I am not saying that sitting at the computer is not bad for you. I sit here a lot, and I feel quite miserable often. However, this unexplained value is intriguing me. Why 40%? How did they calculate this value?How do you conduct a study for this?
Here are my theories:
Every time someone died, a study person asked the grieving relatives if the passed away person has been sitting at the computer a lot.
“I heard your son was mauled by a bear. Did he surf the net a lot?” “Yes.” “Thank you”.
Sensemaking: none. The cause of death is not always linked with the lifestyle of the dead person.
2. Scientific Method:
First, you will need 200 people.
Group 1: These 100 people will be tied to a chair and forced to use the computer for six hours.
Group 2: These 100 people will be not using the computer. They are the control group.
Once the six hours is over, examine how many of the people from Group1 dropped dead. Compare it with Group2.
To exclude bias, add more people to make it a blind test: some people will have their computer turned off, and their chairs will be massage chairs. For further improvement, make the testers not know who was in which group until the test is over.
Sensemaking: It is the same procedure used in medical experiments, it can’t go wrong.
3. The TF2 method.
Make someone sit at the computer for six hours. Punch them. If a MINICRIT sign appears above their heads, we have proved this. Although minicrit only increases damage by 35%, it is beneath the error margin.
Probability: none. We are not TF2
Sensemaking: Maximum. If we were TF2.
1. Make sure that the factoids you use have scientific basis.
2. Get up and walk arond because however ridiculous this study is, sitting all the day will make you fat :0
Even though I sit at the computer whenever I can, I’m pretty sure I’ll live for a while because I’m half-Asian, and holy shit do Asians live for a long-ass time (especially the East Asians). Also, I’m not freakishly tall.
so I’m watching a dirty video. like you do. and I guess the upload got corrupted or something, because the music, which I assume is supposed to be some sort of smooth porn groove, is insanely distorted and crunchy, making this crazy demented kind of glitch-hop beat. I’m not even watching the video anymore, I’m just listening to this awesome music. The video is 32 minutes long, so that’s pretty much a whole EP of distorted porno groove that I am in the midst of recording.
Here’s a sample from the middle and beginnings of the video, to hear the different songs this is going through. There’s no porny sounds, so it’s totally SFW. I can’t deal with how neat this is.