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This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study

"...on average — only 3,000 of 50,000 new journal articles published each year are well-designed and relevant enough to inform patient care. That's 6 percent."

"... there have been more than 200 failures of supposed cancer breakthroughs in recent years."

"...an estimated 85 percent — or $200 billion — of annual global spending on research is wasted on badly designed or redundant studies."

Link: http://www.vox.com/2015/3/23/8264355/research-study-hype

See also:

Beware Mass-Produced Medical Recommendations
 - http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/01/25/beware-mass-produced-medical-recommendations/
The Control Group Is Out Of Control
- http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/04/28/the-control-group-is-out-of-control/
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"Women in tech are the canary in the coal mine. Normally when the canary in the coal mine starts dying you know the environment is toxic and you should get the hell out. Instead, the tech industry is looking at the canary, wondering why it can't breathe, saying “Lean in, canary. Lean in!” When one canary dies they get a new one because getting more canaries is how you fix the lack of canaries, right? Except the problem is that there isn't enough oxygen in the coal mine, not that there are too few canaries."
I'm giving a talk at PyCon next month called "How our engineering environments are killing diversity and how we can fix it." I've been giving technical talks at conferences for a few years now but in that time I've avoided giving any talks specifically on gender and diversity. Partly because I'm scared and partly because it has taken me a while to get my thoughts in order. For the next month I’m writing a series of in-depth blog posts on the top...
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A group of leading biologists have called for worldwide boycott on a new technique for editing genomes that results in DNA being altered in a way that could be inherited by future generations.
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the space queen calls for virgins that are more pure
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Frank reportedly asked one conservative writer who had picked up the wage-menace red herring to “not make assumptions about our business to promote your political values.”
Reports of the death of the Seattle restaurant scene are premature, according to Seattle restaurant owners who have found themselves unwilling pawns in a wave of punditry criticizing the city's $15 minimum wage law
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Will say anything once the money reaches their coffers.
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"Are you surprised that your media in a genre dominated by religious conservative consumers was rejected?"
"Yes," answered no one ever when reflecting on edgy or ambiguous content.

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Some listeners are misinterpreting the lyrics as being about a lesbian relationship and demanding radio stations pull the song.
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Get the f*CK outta here!

"This is exactly what happened to explorer Paul Rose, who interrupted the mating pair of giant tortoises on an island in the Seychelles. What happens next, as documented in a National Geographic video, is quite comical. The male tortoise tries to chase Rose away from its territory at full speed — which, by our estimate, is 100 about meters per hour."
You don't want to mess with mating tortoises unless you're a very...average runner.
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"Cost is one reason the U.S. has been slow to adopt the metric system. Converting technical drawings and operations manuals for complex equipment with many parts can take thousands of man-hours. NASA engineers, for example, recently reported that converting the space shuttle's relevant drawings, software and documentation to SI units would require $370 million -- about half the cost of a typical space shuttle launch" - http://science.howstuffworks.com/why-us-not-on-metric-system4.htm
Only three countries have not officially adopted the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States. In October 2013 Myanmar announced that it plans to make the switch.
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Not just converting but then adapting things to metric values that make more sense. An inch is 25.4mm so anything that is that size would be clumsy to refer to and industry would have to migrate to more useful sizes.

Or it could be like my truck and have both metric and US bolts despite being a Dodge.
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If you’ve ever been to a park or on a hike, you’ve probably come across a desire line.  A desire line is a rogue path caused by hundreds of feet, inadvertently causing a new trail. A desire line is...
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  • Sometimes where you come from, such as a small WV farm, makes you all the more interesting. 

  • I try to remember that I am always at least partially wrong, that keeps me humble-ish.

  • I talk about science, technology, and politics. Typically I will not shy away from areas that folks avoid as the discussion can have value. I have studied finance and management information systems. I apply systems engineering, which I've also studied. I have worked in the government. I now am implementing projects. I will not let you off the hook for misinformation and most often call you out for bias (we all have them, just own up!).
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