Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by dead_elvis » 05 Apr 2018, 13:45

Warren wrote:
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I thought GEDs were for kids who were smart enough to figure out that high school was stupid. Obviously ivy leagues probably won't take you but I've always thought the smartest thing to do is drop out, get GED and go straight to college.
That sounds good in theory. Is that what you did? I don't believe I ever met anyone that did that. I've met people that went to college prior to their 18th birthday. But they either received a diploma from the school or didn't bother.
I didn't, but I knew one guy in my class who did, IIRC to get away from anti-gay harassment.
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Jasper » 05 Apr 2018, 13:47

nicole wrote:
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Since when is being cool a bad decision?
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Pham Nuwen » 05 Apr 2018, 14:15

Jasper wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 13:47
nicole wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 11:58
Since when is being cool a bad decision?
If you have to work at being cool, you ain't.
Awwwwwwww. :(
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by dead_elvis » 05 Apr 2018, 14:23

nicole wrote:
05 Apr 2018, 11:58
Since when is being cool a bad decision?
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Jadagul » 05 Apr 2018, 14:27

The GED to avoid high school and start college early thing is interesting, but it's also pretty clear that those people aren't going to show up as "GED" in this survey. (Unless they don't actually make it to the college).

I wonder if the "GED" sample size is just much smaller and so swingier?

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Post by Andrew » 05 Apr 2018, 14:51

GED also has a strong overlap with having been in prison for a decent chunk of time.
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Post by Warren » 06 Apr 2018, 12:06

Andrew wrote:
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GED also has a strong overlap with having been in prison for a decent chunk of time.
BINGO
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Post by Shem » 07 Apr 2018, 01:21

'No Diggity' radio edit. They spend like 45 seconds hummng, then "yo Dre, drop the verse," but go stright to the bridge. LET THE MAN DROP THE FUCKING VERSE!
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Post by Mo » 07 Apr 2018, 21:04

One day I hope that my wife will know me as well, and with as little judgement, as the Amazon Music Recommended Music algorithm. Also, how is the music algorithm so good, but buying a toaster makes Amazon think I’m sort of eclectic collector of mid-priced toasters.
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Warren » 08 Apr 2018, 10:23

Some questions are best left unanswered. Just enjoy your music and toast.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 08 Apr 2018, 11:26

Warren wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 10:23
Some questions are best left unanswered. Just enjoy your music and toast.
Agreed. Your music soulmate could be a mullet wearing sovereign citizen type from Montana who just lost his job at the local tire store for stealing lugnuts.

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Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Mo » 08 Apr 2018, 11:27

It’s not about the music soulmate. It’s how it figured it out. Amazon clearly knows me. I want a person to know me like that.
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Post by Ellie » 08 Apr 2018, 11:35

Mo wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 21:04
Also, how is the music algorithm so good, but buying a toaster makes Amazon think I’m sort of eclectic collector of mid-priced toasters.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 08 Apr 2018, 12:14

Mo wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 11:27
It’s not about the music soulmate. It’s how it figured it out. Amazon clearly knows me. I want a person to know me like that.
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Post by tr0g » 08 Apr 2018, 12:46

I put an Ernst Jünger book on my wishlist and now my book recommendations are kind of fucked.
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Post by Andrew » 08 Apr 2018, 15:01

tr0g wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 12:46
I put an Ernst Jünger book on my wishlist and now my book recommendations are kind of fucked.
I put a few post-structuralist books and a few traditionalist books on my wishlist. My recommendations have been wildly entertaining.
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Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Post by Shem » 08 Apr 2018, 15:49

Pham Nuwen wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 12:14
Mo wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 11:27
It’s not about the music soulmate. It’s how it figured it out. Amazon clearly knows me. I want a person to know me like that.
That song's about a guy who comes back from war and treats his family like crap, not about soulmates.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 08 Apr 2018, 15:57

I thought it had figured me out, but Amazon still thinks I'm a pagan lesbian with confusing politics.
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Post by Aresen » 08 Apr 2018, 18:59

Eric the .5b wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 15:57
I thought it had figured me out, but Amazon still thinks I'm a pagan lesbian with confusing politics.
It beats Youtube offering me Trump Nation videos still celebrating the fact that Trump won despite all the dirty librul media pollsters saying he wouldn't.
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 08 Apr 2018, 19:40

Shem wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 15:49
Pham Nuwen wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 12:14
Mo wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 11:27
It’s not about the music soulmate. It’s how it figured it out. Amazon clearly knows me. I want a person to know me like that.
That song's about a guy who comes back from war and treats his family like crap, not about soulmates.
That's just ... like ... your opinion man.
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Post by Warren » 08 Apr 2018, 20:15

I thought it was about the TSA
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Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Apr 2018, 14:26

Aresen wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 18:59
Eric the .5b wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 15:57
I thought it had figured me out, but Amazon still thinks I'm a pagan lesbian with confusing politics.
It beats Youtube offering me Trump Nation videos still celebrating the fact that Trump won despite all the dirty librul media pollsters saying he wouldn't.
Yeah, I'll go with you, there. At least alternate world-lesbian-Eric probably has a cute pixie cut. (And perhaps a survivalist compound, I'm not sure. Like I said, confusing politics.)
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Post by JD » 09 Apr 2018, 15:14

Mo wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 21:04
One day I hope that my wife will know me as well, and with as little judgement, as the Amazon Music Recommended Music algorithm. Also, how is the music algorithm so good, but buying a toaster makes Amazon think I’m sort of eclectic collector of mid-priced toasters.
Amazon's been doing this sort of thing for years, and yet they still have yet to figure out that there are some kinds of purchases you're going to make repeatedly, and some you're not. You'd think they'd have a big enough dataset to gather that. For example, if you buy detective novels repeately, you probably like detective novels and will continue to buy detective novels. If you buy a bunch of GRE study guides, you're probably not going to want to continue buying GRE study guides for the rest of your life.
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Post by Ellie » 09 Apr 2018, 15:18

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I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Apr 2018, 15:29

Ellie wrote:
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Cue The Terminator theme. :D
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