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Comment: Re:Bullshit! (Score 1) 187

by zm (#49467295) Attached to: Acetaminophen Reduces Both Pain and Pleasure, Study Finds
I'm sure acetaminophen would not be approved either, given the easy overdosing.

Paracetamol overdose results in more calls to poison control centers in the US than overdose of any other pharmacological substance, accounting for more than 100,000 calls, as well as 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations, and 458 deaths due to acute liver failure per year.

Comment: Re:Not Google's fault... (Score 1) 593

by zm (#47136737) Attached to: HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

In his memoir My Grandfather’s Son, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas pointed to his years at Yale Law School as the genesis of his hostility to affirmative action. “Before long I realized that those blacks who benefitted from it were being judged by a double standard,” Thomas wrote. “As much as it stung to be told that I’d done well in the seminary despite my race, it was far worse to feel that I was now at Yale because of it.”

Comment: Re:um (Score 2) 121

by zm (#46925025) Attached to: Chernobyl's Sarcophagus, Redux

The core melted a hole through the ground deep enough to hit the water table where it exploded on contact with water, then caused a steam explosion that was so powerful some of the material hit the jet stream. The heat continued causing hydrogen build up and further hydrogen explosions.


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