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Comment: The clearest picture yet of global warming (Score 1) 208

by rs79 (#48038987) Attached to: Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

Because this is clearly inferior. Play with it a bit. Play spot the warming.


1) 1998 - 2015
2) 1880 - 2015
3) 1978 - 1998
4) 1947 - 1957 - this is when all that sea ice grew.[1]

Odd is was so cold at a time of peak smog.[2]

[1]"In the early 1920s and 1930s, temperatures were high, similar to that of the present, and this affected the glacial melt. At the time many glaciers underwent a melt similar or even higher than what we have seen in the last ten years. When it became colder again in the 1950s and 1960s, glaciers actually started growing," says Dr. Kurt H. Kjær - in


Comment: Re:That's a reasonable price point... (Score 0) 181

by Anon-Admin (#48029555) Attached to: HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

#1) Windows is crap software so no surprise that it is a system/memory/cpu hog.
#2) The pads have full HDMI, USB, SD Card connectors. Heck I take one with me out to the ranch to check the game cameras via USB.
#3) Why would anyone on the backwater planet want to connect a pad to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse and try to use it like a desktop?
  I have a pad for portability and a desktop for power. Just as I use Raspberry Pi systems for single purpose systems such as running a DNS server at the house or XBMC on the TV.

Comment: Re: New tablet price point (Score 4, Interesting) 181

by Anon-Admin (#48029163) Attached to: HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

The $35 ones I bought were dual core, 1024mb ram, 2g internal storage, 10 point capacitive touch, with a micro-SD slot that will take up to a 32gig card.

So far they play all the games and run just about anything we care to put on them. Though We use them for browsing and as the remote control for the OpenElec XBMC/Raspberry Pi units.

Comment: Re:That's a reasonable price point... (Score 1) 181

by Anon-Admin (#48028519) Attached to: HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

At that price, there'd be enough people to see if you get a Linux distro on it, and it's close enough to cheap android levels.

What? The last four 7" Android pads I bought were $35 each. $99 is 3x the cost so I am not sure I would call it close to the cheap android levels.

Hell, at $35 I bought one for everyone in the house, plus two floaters to be used in the living room and the kitchen. They are handy to have around. At $99 with windows installed, they can keep them.

Comment: Re:~/.cshrc (Score 1) 208

by rs79 (#48015973) Attached to: Apple Yet To Push Patch For "Shellshock" Bug

Has anyone confirmed sh and csh (et al) don't have this problem? In all versions?

Am I crazy in thinking that a CGI program, say, written in C, that gets environment variables from Apache should not have any local environment variables tossed to any program it wants to run. Those are in appropriate and are from a CLI context and do not apply here. They should be nulled as soon as the program realizes its running in a web context and not from a CLI.

Actually even better would be to replace system() with a function that blew up that workstation to weed out the lazy programmers.

Comment: Re:Are we really that confused? (Score 1) 107

by rs79 (#48015913) Attached to: How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?


Again, when the virus stips your cells to make more of its own offspring - this is normal viral activity - it does something other viruses don't do, it also strips out selenium.

So they tried supplementing with just selenium and that helped but did not reverse the disease.

So they looked at what other essential (the body can't make them) molecules it took from the body and ignored non-essential (the body can make more of those molecules and doesn't have to ingest them) molecules the virus stripped from the host cells.

Low and behold, Tryptophan, Cysteine and Glutamine.

If you look up what has glutamine an in what amounts, nothing come close to beef[1] and it also has a fair amount of Tryptophan.

Cysteine is in cheese, the more aged the better. Parrnasian probabky has more than more other common ones I'd guess.

Because acidic rains for millions of years leached minerals form the Amazonian clay soils those minerals all ended up someplace an that's where brazil nut trees grow. They have so much selenium, that if you eat a handful a day you'll have selenosis in a week - a, um, disruption in the alimentary canal shall we say.

From both ends. But they're utterly essential for heart, brain and immune system.

In fact if you look you'll notice Senegal, like Brazil, has natural deposits of selenium in the soil everywhere and it was this that accounted for the reduced rate of incidence of HIV in Senegal - the HIV rate there is as low as it is in the US despite the fact the Senegalese have the same sub saharan cultural practices (and by that I mean fucking a lot) as the rest of the Sub Saharan Africa that has a 5-10X higher rate of HIV infection . This stands out, as does Finland where they put a lot of selenium in the soil to try to slow down heart diseases - the aids rate is lower than normal there too.

So "eating a lot of protein" per se won't do it. You'd have to use beef, cheese and a brazil nut or two.

