Apr 3, 2012
A bit more on the new computer and the mB12-protocol
My new computer now
has been installed, and it works as it should - so far as I can see,
and by various tests by various programs (but then I will leave out
being precise, mostly, for safety reasons and not to bore you).
I meanwhile got
nearly all the data-files of the old computer to the new one, including
the files for my website, and I am now writing Nederlog from the new
computer, because I can and because it is more pleasant that way.
This transporting of
files also turned out to be easy, with a USB-stick, and I am quite
pleased that I have succeeded in copying a lot of material from the old
to the new computer, also without having had to jump through hoops, and
without being forced to find out various things. (Moving to a new
computer used to be a major
pain in the old days, before things were standardized and without
I am glad it all
worked and turned out to be easy to do, while it may be mildly
interesting to some that by far the largest amounts of data I
transported concern philosophy, logic and computing rather than ME/CFS.
The reason for this fact is that I am really more interested in
philosophy and logic than in most other things, including ME/CFS. (You
see the same in my sites, by the way, especially as regards philosophy.)
Then again, I have
downloaded quite a lot about and around ME/CFS since October 2009, when
I got a lot more actively interested in ME/CFS that I have since
January 1, 1979 (1) because of the Science
paper about XMRV and (2) because I could: Until May 2009 I had spent
almost 13 years of surfing by a phone-modem that nominally should have
worked at 56 Kb per second or so, but often didn't do any better than
between 4 and 20 Kb - and under such conditions even downloading
one of my own Nederlogs could be problematic, not to speak of whole
directories of my site (uploading was as slow as downloading), or huge
All of that material
- over half a GB, apart from what is on my site in the section ME/RESOURCES
- I now can much easier and faster sort on the new computer, and it is
likely that I will soon review and update the last link, probably with
rather a lot of files.
As I said before, the most striking thing about the new computer is the screen,
which is huge: Effectively twice the screen of the old computer, and much sharper and also considerably
faster. This is a lot easier to work with and also is considerably more
pleasant to look at than the old one - that in fact is a quite decent
flat screen for a 32 bits computer, but that looks greyish and vague
where the new one looks bright and crisply sharp, and besides, the old
one is a lot slower because of less computing power.
I suppose that most
of the improvements I see are due to hardware
improvements: 64 bits processor, with nearly 500 GB
harddisk and 4 GB memory, but what I saw from Windows 7 does look well,
and often seems a bit smoother and more user-friendly than Windows XP.
(In case you were to ask: I never used Windows Vista, and never wanted
to, after reading knowledgeable people about its shortcomings.)
Also, one of my aims
with the new computer is to run a decent Linux on it and once I have
that going I may write a comparison of the user- interfaces and of the
available software for both operating systems.
I corrected some
minor typos in the protocol in my previous Nederlog, but none of any major
importance. Here are three more points, in addition to the ones I made
in the last linked file:
There is some good information on Phoenix Rising about the mB12 protocol, notably here:
but there also is a
lot of nonsense there and in other threads on Phoenix Rising, not only
about B12 either, namely by people who just don't know even basic science, basic statistics and basic
methodology, but don't mind writing reams of texts about things
they know hardly anything about, simply because they are vain, lonely
or wacky, and also are safely anonymous, while it's just your time and attention they steal
in their attempts to look interesting.
If you are at all up to it, in terms of education and health and a fairly decent computer, you should do internet-searches for more information and make up your own mind, rather than rely on the say-so of some anonymous person, who usually is clearly without any relevant education or knowledge, who claims to be a patient, and who rarely bothers to provide any references whatsoever for his or her - regularly wacky - writings. (*)
As it happens, at
least for those who qualify in terms of minimal education, health and
computing, most of what sensible folks want to know about supplements can be found out from the
internet-in-general, that is far
more useful than the opinions of people with little or no scientific
education, who freely dogmatize anonymously on patients' forums, not
because they have any relevant knowledge, but because they want - the
illusion of - some sort of social life that way.
Please note: I am not saying you should not share your
findings with others; I am saying that you can't rely on the opinions, sayings,
writings or reputed findings of merely a few anonymous patients - and
that you do not need to rely on them either, unless you are very dumb,
very ill, or very poor.
And finally, I am
also not saying you should
I am just one individual, there is very much
I don't know, and in any case what I wrote about the possible
benefits of the mB12-protocol is 'anecdotical evidence': One man's
particular experiences, in his own words. But then again the
mB12-protocol has helped me while many other things I tried didn't help
at all, while quite a few other persons who say they have the same
disease as I have been diagnosed with have similar experiences as I
have with the protocol, both as regards the ups and as regards the
downs (**), and that's why I wrote repeatedly about
it: It may help some people with ME/CFS - and then especially those who
think for themselves and try to find things out in a rational way.
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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