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Old 21-09-2011, 15:39   #61
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Old 21-09-2011, 15:39   #62
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Dunning and Kruger, two researchers at Cornell University, described their findings in a paper entitled “Unskilled and Unaware Of It: How Difficulties In Recognising Ones Own Incompetence Lead To Inflated Self-Assessments”, in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Their conclusions can be summarized this way:

1. Incompetent individuals tend to overestimate their own level of skill,

2. Incompetent individuals fail to recognize genuine skill in others,

3. Incompetent individuals fail to recognize the extremity of their inadequacy,

4. If they can be trained to substantially improve their own skill level, these individuals can recognize and acknowledge their own previous lack of skill.

None of these characteristics are limited to men.

Here ➥ http://people.psych.cornell.edu/~dunning/publications/pdf/unskilledandunaware.pdf

I saw that a long time ago.

Very interesting to see again. Thanks.
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Old 21-09-2011, 15:42   #63
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Re: Biggest Irritant ?

#1 no wind

#2 too much wind.......
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Old 21-09-2011, 15:47   #64
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One of my major irritants is “anti-intellectualism”.

Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, science, and "theory" as impractical and contemptible.

Anti-intellectualism demonstrates hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible.

An intellectual isn’t necessarily someone more intelligent, or with more knowledge than the norm (although IMHO, they’re more likely to be both). It just means that the person highly values the mind, thinking, and the pursuit of knowledge.

And it’s frightening, to me, how few intellectuals I personally know.

Anti-intellectuals (people who deride the mind, who pride themselves on not thinking, on not using their reason), on the other hand, are everywhere.

The problem is not just in the things we do not know; it's the alarming number of people who have smugly concluded that they do not need to know such things in the first place.

Yea man.

I sort of go back and forth, depending on the issue.
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Old 21-09-2011, 16:10   #65
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Old 21-09-2011, 16:23   #66
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#1 no wind

#2 too much wind.......
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Stupidity.

especially things that can kill you.

Especially things that can kill that the PO did to the boat.

So, yeah I guess my biggest irritant is the P.O.

And someday YOU will be the accursed PO. Try to do good work.

A few days ago I went to replace the foot switch on the windlass. The PO had simply twisted the wires together and taped it up. The factory electrical work on this boat was meticulous, the PO's... not so much. And he was an electrical engineer!
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Old 21-09-2011, 17:16   #68
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And someday YOU will be the accursed PO. Try to do good work.

A few days ago I went to replace the foot switch on the windlass. The PO had simply twisted the wires together and taped it up. The factory electrical work on this boat was meticulous, the PO's... not so much. And he was an electrical engineer!

Egads!!

But.

How long were they twisted and taped before they failed. Or did they not fail and you needed to disconnect for some other reason?
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Re: Biggest Irritant ?

The cashier at the marine supply store saying...
"I didn't tell you to buy a boat"
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The cashier at the marine supply store saying...
"I didn't tell you to buy a boat"
Don't you hate it when they are right?
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Re: Biggest Irritant ?

I converted to electric propulsion four years ago and that solved all my engine problems. Now my biggest irritant is lines and other items like an electric cord that get caught on a cleat when I need them to run free. Of course the other irritant is when I need a line to be caught by a cleat like the line to a runaway dingy and it does not get caught up in the cleat.
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And he was an electrical engineer!
Heh. There ya go... My family is full of *engineers*... I however view myself as a mechanic... and I do it right...

And my biggest irritant? Prolly all those Engineers standing around discussing how best to do something I already figured out hours or days ago...


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Egads!!

But.

How long were they twisted and taped before they failed. Or did they not fail and you needed to disconnect for some other reason?
Not this time.

But if you have not expereinced overheating, arcing, intermitant conections, or corrosion from this sort of sloppyness, you've been quite lucky. It is a signifigant fire hazard because of the high probablity of a high resistence or arcing connection. No excuse, ever.
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I see no evidence that this was Government-Funded research.
Notwithstanding, what you think you know an unexamined belief)may not actually be so.
In actuality, your assumed common sense, may not be as sensible as you believe. See the research, and the first 3 conclusions.

ROFL..... very droll Gord
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