Vegan Diet Reduces Risk of Arthritis, Heart Attack and Stroke

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, August 30, 2008

Karolinska Institute in Stockholm Vegan Diet Reduces Risk of Arthritis, Heart Attack and Stroke

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, published a study in the journal Arthritis Research and Therapy showing that eating a vegan, gluten-free diet may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes in rheumatoid arthritis patients, as well as reducing the severity of the disease.

Rheumatoid arthritis is considered a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

The researchers studied 66 adults with rheumatoid arthritis, averaging 50 years in age. Thirty-eight of the adults were placed on a vegan, gluten-free diet in which carbohydrates provided 60 percent of daily calories, fat provided 30 percent and protein provided 10 percent.

A vegan diet is one free of any animal products, including flesh, dairy and eggs. In addition to omitting animal products, the study participants also eschewed gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, oats and rye.

Instead, participants in the vegan, gluten-free group began with a one-day, low-energy diet of berry juice and broth. Starting on the second day, they were fed grains such as buckwheat, corn, millet and rice, as well as ample quantities of nuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables and fruits. Calcium was provided with a daily serving of sesame milk.

The 28 participants in the control group were fed a diet including both animal products and gluten with a similar carbohydrate-fat-protein breakdown to the vegan diet. They were encouraged to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day and to eat complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains and potatoes, over simpler sources.

In both diets, saturated fat was kept to a maximum of 10 percent of daily energy intake.

After three and 12 months, the researchers measured several biomarkers in all the participants. Only 58 percent of the people in the vegan, gluten-free group completed the study.

The researchers found that participants in the vegan group experienced a drop in their body mass index, total cholesterol and LDL ("bad") cholesterol. Triglyceride and HDL ("good") cholesterol levels did not change. There was also an increase in the levels of antiPC antibodies, which are believed to help protect the body against cardiovascular disease.

None of these markers changed in the control group.
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Concept chimps by Jonny Duddle

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 29, 2008

Here is some space humor from the ever popular duddlebug. Best... chimps... EVER!

Keywords: digital concept art illustration chimp ape monkey primate rocket ship render from jonny duddle duddlebug chimpsky
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Beware of the Paypal

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

I recently had a cancelled transaction with paypal. I payed, an hour later the shop told me they don't have the product available. The payment was cancelled.

And then paypal froze the money in my account: "money withheld". 13 days after the transaction the money is finally back on my bank account and I think to myself: Avoid paypal, especially for large sums of money.

Of course Paypal loves to get an involuntary free two week credit from me and work my money without giving me anything back. And that they just freeze my money just shows you what kind of company paypal is.

If you, too, live in Europe and get into trouble with Paypal, don't hesitate but contact FIN-NET, the european bank complaint network:
The more people complain, the more paypal will have to behave itself.
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Concept aircraft by Zach Wolfe

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Zach's post on

Keywords:concept aircraft ships by zach wolfe inspired by the classic Burnelli lifting body shape basic rough shape done in sketch up for 2d illustration guide paintshop pro
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How To Kill Cabbage Worms

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How To Kill Cabbage WormsThere's been many methods described on how to kill cabbage worms. Some of them work OK and some of them leave you wondering how in the world that's supposed to kill cabbage worms. The most effective method in getting rid of cabbage worms is to use a product called Bt. Bt is short for Bacillus thuringiensis. Try saying that a few times and I think you'll find out why it
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Concept ships by Gonzalo Golpe

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Gonzalo's portfolio.

Keywords: A fictional creature quick concept ship by gonzalo golpe ships sails powered energy over oceans string grid on coast naval waves abstract vehicle white shapes juxtaposed patterns
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Nghia Lam concept ships

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nghia Lam's CG portfolio.

Keywords: digital concept spaceship art by nghia lam chinese concept artist spaceship art helicopter concept to 3d three dimensional model 3ds max low polygon efficient topology in game orange county california studio
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How To Get Fleas Out of Your Home

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, August 23, 2008

How To Get Fleas Out of Your HomeThere's nothing worse that coming home to a home full of fleas. You can get rid of fleas in your home by spreading Diatomaceous Earth around the floor of your home. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is non-toxic to pets and humans. You can even feed it to your pets or livestock or take it internally yourself to control parasites. Spreading DE throughout your home will
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Recordable CDs and DVDs Tested

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 22, 2008

The German "Stiftung Warentest" tested various kinds of recordable CDs and DVDs. The results show that TDK is a recommendable brand for recordable CDs and Verbatim is good at making recordable DVDs.

