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How much do you know about the world's richest musicians?
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Sylvia Else
2016-12-01 08:35:31 UTC
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Just like to report that I scored 1 out of 10 on this quiz, containing
10 questions with four alternatives each. Since the average random
answer score is 2.5 I think that says something for my disdain for these
people.

Also, where's Graham?

Sylvia.
BruceS
2016-12-01 18:56:12 UTC
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Just like to report that I scored 1 out of 10 on this quiz, containing
10 questions with four alternatives each. Since the average random
answer score is 2.5 I think that says something for my disdain for these
people.
Also, where's Graham?
OK, I also scored 1 out of 10, but one of the questions (the one I got
right!) was a true/false. I got every one of the 9 multiple-choice
questions wrong. Since I was purely guessing, that was a (3/4)**9 or
about 7.5% probability, with no reference to the true/false. I wonder
if this is good evidence of some magical power on my part.
Bob Casanova
2016-12-02 16:17:53 UTC
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On Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:56:12 -0700, the following appeared
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Post by Sylvia Else
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Just like to report that I scored 1 out of 10 on this quiz, containing
10 questions with four alternatives each. Since the average random
answer score is 2.5 I think that says something for my disdain for these
people.
Also, where's Graham?
OK, I also scored 1 out of 10, but one of the questions (the one I got
right!) was a true/false. I got every one of the 9 multiple-choice
questions wrong. Since I was purely guessing, that was a (3/4)**9 or
about 7.5% probability, with no reference to the true/false. I wonder
if this is good evidence of some magical power on my part.
Absolutely! A score significantly lower than average is as
meaningful regarding magical powers as one significantly
higher than average; in this case it probably means that you
knew the right answers but rejected the quiz as stupid. ;-)
--
Bob C.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

- Isaac Asimov
BruceS
2016-12-02 19:00:28 UTC
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On Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:56:12 -0700, the following appeared
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Post by Sylvia Else
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/how-well-do-you-know-the-forbes-top-10-highest-paid-musicians/8084038>
Just like to report that I scored 1 out of 10 on this quiz, containing
10 questions with four alternatives each. Since the average random
answer score is 2.5 I think that says something for my disdain for these
people.
Also, where's Graham?
OK, I also scored 1 out of 10, but one of the questions (the one I got
right!) was a true/false. I got every one of the 9 multiple-choice
questions wrong. Since I was purely guessing, that was a (3/4)**9 or
about 7.5% probability, with no reference to the true/false. I wonder
if this is good evidence of some magical power on my part.
Absolutely! A score significantly lower than average is as
meaningful regarding magical powers as one significantly
higher than average; in this case it probably means that you
knew the right answers but rejected the quiz as stupid. ;-)
Yeah, that's probably it! I'm magical, but judgmental.
Bob Casanova
2016-12-03 17:38:59 UTC
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On Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:28 -0700, the following appeared
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Post by Bob Casanova
On Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:56:12 -0700, the following appeared
Post by BruceS
Post by Sylvia Else
<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-01/how-well-do-you-know-the-forbes-top-10-highest-paid-musicians/8084038>
Just like to report that I scored 1 out of 10 on this quiz, containing
10 questions with four alternatives each. Since the average random
answer score is 2.5 I think that says something for my disdain for these
people.
Also, where's Graham?
OK, I also scored 1 out of 10, but one of the questions (the one I got
right!) was a true/false. I got every one of the 9 multiple-choice
questions wrong. Since I was purely guessing, that was a (3/4)**9 or
about 7.5% probability, with no reference to the true/false. I wonder
if this is good evidence of some magical power on my part.
Absolutely! A score significantly lower than average is as
meaningful regarding magical powers as one significantly
higher than average; in this case it probably means that you
knew the right answers but rejected the quiz as stupid. ;-)
Yeah, that's probably it! I'm magical, but judgmental.
*Subconsciously* judgemental; I left out that important
part!
--
Bob C.

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries, is not
'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"

- Isaac Asimov
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