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Comment Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 4, Informative) 529 529

The thing is EMF strength falls off due to the inverse square law. The strength needed to actually impact the body is far greater than what is put off by cell phones and wifi.

Standing in front of a Jet plane with its active radar on can render you sterile. A jet plane flying overhead with its radar on doesn't even give you goosebumps.

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Inside the Largest Virtual Psychology Lab In the World 81 81

bearhuntz writes: Riot Games has been using League of Legends as a psychology lab to run scientific experiments and reduce toxic player behavior for a while now. This article explains some of the experiments they're doing, and what the results have been. "For example, one product is a restricted chat mode that limits the number of messages abusive players can type per match. It’s a temporary punishment that has led to a noticeable improvement in player behavior afterward —on average, individuals who went through a period of restricted chat saw 20 percent fewer abuse reports filed by other players. The restricted chat approach also proved 4 percent more effective at improving player behavior than the usual punishment method of temporarily banning toxic players. Even the smallest improvements in player behavior can make a huge difference in an online game that attracts 67 million players every month."

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