The test can results can be read for free online. If you don't speak German, check out the google translation.
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Fast PAL HD Video encoding in Sync with ffmpeg-svn from AVHCD to Mpeg4 under Linux

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

I have actually found a very very nice solution to the high definition video(AVCHD) transcoding problem. I got the ffmpeg svn checkout from yesterday (21.08.2008) and it works great with this script, all in one. No need for extra tools. And it's quite speedy.


BR=3000 # kbit

[ -f "$OUT" ] && exit 1;

echo $1
# old ffmpeg versions (2008):
nice $FFM -r 50 -i "$1" -s 1280x540 -ilme mpeg4 -acodec copy -aspect 16:9 -b ${BR}k "$OUT"
# new ffmpeg versions (January 2009): -r 50 might still be necessary.
nice $FFM -i "$1" -s 1280x540 -flags ilme -flags ildct -vcodec mpeg4 -acodec copy -aspect 16:9 -b ${BR}k "$OUT"

The only problem is that the current ffmpeg checkout does not listen to the -r parameter. So you have to manually override the frames per second when playing the file, e.g. mplayer -fps 50. I use mplayer -fps 50 -fs -af volnorm -vf pp=fd.

You need might need to adjust the path to ffmpeg in the script obviously, e.g. to $HOME/ffmpeg/ffmpeg.

Of course if you have a camera that records 29.97 frames per second you have to change the numbers accordingly. (-r 59.94)

If you've got several cores you may want to experiment with the -threads option and make sure you have compiled with --enable-pthreads, see below.

The great thing is that the video is encoded quickly - I get 23 fps on my celeron m530 notebook - and the video is perfectly in sync, and you only need ffmpeg, nothing else.

You should install a fresh ffmpeg from SVN:

svn checkout svn:// ffmpeg
cd ffmpeg
./configure --enable-nonfree --enable-gpl --enable-pthreads && make && sudo make install.

Be careful where you put every ffmpeg parameter, as ffmpeg interprets them differently depending on the order you give them. E.g. ffmpeg -r 50 -i ... differs from ffmpeg -i ... -r 50.

Enjoy fast and sync video transformation!

If it doesn't work for you, try out this script, which is the result of the long discussions below.
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How To Remove Stubborn Grease Stains from Clothing

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How To Remove Stubborn Grease Stains from ClothingThere's really no secret to removing grease stains from clothing. Many stubborn stains will come out just by pre-treating your clothing in regular clothes detergent. But sometimes you'll find yourself with a set in stain that refuses to come out. That's when I turn to Dawn dish-washing detergent. Just squirt some Dawn on your clothing stain and
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New Cancer Cure - Vitamin C

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vitamin c cancer cure
New Cancer Cure Natural Vitamin C ?

Reports of Vitamin C as a cancer cure abound again as new scientific research comes to light.

A cancer treatment pioneered by Nobel Prize Winning Linus Pauling over 30 years ago has recently gained favour again. Doctors in London's Harley Street are administering the intravenous Vitamin C treatment for only £100 a shot.

London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "It is currently against UK law for Nutritionists to treat cancer but there are certainly many things we can do to support and bolster your immune system and antioxidents such as buffered vitamin C are one of many tools we use"

Nutritionists can work with your doctor of health professional to maximise your body's potential to thrive.

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Comfortable Direct HD Video Encoding from AVCHD to Mpeg4

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, August 17, 2008

This nice little script encodes avchd m2ts files from e.g. an HD camcorder directly to mpeg4 avis. It uses a temporary file in the /tmp dir for the audio stream, but the rest is done using fifo pipes. You need to install the csh shell interpreter to run it. And you need to setup the environment from this package: (by invoking ./install, then ./installasroot, you need to modify the download script and change the JM version).

