I do watch Mythbusters and I also am knowledge in science and I majored in Economics. I should say I will retract my somewhat condescending tone of the post, but I really did think that it was a joke at first.
Originally Posted by specter
And regarding data collection, you really think that 200 touchpad vote on a forum is at all reliable or accurate? This is the internet. The end result of data collection is to show CAUSATION, why else would anyone study this issue of cracked speaker and OC? Correlation is a whole different story, I guarantee you that if I do a bigger poll at 200,000 Touchpad owners, all 200,000 of them will have/had cancer or knows someone personally with cancer. Doesn't mean that Touchpad's cause cancer. Correlation or even strong links do not prove the direction of causality.
The premise of this data collection is hardly scientific whatsoever, even if a high percentage of voters voted that they were OCed AND had cracks. What kind of preliminary scientific research was done to see how long they were overclocked? How often they use the touchpad? How do they hold or handle the touchpad in conjunction to the overclocked criteria? How old is the touchpad? How much heat does one's touchpad generate when at baseline and when at overclock? (Since it depends largely on the individual device). What KIND of overclock? Are they running 1.5ghz or 1.9 ghz? How many apps on average open and for how long is heat an issue?
You can't expect someone who overclocked their touchpad for 3 days to have the same impact as someone who had their touchpad for 4 months and had it overclocked since day 1?
Also, did the crack come first or did they overclock first?
If heat is the main criteria being tested, how does storage come in the play? The heat coming from a hot sun and blazing on a tablet can be much hotter than running an overclock.
This are questions that need to be asked. The poll is a joke in the sense that whatever outcome occurs, it simply is too SIMPLE to even justify any kind of conclusion drawn to overclocking and cracks. The study of economics and data and its reliability can be questionable even when the proper preliminary work is done, and data isn't entirely accurate of reality. (assuming data collection is done properly in the first place).