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Comment: Airport/Railway departure/arrival board (Score 1) 790 790

At the NY MOMA exhibit (sadly static) I saw dozens of people explaining to their kids how the boards updated with a clacka-clacka-clacka. I could see the nostlagia in their eyes. For some reason the kids didn't see the connection between this and the airport monitors typically displaying the "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to be restarted" dialogue.

Comment: Not just chemistry (Score 1) 154 154

Drug companies often find that biological science from academia cannot be reproduced (or is much less robust than indicated. Amgen and Bayer have both published on this topic, and when they called the researchers to ask why, they were told that the bettter results had been picked for the publication. Reuters article

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman

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