Pregnancy tests are 99% accurate in the lab, 75% accurate in the wild due to misreads- mistakes which are highly dependant on education and socioeconomic status. No, it is not stupid or wasteful to use a hardware interface to help women with this. archive.is/20081206110632/ar…
I saw a tweet recently that I wanted to confirm. Sadly I can't find it right now, but it was about digital pregnancy tests. So, I went out and grabbed a 2-pack for 7 dollars: let's tear it down!
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Some really enormously shitty takes in that thread.

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Terrified teenage girls fumbling in public bathrooms with pregnancy tests because they are scared their parents will find out they are sexually active and murder them don't read instructions carefully. White college-educated women: "Hur hur hur words are for stupid people".
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The remarkable part for me is that in just 40 years we've turned a complex computer chip into something so cheap and plentiful it can be disposable.
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It's pretty ableist too(amongst other things), but amazing that it's able to diffuse this much into society
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It shows exactly why folks in marketing shoot engineers
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Pretty much from all men who NEVER have 2 worry about this
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To anyone with a basic understanding of the science it's been obvious the digital models were just line readers. Honestly, what were they expecting? A little robot technician doing the ELISA?
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This Tweet is from a suspended account.
I didn't ask if it was a shitty take for you.
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Real lack of consideration for how difficult it is to interpret lines Vs a clear Pregnant / Not Pregnant or symbol when they might be stressed as hell. There also seems to be a huge issue with people in the thread accepting the studies that show they're more accurate.
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