The script works badly on multi-core systems, but you can invoke it several times at once. It's originally a modified version of the script from this package, but I changed it so you can run it several times concurrently (with the same file names in different folders). I also added a check to prevent it from encoding files where the output files already exist. I recommend to run it on an entire directory for i in *.m2ts; do echo encoding $i; hdencode $i; done


set BR=5000
set lavcopts="-lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vbitrate="$BR":turbo:threads=1:autoaspect:ilme:ildct"
set lavf="-of lavf -lavfopts format=mp4"
set menco="-vf scale=1280:540:1 $lavf"
set fps="25" # "29.97"
set ending="mp4"
set delay="-delay +0.7"

#The scripts and instructions in this package are free to use and
#redistribute AT YOUR OWN RISK!! Standard disclaimers apply.

if ( $#argv == "0" ) then
echo usage: $0 filename.m2ts ...
set files=($*)

set path = ( . $path )

echo using:
which xporthdmv || exit
which ldecod || exit
which ffmpeg || exit

echo $0 Starting.
echo " "
foreach file ($files)
if ( ! -f $file ) then
echo file $file not found

rm -f ./bits0001.mpv ./bits0001.mpa

set filebase=`basename $file | sed s/\.m2ts// | sed s/\.MTS//`
set audiofile=/tmp/$filebase-$$".ac3"
set videofifo=/tmp/$filebase-$$".yuv"
set outputfile=$filebase"."$ending

if ( -f $outputfile ) then
echo file $outputfile already exists

if ( ! -f $audiofile ) then
echo xporthdmv -h $file 1 1 1
xporthdmv -h $file 1 1 1 && mv bits0001.mpa $audiofile
echo $audiofile already exists, not creating it.

mkfifo $videofifo

if ( ! -f $videofifo ) then
echo ldecod -i bits0001.mpv -o $videofifo
ldecod -i bits0001.mpv -o $videofifo &
#ldecod -i bits0001.mpv -o $videofifo
echo $videofifo already exists, not creating it.

if ( ! -f $outputfile ) then
echo mencoder $videofifo -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1440:h=1080 -aspect 16:9 -ofps $fps \
-ovc lavc -o $outputfile"-tmp" $lavcopts $menco

mencoder $videofifo -demuxer rawvideo -rawvideo w=1440:h=1080 -aspect 16:9 -ofps $fps \
-ovc lavc -o $outputfile"-tmp" $lavcopts $menco

echo mencoder $outputfile"-tmp" -aspect 16:9 -ofps $fps \
-audiofile $audiofile \
-oac copy -ovc copy \
-o $outputfile

mencoder $outputfile"-tmp" -aspect 16:9 -ofps $fps \
-audiofile $audiofile $delay \
-oac copy -ovc copy \
-o $outputfile
echo $outputfile exists, not creating it.

#echo To remove temporary files: rm -f /tmp/*.ac3 /tmp/*.yuv
rm -f ./dataDec.txt ./log.dec bits0001.mpv $videofifo $audiofile $outputfile"-tmp"
echo $0 complete.
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Minimal X Environment

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

If you want to e.g. use nxserver, but only for a few selected applications it is often wise to install just the most basic packages, in ubuntu these are
xfonts-base xterm xutils xauth icewm

Then you should be able to login with nxclient, if you set it to use the custom environment with a virtual desktop and to execute /usr/bin/icewm.
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Warning: Upgrade from Feisty to Hardy

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

If you want to upgrade your server system from Feisty to Hardy, make sure you're not running kernel 2.6.22-15-server, as the upgrade will crash with a problem creating your UFT8 locale, localedef will occupy all cpu. The work around is to simply boot 2.6.22-14-server and then do the upgrade. That will save you a lot of trouble.
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Oggrecode Script

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 15, 2008

This script recodes an entire directory to a new quality of vorbis. It could easily be modified to transcode to ogg as well.

# (c) 2008
# published under the GNU GPL v 3.0

echo OggRecode v 0.01

ME=`basename $0`

if [ $# != 2 ]; then
echo \#$ME \"directory\" quality
echo I need two parameters: a directory and a quality setting,
echo but you gave me $# parameter\(s\): \($ME $*\)
exit 1;

if [ ! -d "$1" ]; then
echo Parameter \"$1\" is not a directory!
# direct file handling here
exit 2;

if [ -e "$OUTDIR" ]; then
echo A file or directory with the name \"$OUTDIR\" already exists.
exit 3;

if [ ! -f "$1"/*.ogg ]; then
echo No vorbis files found in directory \"$1\":
echo Directory listing:
ls "$1";
echo ---
exit 4

mkdir "$OUTDIR"
cd "$1"

for i in *.ogg; do
TO="`basename $i`"
cd ..
cd "$OUTDIR"
echo Recoding \"$i\" ...
echo oggdec -Q -o - ../"$1"/"$i" \| oggenc -q "$2" -o "$TO" -
oggdec -Q -o - ../"$1"/"$i" | oggenc -q "$2" -o "$TO" -
echo ... finished recoding \"$i\".;

cd ..
echo Finished encoding

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How To Remove Mold & Mildew from Outdoor Furniture

