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Re: The Manafort Trial
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2018, 09:29:16 PM »
I was saying most tests have a max of 145 not that the scale has a max of 145. Makes sense since who cares if it's 145 or 146+.  :)
The problem is that once two people get all the answers right, it is impossible to make any comparisons between them, based on that test... and, if a test is designed to measure the general population, where 100 is the mean and the standard deviation is 15, then about 95% of the people are going to be between 70 and 130 and 99.7% between 55 and 145.... so you are getting into the range where a single question makes a huge difference.
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Re: The Manafort Trial
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2018, 08:48:37 AM »
Pardons for everybody!!!

Trump will soon issue an executive order giving him PIA* powers.

* Pardon-in-advance.
What are you talking about?  Ford already pardoned Nixon even though he was not even indicted for anything.  (And, notably, he resigned before he could be impeached, because presidential pardons do not extend to matters of impeachment.)
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Re: The Manafort Trial
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2018, 09:01:19 AM »
That was clearly in violation of the Constitution, and it only flew because everyone involved was complicit and willing to bend the rules. If he had not resigned, he was about to be impeached, as you know.

It wasn't necessarily a great precedent, in my view.
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Re: The Manafort Trial
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2018, 11:01:47 AM »
I was saying most tests have a max of 145 not that the scale has a max of 145. Makes sense since who cares if it's 145 or 146+.  :)
The problem is that once two people get all the answers right, it is impossible to make any comparisons between them, based on that test... and, if a test is designed to measure the general population, where 100 is the mean and the standard deviation is 15, then about 95% of the people are going to be between 70 and 130 and 99.7% between 55 and 145.... so you are getting into the range where a single question makes a huge difference.


Yep. Once you get above 1 standard deviation above the mean, these tests start to lose value as a measuring stick.
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

 

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