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BS: Modern Zen Riddles

meself 05 Feb 19 - 01:23 PM
Mr Red 05 Feb 19 - 02:34 PM
Nick 06 Feb 19 - 07:46 AM
Mrrzy 06 Feb 19 - 07:55 AM
Nick 06 Feb 19 - 07:57 AM
Nick 06 Feb 19 - 08:00 AM
Mo the caller 06 Feb 19 - 08:25 AM
DMcG 06 Feb 19 - 08:32 AM
Doug Chadwick 06 Feb 19 - 09:55 AM
Senoufou 06 Feb 19 - 10:03 AM
Mrrzy 06 Feb 19 - 11:17 AM
Rob Naylor 07 Feb 19 - 01:54 AM
Mr Red 07 Feb 19 - 04:11 AM
Mrrzy 07 Feb 19 - 06:32 AM
leeneia 07 Feb 19 - 12:43 PM
Thompson 07 Feb 19 - 12:52 PM
FreddyHeadey 11 Feb 19 - 05:19 PM
Donuel 11 Feb 19 - 07:57 PM
Joe_F 11 Feb 19 - 09:16 PM
Michael 12 Feb 19 - 01:47 PM
Mrrzy 12 Feb 19 - 11:23 PM
Senoufou 13 Feb 19 - 04:31 AM
Neil D 13 Feb 19 - 05:53 PM

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Subject: BS: Modern Zen Riddle
From: meself
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 01:23 PM

How can the 'volume of calls' ALWAYS be 'higher than usual'?

Meditate on that one awhile.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mr Red
Date: 05 Feb 19 - 02:34 PM

Simple: they can't be arsed to provide sufficient redundancy in the system.

The world sees redundancy as irrelevant excess, not insurance. The word, and the concept have morphed. And insurance becomes optional.

Your call is valuable to us................. to a point!




Why do more people regard themselves as above average (on average).


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Nick
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 07:46 AM

Very simply.

Imagine a simple call system that counts calls each day. 'Usual' is the average of all days up to today because it is the only thing that you can compare and judge against.


            CALLS         USUAL
Day 1          1            0
Day 2          2            1
Day 3          2            1.5
Day 4          2            1.666
Day 5          2            1.75
etc

What you will notice is that the number of calls don't even have to grow to always be higher than usual once they have grown once (ie from day 1 to day 2). They can stay at the same level and though they will increasingly get closer they will only converge at an infinite point in the future.

Hence all systems that you can't access by definition are receiving more calls than usual.

In reality they will fluctuate. Sometimes even higher than usual. Or lower - which is when you presumably get through and don't get the message.

Meditation on the infinite is very good for the soul.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 07:55 AM

And all the children are above-average.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Nick
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 07:57 AM

Mr Red - as I'm sure you know, the 'above average' perception is linked to the Dunning Kruger effect (and conversely Impostor Syndrome).


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Nick
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 08:00 AM

"The trouble with the world is that the ignorant are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

Bertrand Russell

And many other variations from Confucius to Darwin to ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mo the caller
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 08:25 AM

Why do you always find things in the LAST place you look?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: DMcG
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 08:32 AM

You don't. Quite often you give up without finding it at all and only find it months later. Usually once you have bought a replacement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 09:55 AM

Why is it always the last pieces of a jigsaw that have gone missing?

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Senoufou
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 10:03 AM

Why does a biro run out when there appears to be a little bit of ink still in the tube? And always when one is frantically scribbling down an important telephone number?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mrrzy
Date: 06 Feb 19 - 11:17 AM

Why is it a bucket list, and not just a list? I mean, how many things do *you* plan on doing *after* you're dead?

*channeling Andy Rooney here. Well, not really.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 01:54 AM

It's a list of things to do "before you kick the bucket"!


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mr Red
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 04:11 AM

Dunning Kruger effect

The problem with the Dunning-Kruger effect is that it is an analogue quantity on one or several of multiple spectra.

Which means no-one is immune, and there is always someone who knows something you don't (and DK excepted) is annoyingly correct!

Of course I could be deluding myself, if I was exhibiting DK, but how would I know?

I know! Post on the Mudcat, but how would I know the nay sayers didn't exhibit?

My brain hurts............


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mrrzy
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 06:32 AM

Rob Naylor, what do you plan to do after kicking the bucket?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: leeneia
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 12:43 PM

"Your call is very important to us..."

so why not hire somebody to answer it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Thompson
Date: 07 Feb 19 - 12:52 PM

Humans and their planet: the sound of one hand clapping.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 11 Feb 19 - 05:19 PM

If NatWest added Nick's
"What you will notice is that the number of calls don't even have to grow to always be higher than usual once they have grown once (ie from day 1 to day 2). They can stay at the same level ... ... ... Meditation on the infinite is very good for the soul. " to its message

could they reduce the staff even further?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Donuel
Date: 11 Feb 19 - 07:57 PM

The GRATE poetic riddles of Trump Teets:

"It's everything or nothing,
open borders pours the poor in
We need to wall,

It's all in, or it's owt
I had the omen Trump Twats for wall
! got the biggest crowds of all

I am the greatest of the greatest
I wonder how some do;n think its true
We need to wall

I know what it means to kofefe,
"! know it all" ! know it all


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Feb 19 - 09:16 PM

There's more than everything. There's everything and nothing.
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Michael
Date: 12 Feb 19 - 01:47 PM

Joe F: As Les Barker put it:

"Do not wish for everything unless you have a really big cupboard"

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Mrrzy
Date: 12 Feb 19 - 11:23 PM

I am reminded of Lily Tomlin who said, upon remembering that she had wanted to grow up to *be* somebody, added that she should have been more specific.


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Senoufou
Date: 13 Feb 19 - 04:31 AM

My Irish mother, on hearing our impatience at the seemingly slow approach of a birthday or Crimbo, would utter in a doom-laden voice, "Never wish that Time would pass more quickly. It will pass, oh it will pass, and the End will come, faster than you think!" Heh heh. Cheerful eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Modern Zen Riddles
From: Neil D
Date: 13 Feb 19 - 05:53 PM

I locked my coat hanger in the car...… Good thing I've got the keys.


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