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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:50 am

A friend of mine was over for dinner last night and he was joking about how he had been led to believe as a child that quicksand would be a bigger threat than it turned out to be. I recognized the joke from a John Mulaney comedy routine, but I let that pass and asked him how many times he'd actually been stuck in quicksand. He told me that he has never even seen quicksand.
As I tallied in my mind all the times I have escaped quicksand(about two dozen), I recognized this as just one more piece of evidence that I'm the reason why statisticians need standard deviations. I'm a standard deviation. :)

Give some thought to your personal norms, realize that they are far out of the norm and then share with us your standard deviations.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:52 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:A friend of mine was over for dinner last night and he was joking about how he had been led to believe as a child that quicksand would be a bigger threat than it turned out to be. I recognized the joke from a John Mulaney comedy routine, but I let that pass and asked him how many times he'd actually been stuck in quicksand. He told me that he has never even seen quicksand.
As I tallied in my mind all the times I have escaped quicksand(about two dozen), I recognized this as just one more piece of evidence that I'm the reason why statisticians need standard deviations. I'm a standard deviation. :)

Give some thought to your personal norms, realize that they are far out of the norm and then share with us your standard deviations.


Since when are you standard? :p
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Postby The New California Republic » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:58 am

I think it was Fartsniffage that pointed it out to me in a conversation we had a few months ago, that the fact I can name various Russian/Soviet radar and SAM systems verbatim from memory, and know their essential characteristics and strengths/weaknesses, is well outside of the average.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:07 am

The New California Republic wrote:I think it was Fartsniffage that pointed it out to me in a conversation we had a few months ago, that the fact I can name various Russian/Soviet radar and SAM systems verbatim from memory, and know their essential characteristics and strengths/weaknesses, is well outside of the average.


It was. You're a fucking weirdo. :P
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Postby Farnhamia » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:50 am

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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:55 am

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:A friend of mine was over for dinner last night and he was joking about how he had been led to believe as a child that quicksand would be a bigger threat than it turned out to be. I recognized the joke from a John Mulaney comedy routine, but I let that pass and asked him how many times he'd actually been stuck in quicksand. He told me that he has never even seen quicksand.
As I tallied in my mind all the times I have escaped quicksand(about two dozen), I recognized this as just one more piece of evidence that I'm the reason why statisticians need standard deviations. I'm a standard deviation. :)

Give some thought to your personal norms, realize that they are far out of the norm and then share with us your standard deviations.

One standard deviation is still within normal, you need to be more than 2 out, sorry
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:57 am

Going off memory, I know all sorts of release years for various Transformers figures. I can do something similar with some game consoles. I have also memorized trivia and facts about a variety of firearms and US military vehicles.
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Postby Gopnikea » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 am

I used to like Legos, well to be more specific, I used to like stepping on them because it felt 'relaxing' to my feet.

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Postby Valentine Z » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:05 am

I'm usually known as that guy that likes to go out of the trend. It night be a hipster thing, or that I just have a weirdest set of likes and things that I bought.

When people are all fawning over an iPhone back in 2010, I was using a Windows Phone, which effectively was just making my life harder given the lack of accessories and apps on it. Then only in 2015 I finally bought an iPhone... Only to get a LG V30, which is once again a phone that rarely a few people uses, because I don't like Samsung, Huawei, or any others.

Same with my laptop. People are all going for a MacBook, at least usually, but nope, I went with a VAIO, then a Dell. This one at least makes sense because I wanted a gaming laptop on the go.

What didn't make sense, was on tablet choices. I got a Surface instead of the usual iPad that everyone is going for. I guess I like something that deviates away from the norm? I don't know.

So that was with technology (and the consumption of it). There are also other aspects of my life such as my choice of clothing, and I just like to wear snazzy and with a jacket or a blazer on top. It doesn't have to be an expensive suit; I really just love a good blazer or a coat on top of it...... All of this in a tropical climate.

I know it's not unique but I just like to get something that I genuinely like and not necessarily because I hate the trend. It's just so happens that the things I like happen to be also something that most people don't really give two craps about.
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Postby Xmara » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:13 am

I’m a little weird in a lot of ways. Even when it came to cutting teeth. Mom says I got my molars first, then the rest came in.

