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Postby aldimond » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:44 pm UTC

The misconception that most frequently drives me to anger is when people call an operating system's use of hard drive space for RAM "Virtual Memory". "Virtual memory" has a real meaning, and that's not it.

And this one is actually Apple's fault (System 7 IIRC). The correct term is "swapping", as in, "The operating system swaps pages out to disk." The area on disk that the pages are swapped to is abstracted as a file (the swap file) or a partition (the swap partition).
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Postby Sevic » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:48 pm UTC

My little pet peeve,
When you tell someone that you are an engineering student and they automatically assume that you are a nerd.

So I tell them i'm studying biomedical engineering and their response is usually.. What is that?
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Postby Swordfish » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:39 am UTC

People who insist that the Coriolis force is responsible for how their sinks/tubs/toilets drain.

Coriolis doesn't do squat to your water fixtures, the system is too small/doesn't last long enough. You'd be surprised how many people will argue this with me up and down, even after I show them the math.
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Postby xooll » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:53 am UTC

Swordfish wrote:People who insist that the Coriolis force is responsible for how their sinks/tubs/toilets drain.

Coriolis doesn't do squat to your water fixtures, the system is too small/doesn't last long enough. You'd be surprised how many people will argue this with me up and down, even after I show them the math.


I think you can blame the simpsons for the popularization of that theory.
I find the best way to convince such people is to show them the toilet going clockwise and the sink going counterclockwise in the same room.
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Postby Swordfish » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:41 am UTC

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Swordfish wrote:People who insist that the Coriolis force is responsible for how their sinks/tubs/toilets drain.

Coriolis doesn't do squat to your water fixtures, the system is too small/doesn't last long enough. You'd be surprised how many people will argue this with me up and down, even after I show them the math.


I think you can blame the simpsons for the popularization of that theory.
I find the best way to convince such people is to show them the toilet going clockwise and the sink going counterclockwise in the same room.


Yeah, it is primarily the fault of the Simpsons. Another problem is, if you learn anything about Coriolis in grade school, you're teachers will tell you that it's why the toilet flushes te way it does. My dynamics teacher told us that his son was learning it in middle school, and was quite displeased with his teacher for offering that fact (this is the professor that the other's in my class and major learned the most about Coriolis from).

Unfortunately, I've noticed that most sinks tend to drain straight down, which leaves just the toilet that drains the same way every time because of the water jets in it.
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Postby tarkadal » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:43 am UTC

Sevic wrote:My little pet peeve,
When you tell someone that you are an engineering student and they automatically assume that you are a nerd.

So I tell them i'm studying biomedical engineering and their response is usually.. What is that?


When you tell someone you are an engineer and they assume you build bridges or the like. Engineering spans more fields than bridges. Hooray for microelectronics!

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Postby Enid » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:03 am UTC

Mother Superior wrote:The Da Vinci-code is good.


Thank you. Finally someone who agrees with me on this.

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Postby JuliaGlass » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:15 am UTC

Mother Superior wrote:The Da Vinci-code is good.


I used to work in a book store, and I'd actually tell people not to buy it. I'd usually hand them a copy of Catch-22 instead.

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Postby Shro » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:20 am UTC

I hate the fact that when people know that I'm ridiculously smart, they can't believe that I'm also attractive.


Or when people meet me when I'm all dressed up or whatever, and are so surprised at how smart/nerdy I am.


Ugh. And boys. When I'm all like Oh me yarm SCIENCE AND COMPUTERS, and they're all like Oh me yarm WAIT WUT? BUT BOOBS != NERD LOL.

Okay, that was really annoying, and I apologize, but I was mad. Sorry.
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Postby liza » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:21 am UTC

Alcari wrote:
Misconception:
Nerds have no friends, girl/boyfriend or social life.


Most definitely. I get that a LOT.

Smart != good at EVERYTHING mildly academic/intellectual/nerdy. My favourite:

"Hey Liza, you got like, a 2300 on the PSAT, right?" (we were talking about psat scores earlier)
"Err, yeah."
"You wanna come over here and help me with my computer? It's not starting."

