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  1. Forum:Puzzles and Other Forum Games

    Thread:Possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    The following sentence is true.
    The previous sentence is false.
    The following statement is true.
    The following statement is true.
    The following statement is false.
    The following statement is true.
    The following statement is true
    The following statement is false.
    The following statement is true.
    The first statement is false.
  2. Forum:Puzzles and Other Forum Games

    Thread:Possible

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    pfft, that's nothing!

    "this statement is a lie" <--- True or false?
  3. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:The future "racism"

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    Quote Originally Posted by oops_ur_dead View Post
    My point is that the way we classify mental disorders as distinct form eachother doesn't necessarily come from any sort of shared underlying biological causes, or even that they necessarily always present in the same way, but in ways that benefit treatment. What we call "schizophrenia" may well be a bunch of different disorders with different genetic and environmental causes that happen to look the same, we don't really know yet. That different treatments work or don't work depending on the patient seems to partially support this, anyway.

    Culture and context also plays a big role. I read some literature once (can't find it right now) that suggested that the reason autism rates are so low in Africa is partially because the traits of autism aren't as much of a hindrance in the context of African society and culture, so they don't really recognize them as disordered. Schizophrenia in non-western countries is also not as much of a burden because, for whatever reason, people with schizophrenia in eastern cultures who hear voices tend to hear those voices saying positive things rather than negative things as in western cultures, which probably does good for their overall wellbeing and mental state.

    The same logic applies to the use of categorical vs dimensional classification. I guess that psychology as a whole is finding that dimensional classification is more useful than categorical, leading to decisions such as collapsing autism and aspergers into the autism spectrum.

    My overall point is that the classification of mental illness is quite fuzzy and nobody can definitively say anything on topics like whether everyone is on the autism spectrum or not. Clinically, Oberon is right: because these classifications are rather binary, neurotypical people are not on the autism spectrum. In the real world, and biologically, we don't really know.
    Is it possible that many or even most people who have "disorders" are people who's brain would work perfectly fine in a primitive hunter-gatherer society but whose brain happens to clash with our modern complicated society? I mean, I'm not sure how hearing voices could be anywhere near as distressing if we didn't have such a sophisticated language that could say such deep shit. At worst you'd just hear negative intonations if you only had a primitive notion of language. I wonder if anyone's tried to observe isolated tribes and find the "mentally ill tribespeople".
  4. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:The future "racism"

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    Like, okay that friend I mentioned clearly did have the "autistic tantrums" where he'd just go utterly apeshit over something absurd and unreasonable, but it wasn't like that was who he was, 24/7. Get me? XD. And as he aged he got a lot better at controlling it. He was the only one I knew to have "tantrums", but perhaps they're more common than I know, or I didn't know some of the others well enough to see that happen.
  5. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:The future "racism"

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    I've known maybe 5 or 6 people with autism over my life, as friends. One was like a stereotypical sheldon cooper, a couple were ridiculously weird, a couple were just nervous with a few weird social ticks, and the last who I know quite well was all over the place in school but with age has gotten much better at social interaction, to the point where you wouldn't have guessed he was autistic, unless maybe you got to know him for a while. From an anecdotal perspective, it doesn't just seem like a spectrum - it looks like it actually manifests in different ways from person to person. I can't possibly imagine how you would define such a thing as a binary, because trying to imagine some definitive link between those people beyond being "kinda awkward" is very difficult. And a lot of "kinda awkward" people aren't autistic at all.
  6. Forum:Serious Discussion & Debate

    Thread:Lottocracy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Would you say it isn't?
    Well, the video suggests people are programmed to reach strong decisions in groups rather than alone, and that our reasoning skills are designed to be shared with and contribute to other's thought process rather than built up in isolation. He gives the famous thing where everyone guesses how many jelly beans are in a jar and even though most people are wildly out the average is shockingly close. It sure as hell isn't a point of view I'm qualified to comment on, but it's certainly a very romantic point of view ^^.

