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Comment: we're talking about controllers (Score 1) 201

by globaljustin (#47920845) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

video game controllers...

specifically in overall 'width' or 'thickness' if you will...it's just not a salient gradient

example problem: users with large hands report cramping and mistakes, want a bigger controller. so, M$ tests a larger option. this task is much more than just making it 1mm wider...first, make the controller 20% larger, and space out the buttons, maybe raise their height...and do an ergonomic analysis of the angles of joints for button pushing and consider fatigue...**THATS REAL DESIGN TESTING**

what M$ did in that video is just a waste and an example of very poor product design and testing

Comment: sources are not scientific & religious familie (Score 1) 198

by globaljustin (#47918803) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

you linked me to "schizophrenia.com"...which is sort of like linking me to "antivaxer.com" to as evidence vaccinations cause autism

you even admit it yourself: "Some of those links include actual cites from scientific studies, by the way"

how do you know that? how do you know those links cite scientific studies? did you see it yourself?

so you looked at these articles, saw that they had actual research cited, but you chose **NOT** to copy/paste that information, instead, you chose to copy/paste information that *lacks* that information

if you were trying to be honest in this discussion you would not have linked to those ridiculously questionable sources, and instead found the actual research (if it even exists)

nih info...from the nih.gov page, we can see one of the fallacies of diagnosing disorders with symptoms of "hallucinations" and "strange speech"

religious families...**of course** when the dad is a Pentacostal preacher the likelihood of his kids "hearing demons" skyrockets....***that is not genetic....it is ideological***...it is learned behavior, but even the best studies do not control for this

i want to see how many of these cases are from religious families who believe that a deity speaks to them

just saying that...just saying "God talks to me"...is essentially enough to get you diagnosed as schizophrenic according to the DSM!

if your family members do ***anything*** you are more likely to do it, practically...that is not a genetic link at all

Comment: Re:ozone layer (Score 1) 575

by globaljustin (#47918097) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

understand this: just posting some *random* link is not discussion

you need to say *specifically* how and why the information contained in your link supports your contentions or you're just trolling

also, for some like to 'junkscience.com' you need to explain why you believe it to be a reputable source

anyone can google "ozone layer conspiracy" and post the first link they find...it means absolutely **NOTHING** to this discussion

Comment: too much of anything kills (Score 1) 575

by globaljustin (#47918077) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

water is necessary for human life

yet, humans can **poison** themselves by drinking too much water: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wo...

A 28-year-old woman died of water intoxication after taking part in a radio station's water drinking contest to win a Nintendo Wii video game system, the coroner's office said.

water = necessary for life

too much water = deadly poison

Comment: compare it to hemophilia (Score 1) 198

by globaljustin (#47917601) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

ok...compare "schizophrenia" as you are trying to explain it to something like hemophilia

some disorder that is not based on perception of behavior

so...hemophilia...the English royal family famously inbred so much that hemophilia became a problem genetically

is hemophilia "heritable" or is it "caused" by genetics...show me in comparison to hemophilia how schizophrenia is "heritable" and "genetic"

Comment: environment, choices, and genetics (Score 1) 198

by globaljustin (#47917571) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

Because it's not news that schizophrenia is at least partially hereditary, they've known that for decades

if it is such common knowledge, you should easily be able to point me to some sort of proof

lets see it...show me proof

also, after you paste a link to support your claim, I'd like for you to addess this as well: you're taking a complex situation, over-simplifying it, then telling me all the ways it becomes complex but just using your own rhetoric

in one sense, i agree, everyone knows that your genes determine characteristics...but people like you ignore that it is **common knowledge** that many factors influence "who we are"...environment...personal choices,...just as salient, if not more, than genetics

Comment: it is not, probably doesn't exist (Score 2, Interesting) 198

by globaljustin (#47915355) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

oh man...so is crazy genetic?

no...but this study is from the University of Washington St. Louis wants to say it is...they analyzed data and this is what they conclude, from full text:

Schizophrenia is a group of heritable disorders caused by a moderate number of separate genotypic networks associated with several distinct clinical syndromes

That's what they say..."group of heritable disorders"...it reminds me of when I studied Mendell in HS science and fruit flies and hemophilia.

It sounds fish as hell to me...psychology is great but it's so often wrong. ex: one year the DSM lists 'homosexuality' as an actual disorder...next year...not a disorder! magic!

again...i actually love psychology...but it's just full of random theories from the 19th century that are floating around...so many disorders to describe very similar and overlapping symptoms...symptoms very often open to interpretation...

I wanted to see if this passed the basic "correlation is causation" test...because this is just spreadsheets here these guys are looking at...they are re-analyzing data.

From the full text:

The 4,196 cases and 3,827 controls in the MGS study were combined to identify SNP sets. We had data of good quality on 696,788 SNPs on these cases and controls, and **from these we preselected 2,891 SNPs that had at least a loose association (p values,1.031022) with a global phenotype of schizophrenia (see the data supplement)**.

Emphasis added. Honestly that's enough for me to want to see it for myself, the actual data on a computer screen, before I give this any credence.

