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(Washington Post)   Is your significant other cheating? Listen to them count from one to ten   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-09-30 04:04:26 PM  
A "study" by listening to a person count then guessing if the speakers had "cheated" in their lifetime seems at least as accurate as taro cards or comparison between the speakers weight and a duck.
 
2017-09-30 04:06:44 PM  
One. Two. Three. I banged your sister. Four. Five. Etc...
 
2017-09-30 04:24:40 PM  
"Had" cheated does not equal "will cheat."

s2.quickmeme.com
 
2017-09-30 04:34:06 PM  

mama2tnt: "Had" cheated does not equal "will cheat."

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Once a cheater, always a cheater. Trump is a perfect example.
 
2017-09-30 04:38:25 PM  
In a row?
 
2017-09-30 06:30:00 PM  
memeshappen.com
 
2017-09-30 06:57:40 PM  
My significant other is not cheating.  Unless you compare the feeding tube to a penis.  Then, yes, she is sucking a cock that is not mine.  However, that's not a metaphor I would make.
 
2017-09-30 07:03:02 PM  
What I care about is this:

Is there a way to scam people....I mean, be paid for doing this?
 
2017-09-30 07:52:59 PM  
"...and then when I got to 'thou shalt not commit adultery', I remembered where I left my bike!"

...you have to know the joke...
 
2017-09-30 08:19:53 PM  

Dr.Fey: My significant other is not cheating.  Unless you compare the feeding tube to a penis.  Then, yes, she is sucking a cock that is not mine.  However, that's not a metaphor I would make.


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2017-09-30 08:25:39 PM  
I can't count to ten and not keep on going to twelve

Sesame Street: 12 And Pinball Animation
Youtube JZshZp-cxKg
 
2017-09-30 08:28:51 PM  
Smell Yo Dick (Official Video)
Youtube ruef7aYCEbc

This is one of those times I REALLY with the video labels worked.  The song is called "Smell Yo Dick", so you can expect NSFW lyrics.
 
2017-09-30 08:31:08 PM  
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Looks like the Distracted Boyfriend meme where the girlfriend doesn't notice.

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2017-09-30 10:12:46 PM  
I have a strong suspicion that this is one of those studies that will fail the repeatability test. Other teams won't be able to replicate the results, or will find some sort of major flaws in the methodology.
 
2017-09-30 10:27:58 PM  
better make that 20
 
2017-09-30 10:40:38 PM  
thank god i saw this on fark before my s.o. saw it elsewhere.  now i know how to beat the test!
 
2017-09-30 10:46:13 PM  
did the people counting do it in a sexy voice and keep winking?

did they inexplicably continue all the way to 69?
 
2017-09-30 11:19:17 PM  

bud jones: thank god i saw this on fark before my s.o. saw it elsewhere.  now i know how to beat the test!


Start at eleven?
 
2017-09-30 11:50:54 PM  
"Hey honey, how many guys have you banged after we got married?"
 
2017-10-01 12:05:04 AM  
Test was whether they had ever cheated, not on you.
 
2017-10-01 02:06:09 AM  
A person's sex, race, social status, personality traits - even their height and weight, and whether their body or face is symmetrical - can all be deduced by voice alone.

I've certainly heard more than a few blue-eyed soul singers described as 'sounding black' and wondered whether that was a result of people's race having an effect on voice or just a side effect of soul being black music, thus leading people who hear a white person sing it well to sound like black-voiced soul.
 
2017-10-01 02:09:39 AM  
Try not to suck any dick on the way through the parking lot!
 
2017-10-01 02:34:37 AM  
They never once mentioned, as far as I could see, the actual percentages or any actual objective data for comparison. Rating someone on a scale from 1-10 from least to most likely to cheat seems kind of stupid too, as it seems they didn't quantify serial cheaters, only if they'd ever cheated. How much higher were the ratings of the cheaters over the non-cheaters. If the scores were consistently higher but by like 10% it doesn't really prove much, people can maybe slightly tell if someone sucks based on their voice but not by a significant enough margin for it to be even useful. If it is 80% then it is pretty impressive.
 
2017-10-01 02:56:33 AM  
I looked at the study, for men on the scale of 1-10 the cheaters rated a 5.35 on likelyhood to cheat and the non-cheaters rated 4.99. It's like 7% higher, that is garbage and probably within the margin of error on such a small sample size (152 people rating 10 voices per sex).
 
2017-10-01 04:08:24 AM  

wademh: better make that 20


Whataya talk... This is SCIENCE!!!! You know... Like phrenology.
 
