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Comment: Re:100% Accurate, Nearly All of the Time! (Score 1) 138

by qe2e! (#33205372) Attached to: Spinal-Fluid Test Confirmed To Predict Alzheimer's
I know there's more than one measure of accuracy in medical studies. I forget the jargon, but there's always a measure of false-negativeness and a measure of false-positiveness. While they do have to admit a false negative, "some afflicted lacked the indicator", they may be able to say, "100% of healthy patients lacked the indicator". Ergo if you ever found it, you just made an inarguable diagnosis. So maybe a reporter didn't grok the stat. The false negatives are curious, though - some small percentage of the population has diseased brain tissue but clean fluids, as if their braincar had a great new oil filter.
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+ - Reuters Image of Russian Subersible from Titanic

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Juha-Matti Laurio writes "Footage purporting to show Russian explorers claiming the seafloor beneath the North Pole last week was in fact a scene from the 1997 film, reports The Independent. It took a 13-year-old Finnish boy to call a local newspaper pointing out that the footage looked identical to that in the film. According to Finnish Helsingin Sanomat publishing the pictures too 'at the time of the original broadcast, the vessels and their crews were known to be still some hours away from their destination'."

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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