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Comment Re:Not the fault of science (Score 1) 958

Two were meta analysis conducted last year which came to contradicting conclusions about the link between saturated fats and heart disease. The science has been unsettled like this for many years.

If he had done the research, he would have come to the conclusion that he arrives at in the article. We don't really know what's going on.

Comment Re:Science... Yah! (Score 3, Informative) 958

Check out a guy named Ancel Keys, who's 7 country study was enormously influential, as well as Dr Jeremiah Stamler, who published a self-help booklet in 1966 (sponsored by the corn oil industry) telling people to alter "habits even before the final proof is nailed down" with regards to saturated fats and heart disease.

Sometimes, it only takes a handful of people in white coats who are well meaning and respected to change public opinion.

Comment Re:Uh what? (Score 1) 180

That's an interesting narrative you have there. The settlements were/are about the Treaty and nothing else. The cultural stuff is important, and it's possible for a culture to appreciate the importance of the environment around them, and also over succeeding generations, make a total mess of it.

It doesn't sound like you've read 'The Penguin History of New Zealand'. It should be required reading in schools. You should do yourself a favour and find a copy, if only the read the first two/three chapters.

Comment Re:When will he be arrested? (Score 1) 666

The Solomon curve seems to show that the safest speed to travel is just slightly below the average speed. This doesn't make any sense. X isn't variation from average. shouldn't it be speed in mph, with 0 being the speed limit?

And, in the 50's, when the data was collated, how did Solomon accurately predict the speed the cars involved in these collisions were going at? We cant do that reliably now.

Comment Re:Linus management technique works (Score 1) 1501

Most managers are accountable to someone, and tend to balance the needs of various stakeholders, i.e. workers, internal/external customers, owners, suppliers etc.

Who is Linus accountable to? When he swears at the other devs, which stakeholders' interest is he trying to protect? The users?

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.