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2013-10-24 07:53:49 PM
Your television remote doesn't belong in your earhole, sir, and that baby is playing Galaga.
 
2013-10-24 08:09:44 PM
Did the test include:
1) checking to see if the seat is down
2) checking for toilet paper before crapping?

because as far as I can tell, women are good at doing multiple things poorly at the same time.

/yapping on the phone while burning dinner isnt really multitasking
 
2013-10-24 08:45:25 PM

Soup4Bonnie: Your television remote doesn't belong in your earhole, sir, and that baby is playing Galaga.


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2013-10-24 08:52:05 PM
Yes but men do one single thing 5 times better than any woman.
 
2013-10-24 09:07:34 PM
They can cook and shut the fark up at the same time
 
2013-10-24 09:28:18 PM
No human can multitask.  They single task, and change tasks as required.  The reason women "multi-task better" is that they are incapable of letting go.  For instance, if you lead a woman to believe that you might marry her at some point, you will find that at the most hectic moments she will blurt out things like "OK so when are we getting married?".  Especially when you're having a multitasking challenge, like trying to make her come and keeping your dick hard at the same time.  And when you call her the dirty C word, she puts that on her list.  And guess what?  It stays there.  It's right there in the top three things she has to do at all times, namely (1) breathe, (2) metabolize and (3) piss you off.  So her main task in life, regardless of circumstances, is to demean you, piss you off, or give you a hard time.

Now, this looks like just three things.  HOWEVER.  They can be expanded to a multitude of circumstances, I can assure you.  There becomes no opportunity too small to point out the time you shot her father and dumped him in a canal, or accidentally had sex with her daughter, or other completely incidental crap like that.

This kind of PC judgmentalism is what is gnawing at the fabric of American society and causing the downfall of the nuclear family.
 
2013-10-24 09:54:21 PM
Women can't even watch where they're going in a grocery store.
 
2013-10-24 10:26:59 PM
Interpretation: Women are better at having sex with multiple partners than men are. Agreed because:

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2013-10-24 11:21:58 PM
This study also showed that men perform those tasks with a higher degree of accuracy than the women, albeit at a slower speed. But that's not important. The important thing is that the women completed the tasks faster.
 
2013-10-24 11:24:00 PM

Marcus Aurelius: No human can multitask.  They single task, and change tasks as required.  The reason women "multi-task better" is that they are incapable of letting go.  For instance, if you lead a woman to believe that you might marry her at some point, you will find that at the most hectic moments she will blurt out things like "OK so when are we getting married?".  Especially when you're having a multitasking challenge, like trying to make her come and keeping your dick hard at the same time.  And when you call her the dirty C word, she puts that on her list.  And guess what?  It stays there.  It's right there in the top three things she has to do at all times, namely (1) breathe, (2) metabolize and (3) piss you off.  So her main task in life, regardless of circumstances, is to demean you, piss you off, or give you a hard time.

Now, this looks like just three things.  HOWEVER.  They can be expanded to a multitude of circumstances, I can assure you.  There becomes no opportunity too small to point out the time you shot her father and dumped him in a canal, or accidentally had sex with her daughter, or other completely incidental crap like that.

This kind of PC judgmentalism is what is gnawing at the fabric of American society and causing the downfall of the nuclear family.


Finally, an American courageous enough to tell the truth.

J/K.  Agree with your larger point: no human can effectively "multi-task". There is no such thing as devoting your attention equally to many distractions. People will always devote the bulk of their attention to the task they deem most important. See your local interstate for proof.

Someone's weaving? Phone or drunk?
Someone's changing lanes without a signal? Phone or drunk?

Conclusion? Women care less about any particular task they are performing when compared to men... men's brains are much larger than women's... it's science.
 
2013-10-24 11:29:40 PM

namatad:  women are good at doing multiple things poorly at the same time.


Got a 5 minute interval between two tasks? Start a task that takes 10 minutes! On a scale greater than a minute or two, many women seem to be truly terrible multitaskers.
 
