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  July 19, 2012                  
me+ME: On my site and proportions + DSM-5

I have yesterday - as I explained then: because of eye problems - changed monitors: I now again use the 15" square HP monitor I have used for three years without problems. And no, my eyes haven't healed yet: The least this needs is patience and no indulging for me in staring at screens all day, so I make this brief, and just convey a  remark relating to proportions, that may help some with making my site more pleasant to view.

As I remarked earlier, I've noticed that on 15" squarish monitors, and indeed also 17" ones, it seems that my adopting things to a 22" rectangular monitor, as I used for 2 1/2 months, has introduced a number of problems with proportions of things on my site, notably with the fonts: They appear too large or too small, and also they sometimes appear in various sizes in the same line or paragraph at some resolutions.

I don't like it either, but much of it was not my doing, or at least not intentionally so. As is, my eyes are not good enough to support any major review of my site, so I have only a few remarks on how you may make it look better, at least on a 15" or 17" squarish monitor, and at least if you are using Firefox (which still seems to me the best browser):
  • You can adjust the font sizes in your browser very simply (with a three wheel mouse, with a scroll wheel as middle button) as is currently the norm): If you press the Ctrl key on the keyboard, then rolling the scroll wheel will immediately resize the fonts of the browser, and indeed possibly also the tables in which these fonts are. This is generally true for all browsers I know of, and is quite helpful.
  • My site uses Verdana as its basic font, which accordingly you have to have on your hard disk to be able to use: If it isn't, your browser will use the font that has been set as its default font (often Times Roman).
  • I prefer a fixed middle size for the Verdana font, but here start various problems: The conventions used for font sizes differ with different browsers, and indeed also the sizes of the fonts may differ: What is, in MS terms, 10 points Verdana is considerably larger than what is, in MS terms, 10 points Times Roman - and other browsers and some html editors don't speak of point sizes, that seem related to what these meant on paper, but of ems, which relate to the number of pixels.
  • The display in your browser depend on its general settings: In Firefox it turns out that on the 22" rectangular screen, Firefox used a 16 points setting - which is largish on 15" squarish screens in most renderings - that probably effected my editing things in the html-editor I use: It may help - not only for my site - if you take a look at it and perhaps adjust it. It needs some experimenting, for the total effect depends on both that general setting and the particular settings in the page you are viewing.
  • You can adjust the general settings of Firefox using its Edit - Preferences sub-menu (Edit is in Firefox top menu). The fonts options appear in second place, after "General". Here are what seem to be the best settings for my site:
  • The Firefox font setting for my site on 15" monitors that works best seems: Set the preference in the "Fonts options" named "Size (pixels)" to 12 (which applies then to all fonts in all Firefox windows, which you can increase or decrease then by Ctrl + Scroll wheel on your mouse, and set the preference for "Sans-serif" (third line in the pop-up for Edit-Preferences-Fonts) to Verdana.
  • If you have done this, you have the set-up I currently use, though the last setting, that again should make your browser use Verdana as its basic font, should not be necessary, as I generally do set the texts on my site explicitly to Verdana, which it should therefore display on your browser, provided you have the font installed on your hard disk.
So....if you have done most of the above in Firefox, most of my site should display OK on a 15" or 17" squarish monitor. It may be OK on 22" rectangular monitors, but if not you may need to have to increase the font size in its Edit-Preferences-Font pop-up or use the Ctrl+Scroll wheel option while viewing it to enlarge it.

The problems I introduced unconsciously over the last 2 1/2 months while working on the 22" monitor mostly relate to font sizes: What looks OK on a 22" screen may look too big on a 15" screen, or indeed be only visible there, because the general settings in browsers differ from those of browsers used on 15" screens.

When the above is fixed - or some of it: most may be fixed by simply using Ctrl+Scrollwheel to adjust the text size in your browser when viewing my site - most font problems should resolve. There still may be some problems because tables do not adjust proportionally when one reduces the size of one's browser but I am not clear what is the cause of this right now, and will first have to reinstall Firefox to see whether in my case this is due to the Firefox I currently use having been installed originally on and for a 22" monitor.

Finally, as to the DSM-5: I am pleased to notice that my Nederlog of three days ago:

seems to be well read, and indeed in it I formulate an excellent hypothesis about the making of the DSM-5 and the motives of its makers, that accounts fully for its crazy contents and its secret production and its now being professionally marketed by a firm of professional liars from a PR-firm.

Do not forget to check out
this video (*), courtesy of the US Department of Justice. As it happens, I have lived most of my life in Amsterdam, and thus had very many opportunities to see extremely sleazy events and folks, but the event and folks in the video are easily the top. It's a video from hell or else from Kubrick at his most satirical, and it is extra-ordinarily clear about the real motives that move much of medicine in the US and indeed elsewhere, namely where the drug companies or corrupt medical folks set the tune.

This is what the DSM-5 and the APA are about: That the folks from the APA, who present themselves thus grandiosely:

          36,000 physician leaders in mental health

get to be millionaires at the cost of the patients they deceive, misdiagnose, abuse and accuse with the help of the DSM-5 and the drug companies: See
this video from one of their main supporters, GlaxoSmithKline, and understand what it all is about, as indeed GlaxoSmithKline's very own executives insisted on stage, to the tune of Pink Floyd's "Money" (<- Live version 1974 + lyrics : Enjoy!) they had chosen themselves for the very purpose:

It's a hit
Don't give me that do goody good bullshit
I'm in the high-fidelity first class travelling set
I think I need a Lear jet

That is the real content of the DSM-5: It is intentionally crafted prime fraudulent bullshit and pseudoscience to make money, money, money, money: Billions upon billions of money can be made from ill people by setting up a pseudoscience and a diagnostic bullshit manual that have been designed very carefully and from the very start on purpose to make billions.

It's pure fraud, on a scale never attempted before, for reasons one of the main sponsors of the APA makes clear in
t this video:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In criminal law, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and also a civil law violation. Defrauding people or entities of money or valuables is a common purpose of fraud, but there have also been fraudulent "discoveries", e.g., in science, to gain prestige rather than immediate monetary gain.

As I said, my excellent hypothesis to the above effect is here - and I do not think the courts, if run at all objectively and legally, can possibly disagree:



(*) Actually, I have seen several versions of it now and it would seem as if the Dept of Justice has removed an opening with applauding sales representatives or medical doctors, who then probably protested because they did not want to have public evidence to the effect that they participate in these sales events from hell.

P.S.     Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.


As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):

1.  Anthony Komaroff Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
3.  Hillary Johnson The Why
4.  Consensus of M.D.s Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5.  Eleanor Stein Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
6.  William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7.  Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8.  Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam/ with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.

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