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    SiggySig
    Member

    Just curious…

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    #168702

    Mikel
    Member

    Yes

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    #168711

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Yes. The swings on topics seem to last longer on the blog site.

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    #168712

    GB
    Participant

    Yeah, sometimes I do.   

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    #168714

    clb1
    Participant

    From time to time – I see that blogger Robin Barnwell ran afoul of the pseudo science crowd – it will be interesting to see if they pop up over here too.

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    #168715

    SiggySig
    Member

    “I see that blogger Robin Barnwell ran afoul of the pseudo science crowd – it will be interesting to see if they pop up over here too.”I’m confused – what happened?

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    #168726

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    clb1,
    I will have to go back and read Robin’s stuff. I missed that. There is a pretty heavy mix of “people trying to make this work” and the “cutsie, Yuppie, cheerleader” nonsense. Robin is at least one the people trying to figure out how to make it work.
    Regards

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    #168734

    Stevo
    Member

    No, but if it is another place I can go to listen to myself, I might have to explore.
    Stevo

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    #168737

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    They don’t react well to edgy stuff.

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    #168739

    SiggySig
    Member

    who’s “they” and what’s “edgy stuff”?

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    #168745

    blogger
    Participant

    Thanks Mike.  I didn’t realize that I was good lookin’ enough to be ‘cutsie’, young enough to be a ‘yuppie’ and popular enough to be a ‘cheeleader’.  Oh – and edgy enough to respond!

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    #168747

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Blogger,
    You are welcome.
    It is interesting that you chose to put yourself into the cutsie, Yuppie, cheerleader catagory as opposed to those trying to make it work. You may have precluded yourself from the edgy catagory. Your choice not mine.
    Just my opinion

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    #168749

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    I quit responding to the “who is they?” question about 15 years ago when it was popular to say in meetings so it looked like you were paying attention.
    Edgy – the Forum is wide open, no gloves, honest and always has been – if you say something stupid you get hammered. If you want some high quality help you can get it. No matter what people think of people like Darth, Stan, Shooter, Doc, BTDT, Heebeegeebee, etc they have been around the block and can figure just about anything you need help with.
    It is the edgy aspect that lets people appreciate Stevo’s sarcasm and some of us even look forward to his “thought of the day.”   
    If you choose to play here on a regular basis you learn to wear a cup.
    Just my opinion.

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    #168754

    SiggySig
    Member

    Good point – I’ve been kicked in the nads recently. I’ll tell you that reading this forum has made me humble – I have lots and lots yet to learn about being a BB/Change Agent/Lean guy, whatever you want to call it.I was just asking because there don’t seem to be many commentors over on the blog site

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    #168755

    Ron
    Member

    Just looked at the Blogs…Nope don’t need to go back.

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    #168756

    SiggySig
    Member

    So what blogs do you guys read most frequently? I’m a regular at shmula.com, the lean thinker, and lean blog.Not LSS related, but bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com is hilarious.

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    #168764

    Mikel
    Member

    Managementrandd.com

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    #168767

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    SiggySig,
    The only Blogoshere thing I read regularly is, ironically enough, is Robin Barnwell. This guy is serious about wanting to figure it out and making a difference. He doesn’t post much fluff.
    Gary Cone is good (reference on the PI stuff frequently) but doesn’t do much on a regular basis any more but then he has GPS Consulting to run.
    Beyond that I have a factory in San Antonio that keeps me busy when I am in the US and consulting that keeps me busy when I am not in the US.
    Regards

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    #168768

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    I should be smart enough to know when to quit posting but that has never been a strength. At this point there are probably wanted posters in Seattle and a couple thugs from Chandler looking for me.
    I mentioned in an earlier post that there were several people on the Discussion Forum that could supply high quality help and that was true. Each can pretty well blow you out of the water for something stupid as well.
    We have had a consistent poster over the years that to my knowledge has never hammered anyone and has always deliver top quality answers to virtually anyone that asks. Robert Butler has probably delivered more quality responses than anyone on this forum (and the Blog site) without every getting dragged into one of our frequent Jerry Springer moments.
    Robert my apologies for the omission and thank for all your posts.
    Regards

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    #168771

    sophos9
    Member

    I’m sitting opposite Robin Barnwell as I post this, he has just read the comment and is pleased at the mention…I can also back up the statement of Robin being serious about figuring it out, quite often Robin tells me about some new formula (or the most recent was about analysing the beta risk including the calculations to go with it).If you have not already had a look, its worth checking his blogg out…

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    #168773

    SiggySig
    Member

    so what is our operational definition for “fluff”? I’m just trying to understand what is perceived valuable vs. non-valuable fodder for discussion…

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    #168777

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    SiggySig,
    There is a saying that when you are digging yourself into a hole the the first thing you should stop doing is to stop digging. You just keep giving me the shovel back.
    I worked for a guy named Dr.Martin “Marty” Rayl once. Marty and I would meet monthly and a guy named Gary Cone would attend because figuratively speaking Marty and I would spray each other with gasoline and play with matches. Gary’s job was to blow out the matches. You appear to be trying to replace Marty.
    Lets try a somewhat politically correct definition of “fluff” – anything that doesn’t have an impact on the value chain of a deployment. Now before you ask the definition of politically correct it is:
    “a doctrine fostered by a delusional  minority and by the mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”
     
    My thoughts for the day.
     
    Regards

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    #168783

    SiggySig
    Member

    Just trying to understand what you consider to be valuable info, that’s all.

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    #168784

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    sophos9,
    Robin and I have swapped a few emails in the past and I am quite sure of his sincerity. Please tell him I said hello.
    It is late here (about 1 hour ahead of you guys) and as much as I would love to read about beta risk it has been a long week and there is a nice rum and coke waiting. As long as my name isn’t John Lupiensky I won’t be doing happy hour and reading stats papers.
    Have a good evening.
    Regards

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    #168788

    MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER
    Participant

    But you do.
    “Just my opinion” Is that so you can’t be wrong? Wow, yep seems very edgy Lebowski, oh sorry I mean Mike Carnell.
    MPD Out!

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    #168791

    Stevo
    Member

    Hate to laugh at your expense, but….
    Man, you sure got sucked into this thread.
    Stevo

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    #168803

    Mike Carnell
    Participant

    Stevo,
    This is that frog sucking on a cigarette thing again.
    You read it. You think I am not touching it. Then you get started and it is like quicksand. The next thing you know you are calculating stats on an unnamed Blogger and find a skewed right distribution (on comments) with a median of 1, Q1 0 and Q3 2. Pretty controversial stuff. Nothing like kicking the intellectual football around for a while. It almost justifies the ocasional Jerry Springer moment we have here on the Forum.
    Thanks for the empathy.
    Regards

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