What? How are those two correlated?

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Postby Swordfish » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:30 am UTC

Here's another one.

People think that think I can only see in black and white when I tell them I'm colorblind.
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Postby Eleven » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:34 am UTC

Swordfish wrote:People think that think I can only see in black and white when I tell them I'm colorblind.

They should have paid attention in their 1000 level Biology courses. I think we learned at least four different types of colorblindness apart from black and white vision.

My least favorite misconception: Christians do not have fun. That's... just stupid. Only applies to boring Christians, really. :)

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Postby tarkadal » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:43 am UTC

People asssume that because you can juggle or unicycle that you are a clown. I am not a clown, I am a juggler, there is a difference people! And the amount of people who mockingly make that circus tune at you. Just because I am entertaining doesn't give you the right to make fun of me!
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Postby Enid » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:52 am UTC

argyl3 wrote:Ugh. And boys. When I'm all like Oh me yarm SCIENCE AND COMPUTERS, and they're all like Oh me yarm WAIT WUT? BUT BOOBS != NERD LOL.

Okay, that was really annoying, and I apologize, but I was mad. Sorry.


Oh no, I know exactly what you mean. I know this guy that kept insisting that I'm not a nerd because I'm pretty(ish.) Although I've hammered it into his head that I like being a nerd, thank you very much, he still insists that I may be a geek, but a cool geek. Because most geeks suck. Ugh.

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Postby liza » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:09 am UTC

Eleven wrote:
Swordfish wrote:People think that think I can only see in black and white when I tell them I'm colorblind.

They should have paid attention in their 1000 level Biology courses. I think we learned at least four different types of colorblindness apart from black and white vision.


...Or seventh grade Bio/Sci/Health (well, they were lumped together in my middle school). Am I the only person who retained info from middle school science?

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Postby GMontag » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:55 am UTC

aldimond wrote:The misconception that most frequently drives me to anger is when people call an operating system's use of hard drive space for RAM "Virtual Memory". "Virtual memory" has a real meaning, and that's not it.

And this one is actually Apple's fault (System 7 IIRC). The correct term is "swapping", as in, "The operating system swaps pages out to disk." The area on disk that the pages are swapped to is abstracted as a file (the swap file) or a partition (the swap partition).


Er, no. Apple's usage of the term "virtual memory" was completely correct. "Swap" is also correct, as they are describing different characteristics of the memory manager. The data in the virtual memory file on the disk was directly addressable in the address space, therefore qualifies as "virtual memory". When the processor tried to access that memory, it generated a page fault and handed control over to the swapper which would swap the appropriate page in, so it was "swap" as well.

I don't know enough about memory management in modern operating systems to know if the usage is still correct, but it was most certainly correct back then.

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Postby __Kit » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:11 am UTC

Marbas wrote:When people who don't know what they're doing say: "I know a lot about computers".


But I do know alot :o Wouldn't this be the same for anyone with more experience than another, e.g. some of you guys may think me an incompetent computer user (High distinction in Australasian Comp. Skills though :P) While I think other people are pathetic (I love you mum, but you can't shut the friggin' comp down!). Yeah.
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:21 am UTC

GMontag wrote:
aldimond wrote:The misconception that most frequently drives me to anger is when people call an operating system's use of hard drive space for RAM "Virtual Memory". "Virtual memory" has a real meaning, and that's not it.

And this one is actually Apple's fault (System 7 IIRC). The correct term is "swapping", as in, "The operating system swaps pages out to disk." The area on disk that the pages are swapped to is abstracted as a file (the swap file) or a partition (the swap partition).


Er, no. Apple's usage of the term "virtual memory" was completely correct. "Swap" is also correct, as they are describing different characteristics of the memory manager. The data in the virtual memory file on the disk was directly addressable in the address space, therefore qualifies as "virtual memory". When the processor tried to access that memory, it generated a page fault and handed control over to the swapper which would swap the appropriate page in, so it was "swap" as well.

I don't know enough about memory management in modern operating systems to know if the usage is still correct, but it was most certainly correct back then.


