Archive for September, 2010

A Response to “Curing Cancer by Fasting”

September 26, 2010

Recently planet.linux.org.au was treated too a woowoo article espousing fasting as a cure for cancer. The comment I posted to the story was rejected, as is the authors right:

What a load of codswallop. I’m embarrassed to see something so silly on planet.linux.org.au.

A few days later I got a longish email full of anecdotes backing the claim, I could go through every single paragraph and respond to each, but I can summarise my response, in public, much easier:

Unless you are a health professional, you have no right to recommend any health protocol.

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lca2011 – Schedule is now available!

September 21, 2010

The lca2011.linux.org.au organising team are very pleased to announce the Schedule of presentations for lca2011.

A draft schedule of presentations, full of breadth and depth, is now available for lca2011. From around the world, and among the best and brightest in Australia & New Zealand, the schedule for lca2011 includes topics from cloud computing and HTML5 to Kernel innovations and Databases as well as a FOSS powered Telco in Dili and Linux powered coffee roaster. linux.conf.au 2011 runs for a full week starting Monday 24th January, with presentations, tutorials, some significant Keynote presentations, 15 Miniconfs and an Open Day.

“I look on this Schedule as a thing of great beauty” says Marco
Ostini, Papers Chair of lca2011 “It’s like a glance across today’s
global FOSS community. It contains presentations which include
innovation, boldness and significant improvements, as well talks that
include heart and thoughtfulness. It’s been a lot of hard work, and is
not yet complete but gives people a strong guide that lca2011 in
Brisbane will be a stunner”

For more information, please refer to the lca2011 Schedule.
http://lca2011.linux.org.au/programme/schedule