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25th Feb '17 1:00:39 PM nombretomado
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* Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, according to the film and the book ''Film/{{Moneyball}}'', considered the usual methods of statistical analysis in baseball to be subjective, unreliable, and relics of a 19th century view, preferring to get use on-base percentage and slugging percentage, which are cheaper on the open market than the traditional indicators. How successful was it? "Moneyball" is now a slang term in baseball, and Beane is depicted in the movie by BradPitt.

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* Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, according to the film and the book ''Film/{{Moneyball}}'', considered the usual methods of statistical analysis in baseball to be subjective, unreliable, and relics of a 19th century view, preferring to get use on-base percentage and slugging percentage, which are cheaper on the open market than the traditional indicators. How successful was it? "Moneyball" is now a slang term in baseball, and Beane is depicted in the movie by BradPitt.Creator/BradPitt.
7th Feb '17 6:52:50 PM FordPrefect
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* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is MADE of this trope. He can take in information, and process and understand it, so fast that his primary limitation is that the computer interfaces he uses to do this are simply not able to go as fast as he can (being made for organics). One outstanding example occured wehen Starfleet was trying to reveal Romulan involvement in the Klingon civil war. When Picard's idea fell apart, Data conceived of a new method, researched it, implemented it, and use it to unmask the Romulan ships in the space of a few MINUTES, while dealing with a crew ready to mutiny while commanding a ship in battle.

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* Data of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' is MADE of this trope. He can take in information, and process and understand it, so fast that his primary limitation is that the computer interfaces he uses to do this are simply not able to go as fast as he can (being made for organics). One outstanding example occured wehen occurred when Starfleet was trying to reveal Romulan involvement in the Klingon civil war. When Picard's idea fell apart, Data conceived of a new method, researched it, implemented it, and use used it to unmask the Romulan ships in the space of a few MINUTES, while dealing with a crew ready to mutiny while commanding a ship in battle.



** In Season 3, Peter absorbs Sylar's ability in order to use it to understand the show's plot. No, really. He's trying to avert a future he visited but realizes he isn't smart enough to take all the factors into account especially since in the Heroes verse, the future has a way of putting itself back on track (sometimes).

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** In Season 3, Peter absorbs Sylar's ability in order to use it to understand the show's plot. No, really. He's trying to avert a future he visited but realizes he isn't smart enough to take all the factors into account account, especially since in the Heroes verse, the future has a way of putting itself back on track (sometimes).
2nd Feb '17 11:58:10 AM SirPellucidar
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* In One Punch Man, this is what allows Garou to be one of the few people to stand up to Saitama without it immediately turning into a CurbstompBattle. By analyzing his movements and predicting his actions, Garou is actually able to stay a few steps ahead of Saitama for a while, although he does lose in the end.
31st Jan '17 9:33:20 PM lostbirdinatree
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** There's also Alcott, whose ability allows her to foresee and plan for any possibly event. [[spoiler:Actually, her ability is to slow down time. She comes up with all those plans herself.]]

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** There's also Alcott, whose ability allows her to foresee and plan for any possibly possible event. [[spoiler:Actually, her ability is to slow down time. She comes up with all those plans herself.]]
24th Jan '17 3:37:42 AM altsan
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*** While Miles tends to compare himself obsessively to his father and grandfather, this ability may well have been inherited from his ''mother''. Cordelia Naismith, in her introductory book, successfully defused a MexicanStandoff hostage crisis by spotting the weak link in both the hostage takers (a man with conflicted loyalties) and Barrayarran psychology (they didn't think a woman could be a military threat) and exploiting them both brilliantly. She also managed, with only a few brief glimpses, to realize that the quantity and arrangement of supplies in the Barrayarran base could only mean that they were secretly preparing to launch an invasion... something even senior Barrayarran officers hadn't realized.


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*** Mark also shows an impressive eye for detail and an ability to make deductions from situational evidence... as long as he has time to stop and analyze. The implication is that that he has all of Miles's analytical skills but not his adrenaline addiction... meaning that high-stress situations interfere with Mark's ability whereas they enhance Miles's.
17th Jan '17 3:29:05 PM TheSinful
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* Lucius Malfoy in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11574569/1/Dodging-Prison-and-Stealing-Witches-Revenge-is-Best-Served-Raw Dodging Prison and Stealing Witches]]'' is a retired duelist who can learn a great deal about someone from their casting and dueling techniques. After seeing Lord Slytherin duel once, he realizes the man fights ''exactly'' the same way Voldemort does. After the dueling tournament, he notes the same of Harry Potter, causing him to believe both are people who were taken over by one of Voldemort's horcruxes. [[EntertaininglyWrong He's wrong]] but literally the only other person to figure either out was Voldemort after spending months observing Harry.
11th Jan '17 6:22:05 PM WillKeaton
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* An AI programmer named Doug Lenat used his program, Eurisko, to [[http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/11/090511fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=6 win the Traveller Trillion Credit Squadron tournament two years in a row]], despite not being a wargamer. He only stopped because the [[{{Scrub}} traditional wargamers]] there found his [[ZergRush strategies]] distasteful and threatened to stop having the tournament if he won again.
** Further details on this feat can be found [[http://aliciapatterson.org/stories/eurisko-computer-mind-its-own here]].

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* An AI programmer named Doug Lenat used his program, Eurisko, to [[http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/05/11/090511fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=6 win the Traveller Trillion Credit Squadron tournament two years in a row]], row,]] despite not being a wargamer. He only stopped because the [[{{Scrub}} traditional wargamers]] there found his [[ZergRush strategies]] distasteful and threatened to stop having the tournament if he won again.
** Further details on this feat can be found [[http://aliciapatterson.org/stories/eurisko-computer-mind-its-own here]].here.]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Lindemann,_1st_Viscount_Cherwell Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell]], was UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill's numbers man during World War II; as Churchill was as backwards in math as he excelled at English, the Prof's charts and figures on every aspect of supplies, munitions and manpower cannot be underestimated. But the Prof's ''true'' SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome came when he studied aircraft tail spins. At a time when no one had survived one, Lindemann figured out a technique by doing the math, then took flying lessons for his solo license, took a plane up, then ''put it in a tail spin before recovering control with his technique,'' which is taught to this day.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Lindemann,_1st_Viscount_Cherwell Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell]], Cherwell,]] was UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill's numbers man during World War II; as Churchill was as backwards in math as he excelled at English, the Prof's charts and figures on every aspect of supplies, munitions and manpower cannot be underestimated. But the Prof's ''true'' SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome came when he studied aircraft tail spins. At a time when no one had survived one, Lindemann figured out a technique by doing the math, then took flying lessons for his solo license, took a plane up, then ''put it in a tail spin before recovering control with his technique,'' which is taught to this day.
11th Jan '17 6:20:10 PM WillKeaton
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31st Dec '16 3:07:01 PM MJC
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** So screwed, in fact, that even a nanotech solution doesn't defeat him.

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** So screwed, in fact, that even a nanotech solution doesn't defeat him. Nor does anything else, and in the end the only way to deal with him is to [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath talk]] him into a HeelFaceTurn. He's so powerful he had to eventually be PutOnABus.
31st Dec '16 7:34:58 AM MJC
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** In something of a subversion, inexperienced players are usually more random and thus harder to predict. Depending on the game, this can be something of a problem for more experienced gamers.

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** In something of a subversion, inexperienced players are [[ConfusionFu usually more random and thus harder to predict. Depending on the game, this can be something of a problem for more experienced gamers.gamers]].
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