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Comment Re:The point (Score 1) 532

My reply to the same comment above.

And when reading the Discussion portion of their results:

This study shows that although per capita health care costs for smokers are higher than those of nonsmokers, a nonsmoking population would have higher health care costs than the current mixed population of smokers and nonsmokers. Yet given a short enough period of follow-up and a high enough discount rate, it would be economically attractive to eliminate smoking.

And and at the end of that discussion:

Since we as a society are clearly willing to spend money on added years of life and on healthier years, the method of choice in evaluating medical interventions is cost-effectiveness analysis, which yields costs per year of life gained. Decision makers then implement the interventions that yield the highest return in health for the budget.28 We have no doubt that an effective antismoking policy fits the bill.

Comment Re:The point (Score 1) 532

And when reading the Discussion portion of their results:

This study shows that although per capita health care costs for smokers are higher than those of nonsmokers, a nonsmoking population would have higher health care costs than the current mixed population of smokers and nonsmokers. Yet given a short enough period of follow-up and a high enough discount rate, it would be economically attractive to eliminate smoking.

And and at the end of that discussion:

Since we as a society are clearly willing to spend money on added years of life and on healthier years, the method of choice in evaluating medical interventions is cost-effectiveness analysis, which yields costs per year of life gained. Decision makers then implement the interventions that yield the highest return in health for the budget.28 We have no doubt that an effective antismoking policy fits the bill.

Comment Segregate Features from Core (Score 1) 74

However, certain embedded clients -- in particular, those integrated into smart TVs and available for the PlayStation 3 -- are being deprecated, with no replacement. Microsoft says that since those clients are little used and since almost every user of those platforms has other Skype-capable devices available, it is no longer worth continuing to support them.

Another reason for segregating features from key components such as displays and vehicles. If Microsoft said those things it would be kind of a low blow considering developers would likely say the same about some of their past (Zune, WinRT) and current (Win Phone) devices.

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