Note also this works on all selenoviruses - which includes all the Coxsackie viruses which includes Hep C and others.

Most commercial medical training is strictly for acute care and they're the best in the world. But for chronic conditions they're less than useless an haven't fond anything useful since penicillin.

I hate t say it but there is literally no money in finding cures, there's only money for developing pills that are patentable that come close to what some other pill does. Some do better, some do worse. But if they're patented, they're funded.

They has the same problem with vitamin C, too. Jacques Cartier got stuck in Canada in Montreal in the Winter of 1580 (and you KNOW what a bitch that can be) and when his crew was near death the were saved from scurvy with some pine bark tea. When they told the medical profession back home they's fond a cure for scurvy they were told "we have nothing to learn from savages" and took another 300 years to discover vitamin C, an essential nutrient to every living plant and animal and until then scurvy was known to be caused by Foul humors and more people died needlessly.

So here's what happens when you try to tell people you have a treatment: the guy that discovered this raises money tests this where it's most needed, Uganda, at the Mengo clinic. It goes well and the guy then goes to the next village over and talks to the clinic there and says hey we have this treatment and we can cure your patients now.

The doctor there is horrified. "We can't cure these people! We get paid by pharmaceutical companies to test antiretrovirals on AIDS patients and if they get better they can't test and the whole clinic shuts down and it's alll the village has and I'm out of a job as there's no money for a doctor here." This is what actually happened.

So whaddya do? You write a book and move on. Not the first time this happened, there's at least a half dozen similar stories suppressed medicine in the form of biochemical understanding, but without commercial backing that makes treatments actually available.

Look at Pellagra for example, it killed 20,000 Americans a year for a decade or so until an obscure 1850's German biochemistry paper was unearthed that pointed out this was simply a Niacin deficiency. White flour became "enriched white flour" and to this day still is, and people stopped sying of pellagra (they shoot each other in stead, sub-clinical pellagra is almost certainly responsible for the current killing spree*

Noam Chomsky points out there's a hundred year gap between the way business works and the way education works. There's also a seriously long biochemical lead the medical profession will take decades to catch up to. Doctors are basically surgeons who has a poor rate of reversal in chronic disease cases being able to do little more than keep them calm whole they die. Which is utterly barbaric in a world where many of these conditions now are reversible.

Molecular medicine is the future as we correct and not mark problems. But the commercial medical profession is taking to this as well as the foul humor medical establishment did when Germ Theory came along in the mid nineteenth century.


Comment: Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (Score 1) 185

by rs79 (#48015679) Attached to: Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

If this is a serious request for a protocol without flaws - didn't Bernstein fail to get any takers to find a flaw in djbdns?

I realize that's not a flawless protocol per se, but rather is a flawless implementation of an inherently flawed protocol. If you know of a better example I'd like to hear it.

Comment: Are we really that confused? (Score -1) 107

by rs79 (#48004739) Attached to: How Did the 'Berlin Patient' Rid Himself of HIV?

Check pre and post levels of selenium, glutamine, tryptophan and cysteine. You'll find your answer,

People who are serious can find Harold Foster's write up of the biochemistry; also this train of thought was first mentioned in in 1991 leading to hypotheses of a reversal mechanism in 2007 that seems to work. In a nutshell the virus strips the body of those four molecules because of it's unique (to selenovirii) selenoprotein coat. The catch is these fouls are required for the production of an enzyme that makes the molecule that the immune system uses to kill the virus. That's how it broke the human immune system.

But, these are not uncommon molecules and a cheeseburger and two brazil nuts (they have bear toxic levels of selenium, more than anything else) every day will remediate it according to the BBC interview with the scientist who discovered it although one can obviously be more scientific about it. Point is, some people got HIV and never got AIDS. Why? Blood levels of these three amino acids and one mineral, if sufficiently high, will prevent HIV from progressing into AIDS

Theor wild assed guess sound like snakes and rattles.

There's clinical reports too. Seems to work. It's not really patentable so it may take a while to get into commercial medicine.

Comment: Re:Fine! (Score 4, Interesting) 363

by Anon-Admin (#47993155) Attached to: Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

That is not exactly right.

He gives $X of his personal income to his non-profit charity. He can now write off the $X from his personal taxes and still keep the money in something he controls.

Aside from that, being the head of the non-profit means that he can receive benefits from the non-profit for his time and service. For example the non-profit can own his house, car, boat, etc and provide for his use free of charge. This protects his assets while still giving him control of them, on top of this it is deducted from the non-profit as an operating expense. Remember, a non-profit can spend 90% of it's income on operating expenses and 10% or less on the charitable actions.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.