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post #70156 of 98191
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Originally Posted by thewho13 View Post

Being fiscally irresponsible is just a phase you go through in your early 20s, right? Right?

The area of the brain where self preservation is, is first fully developed at 25, so yes.
post #70157 of 98191
Yeah, until the frontal lobe has fully developed at whatever age, risk-reward calculations are skewed toward the reward.
post #70158 of 98191
The latest data indicate that teenagers are risk-insensitive (rather than skewed toward rewards), rather than risk averse which is common for adults. The prefrontal cortex is fully devloped late teens/early 20s.
post #70159 of 98191
Ah, interesting. Forgive my ignorance. Practically speaking, what's the difference?
post #70160 of 98191
isn't it 21 years which is why the drinking age is 21 in U.S.A.
post #70161 of 98191
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Originally Posted by Earnest Hemingway View Post

Ah, interesting. Forgive my ignorance. Practically speaking, what's the difference?

The difference between being willing to do dumb things and not being willing to do them?


Here's an example young most young guys are willing to fuck dirty hipster chicks some without a condom, because they will get laid and that's the most important, older guys know that they are dirty, disgusting and fully of STD's so they wont.
post #70162 of 98191
No, the difference between being risk-insensitive and biased toward reward over risk.
post #70163 of 98191
well, being risk averse means that you would rather have a certain 10 $ than a 50-50 chance of 20 $. Seems obvious, but not accoding to classical expected utility theory (where both offers obviously has equal expected value). You underweigh the value of high risk (high variance) gambles (See Kahneman & Tverskys "prospect theory"). In practice, I guess it would look alot like being biased toward reward compared to sensible people...
post #70164 of 98191
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Originally Posted by SuperBobo View Post

well, being risk averse means that you would rather have a certain 10 $ than a 50-50 chance of 20 $. Seems obvious, but not accoding to classical expected utility theory (where both offers obviously has equal expected value). You underweigh the value of high risk (high variance) gambles (See Kahneman & Tverskys "prospect theory"). In practice, I guess it would look alot like being biased toward reward compared to sensible people...

Ok. So cognitively, there is a difference between being risk-insensitive and reward-biased, i.e. there are differences in the heuristics used by those who fall into each group, but the way these heuristics manifest in decision making is the same?
post #70165 of 98191
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Originally Posted by Blackmaged View Post

speaking of ups:
'accidentally' ordered something from OC (meaning, didn't expect the order to go through and even got a ship confirmation), ups tracking number says a label was made like a week ago but it hasn't even shipped yet frown.gif

Knowing them, it's probably more OC than UPS, not that UPS is much fun to deal with
post #70166 of 98191
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Originally Posted by g transistor View Post

Knowing them, it's probably more OC than UPS, not that UPS is much fun to deal with

yeah that's what i figured, but still...

oh well, slow order is better than cancelled order redface.gif
post #70167 of 98191
You will get an e-mail sometime next week about how your item is out of stock (they sold it to someone else).
post #70168 of 98191
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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

You will get an e-mail sometime next week about how your item is out of stock (they sold it to someone else).

ah crap, forgot that they did that to someone else here...

gonna call them tomorrow. thanks
post #70169 of 98191
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Originally Posted by Urthwhyte View Post

All I can say is thank god tech compensation is meritocratic and relatively high.

This doesn't mean that you still won't end up with a closet (or a house) full of stuff and mountains of debt. It just means you'll be able to justify larger mountains of debt to yourself if you're not fiscally responsible.
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post

Fucking UPS. They were supposed to deliver a package on 12/24, but couldn't due to the weather. I understand, and wasn't too annoyed. But, instead of simply delivering it today, they marked that I had twice refused the package, and were going to return it to sender. Thankfully, I caught it before it actually left town. Apparently, they did this to "hundreds of packages".

I realize that you live in more of a rural environment so I can understand (but not condone) what UPS did, but that said, I am surprised at how much trouble people on SF have with couriers in general. I guess one of the benefits of living in a soulless suburb is that courier service is more stable and secure.
post #70170 of 98191
Anyone have any recommendations for point-and-click cameras? Think I might try to pick up something for my folks if there's anything nice on sale—doesn't need to be "baller"-status.
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