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Comment: Re:Sweet. (Score 3, Insightful) 76

by Fwipp (#47751571) Attached to: Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

It'd be really nice for people who were born without the organs in question. First it'll probably be for people with a straight-forward birth defect, but eventually, this could possibly grow gonads for trans people, allowing their bodies to produce their own hormones. I'd be pretty excited if I could eventually stop taking synthetic estrogens.

Comment: Variation in online reviews (Score 4, Insightful) 131

by Fwipp (#47733393) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

> They all seem to have varying reviews, ranging from "Perfect official factory replacement!" to "Garbage knock-off, worse than the battery I replaced."

This is because amazon lumps reviews from different sellers together. Once you've identified a potential seller/product you want, go into the list of sellers, and make sure to pick one with good reviews. It's going to be more expensive than from a place with 2 stars, but at least it'll work.

Comment: Red Herring (Score 5, Insightful) 115

by Fwipp (#46963043) Attached to: How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

Sure, only 3% of your players give you money if you're free-to-play. But if 3% of players of a F2P game is more than 100% of players of a $3 game, it doesn't matter. It's like arguing "If we implement super-awesome-DRM, our piracy will go down to 1%" without an understanding that these actions may hurt total sales.

Relative numbers are pretty useless without the bigger picture.

Always draw your curves, then plot your reading.