-214, 1949.) on curing 60 cases of polio in the epidemic of 1948 should have changed the way infectious diseases were treated but it did not." - Robert Cathcart

Now look at these three:

There's a reason there's no HIV vaccine and it's the same reason there never will nor can be an EBOV vaccine - Coxsackie viruses are different and if you ignore their RNA encoding and subsequent biochemical expression you're gonna have a really bad day. The second paper above explains why they cannot work, see Keshen's disease in Wikipedia, it's the Coxsackie virus disease we figured this out from.

There's no need to mess around with blood, honest and antibodies are not the reason it works - what do antibodies need to do their job - think!. Look at recent work in the field, Google (scholar) "selenium" with words like "hiv", "ebola", "cancer" and pay attention to the work of the last 4-5 years and especially THAT 1995 Zaire paper - the only time Pauling ever posted to the net. Thanks for the warning Linus, you clever clever boy. Now there was a Doctor.


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