How coding in Python is bad for you

alister alister.ware at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 24 08:47:50 EST 2017


On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:11:02 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 8:04 AM, Adam M <amorawski at magna-power.com>
> wrote:
>> On Monday, January 23, 2017 at 3:41:17 PM UTC-5, Jon Ribbens wrote:
>>> On 2017-01-23, alister <ali....re at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>> > On Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:19:42 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> >> I believe that's "bad for you" in the sense that chocolate is bad
>>> >> for you.
>>> >>
>>> >> It isn't.
>>> >
>>> > chocolate is a poison (lethal dose for a human approx 22lb)
>>>
>>> That's a meaningless statement. *Everything* is a poison in sufficient
>>> quantities.
>>
>> I think you need to calibrate your sarcasm filter ;-). By the way
>> coffee  is also dangerous - especially in 50lbs bags (when it hits
>> you).
> 
> Or with sufficient velocity. The LD50 of lead is about 450mg/kg [1],
> which means that a typical 70kg human could ingest about 31 grams of
> lead and have a fifty-fifty chance of survival. But just a few grams of
> lead at the speed of sound will probably kill you. [2]

if you were to take the statistics of WWI or WWII (And probably any other 
major war & compare the number of rounds fired to the number of people 
killed by gunshot then you could say it probably wouldn't ;-)
(No I am not willing to put this to the test)

> 
> ChrisA
> 
> [1] http://whs.rocklinusd.org/documents/Science/Lethal_Dose_Table.pdf
> [2] https://xkcd.com/444/





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