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One reason why you shouldn't use a calculator on a mobile phone
01-26-2017, 04:50 PM
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RE: One reason why you shouldn't use a calculator on a mobile phone
(01-26-2017 12:04 PM)BruceH Wrote:  http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/26/..._caffeine/

Researcher calculates on a mobile phone, misses out a decimal point and nearly kills two volunteers by giving them a dose of caffeine two orders of magnitude too large.

The researchers should have had a general idea of the amount of caffeine they would administer. No one should just plug numbers into any calculating device without knowing what a reasonable answer might be. A dosage that high should have raised a red flag in their minds!

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