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Comment: winners bias? (Score 5, Insightful) 101

by Glog (#26547899) Attached to: Google's PageRank Predicts Nobel Prize Winners

Not having read the actual paper, the following question comes to mind: did they include only the period of time *before* the physicists got their Nobels? Because if they included the citations after that - yeah, I imagine those authors got quite a few citations being Nobel Prize winners and all...

Comment: cash cow how? (Score 1) 320

by Glog (#25314979) Attached to: EU Wants Removable Batteries In iPhones

I don't see how this would be a cash cow for Apple - they already replace batteries as often as they can. In fact, it's detrimental to the company since now people will simply replace batteries instead of buying a new iPod. In addition, converting their designs and manufacturing process will to meet this requirement will cost Apple dearly.

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do. -- R. A. Heinlein