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

How To Remove Mold & Mildew from Outdoor FurnitureA quick tip on how to remove mold & mildew from outdoor furniture! No need to run to the store to get rid of that mold or mildew. Just look in your kitchen cabinets for the secret ingredient: Vinegar! Just put some vinegar in a plastic spray bottle and spray it on the moldy or mildew spots on your furniture. Give it a few minutes to eat away the
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Fix for the Samsumg yepp YP-T6 mp3 player settings.dat battery problem

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

If you've got the Samsumg yepp YP-T6 mp3 player and you have the problem where after a while the settings.dat gets corrupted and the mp3 keeps telling out it's out of battery, then you probably just have one or more files that the mp3 has troubles with during playback.

In my case it was an ogg vorbis file and I think it was probably because the bitrate was too low at some point in the file. Try deleting the last file you heard before the problem occurs and then post your results in the comments.

If you know of a better fix, please let everyone know.

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NE v. Ärzten verkaufen.doc

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

NE v. Ärzten verkaufen.doc

Fr 15 Aug 2008
Ärzte dürfen gewerblich NE, Mikronährstoffe vertreiben

Der Bundesgerichtshof (BGH) hat entschieden, dass Ärzte in Ihren Praxen Nahrungsergänzungsmittel vertreiben dürfen (BGH, Urt. v. 29.05.2008). Gegenstand des Verfahrens war die Frage, ob sich Ärzte wettbewerbswidrig verhalten oder sogar gegen das Berufsrecht der Ärzte verstoßen, wenn sie NE verkaufen. Der BGH verneinte dies. Voraussetzung ist, dass die Tätigkeit von der freiberuflichen ärztlichen Tätigkeit in zeitlicher, organisatorischer, wirtschaftlicher und rechtlicher Hinsicht getrennt ist.

Dies hat für Networker zur Folge, dass nunmehr auch rechtssicher alle Ärzte in die Struktur gesponsort werden können. Der Vorteil liegt auf der Hand, da Ärzte sich bereits von Hause aus mit NE auskennen. Jeder Arzt muss aber darauf achten, dass er seine Tätigkeit als Networker nicht „im Zusammenhang“ mit der Ausübung der ärztlichen Tätigkeit erbringt oder seinen Arztberuf kommerzialisiert.

(Name "NE" ist evt. "Rufmord".)
Mikronährstoffe stärken Immunsystem
... aber WENiGER die aus den Apotheken, sie sind sogar sehr oft Betrug (f. ca. 24,00 €), kann der Körper nicht aufnehmen, weil chemisch....!!!
(Noch sind die Stevia Produkte auf dem europäischen Markt als Lebensmittel nicht zugelassen, auch in den USA werden die Produkte nur "NUR" als NE, ohne Hinweis auf die Süßkraft, verkauft.)

Unser jüngster Sohn musste ca. 10 Jahre lang Kortison ein atmen, das hat ihm das Leben gerettet, er hatte eine sehr gute Kinderärztin.
Später nahm er über einen Winter lang D.... P... von LPl ( B.. B.... ) und wurde asthmafrei, durfte jetzt sogar seinen Schweißerpass erwerben!
Damals war er aufgequollen und pummelig u. hatte noch ca. 5 Knochenbrüche ...
Nun ist er mind. ca. 1,85 m groß geworden, nicht auszudenken mit noch 10 Jahre Einnahme v. Kortison....

Müssen nun (nur) noch die KK das zu zahlen, was wirklich gesund macht und weniger Mogelpackungen mit Nebenwirkungen und Giftmisch nach zielgerichteten, Umsatz orientierten "wissenschaftlichen Studien".
... und jeder kann die Produkte selber "kosten" ....

