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Old 09-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #35426
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Don't you prevent your competition from winning by running faster?
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #35427
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NASCAR is a red herring. Let's focus on the inefficiency of Anarchist watching live TV. In the five minutes he was stuck watching the NASCAR segment he could have peeled off 20-30 posts in POG.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #35428
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no, you have no control over how fast another person runs. in a sport imo you have to have to offer some resistance to the competition

the only thing i think is a sport that doesnt fit this definition is golf, and everything that i think isnt a sport like gymnastics/any judged event correctly gets excluded
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #35429
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nascar is indeed a sport

auto racing counts as a sport because it has an aspect of preventing your competition from doing what they want to do. regular track is not a sport since its just time.
i know someone who actually thinks this
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:35 PM   #35430
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dkgo should love Nascar it's black people free.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #35431
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Brad Dougherty tho
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #35432
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I have not fully thought this through- but there's a whole mathy/science/strat element to NASCAR that I'd think would appeal to 2p2ers if we had more opportunity to see/understand it. Auto racing seems like it should be a much nerdier sport than it's perceived.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:47 PM   #35433
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Fully serialized shows like The Wire are always going to struggle. Watch from Day 1 or GFY
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #35434
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #35435
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:59 PM   #35436
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I have not fully thought this through- but there's a whole mathy/science/strat element to NASCAR that I'd think would appeal to 2p2ers if we had more opportunity to see/understand it. Auto racing seems like it should be a much nerdier sport than it's perceived.
True, but the subset of people that would be into the nerdy stats analysis in nascar would probably even find going around in circles hundreds of times boring to them.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #35437
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I have not fully thought this through- but there's a whole mathy/science/strat element to NASCAR that I'd think would appeal to 2p2ers if we had more opportunity to see/understand it. Auto racing seems like it should be a much nerdier sport than it's perceived.
I would think the same would be true of any auto racing though. Obviously the sport isn't just 'go left' - but I think a sport has to catch you viscerally somehow.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #35438
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #35439
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Outliers is solid, but it amazes me how often I see the "10,000 hour rule" get cited, which is an incredibly obvious observation that somehow amazes people because Gladwell branded it well, while ignoring the obvious selection bias in his study.
ya good points, ive definitely heard it irl much before that book as well. Its also kind of bogus though and doesnt take into account individual differences really - whether it be genetic or otherwise.

I had good convos about the book with heels and my psych proofs the last couple days, and we all agreed eventually that the research he does is far from complete and errorless - the selection bias you pointed out is the tip of the iceberg. Theres also a lot of post hoc tests that need to be done in order to truly conclude that his claims are truly valid.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #35440
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:15 PM   #35441
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Not sure if trolling, but a sport is an organized competition with a winner and loser that requires athletic ability to be good at. Everything mentioned is clearly a sport.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #35442
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Not sure if trolling, but a sport is an organized competition with a winner and loser that requires athletic ability to be good at. Everything mentioned is clearly a sport.
so tuq's mom is a sport then
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #35443
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There are no winners in Tuq's Mom.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:27 PM   #35444
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:29 PM   #35445
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so tuq's mom is a sport then
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #35446
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Yeah Karak, good for you
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #35447
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Yeah Karak, good for you
yeah i really engaged in some "hand waving" if you know what i mean
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #35448
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I have not fully thought this through- but there's a whole mathy/science/strat element to NASCAR that I'd think would appeal to 2p2ers if we had more opportunity to see/understand it.
i will be able to answer this pretty conclusively in the next couple months!

Last edited by iamawesomer; 09-11-2012 at 07:56 PM. Reason: currently leaning towards yes, though races are probably too long
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:47 PM   #35449
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gfy
GFY
GFY
TUP WON IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST THE CENSORS!!!

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:55 PM   #35450
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TUP WON IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST THE CENSORS!!!
Prob first time he's ever made a difference in his life.
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