2017-10-01 05:03:19 AM  

eurotrader: A "study" by listening to a person count then guessing if the speakers had "cheated" in their lifetime seems at least as accurate as taro cards or comparison between the speakers weight and a duck.


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Perhaps you could build a bridge out of them.
 
2017-10-01 05:23:48 AM  
It's easy to see when your SO is cheating on you. Once they start making a little more effort in their appearance, it's over.
 
2017-10-01 05:36:41 AM  

mongbiohazard: I have a strong suspicion that this is one of those studies that will fail the repeatability test. Other teams won't be able to replicate the results, or will find some sort of major flaws in the methodology.


I have a strong suspicion that the people on tape sounded attractive. Being attractive => lots of chances for cheating => more likely to cheat.
 
2017-10-01 06:03:53 AM  

Harry_Seldon: It's easy to see when your SO is cheating on you. Once they start making a little more effort in their appearance, it's over.


Any sudden change in habits really that they aren't enthusiastic to share with you.  A change in hairstyle and clothing, new hobbies, a sudden desire to work out, and giving a coworker a blowjob can all be bad signs.

You just have to pay attention.
 
2017-10-01 06:13:54 AM  

whither_apophis: I can't count to ten and not keep on going to twelve

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I can.
Sesame Street: Number 10 song
Youtube DaBYIqMI2uc
 
2017-10-01 06:52:53 AM  
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2017-10-01 07:10:21 AM  
Oh. An observational study. They're always so accurate.
 
2017-10-01 07:19:18 AM  
Touch & Go - Straight To Number One
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2017-10-01 08:41:13 AM  
I knew my ex was cheating when I found the used condom in the bed. It took to the count of ten for me to fark right out of there.

Bec, if you're reading this, FOADIAF.
 
2017-10-01 09:43:41 AM  
I would love to see the publication list of the fark methodology experts who always comment in these threads. Of course there are never any problems when the story is about a publication in the physical sciences.
 
2017-10-01 11:43:53 AM  
They're missing the point entirely.

This isn't about whether a person **is** cheating, but rather about their propensity **to** cheat.

All they're actually showing is that voice has some clue as to the likelihood of infidelity, not whether infidelity currently exists.
 
2017-10-01 11:52:06 AM  

Bootysama: I looked at the study, for men on the scale of 1-10 the cheaters rated a 5.35 on likelyhood to cheat and the non-cheaters rated 4.99. It's like 7% higher, that is garbage and probably within the margin of error on such a small sample size (152 people rating 10 voices per sex).


I don't think you can rate people on "likelihood of cheating." That is crapola. I also don't believe that "once a cheater, always a cheater" either, unless you really are just a scumbag. Every relationship is different, every person in it is different, and the mix you make with that other person is DIFFERENT than the last relationship you had, or your friends, or any one elses.

Don't tell me about my farking relationship. You don't know a thing about it. If there were checklists, everyone would have one, and we'd all be happy as shiat with our chosen ones.
 
2017-10-01 12:41:30 PM  

cryinoutloud: Bootysama: I looked at the study, for men on the scale of 1-10 the cheaters rated a 5.35 on likelyhood to cheat and the non-cheaters rated 4.99. It's like 7% higher, that is garbage and probably within the margin of error on such a small sample size (152 people rating 10 voices per sex).

I don't think you can rate people on "likelihood of cheating." That is crapola. I also don't believe that "once a cheater, always a cheater" either, unless you really are just a scumbag. Every relationship is different, every person in it is different, and the mix you make with that other person is DIFFERENT than the last relationship you had, or your friends, or any one elses.

Don't tell me about my farking relationship. You don't know a thing about it. If there were checklists, everyone would have one, and we'd all be happy as shiat with our chosen ones.


The lady doth protest too much, methinks
 
2017-10-01 02:03:53 PM  
Why listen to them count to ten?  You can get just as accurate information by analysing their handwriting, or learning their astrological sign.
 
2017-10-01 02:30:58 PM  

Dragonflew: Why listen to them count to ten?  You can get just as accurate information by analysing their handwriting, or learning their astrological sign.


That's ridiculous. You can't get anything from knowing what month someone was born in. You need to go down to the hour, at least.
 
2017-10-01 03:00:22 PM  

Gordon Bennett: A person's sex, race, social status, personality traits - even their height and weight, and whether their body or face is symmetrical - can all be deduced by voice alone.

I've certainly heard more than a few blue-eyed soul singers described as 'sounding black' and wondered whether that was a result of people's race having an effect on voice or just a side effect of soul being black music, thus leading people who hear a white person sing it well to sound like black-voiced soul.


