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replace the "uberman" Yahoo group, which is getting overrun with spam.
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I don't know if any of you have tried to search the archives, but it
doesn't seem to be working.
After trolling through the help system, and the google group for
moderators, it looks like HTML messages are not indexed for search.
I'm trying to get confirmation of this, and to see if it's something
that will eventually be fixed, or if it's a design decision and we need
to work around it.
If the currently archived messages won't be indexed, there are a few
options on how to proceed:
1) Leave the messages here as-is for folks who want to browse the old
topics, and make sure that a pointer is in the welcome message pointing
to the Yahoo group for actual searches. (Eeew. requires new users to
join the dying group, just to read archives.)
2) Shut down this group for a few days, and re-post all the archived
messages in text/plain. (Due to rate-limiting, it will take about 4
days to get all the old messages again.) I could change everybody's
delivery options to "no-email" for the re-archiving period (unless you
want 5500 messages in 4-5 days).
3) Trickle the old messages slowly into the new group. We could set
some limit, like 10 messages per day, and we could use the incoming
archive as fodder for further discussion. I could modify the forwarder
to forward all messages of one topic before moving on to the next topic,
instead of the current chronological delivery.
If it comes down to it, I'd prefer option 2, because I really would like
the new group to be self-contained, so the old group can finally die in
a sea of spam. I think a small downtime will be less disruptive overall
than having a long-term distraction of dealing with archived messages.
But I hope that I'll just get word that they're working on html indexing
(it's not like they don't know how to index the web!), and we can
proceed as we are, without a whole re-archiving.
I'll keep you posted.
My vote, if it comes to it, is for option 2. Of course, I'm not
currently in transition, so I'm using this group as a source of
distraction from work, not as a support group....
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Try Firefox: http://www.getfirefox.com
I personally like this one, actually. But in any case, goodbye spammers!
On Jan 3, 12:40 am, "#endgame" <endgame....@gmail.com> wrote:
> John Hazen wrote:
> > 3) Trickle the old messages slowly into the new group. We could set
> > some limit, like 10 messages per day, and we could use the incoming
> > archive as fodder for further discussion. I could modify the forwarder
> > to forward all messages of one topic before moving on to the next topic,
> > instead of the current chronological delivery.I personally like this one, actually. But in any case, goodbye spammers!
I did polyphasic for a while in different incarnations, and while it helped me get really good at napping, I never felt 100% on it. So now I eat right (Paleo) and sleep ad libitum for core sleep and add one or two naps if needed. That makes me feel great most of the time.
Recent research showing how sleep is used to clean the brain (nerve cells shrink and spino-cerebral fluid flushes through the brain) and increased susceptibility to colds etc while polyphasic made me believe that sleep is very important and getting little core sleep might be bad for long-term health.
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This mailing list certainly have died out recently, and I think it's for the better. I'm now firmly in the camp that weird schedules doesn't really work over longer times, but naps are always awesome.
/John - older and wiser
I actually have lost 5 lbs a week by eating one meal a day because I was too busy working. Being a lab tech is the worst and I got out of there fast.
Joking aside, I found uberman and variants unsustainable with any kind of working or social life, but if I'm well rested (as in, not working until exhaustion), I naturally sleep biphasically.
I would love to hear what's up with other former uberwomen/men as well.
The forums may not get much action, but I bet plenty of ppl still watch them.
Polyphasic is like dieting. Lots of ppl get by without it, but... Knowing about sleep health is very empowering. Always be suspicious of miracle claims, you can't survive on a grapefruit a day, lose 5 lbs a week, nor survive without core sleep. But don't throw the baby out with the bath water, use common sense, and I am certain you'll end up healthier smarter and most probably happier. I certainly did.
You might have disagreed on all points with my mail, but you certainly agree with a lot of my opinions. Just today I had a long discussion on why she thinks it's wrong to be barefoot at the mall (and, like everywhere).
I might write a longer mail where I pick my words more carefully so you don't have to write long segments on ideas I 100% share.
Oh, and replace American with western or something, we try to be weird in Europe as well ;)