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Lloyd Dilley
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DigitalOcean versus Linode Performance
Background I've been consistently using Linode since the summer of 2007 for virtual Linux systems. Their support team has been stellar when it comes to promptness and thoroughness. They also tend to hand out nice surprises in the form of disk space and memo...
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Nullifying Triglycerides
For folks looking to significantly reduce their triglycerides without fibrate and statin drugs, read on. I often read medical literature for fun. Two of the sources I frequent are Mayo Clinic and National Institutes of Health. I was facing this problem beca...
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Thanks a lot for the Pine64 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module, +John Caraszi! It works like a charm! That's one less cable. ;)
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CoQ10 (or ubiquinol if you have digestive absorption issues or are older) lowers hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) levels in the blood which is a biomarker for inflammation. I also posted recently about vitamin C (ascorbate) eliciting similar effects on CRP levels along with IL-6 (interleukin-6 -- another biomarker for inflammation.) Some doctors now believe that your hs-CRP value is a more important cardiovascular risk factor over your lipid profile alone.

<1.0 mg/L is desirable and poses the least risk for a cardiac event.
>=1.0 mg/L and <3.0 mg/L is average risk.
>=3.0 mg/L poses the highest risk.

Exercise, infection, and injury can all temporarily raise CRP levels. Cancer and other chronic illnesses can raise CRP levels as well, so it is important to determine the cause if repeated blood samples yield high results.

These are the two supplements I have been taking if anyone is interested. I am sure you can find them cheaper at your local pharmacy, department, or grocery store.

CoQ10 gummies -- 100mg in the morning and 100mg at night:
https://www.amazon.com/Spring-Valley-Dietary-Supplement-Gummies/dp/B00MU712AS/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496725611&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=nature+valley+coq10+gummies

Vitamin C 500mg chewable wafers twice daily for 1g (1 morning and 1 night):
https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Made-Vitamin-Chewables-Orange/dp/B00D1V5YRE/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496725645&sr=8-1&keywords=nature%2Bmade%2B500mg%2Bchewable%2Bc&th=1

CoQ10 is inversely associated with CRP levels:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27047809

hs-CRP as a single-most important predictor of cardiac events:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1336715/

What is CRP and what do my lab values mean?:
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/c-reactive_protein_crp-health/article_em.htm
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For those with an elevated (>3.0 mg/L) hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) value, take 1g vitamin C per day:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2631578/
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The Sad State of Digital "Ownership"
I've been thinking a lot lately about how consumers of computer software have very little rights. EULAs and subscriber agreements seem to give businesses all of the power and the end users get little to nothing. This is actually quite depressing and I am su...
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Will a new antgorithm protocol replace existing dynamic routing protocols?

http://news.mit.edu/2016/ant-colony-behavior-better-algorithms-network-communication-0713
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My PINE A64+ has finally arrived. Many thanks to +John Caraszi for the case! The screws line up perfectly and there is plenty of room for the board to breathe.
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