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October 12th, 2010


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06:02 pm
One of the reasons I love OKCupid is that they analyze their data in entertaining ways:


This was buried in an analysis of whether gay people are stealing away straight people.

My favorite factoid is one in an earlier entry that about 80% of people who identify as bi send messages to one sex exclusively.

I have, on more than one occasion, considered making an OKCupid profile just to marginally increase their data size.

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From:trendyprof
Date:October 13th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
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So the implication is that women overestimate the size of things that are closer to them? :D
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From:testing4l
Date:October 13th, 2010 03:25 am (UTC)
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Plausible.

I prefer that women think they're better grounded than they actually are. 8)
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From:trendyprof
Date:October 13th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC)
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Either that, or simple science is beyond them ;)
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From:testing4l
Date:October 13th, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
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Metric prefixes are haaaaaard! Let's go shopping!
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From:trendyprof
Date:October 14th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
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No it's easy, it's based on base 10 mathematics :)
Far more logical... hehehe
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From:philled2thebrim
Date:October 13th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)

and then i realized how confusing it is to skim over things

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i initially thought people were voting that gay men were larger than the sun. that...i...huh?
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From:philled2thebrim
Date:October 13th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
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as an aside, i really do enjoy the okcupid studies. they're pretty much always entertaining as well as enlightening. i had a second where i was totally surprised that anyone would believe the earth was bigger than the sun. that moment was followed by me remembering some of the conversations i've had with stupid people, and i was less surprised.
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From:philled2thebrim
Date:October 13th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
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even further aside, there's this book i just read that i found amusing called "mall of cthulhu" which you don't necessarily have to read. but i was especially amused that the main character works for a coffee chain named after a character from moby dick. that's right. he works for queequeg's. and they wear ocean blue aprons.
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From:testing4l
Date:October 13th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
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That coffee chain sounds familiar for some reason. I just can't quite put my finger on it.
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From:spatulistic
Date:October 13th, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
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OKcupid has served me well over the years. It's how I met my last two boyfriends, and probably how I will (hopefully) meet my third.

Also, what is your e-mail. I gotta question for ya.

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