Chemische Stoffe bekämpfen das Symptom, nicht die Ursachen!
Medikamente sind keine Garantie für optimale Gesundheit, für ein funktionierendes Immunsystem und ein langes Leben.
In Wirklichkeit sind sie für viele der heute verbreiteten Gesundheitsprobleme eher verantwortlich, als dass sie eine Hilfe darstellen.
Medikamente bringen schnelle Erleichterung; sie sind eine Soforthilfe, sie sind wie ein Verband, mit dem wir die Dinge, denen wir uns nicht stellen wollen, zudecken. Schmerz undandere Symptome sind Anzeichen dafür, dass etwas nicht in Ordnung ist, dass unser Immunsystem nicht „mithalten“ kann.
Anstatt unsere Ernährung, unseren Lebensstil usw. zu überprüfen und Veränderungen ins Auge zu fassen,nehmen wir lieber Medikamente, die uns alsbequemer Ausweg erscheinen.
Das gilt für Antihistamine und Nasensprays bei Erkältungen, Allergien und Sinusitis (Entzündungender Nasennebenhöhle); es gilt für Antibiotika, besondersbei Kindern, die eigentlich erst einmal ihrImmunsystem entwickeln müssten, um Infektionen (oder Akne) aus eigener Kraft abwehren zu können; es gilt für Blitzdiäten oder Diätpillen zur Gewichtsabnahme; für Koffein und Süßigkeiten, durch die wir schnell Energie aufnehmen wollen; für Alkohol, Beruhigungsmittel oder Valium, die Stress mindern und den Schlaf fördern sollen; das gilt für alle schnellen Lösungen, die langfristig mehr Stress auslösen, als sie abbauen.

Und noch Nebeneinkiommen und "Schneeballsysteme" !!!
"Schneeballsystem" ist, wenn die Nebenwirkungen mit weiteren Medikamenten im "Schneeball" weiter behandelt werden müssen.

Ach und,

ich habe Freundschaften in der Krankenpflege. Den armen Patienten werde ALLEN über 10 Medikamente gegeben/verabreicht, in dem "Glauben", dass ihnen damit geholfen wird.


Garantiert mehr Lebensqualität:
Egal, was hier steht, Sie wollen etwas ändern?

Unsere Lösung, auch wenn es nicht gleich verständlich ist ..., ist ganz einfach, Zahnbürste/Lotion bestellen im Gesundheitsshop (neu) und weitere Infos bei Job Gesundheit Freizeit und Unterstützung von uns anfordern!



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A Steady Diet of Medals and Fast Food - 2008 Olympics

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Michael Phelps 12,000 calorie fast food diet dangerous long term

A Steady Diet of Medals and Fast Food - 2008 Olympics – Sports and News from China – The New York Times - Michael Phelps High Calorie fast food Diet

The papers recently are full of stories of olympic swimmers living off a diet of fast food but Ryan Lochte and multi gold medalist Michael Phelps are both only 23. The worry is the effects on their bodies in later life.

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte's high calorie fast food diets are similar to american footballers high in saturated animal fat dripping with cholesterol there's no doubt you need those extra calories andprotein to feed those muscles that burn calories faster than fat and also to fuel all that extra energy expenditure but it could be plant based instead.

Former champion weightlifter now Foods for life Sports nutritionist Gareth Zeal used to lift more than weight lifters twice his size. The beauty about plant based protein and plant based fats is that they can provide real power without the bulk and without the detrimental ramifications on long term health.

Many American footballer find themselves crippled in later life and their average life expectancy can be 20 years lower than the American average.

But what young man wouldn't want a body like Michael Phelps??

London nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston says "So many kids will be influenced by this very talented and driven gold medalist and no doubt there will be many that use this extreme case to try to justify high fat fast food is good for you. If only they could see 20 years into the future they might think again. The English Ruby team have been using organic conconut fat to achieve power and energy with great success. Our nutritionist Gareth is living proof you can have pure power on plant based protein and essential fats and grow old gracefully without aches and pains and the after effects of mutating your body. I sincerely hope it inspires many more kids to get excited about exercise and swimming rather than burgers and cheese"

London Nutritionists Yvonne Bishop-Weston and Gareth Zeal can be contacted via
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Helping Windows Users with UltraVNC Single Click and ssvnc from Linux

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, August 14, 2008

If you ever (try to) use UltraVNC Single Click to help Windows users from Linux, you will find out that it's not that easy. Though you can use the UltraVNC viewer in Wine, you may see disconnects after around 15 minutes. The easy solution lies in starting a regular TightVNC with these parameters:

xtightvncviewer -listen 0 -encodings "hextile copyrect"

Replace the 0 with the display number, e.g. 0 for port 5500 or 400 for 5900. (port = 5500 + x) You need to have the package xtightvncviewer installed for this to work in Ubuntu. The color parameter does not work properly in this configuration.