2013-10-24 11:34:12 PM

namatad: Did the test include:
1) checking to see if the seat is down
2) checking for toilet paper before crapping?

because as far as I can tell, women are good at doing multiple things poorly at the same time.

/yapping on the phone while burning dinner isnt really multitasking


LOL

We entertained some friends earlier this month that my wife managed to burn, yet still serve cold, the main dish.  I make the dinner in this home.  I don't blame her, I've been to her father's house and both of her sisters' homes for Thanksgiving.  They can't help serving a cold ass (yet dried and burnt) turkey.  They can't help it.
 
2013-10-24 11:36:11 PM
It really depends on the task. I know men who can talk on the phone, tinker with electronics and yell at their team on the tv all at the same time. Then that same man wouldn't bat an eye if I set him on fire while he was trying to unhook a bra.
 
2013-10-24 11:37:32 PM

W. T. Fark: Women can't even watch where they're going in a grocery store.


I love how they either park the cart dead center in the aisle, while they are looking, or put the cart beside them so they take up the entire aisle.

And then, the funniest part is the surprised  "oh! I am in your way!" comment after you come to a halt and just stare at them for 1 minute before they stumble out of dreamland and realize that they are farking up the whole aisle.

/Men sometimes do this, but at least they have the decency to look embarrassed that they were acting like an idiot...
 
2013-10-24 11:39:31 PM

falkone32: namatad:  women are good at doing multiple things poorly at the same time.

Got a 5 minute interval between two tasks? Start a task that takes 10 minutes! On a scale greater than a minute or two, many women seem to be truly terrible multitaskers.


What? No, start two ten minute tasks. My wife will do things like start raking leaves then leave halfway through when she remembers she left her coffee cup in the bathroom. So the leaves blow all over the yard again, and now there's a damn rake out there too. Oh, but she had to go before she made it to the kitchen, so she just left her coffee cup on the stairs, even though she was leaving through the kitchen, but her shoes were at the front so that's why she had to put her coffee cup down, and that's how the dog knocked it over and spoiled coffee on the carpet.
 
2013-10-24 11:40:12 PM
This thread took an oddly misognistic turn rather quickly, I am disappoint
 
2013-10-24 11:41:49 PM
I suck at multitasking.  I suppose I could get good at it with practice, but I don't want to.  The reason is pretty simple... it stresses me out and makes me unhappy.  Judging by the number of anti-depressants that women are pumping into their bodies these days, I'm guessing it stresses them out a little as well.

So, you're welcome to have this award women.  Me?  I'll get it done in time, and it will be done well ... and I'll actually smile about it later.
 
2013-10-24 11:41:55 PM

fisker: Soup4Bonnie: Your television remote doesn't belong in your earhole, sir, and that baby is playing Galaga.

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2013-10-24 11:42:13 PM

tuffsnake: This thread took an oddly misognistic turn rather quickly, I am disappoint


well I was gonna come here and make a comment about tonguing the balls while stroking the shaft but now I feel bad
 
2013-10-24 11:43:53 PM

tuffsnake: This thread took an oddly misognistic turn rather quickly, I am disappoint


I would reckon that only one sex of our species talks to her sister for 90 minutes while attempting to cook dinner.  It isn't misognisfantastic when it is troof.
 
2013-10-24 11:45:41 PM

miss diminutive: It really depends on the task. I know men who can talk on the phone, tinker with electronics and yell at their team on the tv all at the same time. Then that same man wouldn't bat an eye if I set him on fire while he was trying to unhook a bra.


Challenge accepted.

/so long as you're wearing said bra at the time
//and have ingested at least two strong drinks
 
2013-10-24 11:48:20 PM
Women who beleive they're inherently better at multitasking than men should accept this skillset as a natural privilege, acknowledge their own superiority, and stop complaining about having to "do everything" at home while also holding down a job, right? With great power comes great responsibility, after all.

Or they could just be bullies and brag about their natural advantage while chastising men for not being as good as them, much like a man laughing at a woman for not being able to do as many pushups. Either way.
 