Obviously mental disorders exist. Just like anything it is related to our genetics and our environment and our choices...I would need to see alot of evidence before I believe TFA's assertions to the heritability.

Examine this list of behavior (copied from wikipedia which quotes the DSM):

According to the revised fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, three diagnostic criteria must be met:[10]

Characteristic symptoms: Two or more of the following, each present for much of the time during a one-month period (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).

- Delusions
- Hallucinations
- Disorganized speech, which is a manifestation of formal thought disorder
- Grossly disorganized behavior (e.g. dressing inappropriately, crying frequently) or catatonic behavior
- Negative symptoms: Blunted affect (lack or decline in emotional response), alogia (lack or decline in speech), or avolition (lack or decline in motivation)
If the delusions are judged to be bizarre, or hallucinations consist of hearing one voice participating in a running commentary of the patient's actions or of hearing two or more voices conversing with each other, only that symptom is required above. The speech disorganization criterion is only met if it is severe enough to substantially impair communication.
- Social or occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care, are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset.
- Significant duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least six months. This six-month period must include at least one month of symptoms (or less, if symptoms remitted with treatment).

I want to say that if you talk to a "good" psychiatrist or psychologist they will be able to explain how *they* personally in practice diagnose these different disorders and it may make sense. Furthermore, I'm convince psychology is a great area for scientific investigation.

All that said, as I look at that list of behaviors, then I look at the data as presented, I can only conclude that "schizophrenia" is *probably* an obsolete distinction and this data is being erroneously interpreted.

Comment: small correction (Score 1) 575

by globaljustin (#47912443) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

when I say "this ends the debate"...I'm referring to the debate about "global warming " or "climate change" and whether it exists

the *only* logical question is "how much pollution is too harmful?"

defining "too harmful" is certainly up for debate...that's a productive direction...we get together and use science to see what levels of pollution from our modern society are managable

now, specifically "carbon"...a person can acknowledge that carbon pollution contributes to global warming and not support a policy like "cap and trade"...and we can have a debate and draw a final conclusion on this issue.

we can know scientificially whether too much carbon emissions harms the environment...it's testable with science...and the results are in my friend...

Comment: hands over your ears isn't 'debate' (Score 1) 575

by globaljustin (#47912181) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

ahem...all **matter** AFFECTS its environment...

**some** matter is harmful to systems and the life those systems support

"too much of a good thing is bad for you"...that's a helpful maxim for you to undestand the fallacy of your logic

"pollution" by the very definition of the word is an AFFECT that has crossed the barrier to become "harmful"

if it's not harmful to the environment, it's not pollution...

this really ends the debate...people can verify the definition of pollution...you cannot escape the fact that human processes produce matter harmful to the environment...after that fact the rest follows logically right up to the EPA's mission

Comment: claim needs evidence (Score 3, Interesting) 575

by globaljustin (#47910181) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

the Ozone recovery was to early and to fast to be blamed on any policy change

this directly contradicts the academic literature...for you to make this claim you need to link to some kind of evidence

also, the fact that you say "To assume is wasn't a natural cycle is ridiculous" shows you are misrepresenting your opposition...

pollution harms the environment...you cannot contradict that fact

Comment: protesting downmod (Score -1, Flamebait) 575

by globaljustin (#47909969) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

objecting to this downmod...

someone downmodded my comment and it is not supportable...i offered an informative take on the issue...maybe you disagree, maybe you think pollution is not harmful...but i'm not trolling, flamebaiting, or off-topic

i'm on topic and provided a link that is relevant...whoever downmodded me is a stinker

Comment: Re:suppliers tested? (Score 0) 201

by globaljustin (#47909769) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

that is not R&D research...testing a 1mm difference...it's not a salient gradient

your analysis is wildly inconsistent...look at yourself:

for innovation the article points out they tried smells, projectors and all sorts, how is that not innovating?

then you say the opposite

Innovation in R&D isn't about changing shit wildly for the sake of it, there has to be a product that people love at the end of it else it's pointless

in order for you analysis to be correct, "smells and projectors" would have to be technology that "people love"...it's not...people are not clamoring for smells from their controller at all...

you're just as twisted as the M$ designers in the article...you say innovation isn't wild randomness, then use M$'s own wild randomness as an example of why they are good innovators

just stop...your time and talents are best used elsewhere as its clear you have no understanding of desinging for the human user

Comment: ozone layer (Score 4, Informative) 575

by globaljustin (#47909681) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

IIRC, back in the 80s, we used to see satellite pics of Antarctica and the effects of ozone depletion

there was a *huge* evironmentalist movement to ban CFC's from aerosol cans...and of course the conservative/big biz backlash saying that "there is no ozone hole" or "it's a natural cycle" or [insert anti-science argument]....**just like the global warming debate**

well...the laws passed and the ozone layer recovered...

i can't help but think this might be a factor in the new ice...and a useful guide as to how to handle our current problems with idiot conservatives/big biz types who irrationally deny that pollution harms the environment

that's the final analysis of the situation **pollution is harmful & should be regulated**

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