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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2016, 01:14 »
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2016, 01:17 »
Anyway, something that doesn't make sense to me still is Simpson's Paradox. It's basically saying that you can use the same batch of statistics to actually imply two contradicting things.

Sounds a lot like doublespeak if you ask me.

Something I find weird is that Americans call people in third world counties savage, yet we like to go into the woods, shoot an animal, and then have it stuffed to show to our colleagues as a sort of amusement.
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2016, 03:36 »
Okay so it' actually 48 times but I found a snazzy YouTube video to explain for me.

If that's tl;dr basically it's about exponential growth because every time you fold the paper in half it doubles in size so all you have to do is keep multiplying the thickness of a sheet of paper by two until you reach a number the same size as the distance to the moon :)

Yeah, so basically what I said. That's one of those weird things that's just weird because it involves like...  two numbers that just sound really small that somehow end up equaling something massive. It's pretty cool.

2^48 * .1 mm (thickness of a sheet of paper) = 2.8*10^10 meters, and the distance between the earth and moon is 384.4 million meters (so 3.8 *10^8 meters) so something is off about that number. It seems like it should be 41 times because 2^41 * .1 mm gives around 2.2 * 10^8 meters.

Sounds a lot like doublespeak if you ask me.
No, it's more of an exercise in how statistics can be shaped to say anything we want, and this is probably the most literal example of it.

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Something I find weird is that Americans call people in third world counties savage, yet we like to go into the woods, shoot an animal, and then have it stuffed to show to our colleagues as a sort of amusement.
Um this is very wildly stereotypical, exactly like Jigglypuff's. Also a small subset of people.
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2016, 10:56 »
How old do you have to be to qualify for 'death of old age'? Is there a minimum age?
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2016, 10:59 »
That had never occured to me before!


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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2016, 11:01 »
Why does every Pokémon want to make an egg with Ditto? It's a purple blob of jelly!
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2016, 14:35 »
Why does every Pokémon want to make an egg with Ditto? It's a purple blob of jelly!

it can transform into a potential mate.



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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2016, 14:52 »
I call my Ditto Xerox since it can make copies of Pokémon! Plus copied papers are sometimes referred to as "dittos" so it works.
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2016, 16:05 »
Why does every Pokémon want to make an egg with Ditto? It's a purple blob of jelly!
it can transform into a potential mate.

It also has a great personality and would thank you not to judge it solely on its looks.

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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2016, 19:17 »
On Unreal Tournament, I downloaded a mod which effectively allows me to blow myself up like a kamikaze pilot.
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2016, 21:52 »
How old do you have to be to qualify for 'death of old age'? Is there a minimum age?
I think the term is "natural death" rather than "death of old age" - the latter is colloquial. Otherwise, your heart basically has only so many times it can tick, and once it's done ticking then you die. I've heard a story of a dude's wife who died at the age of 50 from "natural causes" that amounted to that.
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2016, 09:09 »
You can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed... But can you just be whelmed?
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2016, 11:31 »
You can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed... But can you just be whelmed?
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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2016, 12:03 »
You can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed... But can you just be whelmed?

You actually can!


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Re: Things that make no sense or are just weird
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2016, 12:06 »
How does Porygon have sex breed if it's man made? The technology of the time wasn't that good!
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