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If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?

This is something I've been thinking about for a while. I have a plan, but it's weak.
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If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?

This is something I've been thinking about for a while. I have a plan, but it's weak.

I hear ya. My plan is based on writing stuff down and hiding it where my wife knows it is hidden in plain sight 😉. Somebody breaking in would eventually find it, but that would take hours. As long as one of us is alive, the cops would get the intruder first ;D. Leo is a tech guy so he probably saves the key password(s) to get to his password program (with all the other passwords) on a flash drive stick hidden somewhere. I'll bet he has two flash drive stick.

He backs up everything constantly so he probably has to update his memory sticks fairly often. Good for him but I don't need to back up a lot of stuff. I just need to keep my important passwords OUTSIDE of the computer. I use those key passwords to do banking and to access the Norton Vault with all the passwords for other places I need passwords for (Power company, etc.). The password I use to get into my Norton password Vault is never stored anywhere on my computer. Since the key passwords are never stored in any computer or in any computer password software, only a keylogger virus could figure out what my important passwords are. Norton Security protects my computer from that. It works for me.

If I have more than 5 minutes available to me before I leave planet Earth, I can clear up any doubts about how to handle all this password stuff to my wife AND make her the Administrator on this computer. If not, she knows how to log in as me on the computer and where all the handwritten passwords stuff is.

As to other fairly important 'Getting affairs in order stuff' like a Will, I am guided by whatever my wife wants. I'm pretty much ready to go whenever God decides I'm done here (Unprofitable Servant 🌞 and all that).
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Doomstead Diner Daily April 1
« Reply #707 on: April 01, 2020, 06:04:41 am »


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Doomstead Diner Daily 4/2
« Reply #708 on: April 02, 2020, 07:08:23 am »

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I was wondering why the elderly are suffering much more from sepsis and cytokine storm during COVID-19 infections. A significant difference in older patients compared to younger patients is their melatonin levels. Another good insight and treatment approach?

April 2, 2020

Can Melatonin Fight Coronavirus and Sepsis?

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Expert Review by Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D. Fact Checked

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that's triggered by a systemic infection that causes your immune response to go on overdrive. The resulting cytokine storm response is the cause behind many COVID-19 deaths. Find out how melatonin may be able to save you from septic shock .

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Melatonin plays an important role in your immune function. It has antioxidant and mitochondrial-protective functions, and has been shown to be effective against various bacterial and viral infections

Melatonin has been shown to reverse septic shock symptoms by decreasing synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines; preventing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative damage, endotoxemia and metabolic alterations; suppressing gene expression of nitric oxide synthase; and preventing apoptosis (cell death)

A metabolite of melatonin, 6-hydroxymelatonin, has beneficial effects on sepsis-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and cytokine responses

Melatonin can also protect against polymicrobial sepsis, i.e., sepsis caused by more than one microbial organism. In this case, melatonin appears to offer protection by having an antibacterial effect on white blood cells called neutrophils

The inflammasome NLRP3 is a key culprit in acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury, both of which are potential outcomes of COVID-19 infection. Melatonin inhibits the activation of NLRP3 inflammasomes, thus offering potential protection against infection

Full article:

Agelbert FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm an over 70 old geezer. I've been taking 3 mg of melatonin before bed for four years now. It is excellent for sleep. This new research makes me feel I might have a fighting chance to make it through the COVID-19 Pandemic . I've got plenty and it is quite cheap and totally benign. I recommend all high risk for COVID-19 caused 🏴 death geezers like me to stock up on melatonin before some greedy bastards out their start price gouging.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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April 2, 2020 3:11 PM

"Don't mourn. Organize."


Wendell Potter ✨<Info@medicareforallnow.org>

Here's where we are: Jobless claims are 🚀 skyrocketing as another 6.6 million Americans :o filed for unemployment. Tragically, roughly 2,000 Americans will die every day in April all because our policymakers failed to prepare and let 💵 profit-driven 😈 corporations run our healthcare system for years.

The market is failing our health infrastructure, but there's reason to hope.

A new Morning Consult poll just confirmed something astonishing:

► In March, support for single-payer health care jumped from 11 points to 20 points

► 55% of voters surveyed support Medicare for All, with only 35% opposed

► 43% of voters said the pandemic makes them more likely to back universal health care plans

► We cannot be paralyzed by the monumental trainwreck before us. As Mother Jones famously put it, "Don't mourn. Organize."


Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23

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Agelbert FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm an over 70 old geezer. I've been taking 3 mg of melatonin before bed for four years now. It is excellent for sleep. This new research makes me feel I might have a fighting chance to make it through the COVID-19 Pandemic . I've got plenty and it is quite cheap and totally benign. I recommend all high risk for COVID-19 caused 🏴 death geezers like me to stock up on melatonin before some greedy bastards out their start price gouging.

I'm all over this. Just by happenstance. I hadn't seen the Mercola article.
My wife and I take melatonin as a sleep aid. It works wonderfully well, as you note. It has become an indispensable part of our evening ritual.
Best to add some now before it becomes the new toilet paper.

 

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