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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #660 on: February 23, 2013, 05:23:22 PM »

I'm just saying this to upset you, but everytime I hear or read "secret best" I now think of Shane Bettenhausen.
Isn't he where that nomenclature came from?
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #661 on: February 23, 2013, 05:41:07 PM »

No.
I'm the secret-true coiner of that construction.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #662 on: March 04, 2013, 11:32:44 AM »

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #663 on: March 04, 2013, 12:02:24 PM »

It is a neat social-psychology article where someone takes the ultimatum game* and takes it on the road to have people who aren't "westerners" play it. Results are interesting.


*In the ultimatum game you have two players who are provided a reward that can be split. Both players know how much this possible reward is.
The first player decides how much of that reward to offer to the second player.
The second player may choose to either take that offer and leave the remainder of the reward to the first player or reject the offer and deny both players anything.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #664 on: March 04, 2013, 12:21:30 PM »

Uh, yes, we know what the prisoner's dilemma is Classic, did you forget the rest of your post?
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #665 on: March 04, 2013, 12:37:25 PM »

First:
The prisoner's dilemma is a different game than the ultimatum game.

Second:
No, I didn't want to recap the whole article. I just wanted to give it enough extra context to have someone say, "HUH! I didn't realize it was basically all western undergraduates who've been the subjects of this testing!"
Because frankly, I looked at the description I_M gave and was very concerned it might be a retarded ¿Science? article (even though I obviously trust his web-browsing abilities enough to give it a look).


EDIT:
Fuck. I'm saying "retarded" a lot.
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« Reply #666 on: March 04, 2013, 12:41:57 PM »

Ah, as a recap I guess it works, I really thought you were going to say something about it though. But yeah, I think one of the important things about it,, and the article does mention it, is that $100 is quite a big sum of money for the Machiguenga, while in the US you can generally live without $50 but with a lot of spite.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #667 on: March 04, 2013, 04:27:27 PM »

The more interesting part of the game is when both players fail and then try to convince everybody that they got everything they wanted, and the other guy lost.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #668 on: March 04, 2013, 04:30:16 PM »

Are you saying you lost the game, Brentai?

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I forgot this was in Thad's board and I shouldn't be a virulent asshat when I ask Brentai if he's poking fun at some event in the news or the inane posts which preceded his interjection. I'm sorry.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #669 on: March 14, 2013, 09:51:32 AM »

CERN confirms that, yup, they discovered a Higgs Boson

With this and the new Pope, we can finally have mass.

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #670 on: March 14, 2013, 03:51:02 PM »

boo...
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #671 on: March 14, 2013, 05:35:16 PM »

HA! I get it.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #672 on: March 21, 2013, 12:13:43 PM »

Lockheed Martin may have accidentally solved the world's clean water problems (or, more accurately, may have solved the single most prohibitive factor restricting large-scale desalinization plants).
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #673 on: March 24, 2013, 05:10:30 PM »

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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #675 on: March 24, 2013, 08:08:10 PM »

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The new dino is not only a previously unknown species, but an unknown genus

My biology's a little rusty, but...isn't that backwards?  Doesn't being an unknown species IMPLY it must be an unknown genus?  Shouldn't it read "not only a previously unknown genus, but an unknown species"?
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #676 on: March 24, 2013, 08:15:51 PM »

Other way around.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #677 on: March 24, 2013, 08:23:24 PM »

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The new dino is not only a previously unknown species, but an unknown genus

My biology's a little rusty, but...isn't that backwards?  Doesn't being an unknown species IMPLY it must be an unknown genus?  Shouldn't it read "not only a previously unknown genus, but an unknown species"?

You have it backwards.  Homo Sapiens, homo is the genus and sapiens is the species.  You could discover a new species within the genus homo.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #678 on: March 24, 2013, 08:33:58 PM »

Ah, thanks.

Now we can get back to nitpicking that pterosaurs aren't actually dinosaurs.
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Re: ¡Science!
« Reply #679 on: March 25, 2013, 05:46:53 AM »

You could discover a new species within the genus homo.

This sounds like an extremely nerdy schoolyard taunt in the making.

Anyway, remember: Katy Perry Claims Orgasms Feel Good Sometimes.
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