Attention whore thread
01-05-2018, 06:24 AM,
Post: #751
RE: Attention whore thread
But to wrap up: I’m all for automated enforcement so long as it is consistent and fair enforcement. The consistent and fair part is what I believe that we are getting at as a root issue here.
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01-05-2018, 02:31 PM,
Post: #752
RE: Attention whore thread
In my experience, most (automotive) people will be of the opinion that speed limits are too restrictive because they are all such awesome drivers and should really be making the big bucks in Formula One. But then they also generally put a couple of these at their driveways, because everyone else sucks at driving, of course:

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We’re all nimbies at heart.
01-05-2018, 10:10 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-05-2018, 10:11 PM by roo.)
Post: #753
RE: Attention whore thread
Illusory superiority is a condition where most people think they're above average. I know it's true because I'm better than all of you.

Studies even show that many drivers believe their ability to text while driving makes them a superior driver. It's true.
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01-05-2018, 11:00 PM,
Post: #754
RE: Attention whore thread
'Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.'
- George Carlin
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01-06-2018, 01:09 AM,
Post: #755
RE: Attention whore thread
I've driven up a yucca tree in the snow before.

I'm awesome.
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01-06-2018, 03:15 AM,
Post: #756
RE: Attention whore thread
Motorcycling accidents increase during a full moon. Because people get distracted and stare at it instead of watching the road.

I often find myself staring at the flying pelicans on my commute in to work... we all do it. When we’re super engaged in the task we’re much better at something than when we’re just haphazardly moving along. Most drivers view it as a task, rather than an activity, and allocate less attention to it.

Driving is proof that doing something daily doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re getting better at that task. It just means you’re gonna be more relaxed and complacent about the rigors of it when you do it.
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01-06-2018, 08:48 AM,
Post: #757
RE: Attention whore thread
I'm so glad that the 10,000 hour rule is easy to debunk. People were nutty with that a while ago.
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01-06-2018, 09:03 AM,
Post: #758
RE: Attention whore thread
Doing something daily and attempting to get better at something daily are significantly different measures.
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01-07-2018, 01:35 AM,
Post: #759
RE: Attention whore thread
true, but that doesn't help the 10k hour rule any.
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01-07-2018, 03:39 AM,
Post: #760
RE: Attention whore thread
Sure it does.

Quote:The 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell — may not be much of a rule at all. The principle holds that 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" are needed to become world-class in any field.
01-07-2018, 03:45 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-07-2018, 03:47 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #761
RE: Attention whore thread
As it appears to me, driving is something that most people think they have fully figured out once they’ve made the car go down the road and stop. And they feel it is something so banal that they can do it while performing other tasks that under other circumstances they’d call distractions.

Setting speed limits on the slow side when most people don’t consider that they’re piloting a multi-thousand pound death machine that they don’t feel requires their full attention is ok by me.
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01-07-2018, 10:42 AM,
Post: #762
RE: Attention whore thread
Eh, cars are all going to be self driving in a decade anyways.
My logic is infallible. Resistance is futile.
01-07-2018, 11:07 PM,
Post: #763
RE: Attention whore thread
(01-07-2018, 03:45 AM)Gippy Wrote: As it appears to me, driving is something that most people think they have fully figured out once they’ve made the car go down the road and stop. And they feel it is something so banal that they can do it while performing other tasks that under other circumstances they’d call distractions.

Setting speed limits on the slow side when most people don’t consider that they’re piloting a multi-thousand pound death machine that they don’t feel requires their full attention is ok by me.

A road engineer I know told me that speed limits, outside of residential areas, are generally set at the speed at which 75% of the travelers on it drive at or below.
01-07-2018, 11:13 PM,
Post: #764
RE: Attention whore thread
(01-07-2018, 03:39 AM)Gippy Wrote: Sure it does.

Quote:The 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell — may not be much of a rule at all. The principle holds that 10,000 hours of "deliberate practice" are needed to become world-class in any field.

And you believe that? You'll be a world class basketball player if you simply spend 10k hours practicing it?  Good luck with that.
01-07-2018, 11:48 PM,
Post: #765
RE: Attention whore thread
It doesn’t say that the 10,000 hours of practice are the only thing that’s needed.
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01-08-2018, 06:24 AM,
Post: #766
RE: Attention whore thread
(01-07-2018, 11:48 PM)agedgruel Wrote: It doesn’t say that the 10,000 hours of practice are the only thing that’s needed.

And that's why it's a shit "rule."
01-08-2018, 08:04 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-08-2018, 08:10 AM by Gippy.)
Post: #767
RE: Attention whore thread
I never said it was a good rule. Just that what we were talking about didn't necessarily tear it down.

Quote:But a new Princeton study tears that theory down. In a meta-analysis of 88 studies on deliberate practice, the researchers found that practice accounted for just a 12% difference in performance in various domains.

What's really surprising is how much it depends on the domain:
• In games, practice made for a 26% difference
• In music, it was a 21% difference
• In sports, an 18% difference
• In education, a 4% difference
• In professions, just a 1% difference

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-study...ule-2014-7

But I can see how you interpreted my answer that I was advocating that everyone should be Mario Andretti after 10k hours of driving. Everybody would be significantly better at driving with 10k hours of focused practice on skills and not just commuting. My point was, and I think the point of the rule in general, is that by just doing something doesn't mean you're advancing at it.

We all know developers with Senior in their title, and who have been working in the industry for a long time, and who we'd never ever consult or accept their code because its shit and they've only ever progressed on duration of employment not advancement of skills.
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01-08-2018, 09:30 AM,
Post: #768
RE: Attention whore thread
I work with all those guys!
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01-13-2018, 01:15 AM,
Post: #769
RE: Attention whore thread
I got a 2018 calendar that reminded me of Peach.

"Goats in Trees"

It's pretty awesome.

If I could upload pics, I'd totally add one right now, but maybe later.
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02-20-2018, 05:54 AM,
Post: #770
RE: Attention whore thread
https://flic.kr/p/23q9quL

I split the cases on the CB350 engine and a single bearing fell out. The hunt for his home will probably take way too long...
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02-20-2018, 06:17 AM,
Post: #771
RE: Attention whore thread
Must be an extra one.
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02-20-2018, 06:17 AM,
Post: #772
RE: Attention whore thread
(01-13-2018, 01:15 AM)Jehannum Wrote: I got a 2018 calendar that reminded me of Peach.

"Goats in Trees"

It's pretty awesome.

If I could upload pics, I'd totally add one right now, but maybe later.

Is it later yet?
02-20-2018, 07:26 AM,
Post: #773
RE: Attention whore thread
I might have found the source of the bad internet service...

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02-20-2018, 07:42 AM,
Post: #774
RE: Attention whore thread
That looks like squirrels thought it was delicious.
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02-20-2018, 09:31 AM,
Post: #775
RE: Attention whore thread
(02-20-2018, 06:17 AM)agedgruel Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 01:15 AM)Jehannum Wrote: I got a 2018 calendar that reminded me of Peach.

"Goats in Trees"

It's pretty awesome.

If I could upload pics, I'd totally add one right now, but maybe later.

Is it later yet?

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