2013-10-24 11:51:52 PM
This thread is hella depressing, y'all.
 
2013-10-24 11:52:03 PM

Yes please: This study also showed that men perform those tasks with a higher degree of accuracy than the women, albeit at a slower speed. But that's not important. The important thing is that the women completed the tasks faster.


So? We're good at factory work.
 
2013-10-24 11:52:24 PM

tuffsnake: This thread took an oddly misognistic turn rather quickly, I am disappoint


Yeah... noticed that too.

On the subject of multitasking, it has been my experience that women are better at it. But it has also been my experience that few people do it at all well. Scoring 50 on an exam is still failing, even if it's 15 points better than the other guy.

And the trouble is that way more people think they're good multitaskers than the few that actually are.

Our brains are not wired for it. And no, they cannot be "trained" for it. Biology/evolution does not work that way.
 
2013-10-24 11:54:26 PM
And she wonders why I keep my farking desk clean.

/because I can't function with a billion things in front of me.
 
2013-10-25 12:00:12 AM
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Yes.... yes they are.....
 
2013-10-25 12:00:19 AM
Multitasking is overrated. Monotasking is where it's at.
 
2013-10-25 12:01:20 AM
This is new? I remember attending a lecture on this a decade ago, where they argued it from an evolutionary perspective. Came down to women have historically been caretakers of children, so those that were able to keep the household and keep the kids from being eaten at the same time possibly fared better.

That said, multitasking is the quickest way to screw up. There is only so much info the brain can process at any given time.
 
2013-10-25 12:07:16 AM
If women are so great, how come they're still women?

/answer me that, smart guy!
 
2013-10-25 12:11:50 AM
Mythbusters: 2012 Season, Episode 5.

But thanks all the same, BBC.
 
2013-10-25 12:12:48 AM

ArcadianRefugee: Mythbusters: 2012 Season, Episode 5.

But thanks all the same, BBC.


Yep. Doesn't get much more scientific than the "Mythbusters".
 
2013-10-25 12:13:37 AM
Gr.... 2013, ep. 5.

/Ep 224, ""Battle of the Sexes - Round 2"
 
2013-10-25 12:18:57 AM

skullkrusher: tuffsnake: This thread took an oddly misognistic turn rather quickly, I am disappoint

well I was gonna come here and make a comment about tonguing the balls while stroking the shaft but now I feel bad


I, for one, am grateful you did not.
 
2013-10-25 12:23:19 AM

baconbeard: ArcadianRefugee: Mythbusters: 2012 Season, Episode 5.

But thanks all the same, BBC.

Yep. Doesn't get much more scientific than the "Mythbusters".


Hey , just because half of the men looked like they had never touched an iron or held a child doesn't take away from the fact that women are clearly better than men because they can do things that they know how to do better than men better than men that have never done those things can.

/I may have had a stroke while writing that sentence
 
2013-10-25 12:28:50 AM
I've worked in IT since 1995, hold a Bachelor's in Applied Information Technology, have four published research papers in information security/technology, 11 industry certifications, and am 1/2 way to getting an M.S. in computer science. I know a fair amount about networking, cabling, server administration, Active Directory, electronics, database "architecture-ing", web engineering, etc., etc., etc. Heck - even a smattering of *nix.

But, please Lord, don't make me answer a multi-line phone. Ab-so-lute-ly baffled by them. Dumb-fuddled. Give me a project that needs hours of deep concentration, and I'll see you on the other side with a completed deliverable.

/ Deep thinking vs. "Broad" thinking
// {snert}
 
2013-10-25 12:31:19 AM

RogermcAllen: baconbeard: ArcadianRefugee: Mythbusters: 2012 Season, Episode 5.

But thanks all the same, BBC.

Yep. Doesn't get much more scientific than the "Mythbusters".

Hey , just because half of the men looked like they had never touched an iron or held a child doesn't take away from the fact that women are clearly better than men because they can do things that they know how to do better than men better than men that have never done those things can.

/I may have had a stroke while writing that sentence


I broke three blood vessels in my eye reading it.

