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Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 327

Sorry no grandma - I only got a grandpa that is on Ubuntu for years. It is not so hard to pull off as I had the choice of hardware and trained him on to Firefox before switching.

He does not care for the OS. YouTube, Facebook, Gmail, a local news site, and the Webcams on the homepage of his golf club is all he cares about in a PC.

For me the support got a lot easier after ditching Windows as I had to fix his profile once a week and write the ghost back every few months.
Now I just go and update Ubuntu every 6 months ;)

Comment Re:How do you not secure your smartphone? (Score 2) 143

Why you should set a pin or password for your phone:

The last time I bought a phone I had to wait in a queue was because the lady in front of me did not set a pin or password but her toddler did.
The shop clerk was very sorry but very sure that nobody not even the manufacturer could unlock the phone without her loosing all her data!

That was the argument I needed to get my wife to set a pin on her phone ;)

Comment Re:megavitamins (Score 1) 90

There are also some fat soluble vitamins that are toxic if you take too much (like D).

Yes, in general fat soluble vitamins have a higher potential of toxic accumulation. But how toxic is it?

You can use about 50 000 IU per day for a long time with out symptoms.

Taking 50,000 international units (IU) a day of vitamin D for several months has been shown to cause toxicity. This level is many times higher than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for most adults of 600 IU of vitamin D a day.

And even this information is old and the 600 IU RDA seams to be lacking.

New recommendations are at about 7 000 to 10 000 IU per Day with no access to sunlight at a UV-Index above 2.

Comment Vitamin D3 (Score 1) 319

I don't know about the basement dwellers but I need some Vitamin D3 supplementation at least in winter or I get the blues and the flu.
So maybe we should feed the trolls some D3 for a change.

And before I forget, it maybe the only real cancer prevention that science knows about and this stuff is cheap -'%20letter%20050508.pdf


Submission + - Kingston Announces the World's First 1TB USB Flash Drive (

rtoz writes: "Kingston Digital, Inc. announced the DataTraveler® HyperX® Predator 3.0 USB Flash drive in CES 2013.

DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 is the world’s largest-capacity USB 3.0 Flash drive as it will be available in a 1TB capacity later in Q1. It is shipping now in 512GB capacity.

“Our new DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0 allows users to store their entire digital world on a portable USB 3.0 Flash drive,” said Andrew Ewing, Flash memory business manager, Kingston.
The price for the 512GB is $1,337.00 , and therefore the 1TB Flash Drive will be too expensive .

Read more details at Kingston press release"


Submission + - EC meeting designed to whitewash patents in standards (

jrepin writes: "Simon Phipps spotted a meeting happening in Brussels that looked as if it was a set-up job. He suspected its goal was to ensure that a report was produced which could be referenced in future discussions over EU procurement policies — especially Britain's. While it was probably not a documented goal, such a report could be used to falsely demonstrate that technical standards with patents in them are no problem for open source software. Well, the report is out, and as Glyn Moody disclosed on December 31st, it's everything Simon predicted."

Submission + - Main Problem With Patented GM Food Is The Patent (

jrepin writes: "The acrimonious debate and serious lobbying that developed around California's Proposition 37, which would have required the labelling of genetically-modified ingredients in food products had it passed, is an indication that the subject inspires extreme views and involves big money. But an interesting post in Slate argues that GM labelling is really a minor issue compared to the main problem — gene patents:"

Comment Re:I am having a vision of the future... (Score 2) 296

There is a difference in the milk but I would never drink black market milk unpasteurized. Here in Switzerland there are a lot of people that buy there milk directly at the farm and bring it to a boil before consumption. It makes a big difference in taste and consistency to the UHT, PAST and homogenized crap you can buy in the shops. Maybe you need to check some more sources about the milk thing, it is not as black and white as you paint it.

Comment But, he concedes: 'We have no idea what language t (Score 1) 394

I propose bones. Huge piles of bones will get our ancestors to think about what could be wrong with this place and that it is not save to enter with out a bit of caution. The storage of the bones could be a problem but if you are clever you can create a wildlife trap with integrated fossilization and all run by and hinting to the radioactive problem it self.

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