    I can at least say that even though people's abstract deductive reasoning skills are naturally very weak, they can through education become much stronger. If you have a certain kind of education the question he asked about the marriage and whatever is just a trivial deduction, but it's not shameful to get it wrong, either. You just gotta do a couple courses on deductive logic or something. So I don't necessarily view people as "dumb".
  7. Forum:Serious Discussion & Debate

    Thread:Lottocracy

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    No, they didn't.

    This is probably not a very smart question, but could you give an example of what you mean?
    I googled "how do governments work together" - and I only found explanations of how federal, state and local governments work together.

    I think this could be a big problem for Europe though because of the European Union.
    But I don't think it's that much of an issue for the United States since the US is basically one big country.

    When you say governments of different countries working together, I'm uneducated enough to not know what you mean tbh.
    Other than EU and military alliance like NATO ofc.
    Erm, I think it's quite a legitimate question. I presume he's thinking of the paris climate agreeement, npt, ats, shit like that. And then trade agreements between countries and negotiated peace deals like the iran nuclear deal.

    In all fairness, there's nothing to stop morons getting elected and ripping that shit up in a democracy, evidently XD
  8. Forum:Serious Discussion & Debate

    Thread:Lottocracy

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    The way you talk about it suggests you view it as a system born out of desperation or cynicism, but the video itself seems to argue that it is a natural system that optimizes our collective problem solving. The video doesn't seem to see people's ability to reason as weak necessarily, either.

    The analogy with the jury is interesting and probably gives some clues to what challenges may face a real lottocracy. In our world, violent groups with the power to threaten ordinary powerless people with no profile can sway the decision making of juries. That would probably exist in a lottocracy too. These people presumably go back to being ordinary once they leave their post, and will just get some hollow promises of protection from the police.

    It might be difficult for decisions made under a lottocracy to receive the same acceptance of legitimacy. By the mere act of voting, people "consent" to the political system in some sense - even when their candidate doesn't win. In countries where faith in the system is truly abysmal, barely anyone votes. In a lottocracy, there is no continually renewed show of implicit approval, and rioters can turn around and say "I was never asked about that!".
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    ►►Re: Did you notice the duck in yzb's profile picture◄◄

    now I think about it it's already been over a year... Time really flies
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    ►►Re: Did you notice the duck in yzb's profile picture◄◄

    there was a game I got dunked on by one of blink's alts so hard (luckyducky) that frinckles edited a duck into my toilet and so I've made it my DP for a bit XD
  11. Forum:Serious Discussion & Debate

    Thread:Determinism vs Free Will

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    I am inclined to view them both as illusions created by the way we experience things. But even if they aren't, I think people should be able to at least acknowledge that neither are necessarily true, and that it's fascinating that human beings produce these concepts so naturally without knowing whether they're true... it's so natural for us to take their truth for granted.

    It's kinda like how people can see jagged rocks and come up with notions of squares and rectangles, regardless of whether perfect squares or rectangles actually exist anywhere. Somehow it just seems natural to assume these things exist as well defined concepts that we can talk about. It's an example of people's flawed perception of an impure reality giving birth to pure concepts and it's fascinating that people do that so naturally.

    I assume whether these assumptions seem natural to us can be heavily influenced by our environment. Perhaps if you live in an erratic, chaotic environment the notion of determinism feels more alien. Like, the old testament god is super impulsive and irrational compared to the new testament god or the portrayal of god in the Qu'ran. Maybe that reflects the fact people's understanding of the world developed and the world seemed more orderly and systematic than it did to second temple jews, and that informed their view of how a god must function.
  12. Forum:Serious Discussion & Debate

    Thread:Determinism vs Free Will

    Thread Author:Oberon

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    I agree that they are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but they could also both be false. You could be living in a universe governed by random phenomena and also have no true control over your actions :P
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    ►►Re: S-FM Eternal Conflict (Off Queue Game Ongoing)◄◄

    ggwp. I'd also like to give my thanks to AIVION, who showed some awesome levels of commitment thru the day 1 shitfest and stuck with it for months to the very end
  14. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Gay or Straight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzb25 View Post
    The song appears to be an exploration of her relationship with a dude, some "bad boy". However, when she lists his characteristics in the first half of the chorus against her characteristics in the second half of the chorus, it becomes clear her characteristics have the potential to do far more serious damage to the dude, the people he loves, and his relationships with them - whereas his characteristics are largely just vain, looking tough.

