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Tim
3:42 AM
If anyone can find this book doi.org/10.1145/3335772, please let me know. I will not redistribute it.
Thanks.
 
 
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5:01 AM
A lot of university libraries have an alumni access programme
 
 
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11:00 AM
I realise this question is a bit out there, but does anyone here have experience using blood glucose monitors? Specifically, wrt to reliablity. And also, ease of use.
 
 
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12:38 PM
why can't i seem to find ipchains for Debian 10?
 
@FaheemMitha yes. With electronic ones. They have something like 0.4 mmol/l accuracy. For reference normal values are around 4-8 mmol/l depending on circumstances. But they are easy to use. The ones that are standard here have a pen with disposable needle tips and adjustable stabbing depth. You cock it, press a button to stab your fingertip, draw out a small drop of blood which you put in contact with the small aperture on the disposable test strip.
Like ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB106IdXODxK1RjSsphq6zHrpXan/…, note the little window at the bottom end of the test strip. It pulls up <1 microliters or something like that with the capilllary effect. Very small droplets are enough.
And the prick is like thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/… with a tip like ortopedtechnika.com/images/termekek/… where you twist off the round cap before use to expose the needle
Specific device customs probably vary by region. And in the US mg/dl is more common than mmol/l I think.
 
Tim
12:53 PM
@MichaelHomer what university libraries are so generous?
Maybe I will try to go there to study in my next life
@jesse_b I'd like to hear more about it
@MichaelHomer Maybe a nonprofit tuition-free university in a social democracy will do.
universities are run like business although claim all the benefits of non profit organizations.
 
 
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3:25 PM
@AdamL Isn't that obsolete?
@AndrasDeak Thank you. So you've used them, then?
@Tim In the US, some university libraries at least have very relaxed borrowing rules.
@AndrasDeak I dislike the stabbing part.
 
 
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4:48 PM
@StephenKitt Let me know when you have time to review that debian/rules for Mercurial Evolve.
 
@FaheemMitha well i guess it won't be needed in that Debian has no firewall up and what i am reading suggests that i need to use it to allow ssh through the firewall, would tptables be what replaces it?
i get nothing useful from running apt-cache search ipchains
 
@AdamL Yes, iptables replaced ipchains. But I think there was something after that too. Do a search for packet filtering in Linux.
nftables, apparently.
 
ok thanks
 
@AdamL You may want to use a front-end. There's a fair amount of overhead in using it directly.
Then again, it's good to understand how things work.
 
5:17 PM
@FaheemMitha yeah, on occasion, to make sure everything's OK. I have a sweet tooth and I had a diabetic grandparent so it doesn't hurt to check every now and then
@FaheemMitha it's hard to test your blood otherwise ;) But it's not a huge deal. You can find the lowest setting that's enough to draw your blood reliably. And the trick is to aim at the side of your fingertip rather than head-on. There are a lot fewer nerve endings on the side.
 
6:09 PM
@AndrasDeak Is that the best choice? The fingertip, I mean.
@AndrasDeak I see. So you just have it for yourself?
 
6:22 PM
The levels of censorship in some SE communities really really scare me
 
@FaheemMitha that's where it's calibrated usually. Second best choice is inner wrist I think? Which sounds more painful.
@FaheemMitha we share it with the wife (switching needles)
 
@AndrasDeak We?
@AndrasDeak So somewhere else would be worse in some sense?
 
@FaheemMitha I find it plausible that other capillaries might be less representative, I don't know.
@FaheemMitha we. The wife and myself. We.
 
@AndrasDeak Ah. You wrote "we share it with the wife". Which implies at least one more person.
 
7:29 PM
@Tim Well, for example, here's information for a fully private university in the US, and from a quick look around the area it appears that the major public *-grant universities also have similar programmes, so I don't think either zero tuition or social democracy are requirements. It is a fairly standard thing for universities to offer their alumni
 
 
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9:25 PM
:-|
 

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