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Academic Research at its very finest - 6/1/2019 12:23:06 PM   
loki100


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Never suggest that academics fail to engage with pressing real world issues:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1322240/

Not least this vitally important paper has generated five follow up papers.






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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/1/2019 12:47:45 PM   
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There is a high casualty rate of teaspoons in short term rental properties - usually put down to people nicking the spoons to eat yogurt on the way to work.

I thought you Scots were good at counting the cutlery before guests leave. :)

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/1/2019 1:46:19 PM   
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I thought you Scots were good at counting the cutlery before guests leave. :)


ah, but the research was carried out in Australia ...

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/1/2019 2:13:08 PM   
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This belongs in the Journal of Irreproducible Results http://www.jir.com/

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/1/2019 10:00:34 PM   
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[Nope.]

< Message edited by PipFromSlitherine -- 6/3/2019 3:02:59 PM >

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/2/2019 3:54:41 AM   
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It's all a waste of time.



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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/5/2019 12:50:15 AM   
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Hi pip, that wasn't a bad article? Just an article on the education process

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/5/2019 2:11:09 AM   
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only realize the truth... THERE IS NO SPOON.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/5/2019 2:44:22 PM   
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Hi pip, that wasn't a bad article? Just an article on the education process

I read it through entirely just to be sure, but just the title placed it clearly in political territory. Sorry.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/6/2019 10:33:13 AM   
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I would suggest that the money spent on the teaspoons would have been better spent investigating socks. I cannot be the only person to suffer from only ever having odd socks available in the draw or that single unloved sock all alone and despairing.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/6/2019 11:25:05 AM   
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I would suggest that the money spent on the teaspoons would have been better spent investigating socks. I cannot be the only person to suffer from only ever having odd socks available in the draw or that single unloved sock all alone and despairing.

I have a Theorem that when drawing socks one-at-a-time blindly, I will always draw mismatches until all the mismatches are exhausted. If I could only get funding to prove this! It would be a great step towards solving the P vs. NP problem.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/6/2019 4:43:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Zorch


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ORIGINAL: typhoon

I would suggest that the money spent on the teaspoons would have been better spent investigating socks. I cannot be the only person to suffer from only ever having odd socks available in the draw or that single unloved sock all alone and despairing.

I have a Theorem that when drawing socks one-at-a-time blindly, I will always draw mismatches until all the mismatches are exhausted. If I could only get funding to prove this! It would be a great step towards solving the P vs. NP problem.



I have a simpler answer to the problem. This is really true. I have all white socks. No study needed. White Socks is the way to go.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/6/2019 4:59:32 PM   
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I would suggest that the money spent on the teaspoons would have been better spent investigating socks. I cannot be the only person to suffer from only ever having odd socks available in the draw or that single unloved sock all alone and despairing.

You have put one of the pair to trash because of all the holes in it. I have done that.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/6/2019 8:49:33 PM   
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Greetings to All,
Here is an example academic research on a comic book superheroin 2016:
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/275060

Spiderman doesn’t exist.
After an extensive analysis, researchers at Cambridge University have concluded that the larger a person is, the more adhesives he would need to stick to a wall, making it virtually impossible for a normal sized human being to have the characteristics of Spiderman. “If a human, for example, wanted to climb up a wall the way a gecko does, we’d need impractically large sticky feet -- and shoes in European size 145 or US size 114,” said Walter Federle, senior author also from Cambridge’s Department of Zoology. As for Batman, the jury’s still out.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/7/2019 10:07:24 PM   
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I would suggest that the money spent on the teaspoons would have been better spent investigating socks. I cannot be the only person to suffer from only ever having odd socks available in the draw or that single unloved sock all alone and despairing.


Its the Thunderdome model dryer you purchased.
Two socks enter, one sock leaves!

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/8/2019 12:08:04 PM   
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i showed my wife this who works in academia and she automatically recognised it as a joke - and several of the follow ups too - to me, it seems like a lot of work for joke and one that i would think few are going to read, but in her view a joke study like this doesnt take much effort at all

apparently also some academics/researchers etc get so sick of being bombarded with requests from predator journals that they do this to troll them

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/8/2019 3:25:22 PM   
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i showed my wife this who works in academia and she automatically recognised it as a joke

Is that research all made up BS then, or does it have some validity?

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/9/2019 12:07:04 PM   
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well my wife says the study actually would have been really carried out after looking over its method, but that really there was still not much more to it than staff buying some spoons and marking them and that this would likely have just been a spare time bit of fun - apparently there are researchers out there for who things like this - doing studies and applying scientific rigour is their idea of fun - i know my wife finds math anre excel a lot more fun than i ever will, - but then she sees me playing turnbased wargame and thinks its the most boring thing in the world and cannot understand why i would ever play such a thing.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/9/2019 2:09:43 PM   
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well my wife says the study actually would have been really carried out after looking over its method, but that really there was still not much more to it than staff buying some spoons and marking them and that this would likely have just been a spare time bit of fun - apparently there are researchers out there for who things like this - doing studies and applying scientific rigour is their idea of fun - i know my wife finds math anre excel a lot more fun than i ever will, - but then she sees me playing turnbased wargame and thinks its the most boring thing in the world and cannot understand why i would ever play such a thing.


So, you're saying we are being trolled by Australian researchers? Oh the humanity! haha!

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/9/2019 6:45:40 PM   
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This belongs in the Journal of Irreproducible Results http://www.jir.com/


It has always been my goal as a scientist (IRL) to get a paper published in this prestigious journal someday.

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RE: Academic Research at its very finest - 6/10/2019 2:20:47 AM   
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well my wife says the study actually would have been really carried out after looking over its method, but that really there was still not much more to it than staff buying some spoons and marking them and that this would likely have just been a spare time bit of fun - apparently there are researchers out there for who things like this - doing studies and applying scientific rigour is their idea of fun - i know my wife finds math anre excel a lot more fun than i ever will, - but then she sees me playing turnbased wargame and thinks its the most boring thing in the world and cannot understand why i would ever play such a thing.


So, you're saying we are being trolled by Australian researchers? Oh the humanity! haha!



you could say that, but i believe this is just researchers humoring themselves and if the public learns about it is incidental - anyone can view abstracts, but actual journal articles and papers are not viewable unless you are subscribed them - usually it is just insitutions that are subscribed.

scientific researcher humour is a bit too dry and injokey for me, some jokes i have seen are literally just formulas that only other scientists would get.

If they are ever trolling anyone it is usually the scammy pretend predator journals that spam their inboxes - the ones that pretend to be some important journal and that have no quality control at all -and some are so lazy that the publish the joke papers even when the submitter doesnt even pay the fee they demand (and not that they should)

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