    Hence, she concludes "he may be a bad boy, but I'm obviously the bad guy, duh". The usage of the term "guy" is normally strictly for men, but it is very rarely used for either gender. Though, it's possible she is intentionally masculinizing herself to emphasize how "dangerous" she is.
    so yeah, by that reading it doesn't seem gay at all
  15. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Gay or Straight?

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    The song appears to be an exploration of her relationship with a dude, some "bad boy". However, when she lists his characteristics in the first half of the chorus against her characteristics in the second half of the chorus, it becomes clear her characteristics have the potential to do far more serious damage to the dude, the people he loves, and his relationships with them - whereas his characteristics are largely just vain, looking tough.

    Hence, she concludes "he may be a bad boy, but I'm obviously the bad guy, duh". The usage of the term "guy" is normally strictly for men, but it is very rarely used for either gender. Though, it's possible she is intentionally masculinizing herself to emphasize how "dangerous" she is.
  16. Forum:Site Discussion

    Thread:Website activity throughout the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    HERESY

    PVZ IS MY WORST MATCHUP
    have you located the 'a' button on your keyboard? It is very useful for protoss I find. In fact, I like to take out all the keys aside 'a' and 'f1' so I don't get confused
  17. Forum:Site Discussion

    Thread:Website activity throughout the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frinckles View Post
    I prefer Zerg
    spawn... more... OVERLORDS!!!
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    ►►Re: The line between obsession and dedication◄◄

    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    I imagine it's person dependant wether or not what you do when you procrastinate is an obsession.
    I could procrastinate by just going for a walk and that's hardly an obsession. But for a disciplined person - it probably takes an obsession to make them procrastinate.
    ARGH, I'M JUST DESCRIBING LAZINESS

    goddammit! XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helz View Post
    I am curious though. Does any one else have this 'problem' or am I actually as abnormal as I think I am about it?
    Err, maybe. I was planning to be productive this friday, then I ended up walking for 3 hours after reading the definition of a turing machine, trying to think about how one would make something so rudimentary-looking do more sophisticated things. I seem to have a habit of being interested in everything except the thing I should be interested in right now. Right before major exams I'd always end up learning a bunch of unrelated things, and projects I work on get unrealistically ambitious unless I keep kicking myself to chill out (which I often fail to do, honestly). I think I also use obsession as an escape, to a degree. I like to distract myself with a philosophical question or the strategies in a board game if I don't know how to address my feelings. Sometimes for weeks. Is it like that? Or am I describing something different?

    And more pressingly, would you even find solace in having that kind of connection with a toiletman? Maybe someone more normal will be able to validate your experience =P
  20. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Ultra nerdy question

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    I thought programmers were into their binary? Binary is arguably the simplest and purest positional system, and computationally the simplest to describe addition and multiplication. 8 is a power of 2. When working with a particular base, its powers become important because they behave very simply in the given base. i.e. 10, 100, 1000 in base 10.
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    ►►Re: Frost Giant Studios vs Dreamhaven◄◄

    I don't know, but god I hope frost giant succeeds. Even if I've gotta wait 5 years or more, I really wanna see the RTS genre get some new life on the level of StarCraft or Age of Empires.
  22. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Dislikes

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    how did I become the budget mattzed of the site lmao T_T
  23. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Dislikes

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    I've wondered about this myself. There's several reasons I've come up with that could explain such a thing, but it's very difficult to say which of the reasons are actually meaningful causes of the dislikes.

