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Category: linux

11/18/11 12:27- ID#55542

djvu files in Fedora

Evince has djvu file support but just not in Fedora, at least by default.

You need the evince-djvu module to make Evince launch djvu files:

sudo yum install evince-djvu

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Category: dance

11/18/11 09:37- ID#55540

The Emperor's Waltz

The Waltz is my most favourite kind of classical music after sonorous abstract cello recitals and baroque orchestral works. Wait till you reach around 3:20, when they give the dance a modern interpretation. :)

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Category: science

11/17/11 07:10- ID#55537

United States of Obesity

SUPER EDIT:

Though I like the poster below for how it presents information, I think all of us need to review this really informative book on reality and myths surrounding Obesity: directly leads to the PDF.
Source: Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF)

NB1:
The book has some excellent data presentation - far prettier than the poster below. A pity, its locked into PDF. I am going to see if I rip those diagrams and also put it on this post in direct contrast to the pretty poster in my original post.

NB2:
For me, the real challenge is to examine if I am cherry-picking results or have done a balanced survey of the peer-reviewed literature. I am currently disinclined to accept any pigeonholed set of beliefs on the many sides of this whole obesity discussion. In many ways, I see more confounders in the equation than is comfortably explained away. If there is an epidemic that needs immediate addressing, its one of confusion and indecision.

And now my original post:

Just saw this here:

Now, that is classy presentation. Twenty years back, I would have been a 4 instead of being relegated to 2s and 0s most arbitrarily.

EDIT:
The real sources
I posted this because I find the data presentation in this poster very compelling. It is capable of eliciting a strong response from everyone just because it is so directly and simply presented. However, you have raised some concerns over the source of the chart. So I dug more and came up with the real sources of this compilation:
• The portion size statistics and graphics came from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) website. They have 2 full slide sets for post and present portion sizes:
• Set 1:
• Set 2:
• The BMI chart was adapted from the NHLBI's evidence report titled: "Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in Adults. The evidence report." Available at:
• The facts for the diagram came from here:
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I am also going to keep adding equivalent data presentations from non-commercial sources to this post.

Source: RAND health, an offshoot of the famous RAND Corporation, a non profit think tank whose name expands to just Research And Development
Data from Sturm, R., J. Ringel, and T. Andreyeva, "Increasing Obesity Rates and Disability Trends," Health Affairs, Vol. 23, No. 2, March/April 2004, pp. 1â€“7.

Source: Centers for Disease Control a.k.a. CDC
See:
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Food subsidies and the food pyramid
{Re: (e:heidi)'s observation. Last para Comment #66257}

From PCRM. Physicians Comittee for Responsible Medicine

Note that the government recommended food guide pyramid is now a plate with %s. I personally think it makes more sense and is more comprehensible even though the new food plate also has its critics. An argument is that the government shouldn't be telling us what to eat. However, people who determine the food pyramid or the plate are just scientists working for the government. This diagram raises the real parallel question for me, why are these scientists who come up with food portion recommendations not on the committees that decide on what to subsidize?!
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And just for fun, from Apples From Oranges:

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Category: linux

11/17/11 08:36- ID#55532

Oh no! Something has gone wrong

You have to hand it to the Gnome3 folks. At least the message looks crisp and smart.

Even though what followed was an undeniably ungraceful crash.

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Category: linux

11/17/11 08:14- ID#55531

All the pretty horses

sounds very much like all the running processes. Well, it does if you slur and clip the last sss.

All the running processes

ps aux | less

• gives you the full command or name of the process, which you can then use to create keyboard shortcuts or just kill processes with their PID numbers
• piping the ps aux to less makes the display not run amok on your screen and you can scroll the output with your keyboard

All the processes run by you