Complaining thread 4,246

I complain about this post having the audacity to make me click a link to see something that the system should just include naturally.

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I’m complaining because I don’t know how to post that pic as a pic, and not as a giphy. :rofl:

I’m complaining because it’s 97 degrees in the shade and I have a cold.

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I just got over being sick. And it is 96 here.

I’ve already had this complaint before, but I’m complaining about the fact that everyone on the internet (it seems) claims to be a genius.

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The Internet can be both a hilarious and horrifying example of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

I’m complaining about August in general, and those who say, “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” No, it’s the heat!

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I am complaining about my old ipad again!

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Which is why I use Android

I’m from South Carolina, so according to stereotypes I’m stupid, so please explain to me what that is

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I’m pretty sure you’re joking, but just in case anyone is wondering: People tend to assess themselves better than they are. An exception might be those with depression, who I believe tend to assess themselves closer to their actual ability than most people. (It’s been a while since I’ve read anything on that, so don’t quote me on that.)

Unfortunately, people also tend to back those who speak very confidently and sound like they know what they’re talking about. When you consider that the Dunning-Kruger effect can make the relatively ignorant behave like that, it can lead to ignorance being taken as fact. Guido van Rossum, the creator of the really popular programming language Python, highlighted how that can create problems recently:

On the more hilarious side, I once saw an online discussion from the community regarding a product I was working on at the time. We had also just happened to have a major internal discussion about the future of the project. This online discussion had one person couldn’t have been further from what we decided if they tried. It was absolutely hilarious to read them not only displaying obvious ignorance of how decisions were made but then determine we were doing something completely different than we were. Of course, the person presenting it spoke as if they had some deep insider knowledge and with absolute confidence, becoming the hilarious side of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

So is that comprable to like how my brother will not admit that the United States doesn’t have an official language because he wants to look smarter than me?

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