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Comment: Re:So what then? (Score 2) 294

by headphones54321 (#44301431) Attached to: Scientists Seek Biomarkers For Violence
I agree, labelling people based on half science is dangerous. There was a This American Life on the topic a couple of years ago, in which they interviewed the creator, users, and victims of the Psychopath Test used to evaluate if a person is a psychopath. Guess what, it was never intended to keep kids in jail, but it's routinely used in parole hearings to justify continued incarceration....it's not a big leap to use this stuff in that way.

Link to This American Life episode.

Comment: FreeGeek Makes it Work (Score 2) 260

by headphones54321 (#43172863) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Donate Older Computers to Charity?
There is a non-profit company in many North American cities that takes old computers, puts them through a testing cycle, recycles all the parts that can't be used, and then builds workstations running linux for either donation to non-profits or cheap resale. They are great and always looking for help. http://www.freegeek.org/ According to the Wikipedia site, they have locations in: Portland, OR; Fayetteville, AR; Central FL; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; South Bend, IN (Michiana); Vancouver, BC (Canada); Seattle, WA; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN (Twin Cities); Toronto, ON (Canada); Providence, RI; Ferndale, MI (Greater Detroit area); Ephrata, PA (South East Pennsylvania); Athens, GA (Free I.T. Athens)

Comment: Re:Misconduct (Score 2) 300

by headphones54321 (#42674967) Attached to: Male Scientists More Prone To Misconduct
I'm don't think what you are saying is proven. The article abstract states that 94% of the misconduct was fraud, not being aggressive or antisocial as you indicate. Is there a well established baseline of men being more fraudulent than women? I would agree with you that men are typically aggressive (thanks testosterone), but dishonest? I'm not sure it flies... It's worth taking a look at the social/demographic aspects of this. The authors are looking for a way to target academic fraud, and knowing who commits it helps identify why, and how to address it.

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