Turn Off Ads?
Page 61 of 63 FirstFirst ... 115157585960616263 LastLast
Results 901 to 915 of 931

Thread: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

  1. #901
    Potential Lunch Winner Dom Heffner's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    5,926

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Here's one for me, and those of you who play fantasy baseball might get this more than others.

    People who write articles about the "gambler's fallacy" as it relates to fantasy baseball.

    They essentially make the following argument. Say you are sitting at a roulette wheel and we are simply betting on whether the ball will land on red or black. The ball has landed on red 27 times in a row, so that means there is now way that the odds say the 28th time it will happen again, right? Wrong, of course, the odds are still 50/50 because that's what the odds are, regardless of past events.

    Now, they take this argument and then apply it to human beings. They say because MarkTeixiera had a bad April and May, that the gambler's fallacy apllies here and says that does not mean he'll have a better rest of the season.

    No.

    We're talking about human beings, skill sets, emotions, and changing conditions here, not just a wheel with two color options.

    Drives me nuts- especially with players who are notorious slow starters.
    Last edited by Dom Heffner; 06-28-2010 at 11:48 AM.
    If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #902
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    The Bush Leagues
    Posts
    8,834

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    The amount isn't the issue.

    At all.

    It's the effect of what's there, regardless of the size.

    One can simply look at the ocean and see that the spill is small compared to all that water.

    I guess if you look at it this way, Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't that big of a deal, relatively speaking.

    This argument would be like me spray painting my name on your house and then telling you that relatively speaking, I didn't put that much paint on it.

    You know, a little oil in the water has the same effect as a lot, truthfully. It's a mess.
    Alright relax, you're preaching to the choir. I started the thread on this issue in the peanut gallery so I'm disgusted about it as anyone else.

  4. #903
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    12,560

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Here's a new one I can't stand: the belief that you should simply be thankful to have a job and willing to accept any working conditions or pay scale as a result.

    I should have every right to be upset that I haven't received a raise in 4 years without someone telling me that it somehow sounds "ungrateful," since I have a job while other people don't.
    Championships Matter.
    23 Years and Counting...

  5. #904
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,580

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Having to stand back 3 ft when using a public urinal because you don't know if that water or what on the floor!

    And boogers on the stall walls. What a turn off that really kills the mood.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  6. #905
    Mr.Redlegs is my homeboy Eric_the_Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    2,171

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    Having to stand back 3 ft when using a public urinal because you don't know if that water or what on the floor!

    And boogers on the stall walls. What a turn off that really kills the mood.

    Gross, yes, but what "mood" do you find killed?

  7. #906
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,779

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Here's a new one I can't stand: the belief that you should simply be thankful to have a job and willing to accept any working conditions or pay scale as a result.

    I should have every right to be upset that I haven't received a raise in 4 years without someone telling me that it somehow sounds "ungrateful," since I have a job while other people don't.
    I spent 6 weeks last summer on strike. You should have heard the crap heaved at us. That we should take whatever is offered. And we were striking over temp workers, not money or benefits.
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  8. #907
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,580

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red View Post
    Gross, yes, but what "mood" do you find killed?
    Not the one you're thinking of.

    At my age I'll just mention one word - Metamucil :
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  9. #908
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    The Bush Leagues
    Posts
    8,834

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    At my age I'll just mention one word - Metamucil :
    Still one too many.

  10. #909
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    12,560

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    A fly caught between the blinds and a window.

    The buzzing and ever so slight "bumping" sound will drive me insane if I don't manage to kill the fly or get it out of my house.
    Championships Matter.
    23 Years and Counting...

  11. #910
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    12,560

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Bumping this thread because I found a new one:

    Websites that require you to have a password that meets some stupid, arbitrary criteria. I had to register for some employee payroll website through work, and the website REQUIRES a password that is:

    - Longer than 8 letters
    - Uses at least 1 lowercase letter
    - Uses at least 1 uppercase letter
    - Uses at least 1 symbol
    - Uses at least 1 number

    I'm never gonig to remember this thing -- which means I'm going to need to write it down somewhere...DEFEATING THE POINT OF A PASSWORD ENTIRELY!
    Championships Matter.
    23 Years and Counting...