I'm sure that windows said using disk space as ram was virtual memory too.


Not all these misconceptions are common knoweledge so if you could maybe back up some claims with one or two links that would help... because that way there will be less ignorant people. Dont just bitch, get out there and do soemthing about it :P

Uhmmm... yeah, I hate people who think that everyone should magically know what they know and then complain about it when people dont, and then dont even bother to explain it properly or back it up.
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Postby hack124x768 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:20 am UTC

argyl3 wrote:I hate the fact that when people know that I'm ridiculously smart, they can't believe that I'm also attractive.


Or when people meet me when I'm all dressed up or whatever, and are so surprised at how smart/nerdy I am.


Ugh. And boys. When I'm all like Oh me yarm SCIENCE AND COMPUTERS, and they're all like Oh me yarm WAIT WUT? BUT BOOBS != NERD LOL.

Okay, that was really annoying, and I apologize, but I was mad. Sorry.


It could be worse, they could be using the basic operator <> instead of !=.

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That babbage quote at the top of the page is hilarious!

Pet peeve would be people who think that maths phd => human calculator.

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Postby Joeldi » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:58 am UTC

This is just something that annoys me ( I doubt I'm right too) ,but I cannot understand how being an Apple and being a personal computer are mutual exclusive.
Is it a computer?
Can it be for personal use?

WTF?!
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Postby Toeofdoom » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:38 am UTC

jestingrabbit wrote:Pet peeve would be people who think that maths phd => human calculator.


I was called a human calculator all through school. So was my brother actually... Although this was pretty cool because we had maths games in class such as "round the world" where everyone sits in a circle except the "champion" who stands behind someone, and the champion has to get the answer to a question before the challenger and then they move to the next person etc. and once you go all around the circle without losing you win...


I won that alot, until the teacher started using cheap tricks to get other people to beat me :P

What pissed me off was people who said "whats 500 times a million???" and were surprised when I knew the answer straight away... I mean, thats how the decimal system works...
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Postby Pebbles » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:47 am UTC

JuliaGlass wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:The Da Vinci-code is good.


I used to work in a book store, and I'd actually tell people not to buy it. I'd usually hand them a copy of Catch-22 instead.


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Postby Emmaskillz » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:08 am UTC

Tractor wrote:@warhorse - At least when they pretend to know, they say amazingly stupid things and we can all make fun of them behind their backs. :twisted:


Lol! For ages my mum was referring to her usb drive as jpg. She would say "oh just transfer it on the jpg". It was actually one of the most ridiculously retarded things ever.

Edit: Also my brother telling me I was a nerd just because I have glasses. Has that stereotype not deteriorated already?
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Pebbles wrote:
JuliaGlass wrote:
Mother Superior wrote:The Da Vinci-code is good.


I used to work in a book store, and I'd actually tell people not to buy it. I'd usually hand them a copy of Catch-22 instead.


you are a wonderful person...


While Catch 22 is undoubtedly better than The Davinci Code, the latter is still an excellent work of fiction.

Which leads somewhat indirectly to my next point. I can't stand it when people believe that popular == bad.

As for misconceptions, people think I'm gay because I wear a scarf! and maybe mittens too, sometimes Despite my 6 year heterosexual relationship with a girl!
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Postby Alcari » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:56 am UTC

But, scarfs ARE gay :P

Also, Offtopic, but concerning the math stuff... It's really appaling how little people use their heads for calculations anymore. I've got fellow students who are incapable of adding two two-digit numbers.

Also, It's wierd how kids still learn to count from 1 to 10, while counting from 0 to 9 is so much more usefull for math.

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Misconseption: Everyone who speaks english is an american.

I really hate it when people automatically asume that, because your english is good, you have to be american. Surprise, some of us can actually learn a second (third, fourth) language.
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Postby evilbeanfiend » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:42 pm UTC

people who think ignorant means something other than a lack of knowledge.

had something along the lines of the following before

"but i wasn't ignoring you?"

and

"i'm not ignorant about it, i just didn't know about it."
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Postby bavardage » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:06 pm UTC

The assumption because you're intelligent you should be able to answer obscure sums in your head instantly.
"You think you are good at maths?"
"Uuh I guess"
"What's 42561 * 342652 then?"

