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Re: Physics P-Hacking


I really shouldn't have said p-hacking. There was just an example in the video of physicist getting caught in a cycle of replication that never replicated.

In this case science finally caught up and said "Wait a sec...."

It did not happen immediately. All I really get from this is a big hesitation in my step for every "discovery".

I start to look like a luddite from time to time.

We have an XBox 360 in our house now ($25). There is a headset that can be had. My addled brain thought, I can put the kids in headsets so the noise doesn't cause me to go bonkers. I start reading the questions and answers on Amazon and find that other people had the same idea (shocking isn't it that parents don't want to hear the noise coming out of a console). The headsets only let through "chat". The sound still comes out of the television. At first, I was a little bit irked at the "stupidity" of microsoft for making such a stupid decision. Then I backed off and realized that the decision probably had solid reasons behind it. Not least of the reasons is that the modern console is not as often a multiplayer (on one console) as it is a multiplayer situation on the net. That changed the nature of the decision.

My own circumstance is not unique, but it is no longer in the majority. If you are playing online with your PS4/XBox360/One/PS3 then you are doing it with the full screen being yours....

There is still a solution to my problem, but it involves mixers and cables.. (this mixer might be as complicated as a Y cable).

There is a sales side and utility side. The sales side tells us what we want to hear. The utility side figures out how to get what we want.

The particle physicists have to be every bit as wary of the vagaries of p-values as the epidemiologists. I should say more wary. The epidemiologists don't see to be wary at all.

I don't know if I actually said anything. I might just be in a simulated world... Musk says there is a very small chance that I am not in a simulated world....