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Morgan Morrigan
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like the idea he postulates about the personal diff between statistics and luck

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/11/luck-and-skill-untangled-qa-with-michael-mauboussin/
 
wayne stephen
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Funny how scientists will set out to prove empirically what is well known. In poker you are dealt a bad hand. If you are a great actress and butt ugly you won't get the leading lady role- unless she is a sympathetic character. In politics and business it's who you know. In permie world there are droughts and late frosts.
Beautiful people are more successful. Yada , yada , yada. I guess I will take my chubby , lower middle class , big-nosed self and try and beat the odds. Hope you all have a successful 2013 - Live Long and Prosper!
 
Morgan Morrigan
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noticed that all the women on TV now have heart shaped faces?

there was a single study that showed the heart shaped face was "more attractive" that oval or or whatever.

now there are only heart shaped faced women in movies too.

especially noticable on Telemundo......except the soaps.....
 
Rufus Laggren
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There's an "old saying":

Better lucky than skillful! I go along with that. <g>


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We've gotta get close enough to that helmet to pull the choke on it's engine and flood his mind! Or, we could just read this tiny ad:
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