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Comment: WTF is with all this sensitive, new age jargon... (Score 1) 80

by spads (#49051667) Attached to: Unearthing Fraud In Medical Trials
...suggesting the "FDA is in a co-dependent relationship with the pharmaceutics industry and need strong legislative support to end this bad behavior"? Is there no such thing as accountability anymore? Are we all so hopelessly helpless we need some great (HIGHER-KNOWING/wise) ~~group~~ to come along and help us wipe our A$$ES? My guess is the TF Author simply ~~wants~~ to be ~~reamed out~~.

Comment: Re:Established science CANNOT BE QUESTIONED! (Score 1) 719

by spads (#48635107) Attached to: Skeptics Would Like Media To Stop Calling Science Deniers 'Skeptics'
The function for reccommending caution contains more than just a member for truth vs falsehood. It also contains a member for risk. If the coefficient of truth is high, but the coefficient of risk remains low, the reccommendation for caution still might be low. However, if the truth is moderate and the risk is very high, caution well might be reccommended.

Comment: Sheesh, this is a no-brainer! (Score 1) 221

by spads (#48634929) Attached to: Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Thursday that the Obama Administration is viewing the Sony attack as a "serious national security matter" and is considering a range of possible options as a response, which could turn things into a contest of U.S. Superpower vs. Coding Superpower.


The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.