    It's worth noting that the ratio shifts in subtle but meaningful ways for different videos. Videos that have a "basically 1% dislike ratio" actually seem to vary between 0.5% and 5%. That may not seem like a big deal but proportionately that's a massive difference. And once a video gains a certain degree of prominence I don't think it can ever have a dislike ratio less than 1% or 1.5%.

    I suspect the exact ratio is something you could actually model and predict quite effectively though because the factors guiding how many people dislike a video are probably extremely impulsive and superficial lol. If you feed the title of the video, the title of related videos, the number of likes and views to a learner it would probably be able to make a good prediction unless the content of the video contains some controversy. Youtube probably already has such a thing!

    P;edit sorry, what I meant to say is I don't think it's spam, because of how the dislikes vary. I've seen videos with 30-40k views that have no dislikes and thousands of likes because the people watching the video are so specific
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    ►►Re: oops_ur_dead's Cookbook◄◄

    The dishwasher offers a range of complex and sophisticated flavours. It feels like a waste not to leave the bag a little open...
  25. ►►Re: Debate and Opinion: Place Limit on number of housing property owned◄◄

    I think capping how many properties people can own in certain very cramped places like London would make sense. I think the housing market is a little over-glorified in terms of its stability and its returns. Middle class boomers seem stubbornly convinced it's the best way to invest money. But uninformed as I am I'm still sure there's several stocks they could put that money into which are safer and give better returns. I think I calculated one time with some properties in London and the return was only like ~2% of the actual house's price per year iirc. That's kind of awful for a market that's a self aware bubble, no? ^^
  26. Forum:Forum Mafia Discussion

    Thread:Challenge: FM Formula

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    @yzb25
    Is it possible for you to confirm or deny that the calculator linked here is based on the same folly math? ( @Cryptonic had that calculator linked somewhere in the SC2Mafia forums too, but that link is dead)

    That calc spikes at even numbers hard. 4vs21 is much higher chance for town than 4vs28, like wtf?
    yep, that's right. You can even check the calculation. It won't feel so weird after you put pen to paper and see why it happens for yourself.
  27. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Invisimode is retarded. Here’s why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OzyWho View Post
    read him again if you think so.
    bear in mind this time that i'm a "foreigner" and not a "native speaker".
    mag is right I was trying to say the word holds a lot of power

    My impulse control has been kinda crappy as of late. I'll try not to post here again. I was just trying to provide some context into how strong the word is in case ppl didn't know. You can choose to communicate however you like obviously, I can't control that. Hell, I say it myself sometimes.
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    Thread:Invisimode is retarded. Here’s why.

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    For the foreign speakers, I'll say the word "retard" sounds quite strong to a native ear, or at least it does to me. It's not comparable to "idiot" or "dumbass" at all. And that's in spite of being rather desensitized to it by my school's culture. I imagine foreign speakers experience the word predominantly through the internet subculture where everything goes so it may not have the same ring.

    Unlike the word dumbass or idiot, the word retard was very specifically a way of calling someone mentally handicapped. It'd often come with a mock imitation of someone who had down syndrome or something. In fact, I saw it specifically used against someone who'd taken brain damage from a car accident regularly. Noone would really call him an "idiot", because the word "idiot" sounds very weak and almost childish to natives. Idiot literally just means idiot.
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    ►►Re: Double Standards in Racism and Sexism◄◄

    This is a long list of vastly different issues with wildly varying degrees of validity and significance loosely tied together with the theme "group A was treated differently to group B". I'm not sure you'll ever find a satisfying explanation beyond "when groups A and B are treated the same, we say we're doing it because they're equal, when they're treated differently, we say we're being pragmatic and acknowledging their differences. Either way, we have a rationalization for why the social norm we're comfortable with exists."

