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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.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.