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Old 03-23-2016, 06:38 PM   #176
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Re: is it worth going for less then 1%

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Why not go all the way and just call it American? Like Mark Twain.

http://uwch-4.humanities.washington....20Language.htm
Great read. Forgot about that gem by that quintessential American Mark Twain. Point taken. Thanks. Twain had much good to say about England, for example:

I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable.” -Mark Twain.

Mark stayed a bit in London I believe. Perhaps more than once. I wonder which pubs and restaurants he frequented.

More Mark, speech given in London, July 4, 1899, or so it is purported.

Fouth of July Speech
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #177
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Amateur operant conditioning of internet grammar for sake popular superficiality is what it is. If the thread is about "help me with my grammar" at least you'll be on topic with someone looking for help rather than fighting against the diversity of brains out of presumption. Or go teach elementary school, you'll have a captive audience.

Or surrender to the crowd of form over substance and the unrealistic goal of 100% conformity to superficial preference. Just please don't fool yourself that you are helping most anyone with your approach, except yourself.
A few years ago I made a thread on here and got ridiculed for my grammar (rightly so), the next week I spent 10-20 hours studying it and improved a lot. I still remember this years later and I don't think I'll forget it anytime soon. I don't think ridicule is an optimal method of teaching but it def helps some.

To the OP, you have less and less control of success the higher you set the bar (for the most part), I think the stoics would advise to not worry about the fruits of your labor and worry about what you can control. They'd probably advise you to redefine your idea of "success" too.

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Old 03-26-2016, 01:01 PM   #178
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A few years ago I made a thread on here and got ridiculed for my grammar (rightly so), the next week I spent 10-20 hours studying it and improved a lot. I still remember this years later and I don't think I'll forget it anytime soon. I don't think ridicule is an optimal method of teaching but it def helps some.

To the OP, you have less and less control of success the higher you set the bar (for the most part), I think the stoics would advise to not worry about the fruits of your labor and worry about what you can control. They'd probably advise you to redefine your idea of "success" too.

So ridicule is probably not the 'goto move' when facing grammar that is disagreed with?

Really no way beforehand to tell if a person is as receptive to uninvited grammar ridicule as you. You are one of the few people I have found who are pleased by grammar ridicule. It never seems to work when applied back upon grammar nits and ridiculers.

The combination of a lot of work plus it barely works makes ridicule seem like grand waste of time ( or entertainment) unless the ridiculer gets lucky and finds a receptive ridiculee.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:58 AM   #179
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Ironically my speech to text doesn't recognize the word or a tour
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:38 AM   #180
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Ironically my speech to text doesn't recognize the word or a tour
Maybe your enunciation is wrong.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:52 PM   #181
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Maybe your enunciation is wrong.

But that would resemble a less educated guess

Sent by or ration through voice to text
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Old 03-29-2016, 01:29 PM   #182
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Enunciation.

My ex-girlfriend is German. She used to get frustrated when I couldn't pronounce German words properly. I never corrected her when she didn't pronounce an English word the way I would. When she found this out, she asked me why. I told her it was because I knew what she meant.

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Old 03-31-2016, 12:04 PM   #183
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Tse Germans.

Current world language gives confidence.

The Nazis principally blew it. Maybe the mass of the English empire (including the US) would have fixed it anyway? Who gets off by French? Maybe Spanish?

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Old 04-02-2016, 01:16 PM   #184
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So ridicule is probably not the 'goto move' when facing grammar that is disagreed with?

Really no way beforehand to tell if a person is as receptive to uninvited grammar ridicule as you. You are one of the few people I have found who are pleased by grammar ridicule. It never seems to work when applied back upon grammar nits and ridiculers.

The combination of a lot of work plus it barely works makes ridicule seem like grand waste of time ( or entertainment) unless the ridiculer gets lucky and finds a receptive ridiculee.
I think it doesn't work because most people have a fixed mindset (as opposed to growth). Perhaps it's more complicated then that though.
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:53 PM   #185
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I think it doesn't work because most people have a fixed mindset (as opposed to growth). Perhaps it's more complicated then that though.

I dig. The topic connects at the individual, which is simple and complex, a gestalt complexity and with the questions 'what is achievable?' And 'what is knowable?'.

I am skeptical of 'most people' generalizations. You may be on to a something though. In this case the 'one percent' is asking the question- so the question is to 'most people ' for the capability to flex to understand. To make understanding fixed.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:48 PM   #186
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I think it doesn't work because most people have a fixed mindset (as opposed to growth). Perhaps it's more complicated then that though.
Yep. It isn't complicated though.
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:00 PM   #187
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Yep. It isn't complicated though.
Not more complicated then what?
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:21 AM   #188
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Hi I was away for some time due my laptop dying. so had to buy new one and wait for it to come etc.

I decided to be silly and get top of the range on the plus side it will be funny if i ever have an argument with stars where they blame my machine again.

maybe its your computer what are your specs

"well I only have 64 Gig Ram
6700 HQ processor
solid state drive."

etc.

However I doubt I will have this discussion with poker stars because I have moved to another site and I am making more money there then I can on stars. I have realized now that if I am to achieve financial security it is unlikely to come from poker alone.

however I have also noticed looking at statistically significant data that my hourly rate can be around double what I earn from my job. if it wasn't for bots and long term health of the game I would quit work. that said I believe with part time hours I can add another 20-30k a year to my earnings. I guess considering my salary is 18 k I cant knock that.

plus poker is tax free and earnings are not so you know.

ive taken some hits on trading recently still in profit but now my figures look more like what one would expect instead of amazing.

I guess time will tell I have mistakes to learn from and some bad luck.

some people seem to assume that I am vulnerable and follow peoples advice will nilly.

what I have learned from life experiences so far is some people are just nasty and want to mess you up so will steer you down the wrong path out of malice. I dont think this is the case on 2+2 but just saying I have experienced this before.

others follow the advice they learned and cannot think outside of that box.

for these reasons I always think critically. I cant accept at face value advice people give me, but I do recognize 2+2 has many intelligent individuals who can offer there own perspectives.
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Old 08-19-2020, 05:58 PM   #189
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Everybody is different. Some people will only be happy getting that 1% some people will be happy just getting by in the 99%.
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Old 08-20-2020, 02:31 PM   #190
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Nice bump. Glad when history speaks.

Say there are 200 different things to go for. Then you very well can be in the 1% in one of them. Even probable.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:18 PM   #191
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Nice bump. Glad when history speaks.

Say there are 200 different things to go for. Then you very well can be in the 1% in one of them. Even probable.
The problem with that is that when you have 200 things to go for they become 0.1% each lol.

Just aim to be better than 50% in several and keep improving and one lands at 1% or less in some.

Aim in particular to land at 1% of math, physics, computing, chemistry and biology. Get over 20% in a number of other things too.

By that i mean know in them more than 99% of other people. That alone will help be better at many money making things and be securely employed and have overall happiness that comes with the clarity of how things work and what more is left to learn giving endless intelligent creative projects emerging that keeps you busy and happy and may even lead to synthesis of something significant.

If you get very good at something by earning it with effort great, if not then you will die a happy not bitter person that proved useful to society often and a good memory to others.
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