    For context, it may be worth mentioning that the Qu'ran and hadiths staunchly proclaim men and women to be equal. Yet Sharia law regards a woman's testimony to be half of a man's. I'm not bringing this up to have a conversation about the ethics of Sharia law. I'm just pointing out wildly different cultures can still view their systems as creating equal and just societies because equality is such a wishy-washy term.
  30. Forum:General Discussion

    Thread:Best man for the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Wanna know what the most diverse part of the world is? Africa! Doesn't work out that well does it?
    I know it sounds extreme, but I'm halfway towards believing it's in everyone's benefit for a mod to forcefully cap how many posts you can make in these political threads per, say, 48h. You really don't seem to have any control over your own impulses and knowing you said shit like this must feel really embarassing later. Trying to compare an entire continent to a workplace. Jesus. How did you even measure the diversity of Africa compared to, say, Asia? Man, I'm already thinking too hard about this XD.

    You need to at least attempt to improve your impulse control. And I don't say it with a hint of resentment when I say you might benefit from the community putting concrete controls on what you say in these threads. No actual censorship, just some mechanism that implicitly forces you to think before posting by restricting post count or whatever.
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    Thread:Best man for the job

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    This also might help with understanding what the p value is -

    As oops said, we are interested in the probability you happened to get your data if there isn't a correlation. The hope is that this will be such a low number that not accepting a correlation means believing you happened to get very extreme data. the p-value is effectively how extreme we demand the data needs to be. p-value=0.01 means "we needed a less than 1% chance of getting data this extreme to believe in a correlation."

    Intuitively, if you are a hopeless researcher and come up with 100 incorrect correlation conjectures, you expect a p value of 0.05 to dismiss approximately 95 of these conjectures when you go collect data. A lower p value will dismiss even more. Even if only 20% of your conjectures are true, most of the research you publish will still be true. (Imagine coming up with 125 conjectures, 20% of which (25) are true. Assume you find a correlation for the 25 correct ones. So you publish 30 results, only 5 of which are wrong. Only 20% of your conjectures are true, yet 83% of your published results are true).

    The reason they use such a roundabout method is because it's rather difficult (impossible even) to directly find "the probability a correlation exists". On the other hand, it's normally quite easy to calculate the probability of getting a particular set of data if there is simply no correlation. So we settle for this somewhat vaguer indication of the plausibility of no correlation

    If this is wrong feel free to shut me up. I only did a few modules in statistics myself. I partially wrote this as a way of revising LOL
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    Thread:Best man for the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I thought of that as well as a possible explanation but I don’t think that’s causal, merely coincidental.
    In any event. As it stands I haven’t seen one good reason as to why diversity of ethnicity -> diversity of (useful) opinion. You can’t just make an experiment or observation and jump to conclusions without explaining them. I want to focus on the crux of the argument which is the idea that ethnicity trumps personality, which for the record I think is a disgusting and dangerous idea that can very easily be manipulated by, guess what, the alt-right and the nazis! Which is funny because the people championing diversity definitely do not want to give the alt-right ammo. And I’m not being sarcastic here.
    I'm not sure what you mean. Are you dismissing the correlation found in that particular study as a coincidence? How do you determine which studies to believe then? We have several studies here that find a correlation, then we have one whose correlation can only plausibly be a causation. Is the natural conclusion for you that in all the former studies the correlation is caused by something else, and that the latter study's correlation is just a fluke? Or are you suggesting all the correlations are flukes?

    Also, calm the fuck down. You're spamming us about "burden of proof", "burden of proof" while presenting your extremely subjective anecdotal experiences at university as something that warrants a reply. What the hell are we supposed to make of that? You're even suggesting people's views here are implicitly aiding neo-nazis and shit. Aamirus was barely even being passive aggressive. How the hell else are we supposed to reply to what you're doing? Also:

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon
    You can’t just make an experiment or observation and jump to conclusions without explaining them.
    bruh

    You need to cap your posts to twice every 24 hours or something. You really go off the rails when you let yourself post too much.
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    Thread:Random Thoughts

