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#1 Jul 16 2014 at 11:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Do women talk more? Someone gave someone else money to find out. Well that and strap microphones on a bunch of people as well, just as a bonus. One can only assume it didn't change their behavior any. Smiley: tinfoilhat

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Here, we find that in the collaborative context, women were much more likely to be physically proximate to other women and were also significantly more talkative than men, especially in small groups. In contrast, there were no gender-based differences in the non-collaborative setting. Our results highlight the importance of objective measurement in the study of human behaviour, here enabling us to discern context specific, gender-based differences in interaction style.


Interestingly enough, who talked more was generally determined by the social setting more than anything else. Women were more likely to talk both in smaller groups, and when there was a potential collaboration of some kind. So something like a group of 3-4 people trying to divvy up work on a project was very female dominated. Whereas men seemed to talk more as the group expanded. They were the ones droning on 'blah blah blah' and making you want to strangle someone in big meetings.

Whole thing.

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So my take home from this is that if you want your wife to be quiet you should by all means avoid being in a small group where you want to accomplish something. Which unfortunately sounds suspiciously like a typical household setting... Smiley: glare
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#2 Jul 16 2014 at 11:38 AM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:

So my take home from this is that if you want your wife to be quiet you should by all means avoid being in a small group where you want to accomplish something. Which unfortunately sounds suspiciously like a typical household setting... Smiley: glare
Why do you want your wife to be quiet?
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#3 Jul 16 2014 at 11:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Elinda wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:

So my take home from this is that if you want your wife to be quiet you should by all means avoid being in a small group where you want to accomplish something. Which unfortunately sounds suspiciously like a typical household setting... Smiley: glare
Why do you want your wife to be quiet?
Is that a trick question?
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#4 Jul 16 2014 at 11:40 AM Rating: Good
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They didn't seem to study hand gestures, which would be at least forty percent of the communication.
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#5 Jul 16 2014 at 11:44 AM Rating: Good
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someproteinguy wrote:
Elinda wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:

So my take home from this is that if you want your wife to be quiet you should by all means avoid being in a small group where you want to accomplish something. Which unfortunately sounds suspiciously like a typical household setting... Smiley: glare
Why do you want your wife to be quiet?
Is that a trick question?

Just answer the question.

Anyone else listen to this diatribe by the Comcast guy?
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#6 Jul 16 2014 at 11:50 AM Rating: Good
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Service provider attempts to retain customers. More on that, and the weather, at eleven.
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#7 Jul 16 2014 at 11:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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Elinda wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:
Elinda wrote:
someproteinguy wrote:

So my take home from this is that if you want your wife to be quiet you should by all means avoid being in a small group where you want to accomplish something. Which unfortunately sounds suspiciously like a typical household setting... Smiley: glare
Why do you want your wife to be quiet?
Is that a trick question?

Just answer the question.
Video games, duh.

"Blah blah blah..."

"Wait what's this about going to Disneyland next week?"

Oh look my horse just ran over the cliff and I have to start the level over again.

Smiley: disappointed

Edited, Jul 16th 2014 11:01am by someproteinguy
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#8 Jul 16 2014 at 11:54 AM Rating: Excellent
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Service provider attempts to retain customers. More on that, and the weather, at eleven.
I wonder if they take it out on the service rep, or on the supervisor who said "reduce your cancellation rate or kiss your raise goodbye."
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#9 Jul 16 2014 at 11:57 AM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:
They didn't seem to study hand gestures, which would be at least forty percent of the communication.
Only for Italians.
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someproteinguy wrote:


"Oh look my horse just ran over the cliff and I have to start the level over again."

Smiley: disappointed

It's just a game.
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It's not just a game. It's an hour of my life I'll never have back. Smiley: crymore

Edited, Jul 16th 2014 11:06am by someproteinguy
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
lolgaxe wrote:
They didn't seem to study hand gestures, which would be at least forty percent of the communication.
Only for Italians.
I imagine it was mostly Italians. If you're going to study conversations, you're going to want people that talk.
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#13 Jul 16 2014 at 12:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Elinda wrote:
Anyone else listen to this diatribe by the Comcast guy?
Also I found this amusing:

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Comcast recently impressed Wall Street by reversing the trend . For the past two quarters, it has actually gained small numbers of TV subscribers, after shedding them for years.
I wonder if they mentioned why? The only reason we have a TV subscription is that our bill for internet and TV bill is cheaper than internet alone. Every time our bill goes up we call them to cancel the TV service and get directed to the "customer retention people." They inevitably offer us a bundle TV and internet package that's cheaper than internet alone. Smiley: rolleyes

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Comcast uses "gates" for their incentive pays, which means that if you fall below a certain threshold (which tend to be stretch goals in the first place) then instead of getting a reduced amount, you get 0$. Let's say that if you retain 85% of your customers or more (this means 85% of the lines of businesses that customers have when they talk to you, they still have after they talk to you), you get 100% of your payout - which might be 5-10$ per line of business. At 80% you might only get 75% of your payout, and at 75% you get nothing.

The CAEs (customer service reps) watch these numbers daily, and will fight tooth and nail to stay above the "I get nothing" number. This guy went too far, you're not supposed to flat out argue with them. But comcast literally provides an incentive for this kind of behavior. It's the same reason peoples bills are always ****** up, people stuffing them with things they don't need or in some cases don't even agree to.


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Edited, Jul 16th 2014 11:37am by someproteinguy
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