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Microsoft Losing Big To Apple On Campus

espressojim Re:LINUX rounds numbers fine (764 comments)

Yeah, I agree. That's why at my job, everyone has a macbook pro for software development, because only a young kid would like it.

No, the reason macbooks are becomming so popular with THINKING ADULTS is the build quality on the macbooks is excellent, and you'd pay a lot of money to move beyond the fragile, hinges-breaking crappy ass plastic that you buy on your cheap-as-shit will break in 9 months disposable notebook. You can also dual boot to linux, if you need to sustain your fragile ego, but OSX runs a different variant of unix perfectly fine, and has a nice GUI on top of it.

more than 4 years ago

Diet of Fast Food and Candy May Cause Alzheimer's

espressojim Re:Obvious? (224 comments)

All of these studies should posit that their results are in a baysian framework. Doing increases your risk of by times. IE: eating a high sugar diet increases your risk of getting diabetes by 20%.

Just because you don't do something that makes you more likely to have some condition doesn't rule out the possibility of having that condition. There are many factors to getting some diseases, both genetic and enviornmental, and we don't yet have mappings of most contributors...often, we'll wave our hands and say "whatever I can't map as genetics must be the enviornment" or "whatever I can't map to the enviornment must be genetics" (see the problem there?)

This is comming from someone who's spending his life working in the medical genetics community. People publish papers, the media digests it, but while we know something new, the vast majority of the time we JUST DON'T KNOW.

more than 5 years ago


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