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#FuckCancer 3-BP Fundraiser

A Sticky for this week month week, scroll down one for new posts.

See second update, below.

Hope for Chere Cancer Treatment Fund

I have no connection with this (see my FTC Disclosure page for reassurance) or any of the people involved.

I’m interested that the patient is willing to try 3-bromopyruvate. Without going into all of the scientific details (search Pubmed if you’re interested), I have reason to believe this therapy — once perfected — could offer additional longevity to people afflicted with glycolytic malignancies. As promising as limited applications have been, I still hesitate to use the word “cure” for it.

Anyone who has found this blog at all useful is encouraged to contribute to the fund. I’m very interested to see the clinical results and the sooner this has been fully funded, the sooner those results can be released for the benefit of others.

Next-day update: In the twenty-four hours since this post was published, no one has contributed. Let me put my disappointment and pissed-off-ness in perspective. Since it was published, the post Changing Chinese To English Language has been read by 3,565 people. That had to have been worth a damn dollar to each person who found it helpful. Give it up to the fund. And that’s not even the most-read post. That’s a practical one I can point to immediately of being of assistance to people. Now assist this patient in return. Give back. Thank you.

June 22, 2015 update: This fundraiser originated on this Cancer Compass board thread, which I’ve been reading since February. Today, someone in Comments here pointed out that the fundraiser isn’t accepting PayPal and that’s likely the barrier preventing most people from donating. I can understand that completely. So, today I finally registered at Cancer Compass and left a message, asking them if it was possible to add PayPal. Hours later, that post was deleted with no explanation. It’s a horrible, evil thing to create a fundraiser that doesn’t accept the most-popular method of funds transfer on the Internet. And it is an even bigger evil to delete a message that would improve the fundraiser’s chances of success. I’d like to thank those of you who have contributed to this point. At the end of this week, I will de-Stick this post. I keep it up for now so everyone can see this second update.

Previously here:

#FuckCancer: 60 Minutes
Why There Have Been So Few Posts Lately And I Must Now Vent So Stand By For Language That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End


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Cleverer Than All Of Us

I saw this months ago. I showed it to someone else today.

I’m still so, so, so envious.

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Why There Have Been So Few Posts Lately And I Must Now Vent So Stand By For Language That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End

Because, basically, #FuckCancer is why.

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Apple’s Tim Cook Writes Truth

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.

I’ll repeat what I wrote earlier:

An Apple Store is the most welcoming business I’ve ever been in.

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New Rich City

Why I got out of New York City

So Times Square got cleaned up. For what? Now it’s a demented cross between Tokyo and Disneyland.

Previously here:

The Corporate Abyss
Pottersville, New York
Welcome To Blade Runner World

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January 7, 2015 · 8:56 pm


The French will not roll over.

They’ve seen mad-dog murdering shits before.

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Out And About In Manhattan

Manhattan has turned into a corporate mausoleum.

All the discount stores I relied on to keep me alive are being exterminated. Are the parasites from outside NYC who moved here really willing to pay twenty bucks for something I used to get for five at a discount store? They deserve to be bled. Bleed them dry.


A bit of a tour of what I saw.

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My Own Tablet Thinking At The Moment, Part Five

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these.

This one will be brief:

That is why I’ve crossed all Windows tablets off my list.

I’ve been beaten up by too many Windows Updates and other Windows shit to want to ever risk having that in a tablet.

I’m otherwise still too confused to even list any tablet candidates yet.

Previously here:

My Own Tablet Thinking At The Moment, Part Four
My Own Tablet Thinking At The Moment, Part Three
My Own Tablet Thinking At The Moment, Part Two
My Own Tablet Thinking At The Moment


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I Really Really Really Hate Buying Tech

$400?! For A Smartwatch?!

Would you rather own two mediocre “smartwatches” at $199 or one really good one that you’ll actually use at $399? The answer should be obvious.

My head spins like a drunken top every time I begin to investigate what I should buy for a smartphone or tablet.

I’m not sure it’d be much different if I had all the money in the world: Because then I’d flay myself over whether I should spend the money on two things instead of just one. I really don’t want to wind up with more than I’d actually use.

Previously here:

Buying Advice!

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