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Porsches make you healthy

Well, I don’t know that for sure. But I am pretty sure that Porsche owners overall are healthier than those who don’t own Porsches. Maybe you have to control for age.
Similarly, it seems that being a customer of certain companies apparently somehow causes less nastiness to befall ones computing infrastructure.
Jaquith handily, yet unwittingly, summarizes my opinion, and is more polite about it than I am inclined to be at the moment.

3 comments on "Porsches make you healthy"

  • beri says:

    Control for wealth. Rich people are healthier than poor people.

  • Chris Walsh says:

    Precisely my point. There is probably more than one spurious correlation referenced in my post.

  • Shaw seems to be appropriate here:
    “[I]t is easy to prove that the wearing of tall hats and the carrying of umbrellas enlarges the chest, prolongs life, and confers comparative immunity from disease.”
    The Doctor’s Dilemma

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