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    tbh, most films have wonky things that don't need to be there or moments that feel off. That's kinda true of Akira as well. However, Perfect Blue is one of the cleanest mindfucks I've ever seen. That thing had me by the balls after 20 mins. It fucks with your sense of reality in a way that could only happen if you're watching an animation where everything is already unreal, in a way that is very thematically relevant to the life of a pop idol, which is inherently a facade.
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    Thread:Random Thoughts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    I never watched anime because... idk, the culture around it doesn't appeal to me. But does that mean anime in itself is inferior to other forms of fiction? Absolutely not. There could be very serious and deep cartoons, and there probably are, actually, given the amount of anime around.
    there are "very serious and deep cartoons", depending on what that means. These two films got international recognition from film directors -

    Akira (198 is a cyberpunk set in a shithole future Tokyo in the aftermath of an apocalyptic war. It follows this futureless delinquent who awakens psychic powers.

    Perfect Blue (1997) is a psychological thriller about a pop idol going through a painful transitional stage in her career while dealing with a stalker.

    What's nice about those ones is they precede the modern "culture". So there's not any sexualized cartoon women, over-the-top goofy characters, or any stuff like that. But you'd probably have to watch them somewhere dodgy or torrent them.

    People also bring up Ghost in the Shell (1995) but I'm probably not enough of an art snob to appreciate that one without rewatching it. Maybe you'd get it tho. It also got critical acclaim, but I found the other two were extremely enjoyable films in their own right.

    There's also Studio Ghibli films (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke). The nice thing about those is that they're on netflix rn. They're kind of like what modern disney films may have been if modern disney films still used cel animation. Gorgeous-looking children's movies with interesting themes.
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    Thread:Best man for the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by yzb25 View Post
    Dude that's so fcking clever holy crap. The correlation causation thing was bothering me too. Mckinsey acknowledged it at the end of their article but didn't really give a satisfying rebuttal. A company with more diverse hiring may simply be more inclined to innovative / profitable thinking in general. I haven't given it a proper read, but that's such a clever way of circumventing that issue. The daughters man... crazy shit.
    the ppl who wrote that paper were undoubtedly extremely tall individuals. 6'2 at least probs
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    Quote Originally Posted by oops_ur_dead View Post
    They took a pretty cool approach in that paper to establish a causal relationship. First they found out that senior partners at VC firms having more daughters is correlated to them hiring more female employees. Clearly there, the relationship must be causal; there's no way that a partner hiring female employees will cause them to have more daughters, hence we can conclude that senior partners having more daughters leads them to hire more female employees. Then, they found a significant correlation between the number of daughters that senior partners at VC firms have and the firm's performance, which is clearly a one-way causal relationship. Pretty cool stuff.

    The criticism could be raised, though, that having daughters somehow influences a partner's investment habits for the better. It isn't clear how, if at all, they corrected for that. Even if that is the case, it still kinda points to diversity being a good thing if having daughters turns someone into a better investor.
    Dude that's so fcking clever holy crap. The correlation causation thing was bothering me too. Mckinsey acknowledged it at the end of their article but didn't really give a satisfying rebuttal. A company with more diverse hiring may simply be more inclined to innovative / profitable thinking in general. I haven't given it a proper read, but that's such a clever way of circumventing that issue. The daughters man... crazy shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oops_ur_dead View Post
    Funny thing this argument. If you look at research done by consulting companies and venture capital firms, it's largely and consistently found that companies that have more diverse management perform better.

    This shows that diversity drives innovation and innovation revenue:
    https://www.bcg.com/en-us/publicatio...ost-innovation

    This shows that gender and ethnic diversity drives company profitability:
    https://www.mckinsey.com/business-fu...ough-diversity

    This review shows that companies with a more diverse workforce are more likely to grow in market share and successfully capture new markets:
    https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-diversit...ive-innovation

    There are also many VC firms that take diversity heavily into account when deciding which companies to invest in. Do you think they actually care about diversity for diversity's sake?