Or give ssvnc a try. It works even with SCIII (uvnc Single Click via SSL), supports different color depths and much more!

And if you've got a current wine version, you might as well use the original ultravnc viewer. It works fine by now.

I usually use ssvn and the following script to start the vnc listener and quit it when finished.
$VNC -listen 487 -use64 & # 64 colors
read -p "Press enter when finished"
killall tightvncviewer vncviewer
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Interesting KDE Feature Requests

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

  • 60037: JJ: "duplex printing wizard" for simplex printer
  • 86787: Merge & Split PDF documents
  • 37838: first key eaten by screen lock
  • 22540: Creating/Editing Symlinks
  • 79721: collaborative editing over a network (kate)
  • 87758: Supporting http 1.1 pipelining
  • 34362 support for additional mouse buttons
  • 165368 DPMS does not work with automatically started screensaver
  • 107302 Associate any virtual desktop with any xinerama screen
  • 37067 Per-virtual-desktop containments*
  • 91809 kpdf cant fill in formulars*
  • 125952: calendar synchronization with Google Calendar (korganizer)
  • 158556: Plasma Panel cannot be hidden*
  • 104464: Different styles for KMenu*
  • 59859: Major Improvements for the "What's this?" Item
  • 81272: Use more than one line per mail in message list
  • 50255 can I send mail later?
  • 102284: Support for Greasemonkey / User Javascript
  • 112027: adding smileys received from other people (kopete)
  • 87600: limit download bandwidth (kget)
  • 33839: add suspend / hibernate logout button (kdm)

(Wow I love the auto-save feature of Blogger. And Opera really still has issues in Linux.)

  • 92238: New sound theme for KDE
  • 64763: Support for UltraVNC file transfers

Open the webpage to find out more about the bug, x being the bug number.

So there's a lot of things you can do if you're interested in KDE development. Of course you should first contact the developers of the part you want to fix to make sure there's not already someone working on it etc.

Also check out the complete list.

* Update: A lot of this stuff has already been fixed! Wow... nice.

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KDE's Most Popular Feature Requests

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Kool Feature: Multiple Displays as Multiple Virtual Desktops

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

As most Linux Desktops already have Virtual Desktops, I've always wondered why multiple displays aren't mappable to a virtual desktop each. And it seems like wasn't the only one: Unfortunately noone seems to be at it even in times of KDE 4.1.

Also check out to go along with it.

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Competitions Free Prizes & Offers

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

win a free nutrition consultation in the DLR competition

Win a Free nutrition consultation with London Nutritionist Yvonne Bishop-Weston

A DLR 'get out more' competition gives you the chance to win a free nutrition consultation with one of London's top clinical nutritionists or one of 40 relaxing Lush cosmetics products.

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Mounting ssh filesystem via fstab entry

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

The fstab entry has to look like this

sshfs#user@server:/directory    /localmount_directory    fuse  defaults,noauto  0 0

I use these options 


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How To Clean a Plasma TV Screen

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Sunday, August 10, 2008

How To Clean a Plasma TV ScreenWhat's the best way to clean a plasma TV screen? If you can't find instructions for cleaning the screen in your plasma TV owner's manual then the safest way to proceed is to use a microfiber or pure cotton cloth. Gently remove the dust from the TV screen with the cloth. If you need to you can use a little warm water to remove any smudges. Do not use any harsh
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Git Magic

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, August 9, 2008

If you ever run into trouble trying to do something that should be really easy with git but doesn't seem to be, if you want to learn git or think you already know everything important about it, and in many other cases, this article about git is a must read:

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Unknown CMake command "kde4_add_ui_files"

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Thursday, August 7, 2008

If you get this error

Unknown CMake command "kde4_add_ui_files"

while trying to use cmake, it usually means that

find_package(KDE4 REQUIRED)

is missing from the CMakeLists.txt file. Try adding it to the CMakeLists.txt file somewhere before kde4_add_ui_files is first called.