  12. #911
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    41,626

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Bumping this thread because I found a new one:

    Websites that require you to have a password that meets some stupid, arbitrary criteria. I had to register for some employee payroll website through work, and the website REQUIRES a password that is:

    - Longer than 8 letters
    - Uses at least 1 lowercase letter
    - Uses at least 1 uppercase letter
    - Uses at least 1 symbol
    - Uses at least 1 number

    I'm never gonig to remember this thing -- which means I'm going to need to write it down somewhere...DEFEATING THE POINT OF A PASSWORD ENTIRELY!
    Payroll is a touchy subject, we have locks on our HR departments doors, mostly because the keys to the kingdom can be found in the personnel files. The same can be said for cracking into the payroll site. Now granted a symbol and caps required is over the top, but I bet that policy leads to safer site usage. the key is to have a copy of it somewhere on the web that you can access if you can't recall the darn thing.

  13. #912
    We Need Our Myths reds1869's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Overlooking GABP
    Posts
    4,398

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    I had to create a password like that this morning for a magazine subscription. Really? To access the pdf of a magazine I need an high security password?

  14. #913
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    41,626

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    I had to create a password like that this morning for a magazine subscription. Really? To access the pdf of a magazine I need an high security password?
    The standard is 8 characters at least one numeric.

    But then again I write business requirements, ones like that one for a magazine tend to written by developers (if they are odd and obscure) and my mantra is tell the developers what to build, don't let them tell you how they'l build it.

  15. #914
    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Mason, OH
    Posts
    11,838

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Payroll is a touchy subject, we have locks on our HR departments doors, mostly because the keys to the kingdom can be found in the personnel files. The same can be said for cracking into the payroll site. Now granted a symbol and caps required is over the top, but I bet that policy leads to safer site usage. the key is to have a copy of it somewhere on the web that you can access if you can't recall the darn thing.
    Yeah, I help manage a commercial customer-facing web site that gives access to sensitive info and financial stuff. Woe be to us if our auditors find out our password policy allows folks to use weak passwords. I'd be looking for a new job.

    For my personal passwords, I do stuff like use @ for a, $ for s, 3 for e, etc etc. That was you can have a password like P@$$w0rd.

    Pay attention to the open sky

  16. #915
    Member durl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Nashvull
    Posts
    1,748

    Re: Things That Drive You Crazy Redux

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Bumping this thread because I found a new one:

    Websites that require you to have a password that meets some stupid, arbitrary criteria. I had to register for some employee payroll website through work, and the website REQUIRES a password that is:

    - Longer than 8 letters
    - Uses at least 1 lowercase letter
    - Uses at least 1 uppercase letter
    - Uses at least 1 symbol
    - Uses at least 1 number

    I'm never gonig to remember this thing -- which means I'm going to need to write it down somewhere...DEFEATING THE POINT OF A PASSWORD ENTIRELY!
    My employer changed password policy some time ago, forcing us to change them more often and make them more complex. I passed this criteria around to others in my department:

    1. You must change your network password every 90 days.
    2. New passwords must be different from the last four passwords used.
    3. Passwords cannot be changed more than once per day.
    4. Passwords must have a minimum of seven characters.
    5. Passwords must meet at least 14 of the following requirements:
    -- Contain English uppercase letters
    -- Contain English lowercase letters
    -- Contain numerals
    -- Contain non-alphabetic characters such as !, #, $ and %
    -- Contain a character from a language yet to be invented
    -- Include NO references to a member of the insect family
    -- Reflect the Classical Prose Movement of the late Tang Dynasty, advocating clarity and precision rather than the florid parallel prose style that had been popular in the Han dynasty.
    -- Include a cover letter
    -- Must be entered truthfully, completely, and accurately.
    -- Mention a member from one of the following: The Three Stooges, Little Rascals, or a briefcase model from "Deal or No Deal."
    -- Be double-spaced
    -- When read backwards, must rhyme with "peppermint"
    -- Must not be resistent to traditional antibiotics
    -- Cannot cool a system all the way to absolute zero, thereby violating the third law of thermodynamics
    -- Must NEVER include "4,8,15,16,23,42" in sequence
    -- Contain no anagrams
    -- Avoid any letters used in the name: "Johann Gambolputty de vonAusfern-schplenden-schlitter-crasscrenbon-fried-digger-dingle-dangle-dongle-dungle-burstein-von-knacker-thrasher-apple-banger-horowitz-ticolensic-grander-knotty-spelltinkle-grandlich-grumblemeyer-spelterwasser-kurstlich-himbleeisen-bahnwagen-gutenabend-bitte-ein-nurnburger-bratwustle-gernspurten-mitz-weimache-luber-hundsfut-gumberaber-shonedanker-kalbsfleisch-mittler-aucher von Hautkopft of Ulm
    -- Contain jaunty banter
    -- Contain no spaces unless followed directly by a character that meets the above requirement; unless the space is preceeded by a hieroglyph or an image of a moose head.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25