1154: Resolution

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If at first you don't succeed, that's one data point.
Title text: If at first you don't succeed, that's one data point.



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It's good! But self-explanatory? -- St.nerol (talk) 16:06, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

The reference to a single data point may reference a common problem in "long-term" or "one-off" observations - that statistical significance can probably never be achieved because of the labour involved in creating individual data points. In this case Cueball essentially makes one data point per year (or many depending on whether you consider individual observations to happen throughout the year...), and thusly one year is insufficient to determine if there is a large "yearly" loop with nested daily/weekly loops.

Humans seem to have a biological mechanism to bypass this conundrum wherein we make linear extrapolations or use weak induction for situations where there is insufficient data. 22:19, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

I took this to be a reference to infinite loops because of "being stuck" "thinking I'm fixing things about myself", "break out of loops", and "not making progress". Also, the title "Resolution" could be said to refer to the test statement in a loop to determine whether or not to continue the loop, resolving the loop. -- 00:28, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

If at first you don’t succeed …try, try again! (a mother’s advice) …that’s one data point. (scientific version) …click “undo.” (IT version) …read the directions. (engineering version) …keep a separate ledger. (business version) …call in an air strike. (military version) …file an appeal. (legal version) …try bribery. (diplomatic version) …redefine success. (political version)

Any good scientific experiment needs a control and that was just what the prior year was to compare the actual changes of the upcoming year. 14:51, 12 September 2017 (UTC)

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