* Posts by Vegemite Sandwich

7 posts • joined 2 May 2019

Google Cloud (over)Run: How a free trial experiment ended with a $72,000 bill overnight

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So, a Sorcerer's Apprentice kind of tale...

HP: That print-free-for-life deal we promised you? Well, now it's pay-per-month to continue using your printer ink

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Re: Xerox WorkCentre 6027 color laser

Same here, switched from HP to the 6027 after the firmware debacle a few years back. Very happy with it and it does take the generic toners at 1/3 the cost.

Bill Gates lays out a three-point plan to rid the world of COVID-19 – and anti-vaxxer cranks aren't gonna like it

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Prevention could be low-tech and cheap

So in the meantime, what about prevention?

Here in the States we can get 240 days worth of 2000-5000 IUs of Vit D3 for US$12.95. A year's worth for around $15-16, or certainly ~$20. That's a no-brainer.

Then Zinc 50mg and Selenium 200mcg, both quite inexpensive. All three have been shown by thousands of studies to strengthen the immune system, while many surveys show large portions of the population are deficient in all three. Do thousands of studies = the gold plated, double-blind trials which the FDA requires? In their eyes, no; but at this point who cares? A thousand University studies on D3+Zinc+Selenium is plenty of evidence. Sufficient D3 in the body positively affects ~2,000 different genes in humans. Low D3 is coincident with, and/or an indicator of, many major illnesses or syndromes. Any decent search on PubMed will show this.




Based on recent Amazon purchases:

D3 (Cholecalciferal) 2000IU 240 days = $13 x 1.5 = $20 for 1 year

Zinc Mono Methionine 50mg 120 days = $13 x 3 = $39 for 1 year

Selenomethionine 200mcg 365 days = $10

Total for 1 year = ~US$69

Then there are other less well-known immune enhancers:

Quercetin - cardiovascular health, antihistamine effect that may improve inflammatory and immune response, and supports respiratory health

N-Acetyl Cysteine - free-radical protection, glutathione precursor, supports healthy lung and liver functions




Sure, vitamins, minerals and other supplements are not shiny and hi-tech, but we need all the help we can get. Our first line of defense is our own immune system--we should use what is already at hand to strengthen it.

Bada Bing, bada bork: Windows 10 is not happy, and Microsoft's search engine has something to do with it

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Aaaand there's always Start10 by Stardock. An American fiver will license 5 machines...

What's that? Encryption's OK now? UK politicos Brexit from Whatsapp to Signal

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Re: Surely the answer is watermarking

So, a Canary Trap.


One person's harmless japery can be another's night of LaserJet Lego

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Best April Fool's one I've heard is posting a note on the big departmental Xerox saying something like:

"We have recently upgraded this machine to Xerox's new voice controlled operating system. Please stand nearby and speak your commands loudly and clearly."

Hilarity ensues...

We regret to inform you the massive asteroid NASA's all excited about probably won't hit Earth

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Re: The stupids have started already

Lol, if we ever run out of all caps, we can blame the Express...


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