/ Still blinking and holding my finger on the screen
 
2013-10-25 12:47:16 AM

baconbeard: If women are so great, how come they're still women?

/answer me that, smart guy!


If women became men, then where would all the boobies go?  Moobs ain't boobs, cupcake.
 
2013-10-25 01:23:13 AM

baconbeard: ArcadianRefugee: Mythbusters: 2012 Season, Episode 5.

But thanks all the same, BBC.

Yep. Doesn't get much more scientific than the "Mythbusters".


Translation: "Old news."

Also:

"First, they compared 120 women and 120 men"

Nice sample size. Might as well have just watched "Mythbusters".

Or, to put it another way:

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2013-10-25 01:48:53 AM

Yes please: falkone32: namatad:  women are good at doing multiple things poorly at the same time.

Got a 5 minute interval between two tasks? Start a task that takes 10 minutes! On a scale greater than a minute or two, many women seem to be truly terrible multitaskers.

What? No, start two ten minute tasks. My wife will do things like start raking leaves then leave halfway through when she remembers she left her coffee cup in the bathroom. So the leaves blow all over the yard again, and now there's a damn rake out there too. Oh, but she had to go before she made it to the kitchen, so she just left her coffee cup on the stairs, even though she was leaving through the kitchen, but her shoes were at the front so that's why she had to put her coffee cup down, and that's how the dog knocked it over and spoiled coffee on the carpet.


You stopped one task too soon.
You forgot to add the last task on that story which would be:
Find the logical link that will rationally explain how the coffee spill on the rug is actually your fault.


-----
As for the people amazed how quickly this thread showed signs of misogyny, it has to do with several factors, mainly guys will kill themselves to prove that they are better than someone else.
Frank makes 100k a year? Joe will work overtime to make more.
Dave will work weekends.


Ladies, want to do your own mini-experiment?
Stand in front of the mirror will hubby is in the room, turn and simply say "huh, my hair is longer than yours"

My expectations of answers:
5% will actually compliment you on it ("and I think it makes you look amazing")
10% will respond agreeing that it is a fact (these would be the super-nerds)
45% will not utter a word, but will give you a look of contempt because it is not a "fair challenge"
35% will actually start an argument with you on how you are always finding faults with them and never satisfied with them the way the are
5% will actually start growing their hair so that one day in the future they can stand in front of the mirror and say "huh, my hair is longer than yours"
 
2013-10-25 01:49:05 AM
My wife is the queen of doing things a little bit at a time while she has time.  For example, if the dishwasher needs to be emptied, she will put away 3-4 items until she gets interrupted, and come back to it later and do a little more.

It should be noted that she's a stay-at-home mom right now and we have twin toddlers (plus a 6 year old) - so she is CONSTANTLY being interrupted.

I, on the other hand, am OCD about finishing stuff when I start it.  Laundry, dishes, emptying the dishwasher - once started I need to finish.  After dinner every night I can not relax until all the dishes are washed.

Not saying one is better than the other...but...I will say that because I go so OCD on stuff I sometimes tend to delay starting stuff.
 
2013-10-25 02:34:33 AM

ArcadianRefugee: baconbeard: ArcadianRefugee: Mythbusters: 2012 Season, Episode 5.

But thanks all the same, BBC.

Yep. Doesn't get much more scientific than the "Mythbusters".

Translation: "Old news."

Also:

"First, they compared 120 women and 120 men"

Nice sample size. Might as well have just watched "Mythbusters".


Once you hit 100 participants the benefit to power in rejecting the null hypothesis has pretty severe diminishing returns. Simply put it's not any more beneficial to a study to have a 1000 participants vs 100.

Hell I've read studies that got significant results with 5 participants. But seeing as the study got significant results at p < .001 I'm inclined to believe that their results are quite accurate.
 
2013-10-25 03:59:38 AM
Jeez, can't we just let them have this?

It doesn't matter whether it's true or not - it feels truthy to some.