I also am really good at visualizing information. Like I can easily picture maps and such as if I’m actually looking at them. Idk how to describe it without sounding like I’m making it all up or like I’m trying to seem special or something, because I’m not. But apparently it’s not normal, as I learned in middle school. I don’t really tell people about it unless they ask (and that’s usually prompted by the fact that I sometimes make weird hand motions when I do it; not trying to show off, it just makes it easier for me to focus for some reason).

Unless of course it is normal. In which case, ignore all of that.
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Postby Xmara » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:15 am

Gopnikea wrote:I used to like Legos, well to be more specific, I used to like stepping on them because it felt 'relaxing' to my feet.

Dude...

Are you even human?
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Postby Page » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:29 am

How does one have that many encounters with quicksand?
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Postby Major-Tom » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:38 am

I have a difficult time remembering basic shit in ordinary conversation, yet can tell a friend where they went to breakfast in 5th grade. My brain just picks and chooses the strangest memories to store in the vault, so to speak.

Like, there are times where I'll blank on someone's name but distinctly remember each conversation I've had with them. It's bizarre.
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:39 am

Page wrote:How does one have that many encounters with quicksand?


The quicksand is stalking him.

Usually he is too fast, but sometimes LG let his guard down and the quicksand (which, as the name suggests, is quick) catches up and engulfs him.
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Postby Major-Tom » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:39 am

Gopnikea wrote:I used to like Legos, well to be more specific, I used to like stepping on them because it felt 'relaxing' to my feet.


Welp, we've found NSG's resident psychopath.
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 am

I thought of something else. I'm the guy who bought a tape recorder off ebay a few years ago.
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:05 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:A friend of mine was over for dinner last night and he was joking about how he had been led to believe as a child that quicksand would be a bigger threat than it turned out to be. I recognized the joke from a John Mulaney comedy routine, but I let that pass and asked him how many times he'd actually been stuck in quicksand. He told me that he has never even seen quicksand.
As I tallied in my mind all the times I have escaped quicksand(about two dozen), I recognized this as just one more piece of evidence that I'm the reason why statisticians need standard deviations. I'm a standard deviation. :)

Give some thought to your personal norms, realize that they are far out of the norm and then share with us your standard deviations.


Since when are you standard? :p


I am the baseline model of my line. Unfortunately, I'm a prototype. ;)
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:06 pm

Ethel mermania wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:A friend of mine was over for dinner last night and he was joking about how he had been led to believe as a child that quicksand would be a bigger threat than it turned out to be. I recognized the joke from a John Mulaney comedy routine, but I let that pass and asked him how many times he'd actually been stuck in quicksand. He told me that he has never even seen quicksand.
As I tallied in my mind all the times I have escaped quicksand(about two dozen), I recognized this as just one more piece of evidence that I'm the reason why statisticians need standard deviations. I'm a standard deviation. :)

Give some thought to your personal norms, realize that they are far out of the norm and then share with us your standard deviations.

One standard deviation is still within normal, you need to be more than 2 out, sorry


Way to ruin the metaphor.
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:10 pm

Page wrote:How does one have that many encounters with quicksand?


I spent a lot of time exploring swamps and estuaries; often with friends that share an unspoken rule that if there are open pools of mud nearby, someone must be pushed/tackled into them. :blush:
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:11 pm

The Blaatschapen wrote:
Page wrote:How does one have that many encounters with quicksand?


The quicksand is stalking him.

Usually he is too fast, but sometimes LG let his guard down and the quicksand (which, as the name suggests, is quick) catches up and engulfs him.


I've become a very light sleeper.
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Postby Fartsniffage » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:13 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
Since when are you standard? :p


I am the baseline model of my line. Unfortunately, I'm a prototype. ;)


There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:18 pm

Fartsniffage wrote:
Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
I am the baseline model of my line. Unfortunately, I'm a prototype. ;)


There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.


And not sleek enough to be a concept car. :(
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:28 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
The Blaatschapen wrote:
The quicksand is stalking him.

Usually he is too fast, but sometimes LG let his guard down and the quicksand (which, as the name suggests, is quick) catches up and engulfs him.


I've become a very light sleeper.


Luckily the blankets are holding you down, or you would levitate.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:31 pm

Lunatic Goofballs wrote:
Ethel mermania wrote:One standard deviation is still within normal, you need to be more than 2 out, sorry


Way to ruin the metaphor.

You are just insulted I called you normal.
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