"Sounding black" is a function of culture and linguistics, specifically phonology and morphology.  AAE (or sometimes AAVE) has its own unique set of phonemes, which in turn react to musical modification when sung.  If a speaker (or singer) grew up as a native AAE speaker, they will sound black regardless of what color they are.  Non-native speakers can learn to mimic the sounds of other languages to varying degrees, but not usually perfectly, which is why it's rare for white singers to be singled out for sounding black to the ears of black people.
 
2017-10-01 04:07:24 PM  

Bob The Nob: 1
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2017-10-01 04:09:58 PM  

whither_apophis: I can't count to ten and not keep on going to twelve

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2017-10-01 05:23:29 PM  

bud jones: thank god i saw this on fark before my s.o. saw it elsewhere.  now i know how to beat the test!


I, II, III, IV, V, VI, ...
 
2017-10-02 01:33:26 AM  

Z-clipped: Gordon Bennett: A person's sex, race, social status, personality traits - even their height and weight, and whether their body or face is symmetrical - can all be deduced by voice alone.

I've certainly heard more than a few blue-eyed soul singers described as 'sounding black' and wondered whether that was a result of people's race having an effect on voice or just a side effect of soul being black music, thus leading people who hear a white person sing it well to sound like black-voiced soul.

"Sounding black" is a function of culture and linguistics, specifically phonology and morphology.  AAE (or sometimes AAVE) has its own unique set of phonemes, which in turn react to musical modification when sung.  If a speaker (or singer) grew up as a native AAE speaker, they will sound black regardless of what color they are.  Non-native speakers can learn to mimic the sounds of other languages to varying degrees, but not usually perfectly, which is why it's rare for white singers to be singled out for sounding black to the ears of black people.


Beverley Knight, When You Gonna Learn (Live at The Porchester Hall) - originally by Jamiroquai
Youtube cR4YLqVY1mM
 
2017-10-02 01:55:44 AM  

LewDux: Z-clipped: Gordon Bennett: A person's sex, race, social status, personality traits - even their height and weight, and whether their body or face is symmetrical - can all be deduced by voice alone.

I've certainly heard more than a few blue-eyed soul singers described as 'sounding black' and wondered whether that was a result of people's race having an effect on voice or just a side effect of soul being black music, thus leading people who hear a white person sing it well to sound like black-voiced soul.

"Sounding black" is a function of culture and linguistics, specifically phonology and morphology.  AAE (or sometimes AAVE) has its own unique set of phonemes, which in turn react to musical modification when sung.  If a speaker (or singer) grew up as a native AAE speaker, they will sound black regardless of what color they are.  Non-native speakers can learn to mimic the sounds of other languages to varying degrees, but not usually perfectly, which is why it's rare for white singers to be singled out for sounding black to the ears of black people.

Beverley Knight, When You Gonna Learn (Live at The Porchester Hall) - originally by Jamiroquai[_ image _x_][_ image _x_]


Ugh... that vibrato is horrendous.  She sounds like Etta James played on fast forward.
 
2017-10-02 08:42:40 AM  

Z-clipped: LewDux: Z-clipped: Gordon Bennett: A person's sex, race, social status, personality traits - even their height and weight, and whether their body or face is symmetrical - can all be deduced by voice alone.

I've certainly heard more than a few blue-eyed soul singers described as 'sounding black' and wondered whether that was a result of people's race having an effect on voice or just a side effect of soul being black music, thus leading people who hear a white person sing it well to sound like black-voiced soul.

"Sounding black" is a function of culture and linguistics, specifically phonology and morphology.  AAE (or sometimes AAVE) has its own unique set of phonemes, which in turn react to musical modification when sung.  If a speaker (or singer) grew up as a native AAE speaker, they will sound black regardless of what color they are.  Non-native speakers can learn to mimic the sounds of other languages to varying degrees, but not usually perfectly, which is why it's rare for white singers to be singled out for sounding black to the ears of black people.

Beverley Knight, When You Gonna Learn (Live at The Porchester Hall) - originally by Jamiroquai[_ image _x_][_ image _x_]

Ugh... that vibrato is horrendous.  She sounds like Etta James played on fast forward.


What's vibrato?
 
2017-10-02 09:02:01 AM  
Italian or Spanish-trained operatic sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, and baritones exhibiting a pronounced vibrato did not escape censure, either, by British and North American arbiters of good singing. Indeed, Adelina Patti and Luisa Tetrazzini were the only Italian sopranos to enjoy star status in London and New York in the late-Victorian and Edwardian eras, while such well-known compatriots and coevals of theirs as Gemma Bellincioni and Eugenia Burzio (among several others) failed to please Anglo-Saxon ears

Roots, bloody roots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o44I76xXEpc
 
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