Apr 1, 2012
computer + my mB12 protocol
My new computer,
that I'll call 64 because it is a 64 bitter, unlike the previous one
that I shall call 32 because it is a 32 bitter, is completely new,
unlike the previous one, that I bought second hand after the one before
that, also 32 bits, got hacked in May of 2009, when I had little money
and little health, and had to make do as best as I could with what
little I had.
In fact, I got the
money for it - very little or nothing at all for the bastards that rule
Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam, who probably get these
things, or considerably better, from the tax money, for that's how
things are arranged in Holland, drugsmafia paradise of Europe
created and run (in Amsterdam) by Dutch Labour (Dutch: Partij van
de Arbeiders voor Bouterse) - by very careful saving from the $ 10 a
day I have to live on.
In fact, I had the
money for over a year now, but I simply lacked the health to get it
done, because I have to do all I do by myself, without any help, I suppose because I write
and speak the truth as
illustrated in my previous paragraph.
Anyway... I got it
done, and here it is, and what is it like?
It is 64 bits, runs
Windows 7, and the most striking thing about it is the screen, which is
huge: Effectively twice the screen of the 32, and much sharper and
In fact, I think it
is about the size of the "desktop" that belonged to the desk I got at
school when 4.
I do have to get
used to it - this is my ninth day with it - but it certainly is
impressive and pleasant, and also helps in getting things done, for it
is very convenient to be programming in one window and have the
documentation in another besides it, both as large as each was on the
32, that only allowed viewing one of the two at that size. And the
resolution is considerably better also.
The computer itself
is faster, has 8 times as much memory as the 32, and a harddisk 15
times as much, so Moore's
Law still applies - and the last Wikipedia link also shows a
picture of the first computer I used daily, from 1987 onwards, an Osborne Portable Computer
built in 1982 (though that got soon replaced by an IBM PC-clone, for
To set out my own
experience with computers in a list, with the years referring to my
experiences and only a few highlights listed:
It follows I used
Windows XP for about ten years. It's the only OS by Microsoft that I
found decent to good, because it mostly worked, hardly ever crashed,
and had fairly good graphics.
If I judge computing
in terms of non-crashes, speed, and resolution this is again a
considerable step forward compared to Windows XP, and certainly the
effectively double high resolution screen is a considerable step
I suppose I will write more about working with Windows 7 on a large screen, but for the moment I have only 8 days of experience, so I can't really say much that is of use to others, except that it is definitely an improvement, and so far quite pleasant and quite impressive, and that I am not sorry I made the change.
Then again, I also
intend - health permitting - to get Linux going on this one, and indeed
hope to switch to that, if at all feasible, because it is safer, open
source and free, and I am much in favour of these things.
I think by far the
most probable explanation for the facts that I could get the new
computer installed and that I have been passably well (not the same as: "well" or
"healthy") the last month is that I finally arrived at a fairly good
mB12 protocol for me. And here
"for me" is the main term, for what works will depend on you, and is
not the same for all across the board.
I have mentioned my
protocol several times in
Nederlog since July 2011, when I first started. The last link goes
to the longest file, including a table, which I will review below.
This also has a
table, with prices, and provides suppliers and Fredd's proposed
start-up with the protocol, for persons with ME/CFS. Here are two
additional links,l the first with very many entries, running since July
2009, both on Phoenix Rising:
I have myself run
into three kinds of problems, that also have struck others trying the
protocol - which is fairly nice, in the sense that it is at least
confirming evidence that others have similar reactions or problems -
1. Lack of sleep with 10,000
This I got quite soon after increasing the dose from 5000 mcg
to the double, and it also quickly subsided when going back to 5000 mcg.
2. Increasing misery with
too little potassium
This I got next, and got sorted out after increasing
The metafolate I quite early diagnosed as apparently the main
culprit in making my brain feel very foggy, as this disappeared when I
used less or none, so for several months, during which I was
experimenting around the potassium problem, I took none, and started
experimenting with taking it by the end of February last, when it
emerged it seemed to give more energy. My guess is that the unpleasant
effects mostly depended on the folic acid, that is added to many
supplements, and not easy to avoid. The workaround is to take
multi-vitamins and b-vitamins that both include folic acid only on
alternate days or every third day, and on that day leave out the
metafolate, and take only one of either B-complex or multi-vitamins. So
far this seems to work well.
So here is my basic table of what I take daily
and what it costs, where I should note that in the column ""pills per
day" fractions are entered because I take several multi-vitamins only
on alternate or third days, as explained under point 3. above, and I
should also note that I do take some more - notably B6 - that's not
listed and is not taken regularly either. The prices are rounded off
and as they are in Amsterdam: The costs in the US are probably lower.
Also, the Totals is recalculated to average per day:
That is considerably
less money than when I started, and I have been doing quite well on it
- comparatively to how I did before, to be sure, and not compared to healthy folks - the
last month, during which I did considerably more than any month the
last few years, at least, also without relapses.
A few remarks on
In case you probably
have ME/CFS (which you should
take up with medical doctors: If you have something else that shares
symptoms with ME/CFS it may be dangerous and may be helped, and needs
to be found) you might try this, but if you do the very least you should do is read
most of the links I provided.
If you try it, I make no promises, for you may not have what I have, and I found myself that the B12-protocol needs some experimenting and some balancing. Then again, none of these supplements is dangerous, but you should be aware that with the protocol several have run into low potassium, which is not healthy, so you should be aware of that.
Also, it helps if
you experiment; if you keep records of what you take each day and how
you feel; and if you know some real science (especially to help you
read background literature, and interpret your doctors' sayings, that
in my experience have been rarely informed and often dishonest, but
then I am a psychologist with good basic scientific knowledge and a
First, if you try it
as outlined, and reached the doses I take, while it does nothing for
you for 2 or 3 months, it probably does not work for you - or at least
that is what I would conclude if I were you. (I have been taking
supplements since 1984, but the present protocol is more effective than
anything I tried, and most I tried did nothing except cost money, so
far as I could tell.)
Second, I do not
know whether it cures anything. It may, but it may also alleviate some
unpleasant consequences of a cause it leaves unchanged. In fact,
probably nobody knows, because nobody knows the cause or causes of
ME/CFS, and there is much to be learned about the body and about
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space-
and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
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