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Comment Re:Which is why (Score 3, Interesting) 166

Excellent point. From the article http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

"Despite the rather gloomy results, the new paper pointed out that this kind of verification is precisely what scientists are supposed to do: “Any temptation to interpret these results as a defeat for psychology, or science more generally, must contend with the fact that this project demonstrates science behaving as it should.”"

This is the kind of stuff that needs to be done.

Comment Re:Comparison? (Score 4, Insightful) 166

Exactly. This applies to "hard" sciences too. The jackass submitter couldn't get his head out of his ass long enough to read the article and understand the implication. One of the problems the article mentioned was journals not willing to publish null results and research that just replicates other research. That's rather important because you need more than one researching publishing similar findings to feel confident about the results. The other point is that some the results, though valid, were valid for very narrowly defined scenarios and therefore not generalization.

Yo Bruce66423, RTFA sometime.

Comment Actually you can (Score 1) 42

it just means Facebook is fucked because it can't track your movements anymore and the NSA is fucked because your data is encrypted. Seriously, the technology does exists to protect your digital information but that would mean people couldn't spy on you and make money off you so easily.

Comment Re:In other words. (Score 3, Informative) 255

Where the hell does it say that requesting those records is illegal? All it says it that it would cause undo burden. Apparently you can do any research. http://bethclarkson.com/?p=463 The 2013 lawsuit was rejected, again, on the ground that it would cause undo burden and **NOT** because the request was illegal.

You can stop trolling now.

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