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Comment: Re:last example is very interesting (Score 1) 239

by Xaduurv (#40952673) Attached to: Beware the Nocebo Effect

I wonder if it's actually possible to commit suicide by swallowing placebos? Or is there some limit to the nocebo effect's severity that'd prevent that?

It's certainly interesting to think about. Unfortunately I'd assume the answer is no. Like a previous commenter said, the mind controls the body. I'm reminded of cases where one person passes away in an elderly couple and the other then passes a few short years/months after. My grandmother was never the same after my grandfather died. She seemed relatively youthful before he died, but afterward she aged rapidly, and died 2 years later.

Sorry, meant to say "Unfortunately I'd assume the answer is no", as in I doubt there would be a limit to the nocebo effect.

Comment: Re:last example is very interesting (Score 2) 239

by Xaduurv (#40952665) Attached to: Beware the Nocebo Effect

I wonder if it's actually possible to commit suicide by swallowing placebos? Or is there some limit to the nocebo effect's severity that'd prevent that?

It's certainly interesting to think about. Unfortunately I'd assume the answer is yes. Like a previous commenter said, the mind controls the body. I'm reminded of cases where one person passes away in an elderly couple and the other then passes a few short years/months after. My grandmother was never the same after my grandfather died. She seemed relatively youthful before he died, but afterward she aged rapidly, and died 2 years later.

Comment: Re:oh the irony (Score 1) 337

by Xaduurv (#40303131) Attached to: Why Smart People Are Stupid

yo dawg i heard you like to overthink shit so i overthought the shit you're overthinking so you can overthink shit while i overthink you overthinking the shit you're overthinking i must be stupid (as in smart, not smart as in stupid) because i got those little word problems correct. the lily pad example was really easy.

You can't be that smart, because you just made that meme wrong

Comment: Re:Are you kidding me???? (Score 1) 182

by Xaduurv (#39053325) Attached to: Hotmail's Spam Filter: The Best In the Business?
Hotmail's spam filter the best in the business? AAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Well, now that I've gotten that out of my system, no, I don't agree with that at all. I get 4 spam emails per day on that, and I don't exactly give it out willy nilly. My gmail account so far is perfect.

Comment: Re:Holy Fucking Gravy Christ! (Score 1) 111

by Xaduurv (#37619714) Attached to: Human "Cloning" Makes Embryonic Stem Cells

That's like turning Linux into Windows 7 using only BASIC. Or something. I just thought I'd toss out an analogy for those of you who understand computers but not biology to point out how fricking insane that is.

No I'm afraid I didn't get it. Could you perhaps provide a car analogy? In all seriousness, this could be huge

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