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Old 20th January 2011, 08:52 PM   #8981
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Indeed, there are those weird people who follow only what they hear with their own ears, not what others say.
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Old 20th January 2011, 08:57 PM   #8982
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I trust only what I hear, with my own ears, I don't give a cent on what others say.
Unless it's a gullible dentist.
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Old 20th January 2011, 09:16 PM   #8983
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I trust my dentist to fix my teeth. I don't trust her to give me advice about money, cars or audio.

I don't trust what I hear with my own ears, unless it also accords with my understanding, or it is obvious. I mean 'obvious' in the normal sense of the word, not the audiophile sense. So an audible buzz is obvious (especially if I can also see it on a 'scope), but improved "air", "space", "musicality" etc. are rarely obvious and are just as likely to be my imagination.
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Old 20th January 2011, 09:24 PM   #8984
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I am struggling mightily not to make a joke about British dentistry.
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a gullible dentist.
Vegn aza bisl tuchus boyml, macht men aza groysn yontiff.

Oy, hat men nit genug schumutz
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Old 20th January 2011, 09:26 PM   #8986
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I am struggling mightily not to make a joke about British dentistry.
I think Mike Meyers did an admirable job already.

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Old 20th January 2011, 09:29 PM   #8987
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Default skeptics can be idiots too

This argument reminds me of a Skeptical Inquirer article trying do debunk the claim that a girl has X-ray vision. This article is a study in how NOT to make a scientific inquiry. By focusing on the "X-ray" claim, and believing it to be sufficient (using a seriously poor experiment and statistical methods) to disprove that her ability is related to 'see through vision', they simply glossed over the fact that a teenager has remarkable skill in determining what organ system or body part is ailing a person. Instead of figuring out if she is better than average people or doctors even, and then trying to determine what she IS doing that we could learn from...SI just wants to say "she doesn't have X-ray vision." and add another check mark to the busted column.

To relate this to the Bybee, the question is: “what DOES it do, if anything?.” Until it is answered what the Bybee does (as opposed to focusing on what it doesn't do), I have to remain open to potential subjective improvement in using it, no matter how bogus or irrelevant the marketing claims of the device are. [That said, I could never justify buying one myself.]
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Old 20th January 2011, 09:29 PM   #8988
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Vegn aza bisl tuchus boyml, macht men aza groysn yontiff.

Oy, hat men nit genug schumutz
Is it safe yet?
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Old 20th January 2011, 09:36 PM   #8989
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You have to remember that to us Brits, American teeth all look like false ones - they are too regular, straight and peroxide white. Why pay money to look like you wear false teeth? Actually, things are changing over here. It is a mystery to me why early teenagers, at their most self-conscious age, are willing to spend a couple of years with metal wire all round their teeth. Still, it keeps dentists in their flashy cars and big houses.
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Oy, ask Joshua, reads like he got more N2O than he scheduled for.

(all my dentist neighbor ever wants is me to fix his classic By-gone Beetle)
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