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Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Arizona Hilarity thread
« Last post by xXRon_Paul_42016Xxx(weed) on April 25, 2015, 06:12:46 pm »
Cop told me a story about how he gave a Sovereign Citizen a traffic ticket once. Then for about 6 months after him and his buddies stalked the cop and kept trying to give HIM an order to appear in some "sovereign court" at survivlist compound in the middle of the woods.
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It's also worth noting that, at least in the abstract, no claims are made about causation, only about correlation. So the observed effect may be completely valid, leaving wide open the question of directionality or background contributors to the effect. It is completely possible, and I think not at all unlikely, that the people who were going to be higher performers for various reasons tend to cluster, which reinforces their high performance but does not cause it.
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Our results indicate that more frequent and intense social interactions generally imply better score for students engaging in them. We find that these interactions are hosted within a “rich-club”, mediated by persistent interactions among high performing students, which is created during the first weeks of the course.

Hmm, that's a possible explanation.

But it feels pretty insufficient, given the evidence shows children from more affluent backgrounds perform better regardless of other factors when it comes to education.  Is it possible they have the causation here backwards?  I think sociology has a lot to say on why people tend to network with their own socio-economic class background, and the education factor could be separate from that.

I'm just speculating though, I've not read the paper to form any specific conclusions about whether they've sufficiently controlled for this factor already or not (work night, aint nobody got time fo that).

If it helps, it's about college students, who are, unfortunately, generally already selected for a certain socioeconomic class.

I also haven't read the study with enough depth to see whether they controlled for nontraditional college students, who have other obligations such as jobs, families, or other external factors that limit their opportunities for social interaction with classmates.
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Techmology and Scientism / Re: The rich club phenomenon in the classroom
« Last post by Cain on April 25, 2015, 04:58:39 pm »
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Our results indicate that more frequent and intense social interactions generally imply better score for students engaging in them. We find that these interactions are hosted within a “rich-club”, mediated by persistent interactions among high performing students, which is created during the first weeks of the course.

Hmm, that's a possible explanation.

But it feels pretty insufficient, given the evidence shows children from more affluent backgrounds perform better regardless of other factors when it comes to education.  Is it possible they have the causation here backwards?  I think sociology has a lot to say on why people tend to network with their own socio-economic class background, and the education factor could be separate from that.

I'm just speculating though, I've not read the paper to form any specific conclusions about whether they've sufficiently controlled for this factor already or not (work night, aint nobody got time fo that).
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Discordian Recipes / Re: ITT: You give me terrible ideas for waffles
« Last post by Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 25, 2015, 04:38:26 pm »
I was planning on making a waffle breakfast this morning, but the kids are all asleep. Maybe I'll make waffles for dinner instead.
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I think you missed the most important one:

1. Treat her like a human being.
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Discordian Recipes / Re: ITT: You give me terrible ideas for waffles
« Last post by Q. G. Pennyworth on April 25, 2015, 04:36:49 pm »
The "B" Waffle
Brussels sprouts, bacon, and butternut squash. Pre-cook em' in a pan with a little oil and pepper, puree some for inside the waffle and top with the remaining chunks.

Entirely Too Herby
Fresh basil, rosemary, thyme, sage, chives, and whatever else you can get your hands on. Top with herby butter.

The New England Fall
Chopped pieces of maple candy, small pre-cooked apple pieces, top with apple butter and real maple syrup. (maybe leave out the apple chunks?)

Food Trend Bingo
Five trendy food items chosen at random (based on availability). Items may include: greek yogurt, kale, pomegranate, goji berries, acai berries, quinoa, chia seeds, wheat grass, coconut oil, etc.
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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Fuck This Court
« Last post by Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 25, 2015, 04:34:48 pm »
Her website is... interesting. http://tamahjadaclark.com/
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In other words, I don't think that it is a case of

A. The most socially adept people immediately building a social network, resulting in better exchange of information and therefore better grades,

or

B. The smartest and best students happening to naturally also be the most sociable,

or

C. The smartest and best students forming a clique and deliberately excluding the poorer students.

I think it's largely that people who are really into a subject and may not have the best social skills tend to find it easy to bond over studying, and so quickly form tight-knit nerd clusters which mostly talk about nerd shit, which reinforces the curriculum. Meanwhile, the less studious among the class kind of avoid the nerds, and engage in more social activity outside of academia, until they realize they're struggling with the class and try to join study groups or get tutoring from the nerds, who naturally are kind of put off by the sudden attempt to engage and recognize that they're not being approached due to shared interests, but primarily being used for their knowledge.
Huh, very interesting!

Here's what I thought, I see that it is similar to your thoughts now that I typed it out:

D. Learning is improved by social interactions with peers (people who are studying the same thing at the same time) because you are engaging with the subject matter in different ways and integrating it into your culture. After that it is a simple case of time is limited and social interactions take time.

I think that's exactly it.

If what's important to you is the subject matter of the class you're going to find other people who are into the same thing, ie. studying. People often say that nerds don't have social lives, but it's actually that the social lives of nerds revolves around learning.
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That imageset bothers me in ways I find hard to describe.

First off, it's perfectly transparent about advertising snickers. But, it doesn't even get their ad right.

Second, it implies that (1) Cthulu speaks english, (2) he's 'demonic', (3) he's only 'demonic' because he's hungry, and (4) a candy bar will make him feel better.

In other words, the person who initially made it completely failed (on many levels) to comprehend the basic ideas of both the lovecraft mythos and candy bar commercials, and yet decided to combine them anyway. Probably, if I posted this rant to him directly, he'd have a hissy fit and complain about how I'm ruining his fun.

I guess what really bothers me is that the world contains people like the one who made that photoset and posted it initially without realizing anything was wrong with it.

Good times.

 :lol: A classic.
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