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BP alarms failed because... dum da dum... someone didn't want to be woken up by false alarms. link

This resonates with two themes of my thoughts over the last few years:

- Type II errors matter too, and

- If your system pays more attention to what people should do than what they actually do, then you are a jerk, or misguided, or maybe just an idiot. Which of these I infer depends heavily on my mood.

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Date: 2010-07-24 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dolohov.livejournal.com
To be fair, most systems pay more attention to what people should do than what they actually do. Like, say, US drug policy. Or Maoism. Or abstinence-only education (for that matter, all of junior high school).

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Date: 2010-08-03 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friedenliebe.livejournal.com
That's classic!

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