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She Blinded Me With [Science] Thread

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    "hardest thing to do in sports" is such a poorly defined metric that it makes any subsequent argument meaningless

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    perhaps the shorter distance is balanced out by the fact that it's rolling along the ground so you don't need to calculate height of the ball for your swing in the same way you do for baseball. I dunno, I'm not a sportologist.

    anyway ignore the tweet itself, the video is the interesting part.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    "hardest thing to do in sports" is such a poorly defined metric that it makes any subsequent argument meaningless

    All I am hearing is that they have 300+ MS to respond. It’s not a frame perfect trick, I call shenanigans.

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    You roll the ball in cricket?

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  • SnicketysnickSnicketysnick The Greatest Hype Man in WesterosRegistered User regular
    You bowl it but it is required to bounce before it gets to the batsman. That bounce can then be used to induce radical changes in ball direction though so it's not like it's that much easier to hit because it's a bit slower now.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    You roll the ball in cricket?

    A Jose Canseco bat? Tell me you didn’t pay money for this.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    I think you could probably make a meaningful comparison of relative batting difficulty between baseball and cricket but from what I can tell by perusing cricket statistics, they don't track batting stats in a way that makes that comparison easy without compiling the data oneself

    and that sounds a lot more like a Jon Bois thing than a me-on-Saturday-morning thing

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    I guess you could use strike rate as a loose approximation for OBP, but the games and objectives of the batters are essentially so different as to render statistical comparison meaningless and useless.

    Honestly, despite the bat and the ball, the thing that they most have in common is how shitty it is to get halfway through a match only to have the game called off because of rain.

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    cB557 wrote: »
    You roll the ball in cricket?

  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    You roll the ball in cricket?

    !#$%^&*(

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    "hardest thing to do in sports" is such a poorly defined metric that it makes any subsequent argument meaningless

    The hardest thing to do in sports is beat Mike Tyson in his prime. I mean, first you have to invent a time machine. Then on top of being hella smart you have to knock out Mike Tyson.

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  • XehalusXehalus lofi Registered User regular
    hit for the cycle

  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited October 2018
    cB557 wrote: »
    You roll the ball in cricket?

    Not unless you want New Zealand (yeah, the whole country) to hate you forever.

    EDIT: I see Fishman covered this already.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    You bowl it but it is required to bounce before it gets to the batsman. That bounce can then be used to induce radical changes in ball direction though so it's not like it's that much easier to hit because it's a bit slower now.

    You can bowl "on the full" (no bounce) but it's generally much easier to hit, so almost nobody ever does it.

  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    cB557 wrote: »
    You roll the ball in cricket?

    Wish I had the slightest clue how to parse this.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    perhaps the shorter distance is balanced out by the fact that it's rolling along the ground so you don't need to calculate height of the ball for your swing in the same way you do for baseball. I dunno, I'm not a sportologist.

    now I want to know what you think cricket is

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    you try to roll your ball over as many crickets as possible for points, right?

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The highest score is colloquially known as a Jiminy.

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
    reposting this from the baseball thread:
    Angry wrote: »
    I would have been happy with Espada, Montoya or Baldelli.

    Thought the Jays would go younger but Montoya should be a good fit.

    Also this is dope


    Don't read the replies, that dude is WILDLY obnoxious.

    Also, apparently cricket doesn't exist? The best fast bowlers can break 100 mp/h on a pitch that's 58 feet between the ball being released and the batsman's crease. So, faster pitch, shorter distance between "pitcher" and "batter", and you also have to account for the bounce of the ball off the pitch...

    90-95 mph is an average for MLB. If you're talking best pitchers then the MLB pitchers like Nolan Ryan or Aroldis Chapman could get up to an electronically recorded speed of about 105 mph, according to guinness the fastest electronically recorded speed for a cricket bowler was around 100.3 mph.
    Of course, just like cricket, baseball doesn't rely solely on speed, and there's a lot of different types of pitches and personal styles for pitchers. Just as bowlers and batsman have to account for the bounce, pitchers and batters have to account for the curve and trajectory of the ball in the air.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Another take on the same idea, intended so that you don't lose track of the actual scale we're talking about.

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  • DedwrekkaDedwrekka What Would Nyarlathotep Do? Registered User regular
    Crazy stories with a molecular biologist.

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Crazy stories with a molecular biologist.


    I'm about halfway through listening to this while I go about my work day and I've had a silly grin the whole time. This is a great episode.

  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Dedwrekka wrote: »
    Crazy stories with a molecular biologist.


    I'm about halfway through listening to this while I go about my work day and I've had a silly grin the whole time. This is a great episode.

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular


    It's a comedy video, but it's full of actual science. All of these are great.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    Ah, zefrank. He hadn't updated for a while, IIRC, and then this year happened.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Yeah I dunno what he was up to during his hiatus but I'm sure glad he's back.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
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  • BrainleechBrainleech Registered User regular



    The problem is the lion fish are evolving changing how they look and becoming ambush predators and learning to hide

  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »

    I like some of the comments I've seen on this. The object made a quick, hard turn around the sun and that clearly indicates that they got a glimpse of what was going on here on Earth and decided to fuckin' BAIL.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    Diarmuid wrote: »

    I like some of the comments I've seen on this. The object made a quick, hard turn around the sun and that clearly indicates that they got a glimpse of what was going on here on Earth and decided to fuckin' BAIL.

    "Damnit Svorgathrion, I told you to take a left at Alpha Centauri. Now look at the shithole neighborhood we're in."

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    They look at Earth, and the copilot slowly reaches over and locks the doors.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    We can't stop here, this is bat country

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  • TynnanTynnan seldom correct, never unsure Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    They look at Earth, and the copilot slowly reaches over and locks the doors.
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  • Zilla360Zilla360 21st Century. |She/Her| Surreal. Immersive. Earth.Registered User regular
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »

    it would be more accurate to report "scientists say they can't prove it's NOT an alien spacecraft, I guess"

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    Peas wrote: »

    uhhhhhhhh they've been here? like for years? how can you "find" aliens when they're like right there?

  • SiliconStewSiliconStew Registered User regular
    Diarmuid wrote: »

    it would be more accurate to report "scientists say they can't prove it's NOT an alien spacecraft, I guess"

    Basically. "If we assume X and speculate about Y, since we don't have and can't get any observations to contradict it, then one explanation could be an alien object". I don't think there's anything wrong about their logic from A to B in the paper, just that it entirely rests on an assumption that can't be proven. And their conclusion ignores more mundane explanations even with that initial assumption to focus on the sensational "alien object" line.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited November 2018
    Diarmuid wrote: »

    Posted this the last time this object came up, in the Space thread, I think, but it's obviously an alien spaceship - an MC-30 torpedo frigate, to be exact.

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