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Comment Re:Psychology more scientific than cancer studies? (Score 4, Interesting) 255

Or this one from just under 2 weeks ago:

The requirement that medical researchers register in detail the methods they intend to use in their clinical trials, both to record their data as well as document their outcomes, caused a significant drop in trials producing positive results. From Nature: "The study found that in a sample of 55 large trials testing heart-disease treatments, 57% of those published before 2000 reported positive effects from the treatments. But that figure plunged to just 8% in studies that were conducted after 2000.

Comment Get over yourself (Score 1) 255

Those of us from a hard science background always had our doubts about this sort of stuff

Maybe you should have been using those doubts for introspection? I can easily find numerous retractions from "hard science" journals plus it's easy to find a number of similar studies showing reproducibility in "hard" science medical research and drug trials.

Comment Re:It's the base assumption that its invalid (Score 4, Insightful) 392

This is getting ridiculous, when there is evidence that could solve multiple murders and they have it so locked down that even LEO cannot get at it.

How do you know what is on the phone would solve the murder?

That type of encryption is for the government, not for joe six-pack.

10/10. Excellent troll, good sir!


Microsoft Releases Windows 10 IoT Core For Small, Embedded Devices 123

An anonymous reader writes: One of the more interesting aspects of Microsoft's Windows 10 push is their desire to see it running on hobbyist hardware platforms. Today they released Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2 and the MinnowBoard Max. They say, "Windows 10 IoT Core is a new edition for Windows targeted towards small, embedded devices that may or may not have screens. For devices with screens, Windows 10 IoT Core does not have a Windows shell experience; instead you can write a Universal Windows app that is the interface and "personality" for your device." Microsoft has posted a list of release notes for this version, calling out improved support for Python and Node.js, significantly improved GPIO performance, and more electronics support for breakout boards. Under a heading cheekily named 'Developers, Developer, Developers,' they lay out their plan for language support and provide a code sample.

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