    The idea that companies force diversity over merit is misleading and very short-sighted. There's no grand conspiracy to replace muh white people, that's fucking stupid. They just want more profit, and diversity is a proven method of accomplishing that.

    Often times the "best man for the job" is whatever makes the board more diverse than another old white dude. Or do you think companies shouldn't be allowed to do what helps them attain the most profitability and success?

    Though maybe I'm overthinking a dumb joke.
    I'm struggling to get around the paywall for the 3rd paper. Am I being dumb?
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    When millenials/zoomers get old and start entering power, all the things that entertained us will gain "prestige" and probably start being regarded as "intellectual" pasttimes. It's weird to imagine a future where people study video games at school and analyze their effects, or analyze the production process of an anime. Youtubers get more views than old media, which can't shun them forever. Youtubers will start getting awards and have documentaries about their work and shit. There will be youtubers who challenge the medium in unexpected ways and whatnot eventually.

    Or maybe our generation truly is too degenerate to be recognised. I dunno, if Oprah can be "respected", I see no reason a youtuber can't. And if films can be "art", I see no reason video games or anime can't. I think there's already been art exhibits for video games, which used to be a very nerdy, niche pasttime.
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    could this have a lasting impact on how the stock market operates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperJack View Post
    Can you create ToS and they be above the law? @Helz
    I honestly had no idea these platforms had the power to prevent people from buying particular stocks - forcefully selling ppl's stock, even. What else could they get away with by simply writing somewhere in their ToS "by the way we may totally fuck you over at some undetermined point in the future with no prior notice"?

    Also, I get it's largely symbolic, but did people catch google taking down 100k 1 star robin hood reviews written in the backlash of banning trades? It's weird how an unrelated company google rushes to the defense of robin hood for "review bombing". I'm not aware of any precedent for something like that. And, dare I say, it's quite a major freezepeach violation ^^.
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    Honestly, I didn't consciously realize the accounts had swapped until it was pointed out to me. It all just automatically gets changed to mag in my head XD
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    In an alternate reality people are watching this as the finale to a sitcom that satirizes the overly bombastic nature of political discourse. I find comfort in thinking about how this is all bringing them so much amusement. They will get their cathartic climax where they see karma bite the greedy, dopey businessman in the ass. And I hope we get to see it in our reality too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stealthbomber16 View Post
    Athletes and celebrities have no place in politics.
    But athletes and celebrities is all that politics is!
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    sigh

    -vote Bakhieh


    fuck it. If this train is truly scum motivated that means multiple people here are scum and they are seriously implicating themselves by pulling that.
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    Voting Bakhieh is lame. Not voting DM here is very silly. I now see what SJ is implying and I think that is a very strange way of thinking in this situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperJack View Post
    You had to tunnel on me just because I was annoying as hell. How annoying are you. God damn bloody English folk.
    if I'm tunnelling you how am I scum lol
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    Well at least my death won't be in vain
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperJack View Post
    I do not believe Dark Magician is scum, compared to their last game as scum they sound so unsure of themselves and are struggling to reach scum reads. They look like they are giving people a chance to post more content so they can make a better assessment of other players, rather than if there where scum they would be dead set claiming one is town or another is scum. They even try to clarify people's interpretation of their posts to make their posts more clear.

    I will not be lynching DM. And honestly, will vote YZB over DM if it comes to it.
    @Helz well you got something interesting at least
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    meh, fuck it

    -vote Dark Magician


    Null lynch gogogo!
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    and yeah, this SJ scumread is not OMGUS. This is my genuine read here. It's just a very beaten down and "I really can't be bothered to do jack any more" read. Wiisp thinks my reads are obv fake and valueless. Even if I flipped they'd just dismiss my POV and say "oh I guess they were trash town", and for them to do that as town-leader kinda makes my reads worth less than garbage.

    I think you can bet on Helz actually being town this game. And unless we're very unlucky hopefully at least one of MM and SJ are town too. You got some good players this game, you'll do okay
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