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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

eluusive Re:Gynocentric crappola (213 comments)

It's funny, because if you go find their actual paper, they didn't measure testosterone at all. "In this paper we examine whether testosterone, which is associated with male dominance seeking and which we have proxied by male CEO age, is associated with M&A withdrawals, the use of tender offers, and bid initiation." Fucking ridiculous, I'm surprised this paper even got published.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

eluusive Re:RTFA. SRSLY. (213 comments)

From their actual paper's conclusion section: "In this paper we examine whether testosterone, which is associated with male dominance seeking and which we have proxied by male CEO age, is associated with M&A withdrawals, the use of tender offers, and bid initiation." No, they didn't sample anyone's testosterone. Go RTFA the real FA.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

eluusive Re:Testosterone? Really? (213 comments)

From their actual paper's conclusion section: "In this paper we examine whether testosterone, which is associated with male dominance seeking and which we have proxied by male CEO age, is associated with M&A withdrawals, the use of tender offers, and bid initiation." Fucking ridiculous, I'm surprised this paper even got published. They didn't even sample anyone's testosterone.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

eluusive Re:RTFA. SRSLY. (213 comments)

There's nothing in the article to suggest that testosterone and age were suitably deconvolved in their analysis of the data.

more than 2 years ago
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Study Shows Testosterone is Bad For High-Stakes Decisions

eluusive Re:Testosterone? Really? (213 comments)

I read the article. There is nothing written in this article to suggest that experience and testosterone were deconvolved suitably in their analysis. Do you have the actual paper, where they somehow account for age and wisdom? If they did not test *before* and *after* being giving people testosterone there is no basis for claiming their results were from testosterone and not wisdom. It's more likely their statistics are fubar than this is a good study.

more than 2 years ago
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FSF Response To Steve Jobs's Letter

eluusive Re:Furthermore, Bob sucks harder than Newton. (572 comments)

He did not equate iPhoneOS and Microsoft Windows. Notice how he was quoting someone? "At least Microsoft allows me the freedom to be "tasteless". He was responding directly to the 2nd Reply from "jedidiah" that equated the two. Please read the whole thread before in interject nonsense.

more than 3 years ago
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What Can Be Done About Security of Debit Cards?

eluusive One time pads (511 comments)

Smart-style Cards loaded with one-time pad data that are recharged from time to time. No reason why a credit card number should ever work twice.

about 4 years ago
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HP Reports Memory Resistor Breakthrough

eluusive Re:And that is the difference... (141 comments)

Apple does a lot more R&D than you have stated. They are responsible for FireWire, the Capacitive multitouch displays used in the iPhone, Altivec, etc. etc.

about 4 years ago
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Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe

eluusive Re:Yeah thats right. (267 comments)

Because parent is wrong. /A physicist.

about 4 years ago
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Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

eluusive Re:not enough data (776 comments)

Delicious? It did not taste like anything to me.

about 4 years ago
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Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

eluusive Re:Did you type this on a manual typewriter? (776 comments)

Unless it's a CVT. In which case, it's significantly better both from a economy perspective, and a power perspective. Too bad they stopped making them because they didn't make the shifting lugs that people are use to. FYI: I drive a 5 speed manual 2003 Civic EX.

about 4 years ago
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RadioShack To Rebrand As "The Shack"?

eluusive Wow, the word "The" has become so trendy.... (629 comments)

What on earth is going on? Pizza Hut is now "The Hut" and Radio Shack is now "The Shack"? There's a couple other things that renamed themselves in such a matter but I can't remember. This is a little ridiculous...

more than 4 years ago
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Student Suing Amazon For Book Deletions

eluusive Re:Factual and legal errors in the summary (646 comments)

Are you dumb? You write this long winded post in a seeming attempt to justify Amazon's position, and yet make no points.

1) Recalls are always optional for end users. Thus they can't be used in the case of licensing problems since the books wouldn't get returned. In that case Amazon would need to provide the correct owner of the books with some agreed upon monetary settlement.

2) Nothing in the EULA gives amazon the right to REMOVE data from YOUR Kindle. This fact has nothing to do with their right to license the book in the first place.

Amazon needs to replace the books, and pay up for a license to said book.

more than 4 years ago
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New Food-Growth Product a Bit Hairy

eluusive Re:Hair... factory? (243 comments)

Have you seen the peanut butter solution? Well, it's actually a documentary...

more than 4 years ago
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New Food-Growth Product a Bit Hairy

eluusive Re:Hay's cheaper and works well, too (243 comments)

Or you could do no-till farming and have mulch already on the ground! Then just use seeding equipment to poke through the mulch to plant your seeds! Problems solved! No pesticides, better yields, and the like. Myself, I'm a plan of Aquaponic Greenhouses though.... Soil farming is obsolete.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Japan Hates the iPhone

eluusive Re:Makes me wonder (884 comments)

As an American Physicist, I have to say you have your head squarely up your ass.

Most of those countries didn't have anything in place when they put in those "technologically advanced" public works. Current projects in America are the best in the world.

It takes a lot of money, and requires a lot of political justification to rip out a metro system that's working just fine to replace it with some fancy sparkly new POS.

The fact that we're don't choose to spend our tax funds on such projects says nothing about our ABILITY to apply technology, or the quality of the scientific papers being produced here.

I keep hearing this tired "Asian is so much better and more amazing" crap over and over. By the way people talk about laptops available in Japan you'd think Japanese Laptops were designed by space aliens and powered themselves through fusion crystals or some BS -- when in reality they run the same American MADE OS and have the same AMERICAN MADE CPUs as every other fucking laptop in the world.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

more than 5 years ago

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