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Comment Re:Social gender values (Score 0) 127

So, for the record, the article I linked to which quotes Tamarra James-Todd has nothing to do with this study about sitting. It predates the publication of this sitting study by over a year, even.

That being said, while I agree that performing studies exclusively on females explicitly in response to the historical focus on men wouldn't really make sense, I'm not aware of any evidence to make such a claim. Your response here, however, seems quite emotionally charged. I'm not sure how allegations of a "vengeful temper-tantrum" are warranted in response to someone dispassionately and objectively reporting statistical observations. The only thing that's "revealing" here is your apparent anger with anyone embracing evidence-based reasoning if its conclusions conflict with your worldview.

Comment Re:Pathologies (Score 1) 506

this is the opposite of what every study ever conducted has found

No. found that suicide rates increase dramatically a few years after surgery, and reaches a level substantially higher than the general population. Or to use their own words:

Persons with transsexualism, after sex reassignment, have considerably higher risks for mortality, suicidal behaviour, and psychiatric morbidity than the general population.

There's evidence that this is nonetheless significantly lower than suicide rates amongst pre-op transexuals but sure as shit doesn't suggest that surgery left everybody in a happy place.

Comment Re:Dude plays race case, threatens upper managemen (Score 1) 253

Shit, most employment contracts include 'and any other tasks that might be assigned'. Mine does. I do all sorts of shit that wouldn't traditionally be considered part of my role. Being asked to do management tasks? So fucking what? He should be grateful for the chance to gain the experience.

As for filling in a timesheet.. "Please complete a timesheet each day" is a shitty request but it's not bullying. I fucking hate timesheets and if I don't fill one in my manager gets shit from the CIO. I could cause her that grief but it's not going to end well for either of us.

It sounds to me like they treated him like an employee. Welcome to paid fucking employment.

Comment Re:Social gender values (Score 1) 127

Why did they just study women?
It seems like anything that affects women gets attention, while society doesn't even value men.

While I'm not familiar with this particular study and can't explain why the researchers chose to focus on women exclusively, I'd like to call your attention to this exerpt from a Guardian article from 2015:

For several reasons, female subjects have historically been excluded from toxicology or biomedical research, says Tamarra James-Todd, an epidemiologist at Harvard Medical School. While progress has been made since 1993, when the National Institutes of Health mandated that women and minorities be included in any government-funded health research, there’s still a long way to go.

Indeed, this trend of including females in studies at all is relatively recent, and females are still underrepresented in study populations in general to this day. Please consider that your perception of an unreasonable focus on women when it comes to medical research seems at odds with the empirical data that we have.

Comment Re:default judgment (Score 1) 253

turn over all security credentials 'in my brain'

If the security credentials are only 'in your brain' then you've already demonstrated actionable neglect.

Your job is not to have the admin credentials. Your job is to assure that the company has the admin credentials and you're merely using them and/or managing them.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 179

It's a tricky one. You wouldn't have given them money if you didn't know they existed, so they need to engage in at least an element of marketing in some form.

Sponsoring a marathon race is one way they achieve that public awareness. For a cancer charity in the UK (that actually sponsors many many races) it's not (just) a fundraising activity; it's a way for them to engage at risk communities and raise awareness of cancer, how to reduce risk, how to detect it at early stages and how to seek treatment.

This is probably a good use for their money.

On the flip side, many national charities in the UK spend grotesque amounts of their revenue on further marketing and admin, and it's far from uncommon to find out that only 5-10% of money donated actually benefits the people it's intended to help.

Comment the ultimate algorithm (Score 1) 506

"Douchebag weasel" is a frame grab appropriate to people who decided on the school playground how to decide matters, and haven't updated their model since.

How the Human Brain Decides What Is Important and What's Not

The ultimate algorithm (almost an oracle):

Douchebag / not douchebag.


Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 1) 160

An option I always disable. The RDS stream was unfeasibly rarely useful that it's not worth the distraction.

Surely a better answer is to just prosecute drivers that are too fucking stupid to realise that there's an emergency vehicle right behind them, they're in the way and everybody else has already made room.

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