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Comment: Re:CDC guilty of correlation == causation (Score 1) 288

by omnichad (#47884081) Attached to: Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Which does not mean that salt *causes* blood pressure to increase.

Technically, salt increases osmotic pressure and definitely causes blood pressure to increase. The only thing in question is whether dietary sodium directly affects blood salt levels and to what extent. Not the same thing

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Comment: Re: Or so they say... (Score 2) 142

by omnichad (#47854653) Attached to: Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

I posted this reply to the wrong place the first time. So here I go again:

No - anyone who knows anything about subject matter involved in a trial (computers, forensics, medicine, etc.) will be excluded from the jury during the selection process with the attorney's. You're supposed to have people who will only listen to the "expert witness" and not use your own knowledge. It's a certain guarantee that this skews the jury pool toward people a little dumber than you'd want.

Comment: Re: Or so they say... (Score 1) 142

by omnichad (#47854643) Attached to: Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

No - anyone who knows anything about subject matter involved in a trial (computers, forensics, medicine, etc.) will be excluded from the jury during the selection process with the attorney's. You're supposed to have people who will only listen to the "expert witness" and not use your own knowledge. It's a certain guarantee that this skews the jury pool toward people a little dumber than you'd want.

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