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Useless Research !!!
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Useless Research !!!


Of late, I have noticed a lot of "News Worthy" Useless Research. This one today really caught my eye. To think that someone got paid for this.




Please post others that you find useless or obvious.

Posted January 23, 2013, 22:09:41 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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I could've told 'em that.
I rarely sleep more than 5 hours after having a skin full. Due to the alcohol and my bladder waking me up.

Not even worthy of an Ig nobel.

Posted January 23, 2013, 23:16:30 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Re: Useless Research !!!


We have another !!!.




Now who would have thought that Cats go around killing things and there is no mention of what they are killing will become extinct. Seems to me they are doing a good job.  scratch-head

Posted January 30, 2013, 18:24:00 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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That could be a problem though, that seems more useful to me than some research.

This story was mentioned on QI a while back :

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The Stephens Island Wren was long remembered in local mythos as the only known species to be entirely wiped out by a single living being: the local lighthouse keeper's cat, named Tibbles. However, this belief was erroneous; while this cat did kill one of the last birds seen, a few more specimens were obtained in the following years, by which time the island also hosted numerous feral cats.

The thought that our own Tibbles could cause this kind of thing is alarming  Shocked

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephens_Island_Wren

Posted January 30, 2013, 18:48:36 PM Logged

Offline DD1975
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Re: Useless Research !!!


This seems pretty useless to me:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21229387

Considering BMI is a complete waste of time in the first place!!

Posted January 30, 2013, 21:19:08 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Re: Useless Research !!!


I know exactly where you are coming from there DD. Prior to my current plight, I was classed as "Border-Line Obese" under the BMI index, now, however, because I have lost alot of muscle tone, I am now classed as "Normal".  scratch-head

To think I was always regarded as Special here at DH.  lol

Posted January 31, 2013, 11:49:25 AM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Yep, when I used to go to the gym the guy there basically said it was a load of rubbish, more like a rule of thumb...

Posted January 31, 2013, 12:13:38 PM Logged

Offline Diesel Topic starter
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Let's hope that thumb doesn't have any fat on it then.  lol

Found this one today on the BBC news feed, essentially, good research but it is wrong apparently.  scratch-head



Posted January 31, 2013, 17:28:34 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel Topic starter
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To me this is Bleeding Obvious. All those times when I have had a Head Cold and couldn't smell anything because my nose was blocked up, all I needed to do was blow the thing.  Shocked



Posted February 05, 2013, 09:56:37 AM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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Re: Useless Research !!!


Reviving this thread started by our dear Diesel  Grin

Today we have a superb enquiry into the Pressures produced when penguins pooh—calculations on avian defaecation

http://iposeogsekk.com/penguano.pdf

Check out the illustrations.

Posted November 04, 2015, 21:55:56 PM Logged

Offline Data
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Good to see this old thread woken up  thumbsup

And yeah, pressures produced when penguins pooh has always been something that keeps me awake at night  lol

Posted November 05, 2015, 12:23:25 PM Logged

Offline Carl2
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  Since the internet is open to everyone it's not surprising that we find a lot of things that fall under the category of research which seem trivial or worthless.  One of the first things I do is consider the source.  While we were discussing SSD'd, M.2 and pic express I looked into Intel research.  For worthwhile info something that may be interesting to a few people here take a look at Intel.
Carl2

Posted November 05, 2015, 13:20:51 PM Logged
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