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Experiment Shows Not Washing Jeans for 15 Months is Disgusting But Safe

Stihdjia Re:Reason (258 comments)

I'm not saying people should never wash, but washing more than is necessary (very seldom) keeps the immune system from being used as regularly, making it weaker at them times when it's really needed. It costs money, and dries the skin. People pay $5 for soap, and then another $5 to replace the skin oil that is needed for homeostasis. For what? Because you want to smell like an Irish Spring? I'd rather smell like a human, I'm not ashamed to be one.

more than 3 years ago
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Experiment Shows Not Washing Jeans for 15 Months is Disgusting But Safe

Stihdjia Re:Reason (258 comments)

'Cause rubbing saponified animal fat on your body every day is completely natural! /sarcasm

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

Stihdjia Re:Wishing him well (471 comments)

And then someone would shoot him.

more than 3 years ago
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Cell Phone Industry's Six Biggest Failed Schemes

Stihdjia Re:Iridium (163 comments)

You're a damned fool. Stop trying to convince yourself you didn't waste a thousand dollars. I'll admit the original iPhone was moderately innovative, but how can you possibly justify spending that much when all the major networks are offering more powerful smartphones for less than $100?

more than 3 years ago
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Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged

Stihdjia Re:Questions (477 comments)

I already posted this in another thread, but I think it's extremely important to put this in front of as many eyes as possible to see how incredibly weak this "science" is.

Did you even read that article?

The researchers included 3,801 young adults who were born in Brisbane from 1981 to 1984. At the 21-year follow up, the participants, whose average age was about 20, were asked about marijuana use. The researchers also measured whether those in the study had psychotic symptoms. Of the 1,272 participants who had never used marijuana, 26 or 2 percent were diagnosed with psychosis. Of the 322 people who had used marijuana for six or more years, 12 or 3.7 percent were diagnosed with the illness. Overall, 65 people were diagnosed with psychosis, according to the study.

Now, already this looks very insignificant, being a difference in percentage of 1.7 and only based on 12 cases. But play around with the numbers a bit. You'll find that of the whole sample, 1.7% were diagnosed with psychosis. Of the 2529 who had used marijuana before, 39 were diagnosed, or 1.5%

Let me restate that information:

2.0% of participants who had never used marjiuana were diagnosed with psychosis as young adults.

1.5% of participants who had used marijuana were diagnosed with psychosis as young adults.

If you accept the 3.7% figure for those who used more than six years, (This was a 21 year follow up study, average age about 20, meaning they started using at latest aged 15. Drug use at such an early age indicates to me they could have had some mental health problems already. Correlation causation blah blah blah) you should also accept that those who had used marijuana for less than six years had an unusually low risk of psychosis, at just 1.2%

Tell me again how this proves your point?

more than 3 years ago
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Pot Grower's Privacy Challenged

Stihdjia Re:"Medical marijuana" is such a scam (477 comments)

Did you even read that article?

The researchers included 3,801 young adults who were born in Brisbane from 1981 to 1984. At the 21-year follow up, the participants, whose average age was about 20, were asked about marijuana use. The researchers also measured whether those in the study had psychotic symptoms. Of the 1,272 participants who had never used marijuana, 26 or 2 percent were diagnosed with psychosis. Of the 322 people who had used marijuana for six or more years, 12 or 3.7 percent were diagnosed with the illness. Overall, 65 people were diagnosed with psychosis, according to the study.

Now, already this looks very insignificant, being a difference in percentage of 1.7 and only based on 12 cases. But play around with the numbers a bit. You'll find that of the whole sample, 1.7% were diagnosed with psychosis. Of the 2529 who had used marijuana before, 39 were diagnosed, or 1.5%

Let me restate that information:

2.0% of participants who had never used marjiuana were diagnosed with psychosis as young adults.

1.5% of participants who had used marijuana were diagnosed with psychosis as young adults.

If you accept the 3.7% figure for those who used more than six years, (This was a 21 year follow up study, average age about 20, meaning they started using at latest aged 15. Drug use at such an early age indicates to me they could have had some mental health problems already. Correlation causation blah blah blah) you should also accept that those who had used marijuana for less than six years had an unusually low risk of psychosis, at just 1.2%

Tell me again how this proves your point?

more than 3 years ago
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Banknotes Go Electronic To Outwit Counterfeiters

Stihdjia Re:Goodbye Cash Anonymity (441 comments)

Why would I need to be anonymous to buy cigarettes? And who the hell pays for porn?

more than 3 years ago
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Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Stihdjia Re:Poor programmer? (279 comments)

I know when I'm coding, I keep constant text-to-speech going that reads out all the complaints people have had about my software. I know it makes me a worse programmer, being continually distracted by criticism, but hey... I can't stop it.

So I could see how his would be a problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Join a Worldwide Planet Search

Stihdjia Re:Found it! (54 comments)

Yes, more or less.

more than 3 years ago
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Thought-Provoking Gifts For Young Kids?

Stihdjia Re:How about (458 comments)

I would have loved for you to have gotten more books as a child too.

more than 3 years ago
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Large Hadron Collider (LHC) Generates a 'Mini-Big Bang'

Stihdjia Re:Science Journalism (570 comments)

In Louisiana we have billboards denying evolution.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Overclock People's Brains

Stihdjia Re:sweet !! (314 comments)

BrainOn. Apply directly to the parietal lobe.

BrainOn. Apply directly to the parietal lobe.

BrainOn. Apply directly to the parietal lobe.

more than 3 years ago
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ITU Rules That WiMax, LTE Don't Qualify As 4G

Stihdjia Re:More than 3 and not as much as 4? (137 comments)

Hahaha, good one! I'm sure you realize that 3.999... == 4?

For those who don't know this trick, its good for blowing people's minds. Some of the less mathematically inclined refuse to believe it.

x = .999...

10x = 9.999...

9x = 9

x = 1

more than 3 years ago
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Canada Says Google Wi-Fi Sniffing Collected Personal Data

Stihdjia Re:Pay attention class... (136 comments)

Geez, chill man. Nobody claimed to be hurt by non-encrypted networks. Maybe he was hoping to do YOU some good. If your such a philanthropist, just give your neighbors the key.

more than 3 years ago
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Square Enix Attempting Final Fantasy XIV Damage Control

Stihdjia Re:What's the appeal of those games? (215 comments)

Mod parent insightful. Even Final Fantasy, the king of RPGs, is a shattered ruin of its former glory. Like Ozymandias, the series is a shade whose greatness lives only in our memory...

more than 3 years ago
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Solar Winds Hold 100B Times Earth's Energy Needs

Stihdjia News Flash! More hyper-unrealistic solutions! (2 comments)

Magma beneath the surface of the earth holds 8 billion times our energy needs!

Fusion at the core of the sun produces 2.5 trillion times the Earth's energy needs!

The Milky Way galaxy holds 13.9*10^15 times the Earth's energy needs!

Figures are estimated. This should not be a problem, since we won't be harnessing this energy in the imaginable future. Can I have my grant money now?

more than 3 years ago
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TheSpaceGame — Design Your Route To Jupiter

Stihdjia Re:Pedantic Nazi Alert (76 comments)

Thank you for your worthwhile contribution to Slashdot!

I, too, was boggled by whether they meant fuel-efficiency, as previously stated in the article, or if this was a contest to find out who could design the most pointless trajectory. Will this puzzle ever be solved???

more than 3 years ago

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