Nov 292011
 

Just go there and read the tale of Rhys Morgan:

And here is Morgan’s blog:

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Burzynski Clinic

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Nov 272011
 

Further to my own article on the threats being issued by the Burzynski Clinic, there is an article from DC’s Improbable Science:

Update 29 Nov 2011: More related posts:

  1. Stanislaw, Streisand and Spartacus
    http://josephinejones.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/stanislaw-streisand-and-spartacus/
  2. Links to Burzynski Clinic Quackery stories
    http://cybergibbons.posterous.com/82537757
  3. Stanislaw Burzynski: Bad medicine, a bad movie, and bad P.R.
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/stanislaw-burzynski-bad-medicine-a-bad-movie/

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Nov 272011
 

Linked via richarddawkins.net:

QUOTE: The Acid Survivors Network was formed in 2006 in Sirajganj, Bangladesh. It offers legal aid and medical assistance to women who have been victims of acid attacks and helps them cope with stigma in the community. ActionAid assists the ASN through its partner organisation, Sharp (Socio Health and Rehabilitation Programmes)

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Nov 252011
 

I installed the X-King 2.2 Race Sport tyres on my mountain bike a few months ago, having been attracted to their low weight and the opportunity to run them tubeless on my UST rims. A number of people have had problems going down this tubeless route as these tyres have highly porous sidewalls plus the odd pin-holes. I was expecting the high porosity and was sure that appropriate sealant would resolve, but the pin-holes were an unexpected surprise. However, it was easy enough for the pin-holes and porous sidewalls to seal so I was very happy with my purchase.

It is important to emphasise that I knew that running tubeless with these tyres would require some preparation in order to be successful. A lot of people have reported problems and I would attribute a lot of their problems to inadequate preparation on their part. I believe that I described these tyres as “tubeless ready” in a blog entry from May 2011. I’m not sure where I heard the term “tubeless ready” but I described the term as “…the beading will fit UST rims but that the tyre sidewalls are likely to be quite porous and let air out”. As far as I am concerned, these tyres are tubeless-ready.

I note that the Continental website (at least today 25 Nov 2011) does not describe these tyres as tubeless-ready or even tubeless. But the website does say that the tyre can “be used on tubeless rims” so I guess I interpreted that as “tubeless ready”.

Fri 25-11-11 19-16-06

Bikers aren’t generally stupid so I believe that the inadequate preparations are as a result of some people being led into believing that these tyres are fully “tubeless” as opposed to being “tubeless-ready”. So a huge disappointment to them when these tyre do not meet their sealing expectations.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Nov 242011
 

Oh dear. The Burzynski Clinic is upset.

For what it’s worth, Quackometer is on the frontline in the fight against quackery. Quackometer has raised justifiable concerns on the Burzynski Clinic and these need to be responded to in an objective manner with evidence to support claims on efficacy, etc. The Burzynski Clinic’s responses to date are, in my opinion, not those of a reasonable and professional institution and just raises further questions.

Update 29 Nov 2011: More related posts:

  1. Stanislaw, Streisand and Spartacus
    http://josephinejones.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/stanislaw-streisand-and-spartacus/
  2. Links to Burzynski Clinic Quackery stories
    http://cybergibbons.posterous.com/82537757
  3. Stanislaw Burzynski: Bad medicine, a bad movie, and bad P.R.
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/stanislaw-burzynski-bad-medicine-a-bad-movie/

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Nov 232011
 

Oh dear.

I think that this is where I am to part ways with Adobe Photoshop. And Adobe’s pricing policy in the UK is extortionate. I’ll continue with my current version (CS4) and investigate alternative products. Perhaps some variation of GIMP with various plugins or Corel PaintShop Pro.

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011