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Comment The summum of scientific stupidity (Score 1) 668 668

"it therefore seems plausible that the popularity of homeopathy can take a huge hit just by telling the public what it actually is."

This is a startlingly naive statement. If there were any truth in this there wouldn't have been homeopathy in the first place. People are not rational. Telling them the simple truth will only make them more stubborn in their ignorance.

To quote another Slashdotter (19thNervousBreakdown):

"The placebo effect from homeopathy is pretty neat, but on the downside you have to be a fucking idiot for it to work"

Comment Re:Future proofing (Score 1) 557 557

Last summer I spent in a renovated Italian cottage. The owners had done the electricity in what I assume was the 'old' Italian way. Thick insulated wires (separates wires visible) ran from the switches over the wall with standoffs up to the beams of the roof where they connected to the hanging armatures. Looked pretty interesting.

Looks like this kind of stuff:

Comment Bury it in an underground watertight safe. (Score 1) 446 446

Create a watertight storage safe with - say - a Raspberry Pi and a bunch of USB disks. Connect it with power and ethernet wiring. Bury it six feet deep in your crawl space. Hope that the Raspberry SD card doesn't get corrupted.

Comment Re:Women like to look up - Science! (Score 1) 298 298

It's really quite simple. Everything that distinguishes a man from a woman and a woman from a man is sexualized. Women have breasts, men don't so breasts are sexualized and men tend to prefer larger breasts (within reason).

Men tend to be taller than women so tallness has become part of the male sexualization. It is considered more attractive (again, within reason).

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