Monday, March 1, 2010

Dear Davenport...

Dear Davenport Diagram,

I wish I'd never met you.

Please never show your face to me again.

I don't understand you and I am not into mindgames.

Goodbye,
ABB

11 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

Ugh! What is that! I must look away lest you burn holes in my head where my eyes are!

Yeah, I'd take biostats over that any time.

Christopher said...

Davenport obviously wasn't keen on helpful data visualization! Flattening 3D into 2D is rather bothersome to wrap the mind around...

medrninja said...

Holy mother of....that thing makes my Pharm stuff look like pure fun. *shudder*

Albinoblackbear said...

OMDG--Hahaah, my thoughts exactly.

I had to cover my eyes with one hand and peer through my fingers to cut and paste it on to the blog.

Chris--Indeed. A *not* so helpful acid base diagram.

Ninja--The nephrologist lecturing us last week put up that graph and then a slide of weather systems saying it he could glean about the same amount of info from each.

He also added that "determining acid-base balance to this degree was invented by medical schools to make students hate their lives".

It does make me hate my life.

Nature Nerd said...

Wow. Makes my task of counting Tulbaghia chromosomes tomorrow seem pleasant all of a sudden.

RH said...

"determining acid-base balance to this degree was invented by medical schools to make students hate their lives".

Aha!!! I knew it!

I feel your pain. Good luck!

Albinoblackbear said...

NN-I can't even pronounce what you are doing so I will consider myself lucky I am not in your shoes! :)

RH--Yup, all of our suspicions have been confirmed! Thanks for the empathy! That is really what I was seeking.

ZABALA-GENOVEZ said...

what? it´s really easy to understand, just relax and pay a little bit more attention...

att. J. luis.Z.Genovez

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ertwro said...

That's so boron. I never knew anything of this until I read it in your post. Then I went to boron the only book I own that covers this topic. Read and understood nothing. So I went to wikipedia where everything it's crystal clear: I will never apply this but it's a pretty fact to know.

I wonder if there's someone out there who's only source of learning in medschool is wikipedia. If exists, that fellow might be the wisest among us.

Albinoblackbear said...

I am sure there are plenty of folks using wikipedia as their main source of info.

I hate to admit that sometimes the only place I seem to be able to locate completely random shit is on there! :)