"even more reliable than a starsign.?
So, a fraction of a percentage point above chance then? Wow, how absolutely amazing.
Android users are more likely to be slutty, it transpires – having more one night stands, signing up to dating sites more often and being more likely to have sex on a first date, according to a Match.com survey of single Canadian mobile users. The figures are a dramatic reworking of previous research in the area that suggested …
I'm not slagging anything off -- astrology can be a fun source of entertainment. If you care to produce a scientific study which gives a better than chance predictive rate for it I'll up my figures accordingly.
I also never mentioned any other beleif since the article didn't either, or should I have mentioned that I don't think a teapot exists between the earth and the moon just for BBC style "ballance"?
I've always wondered if there mightn't have been something to astrology / similar systems in the past.
When we were more subject to the effects of the seasons you can imagine it making a difference to a child's development if it was gestated when food was plentiful, started walking when the weather was good enough to be outside all the time, started 'proper' talking when more adults were inside sheltering rather than working - could almost believe that sort of thing might produce predictable differences in physical and mental attributes to people born at particular times of year.
Obviously these days those sort of things don't apply and so it's definitely in the group of scamming-the-gullible-entertaining-the-frivolous activities along with Santa / Satan etc
The same thing happens to 1/12 of the population all the time...
I've overheard the following conversation:
A: (while reading paper) What star sign are you?
A: Your horiscope for today says blah blah blah
B: Yea, all of that happened to me today
A: Ops, sorry, that was for Taurus.
Some people just want to believe and make things fit.
"When we were more subject to the effects of the seasons you can imagine it making a difference to a child's development"
This is still the case and has been shown in many studies. Children born in July/August do MUCH worse than children born in Sept/Oct. They also have a higher incidence of suicide (about 10% higher which is ENORMOUS). But, of course, this has nothing to do with the position of the planets. It is down to the Western Education system being based around a school calendar year rather than the absolute age of the child. So a child born at the end of August is almost a year younger when they start school than a child born at the start of September. This makes a huge difference to how they start learning which has a correspondingly large knock-on effect later in life.
Due to their poorer results, poorer job, less money etc they are more likely to suffer anxiety/depression and go on to harm themselves.
But that STILL doesn't mean there is ANYTHING to astrology.
It just proves that society is slightly biased towards a particular date of birth.
Based on past research covered on El Reg, I was of the belief that Apple users got more!
So taking this into Account, does it mean theres a fruity-droid love-fest going on, with Apple users getting more, from the Android users who put out more?!
Surely if you put out more, your getting more?
Paris obviously uses both...
I suspect the difference is that they other "study" (if either of these are worthy of that term) controlled for age and sex, by only including 30-year-olds and putting men and women in separate groups. This one, as far as I can tell, did not.
Either is a valid way to look at it I suppose, depending on what exactly you're trying to measure.
benaughty and adultfriendfinder spring to mind.....it's impossible not to pull (for nefarious reasons) on them. Why go through all that wining and dining stuff with an evens chance (tops) of getting your leg over on Match, when you can just select'n'bonk on the other sites? No one gives a rats' ass what phone you have either.
A lot of users have moved from Apple to Android.
We can deduce from the research that these are people with somewhat slutty tendencies have moved from Apple to Android. It is surprising that people with slutty tendencies will move brands when something better comes along? Thought not.
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