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Define: guess.

I frequently arrive at a conclusion about something; without being able to justify why. I never deny it.

  • Cop shows call it: going with their gut.
  • Women prefer to call it: their intuition.
  • Athletes, dancers and woodworkers may refer to it as: muscle memory.
  • You may call what I'm describing: an informed guess.
  • A bookmaker might call it: the odds on favorite.
  • A gambler may call it: lady luck.
  • A snooker player: the percentage shot.
  • A scientist: fortuitous.
  • An engineer: the experience call.
  • A statistician: the median outcome.

I tend to call it the "obvious choice in the absence of more data"; or "the logical choice given what is known".

Hindsight can be 20/20; but it can also take 20 years; or 20 decades; or 20 centuries.

No decision may be the wrong decision; but only if there is no more time in which to acquire more data. A premature decision is the worst decision of all.

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

In reply to Re: Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business? by BrowserUk
in thread Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business? by karlgoethebier

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