/I can sing, listen to the radio, overtake on the freeway AND pick my nose all at the same time.
//In fact, most of my multi tasking involves having a finger up my nose. Dunno why - maybe there's a switch up there.
 
2013-10-25 05:34:24 AM
skullkrusher:
uffsnake: This thread took an oddly misognistic turn rather quickly, I am disappoint

well I was gonna come here and make a comment about tonguing the balls while stroking the shaft but now I feel bad


It's ok to admit sex with a skilled partner is fun, but saying "lies.  biatch couldn't make me a sandwich and iron my shirt" is misogynistic.

GodComplex:
Hell I've read studies that got significant results with 5 participants.

Who are these bastards.  I'll cut them.
/can never seem to get enough samples
 
2013-10-25 06:58:43 AM

Duck_of_Doom: baconbeard: If women are so great, how come they're still women?

/answer me that, smart guy!

If women became men, then where would all the boobies go?  Moobs ain't boobs, cupcake.


Also, what about the cupcakes?
 
2013-10-25 06:58:58 AM

Yes please: falkone32: namatad:  women are good at doing multiple things poorly at the same time.

Got a 5 minute interval between two tasks? Start a task that takes 10 minutes! On a scale greater than a minute or two, many women seem to be truly terrible multitaskers.

What? No, start two ten minute tasks. My wife will do things like start raking leaves then leave halfway through when she remembers she left her coffee cup in the bathroom. So the leaves blow all over the yard again, and now there's a damn rake out there too. Oh, but she had to go before she made it to the kitchen, so she just left her coffee cup on the stairs, even though she was leaving through the kitchen, but her shoes were at the front so that's why she had to put her coffee cup down, and that's how the dog knocked it over and spoiled coffee on the carpet.


And that made it your fault because she had to leave her shoes outside because you didn`t sweep the path. Now clean the carpet.

In other news, men focus really well. We also don`t dredge up crap from four years ago just because we are at fault now as a default tactic. Not saying all women do it or that men don`t, it`s just not the default position.
 
2013-10-25 07:16:59 AM
Old news is old.

Women are better at multi-tasking and for the most part handle g forces better than men-making them good pilots-which are being replaced by drones.

Men are better at compartmentalization and for the most part have higher muscle and bone density and better cardiovascular endurance making them better at handling things like sustained infantry combat.

The differences between men and women do not make one less or more equal than the other bu they are differences that should be acknowledged
 
2013-10-25 07:38:19 AM

skullkrusher: Duck_of_Doom: baconbeard: If women are so great, how come they're still women?

/answer me that, smart guy!

If women became men, then where would all the boobies go?  Moobs ain't boobs, cupcake.

Also, what about the cupcakes?


And who would suck all the cock? Douchebags? You ever have you cock sucked by a douchebag?
 
2013-10-25 07:42:23 AM

hasty ambush: Old news is old.

Women are better at multi-tasking and for the most part handle g forces better than men-making them good pilots-which are being replaced by drones.

Men are better at compartmentalization and for the most part have higher muscle and bone density and better cardiovascular endurance making them better at handling things like sustained infantry combat.

The differences between men and women do not make one less or more equal than the other bu they are differences that should be acknowledged


As you mention pilot, one of the things pilots need is 3D spatial awareness, and while women are good pilots, this makes men better pilots.

Do not shoot at two rabbits as you will miss them both...
 
2013-10-25 07:55:10 AM

KyDave: I've worked in IT since 1995, hold a Bachelor's in Applied Information Technology, have four published research papers in information security/technology, 11 industry certifications, and am 1/2 way to getting an M.S. in computer science. I know a fair amount about networking, cabling, server administration, Active Directory, electronics, database "architecture-ing", web engineering, etc., etc., etc. Heck - even a smattering of *nix.

But, please Lord, don't make me answer a multi-line phone. Ab-so-lute-ly baffled by them. Dumb-fuddled. Give me a project that needs hours of deep concentration, and I'll see you on the other side with a completed deliverable.

/ Deep thinking vs. "Broad" thinking
// {snert}


Fistbump!
 
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