An example


kde4_add_ui_files(network_SRCS config.ui )



find_package(KDE4 REQUIRED)

kde4_add_ui_files(network_SRCS config.ui )

See here for more information: .g

By the way, the same line helps for problems with "macro_optional_find_package" and most other KDE compilation problems.
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Opernpalais und Hotel Esplanade

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim

Opernpalais und Hotel Esplanade

Opernpalais 2006, Weihnachtsfeiertag
(Peer serviert, Chris, Oma u. mir.)

Hier ist Sohnemann mit der Torte:

Und Silvester 2007 !!!

Grand Hotel Esplanade, Aug. 2008

.... mit unserem Chris u. ich ...
Im Grand Hotel Esplanade

Markus, Peer und Chris
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Home - Homeopathy worked for me

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Home - Homeopathy worked for me

As well as a concerted effort by industrial and commercial interests to discredit nutrition therapy and ban vitamins and minerals there is now also a mounting campaign to ban homeopathy too.

If you have ever been successfully helped by homeopathy or know someone close to you who has please sign this declaration >> Homeopathy

Homeopathy to me is like TV would be to a neanderthal - I don't know how it works but it does - I had a skin condition for over 10 years that cleared within 2 weeks of visiting a homeopath. I've seen amazing results on children who are uncontaminated by modern medicine, heard many first hand anecdotal tales and I am as 'sold' as the many farmers who use homeopathy to cure their animals ills (you can't even use the placebo excuse on that one)

The worst they can argue is that it doesn't work - they can hardly argue it's dangerous if they don't believe there is enough of an active ingredient in homeopathic medicine to provoke an immune response.

We would have a problem on our hands if the government believed in homeopathy. Think of the consequences for London. London water is in homeopathic terms a homeopathic toxic poison, a cocktail of drugs, hormones (from the contraceptive pill), and various diseases.

Perhaps the ramifications are just too frightening to allow them to accept it??

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Standby/Suspend to Ram with Dbus and HAL in KDE 4/GNOME/XFCE

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I was trying to work out how to issue the standby command over dbus so that I can send my computer to standby with just a single click from a desktop icon. It turns out at least ksmserver can't receive such a command as there isn't even a type for it in kworkspace:

00049 enum ShutdownType {
00053 ShutdownTypeDefault = -1,
00057 ShutdownTypeNone = 0,
00061 ShutdownTypeReboot = 1,
00065 ShutdownTypeHalt = 2
00066 };

So the best I could come up with was this to shut down the system(If anyone has seen suspend anywhere in KDE dbus, please comment!):

dbus-send --session --dest=org.kde.ksmserver --type=method_call \
--print-reply /KSMServer org.kde.KSMServerInterface.logout int32:-1 int32:2 int32:2

But then I found out you can use hal directly and finally I had my script working for immediate suspend:

dbus-send --system --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal --type=method_call \
--print-reply /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer \ org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement.Suspend int32:0

This should work in any desktop environment. You can replace the 0 after "int32:" with the number of seconds to delay the Suspend. And you can also use it for hibernation:

dbus-send --system --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal --type=method_call \
--print-reply /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer \ org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.SystemPowerManagement.Hibernate

Now we can enjoy suspend with a single click. Just put it into a shell script and link that to your desktop.

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Preserving Muscle Mass

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Monday, August 4, 2008

Plant Foods for Preserving Muscle Mass - News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

This study had escaped our eye until now - just catching up -

The study was led by physician and nutrition specialist Bess Dawson-Hughes at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Mass.

The typical American diet is rich in protein, cereal grains and other acid-producing foods. In general, such diets generate tiny amounts of acid each day. With aging, a mild but slowly increasing metabolic "acidosis" develops, according to the researchers.

Acidosis appears to trigger a muscle-wasting response. So the researchers looked at links between measures of lean body mass and diets relatively high in potassium-rich, alkaline-residue producing fruits and vegetables. Such diets could help neutralize acidosis. Foods can be considered alkaline or acidic based on the residues they produce in the body, rather than whether they are alkaline or acidic themselves. For example, acidic grapefruits are metabolized to alkaline residues.
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