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Ignorant teachers - this year my IT teacher told us all that a 'USB' was a form of storage.

That because you're intelligent you have no personality.

People who pester you on msn, assuming that you want to help them with coursework due in the next day.

People who assume that there is no reason for learning foreign languages as 'everyone speaks english anyway,' though I suppose it does mean that my German class next year is going to be insanely small.

The assumption that "I should of done blah" "I would of gone to blah" is valid english (don't know whether this is heard in other places, but here (south-west UK) this seems to be becoming more common.)
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Postby Durinthal » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:32 pm UTC

Annoying misconception: that agnosticism and atheism are the same.

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Postby evilbeanfiend » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:23 pm UTC

Durinthal wrote:Annoying misconception: that agnosticism and atheism are the same.


or that agnosticism means you can't make your mind up >.<
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Postby warhorse » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:26 pm UTC

bavardage wrote:
The assumption that "I should of done blah" "I would of gone to blah" is valid english


That's a good one. I also hear "I could care less" a lot.
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Postby Princess Marzipan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:53 pm UTC

Joeldi wrote:This is just something that annoys me ( I doubt I'm right too) ,but I cannot understand how being an Apple and being a personal computer are mutual exclusive.
Is it a computer?
Can it be for personal use?

WTF?!


"PC" is accepted industry-wide as meaning "Windows machine." So in that sense, Apple and Personal Computer are exclusive.
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Postby Nuclear Spoon » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:57 pm UTC

That because I am an atheist, for some reason I am automatically a Satanist and/or Nazi. Seriously, I've had that.

That I have a benign tumour on my leg I am going to infect everyone within a 1 mile radius with severe chronic avian CancAIDSilitis.

Also, that because I lived in America for 4 years as a kid, I am an American. The amount of times I've had to explain that.

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Postby Rodan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:13 pm UTC

bavardage wrote:The assumption that "I should of done blah" "I would of gone to blah" is valid english (don't know whether this is heard in other places, but here (south-west UK) this seems to be becoming more common.)


um... I'm not sure if it's valid English, but the "Should of" you are talking about, is (I think) meant to be "Should've". As in "Should have" with one syllable replaced with an apostrophe, probably due to an accent. Though I suppose, if people actually believe that it's spelled "Should of" and that is valid English, then that would be an annoying misconception...

Anyway, I hate when people think I'm talking about the movie version of a book, and I have to actually say "Oh, I'm not talking about the movie." It really bugs me that the adapted version is the version that is most widely known, and the adapted version is usually worse. Examples include the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and possibly the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy...

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Postby Belial » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:21 pm UTC

evilbeanfiend wrote:
Durinthal wrote:Annoying misconception: that agnosticism and atheism are the same.


or that agnosticism means you can't make your mind up >.<


Or that either of those terms have rigid definitions, and aren't redefined by every damn person who uses them.
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Postby hyperion » Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:27 pm UTC

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bavardage wrote:The assumption that "I should of done blah" "I would of gone to blah" is valid english (don't know whether this is heard in other places, but here (south-west UK) this seems to be becoming more common.)


um... I'm not sure if it's valid English, but the "Should of" you are talking about, is (I think) meant to be "Should've". As in "Should have" with one syllable replaced with an apostrophe, probably due to an accent. Though I suppose, if people actually believe that it's spelled "Should of" and that is valid English, then that would be an annoying misconception...

Exactly. The misconception is the assumption that it is correct English.

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Postby bookishbunny » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:36 pm UTC

Misconception: Actors, while at their day job, like to organize and perform little skits at the office meeting. I mean, we're actors! Duh! We love to do skits! *hates the word "skit"*
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Postby Narsil » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

Misconception:
When people assume that because I run Linux on a computer, I am automatically Jesus Reincarnated As Your Personal Lord And Savior Of All Computer Troubles Both Large And Meager.

Actually, that's not annoying. I really do like it when people assume I'm smarter than I am. That rocks.
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