At last someone talking in understandable figures: the book by David JC MacKay, 2009, ‘Without the Hot Air’, explaines sustainable anergy and the sources of the daily energy consumption in easy chunks.
If you want to discuss sustainability further, you can download the book for free at www.withouthotair.com, and you can also buy it as hardback or paperback, for £45 or £19.99, resp.
To give you an idea of the tone of his book, here is a quote from the 10-page pdf synopsis:
Turning phone chargers off is a feeble gesture, like bailing the Titanic with a teaspoon. The widespread inclusion of “switching off phone chargers” in lists of “10 things you can do” is a bad thing, because it distracts attention from more-effective actions that people could be taking.
David J.C. MacKay. Sustainable Energy – without the hot air.
UIT Cambridge, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3. Available free online
Many researchers of the human mind have already tried to explain some aspects of the workings of the mind and ego by analogy of a computer.
This holds true also for an open source program such as wordpress.
I will put it this way: the wordpress software, ie. the core program, is the subconsciousness. We know it is there, but generally we are not aware of it and don’t understand how it works. And, unless something goes wrong, we don’t really want to know.
And in a way, you could see that all the programmers and organizers of wordpress.org as an open source software are a kind of ‘creator’ who is well above all and who has put all this out for us to work with. This is not unlike some interpretation of G.O.D. (greater organized design) who made us but also gave us the freedom and intelligence to change the program.
Now, there a many many thousands of blogs out there, using wordpress.org software to program there own way of expression.
What every blog software does, is to take a lot of input in (the posts, pages, articles, pictures and so) and arrange and present them in a way that is personal and special for the individual (programmer).
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The first part of the article deals with the symptoms and general treatment of IBS, i.e. through dietary changes.
The second part introduces a less well known cause and possible treatment of IBS, the adjustment of the ileocecal valve.
Disclaimer: This article is not designed to provide medical advice or professional services. It is intended to be for educational use only. The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. If you have, or suspect you may have, a health problem you should consult your doctor.
Quite a few people suffer from IBS – irritable bowel syndrome – and if you are one of them you will know that the symptoms can be very incapacitating.
These symptoms can include
abdominal pain, which may be relieved by passing wind
- discomfort, bloating, gas
- constipation, with cramping and difficulties to eliminate stools
- diarrhoea, often with an urgent drive to use the toilet
- or both of them alternating
- mucus present in the stools
- nausea, but without vomiting.
The symptoms can vary between patients, and also over time.
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