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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

delt0r Re: Research Paper Link (417 comments)

High pulp does. I love high pulp... Basically just blend that fruit... mmmmmmmmmmm

yesterday
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

delt0r Re:Overly broad? (417 comments)

The whole point of a drinking game, is for it to "go to shit" or at least some shit to go down when someone, or a few people get really tanked. Life is too short, even with moderate drinking, not to have fun every step of the way.

yesterday
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

delt0r Re:Overly broad? (417 comments)

Bullshit. Plenty of fields require much more confidence. 1 in 20 is something that happens lots. Its like rolling a 1 on a 20 sided die. Many fields use the so called 4 to 6 nines (99.99 to 99.9999) and other use 4 to 6 sigma....

yesterday
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Trans-Pacific Partnership May Endanger World Health, Newly Leaked Chapter Shows

delt0r Re:freedoms f----d (130 comments)

...and we clearly have a minimal number of such sources in the US.

Don't be so hard on the US. They really do provide a lot of funding compared to many countries. Sure it is distributed in perhaps not the best way (few very large grants), but its pretty substantial. For example my PhD was 100% funded under a NSF grant despite the fact that i was not in the US. We also had the requirement that we had to make all findings and contributions reasonable public.

That has nothing to do with patents per-se though, it has to do with the perverse incentives in a profit-driven medical research.

I can't quite see how non profit driven medical research would need patents?

4 days ago
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Trans-Pacific Partnership May Endanger World Health, Newly Leaked Chapter Shows

delt0r Re:New Zealand will sign! (130 comments)

Hilarious. Was still hoping for some sort of vote of no confidence in the last election. These 2 party system are balls. Yea i know its a MMP thing. But in practice its still a 2 party system.

4 days ago
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Trans-Pacific Partnership May Endanger World Health, Newly Leaked Chapter Shows

delt0r Re:The one area where patents have reasonable term (130 comments)

These development costs are massively overstated. Sure they are high. But not anything like high enough to justify the costs of some treatments in the US.

4 days ago
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Trans-Pacific Partnership May Endanger World Health, Newly Leaked Chapter Shows

delt0r Re:The one area where patents have reasonable term (130 comments)

We already do a lot of computer simulations for this sort of thing. Paid for by public funding of course. So that the corporations can get their drug patented.

4 days ago
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Trans-Pacific Partnership May Endanger World Health, Newly Leaked Chapter Shows

delt0r Re:The one area where patents have reasonable term (130 comments)

For profit is never right. And it should be noted that this "massive funding" is not as massive as you think. Not to mention that many of these companies still get grants and "collaborations" with uni. The are often recouping costs from their patents that the state paid for. There is a reason why treatments cost more in the US by a large margin that anywhere else. Because its not about health. Its about profit.

4 days ago
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Trans-Pacific Partnership May Endanger World Health, Newly Leaked Chapter Shows

delt0r Re:freedoms f----d (130 comments)

Patents in pharmacuticals work well.

I have worked for pharmaceutical companies. They work well if you want these companies to make a lot of money. If general health of your population is the goal, then they are a total disaster. You don't work on cures, you work on treatments, for example. Why sell someone a week of pills, when you could sell them pills for a lifetime? Even worse is that a lot of money for these treatments is not invested by the company that holds the patent. But often heavily supported by the state through universities and grants.

The free market, capitalism, fails with health care at every level.

4 days ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

delt0r Re:Article ignores variability (608 comments)

These days HVDC is getting quite popular. There are good reasons for it too. The insulation requirements are far less demanding and this makes the cables cheaper for a given power level. The ACDC/DCAC converters are getting cheap enough and reliable enough that total costs are lower.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (975 comments)

They wouldn't see a blip in the data because data was not collected continuously.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:Hoax? Or not? (975 comments)

It is really obvious that this is fraud. Its not even done particularly well. Not one but 2 black boxes, not allowed to touch anything, not allowed to measure anything properly. Total interference with the inventor. Oh and these guys have been working with him for more than 2 years. Not so independent. This report is to do nothing more that fleece more cash out of suckers.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:Hoax (975 comments)

The paper itself describes, quite credibly, exactly why they did not do that. Did you read it?

No it doesn't, and you can absolutely blame them for that. If you are not even allowed to measure the very thing that its claimed to do, you tell the guy to stick it where the sun don't shine.

It is pretty clear you have no idea about a really simple experiment i would expect anyone in high school science to manage.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:Does not follow scientific protocol (975 comments)

I did read it. It is even written very poorly. They make up error intervals, and well you could do somethings with a black box. But they don't even get to touch the black boxes! And they have to ask the inventor to turn it on and off and stuff. Even worse this does not have continues measurement. The last "report" had pulses of power going in!

I think its pretty clear. These scientists are either very senile, or in on the scam. I suspect the later.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:Hoax (975 comments)

It isn't as though Rossi had one bolted to a table and wouldn't let anyone under the table to look.

Eh yes it is. Really.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:He tried patenting it... (975 comments)

The problem is not just that he doesn't explain it. It is that he doesn't even describe it. He keeps what he claims is the magic sauce to make it work an explicit secret. You can't do that in a patent.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:He tried patenting it... (975 comments)

Because he doesn't describe anything in these patents. look them up yourself.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:He tried patenting it... (975 comments)

Exactly! However many inventors are obsessed with getting really rich. They only people that get rich in these cases are patent attorneys.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re:No contradiction at all (975 comments)

This is so far away from basic science standards it wouldn't get 2 min of attention from a reviewer before being outright rejected. For example, what are the errors and how did they arrive at these error intervals? Why not use a proper calorimeter? Perhaps measuring the energy going into the device would even be a better idea. And well hell, you can't do science while someone is telling you to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Hell in this case there isn't even a curtain! Rossi turns the machine on and off and interferes with everything. No real scientist would put their name on this.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

delt0r Re: He tried patenting it... (975 comments)

You guess wrong. They are not reputable. Read up on them. Look them up. There is *nothing* reputable about this "report" or whatever the hell they call this thing. They have been working with this Rossi guy for over 2 years now, they are in on it and this was done at Rossis place in Italy. And the experiment won't even get a pass at the high school level. Read the other comments. Read the rebuttal from real scientist at Upsala university.

You do know that this is Rossi's 3rd energy Fraud deal. His most famous was turning trash into oil. He got sent to prison for tax fraud and dumping toxic waste that was suppose to be turned into oil. Something like 10000 tons of toxic waste that is, that cost over 40 million to clean up.

They guy is a fraud. These scientist if they still are should know better (at least one of them is retired). Right now i can't see how they can be anything but party to the fraud. Incompetence at this massive level is just unfathomable.

about a week ago

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