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9th Oct '17 7:46:24 AM Mr.Phorcys
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** Infamously, the Soviets had so many people in their military that they had three people to a single rifle. Despite this incredibly low quality, the sheer numbers forced the quality-heavy Germans out of the Soviet Union
16th Sep '17 5:17:22 PM nombretomado
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* [[AvertedTrope Averting]] this trade-off is the basic idea behind a High-Low mix in military procurement. The idea is that you cram all your best capabilities into one model, and then have a cheap, basic model to fill out the numbers. The [[YanksWithTanks F-15/F-16 mix]] is the most prominent example, though one that increasingly [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] the idea; current-model F-16s cost the same as current-model F-15s.

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* [[AvertedTrope Averting]] this trade-off is the basic idea behind a High-Low mix in military procurement. The idea is that you cram all your best capabilities into one model, and then have a cheap, basic model to fill out the numbers. The [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks F-15/F-16 mix]] is the most prominent example, though one that increasingly [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] the idea; current-model F-16s cost the same as current-model F-15s.
7th Sep '17 10:54:15 AM Caps-luna
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* An unexpected place these arguments pop up is in debate about minimum wage. Its been heavily documented that when there is a minimum wage hike companies invariably lay off workers. They either find a way to do the job through automation or with fewer better trained people. Thus the higher minimum wage is, the fewer people have access to a minimum wage job but it becomes much better for the ones that do. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement We will not attempt to decide which side is right]].
2nd Sep '17 9:48:32 AM WaxingName
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* CripplingOverspecialization: Try to do one thing very well, do everything else very poorly.



* MasterOfNone: Trying to do everything just results in sucking at everything.



* MasterOfNone: Trying to do everything just results in sucking at everything.

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* MasterOfNone: Trying CripplingOverspecialization: Try to do one thing very well, do everything just results in sucking at everything.else very poorly.
24th Aug '17 4:02:57 PM CV12Hornet
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* [[AvertedTrope Averting]] this trade-off is the basic idea behind a High-Low mix in military procurement. The idea is that you cram all your best capabilities into one model, and then have a cheap, basic model to fill out the numbers. The [[YanksWithTanks F-15/F-16 mix]] is the most prominent example, though one that increasingly [[SubvertedTrope subverts]] the idea; current-model F-16s cost the same as current-model F-15s.
24th Aug '17 3:53:03 PM CV12Hornet
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* The difference between conscript and volunteer militaries in the modern era can be summed up as this. Conscript armies are invariably larger than volunteer ones, as most people won't willingly choose to go into the military, but conscripts get less training than volunteer troops and have a harder time maintaining a proper NCO force. Further, the mass of troops often requires less sophisticated and thus often less capable equipment (or in some cases holding onto vast reserves of obsolete equipment) to avoid breaking the bank arming everybody. Assuming equal budgets and population base, a volunteer army will be smaller than a conscript army, but better-equipped and more skilled.
7th Jul '17 5:11:09 AM MarqFJA
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* SpamAttack, where the solution when shooting at something doesn't work is to shoot even more of it. This one is obviously rooted in quantity, though people characterized by it are rarely portrayed as sympathetic or intelligent. Further subdivided into BeamSpam, MacrossMissileMassacre, MoreDakka, and RainOfArrows.

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* SpamAttack, ExplosiveBreeder: Giving birth to many offspring at an alarmingly fast rate.
* SpamAttack:
where the solution when shooting at something doesn't work is to shoot even more of it. This one is obviously rooted in quantity, though people characterized by it are rarely portrayed as sympathetic or intelligent. Further subdivided into BeamSpam, MacrossMissileMassacre, MoreDakka, and RainOfArrows.



** The pacific theatre is more complicated as Japan switched from favoring quality to favoring quantity. While Japan had initially planned to best the numerically superior Americans with superior training and equipment, after the Battle of Midway they focused entirely on making up for losses. It didn't work as America was able to produce both quality ''and'' quantity.
* r/K-selection theory states that species can either chose quality or quantity as their reproductove strategy. r-selected species go for quantity. They have lots of offspring, but don't invest much in each individual, so that many of them never reach adulthood. K-selected species choose quality. They have few offsping, but invest heavily in the few that they have, so that most of them survive. Humans are extremely K-selected (and more so the richer they are); most species of fish are strongly r-selected, and rodents are somewhere in between.

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** The pacific Pacific theatre is more complicated complicated, as Japan switched from favoring quality to favoring quantity. While Japan had initially planned to best the numerically superior Americans with superior training and equipment, after the Battle of Midway they focused entirely on making up for losses. It didn't work as America was able to produce both quality ''and'' quantity.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R/K_selection_theory r/K-selection theory theory]] states that species can either chose quality or quantity as their reproductove reproductive strategy. r-selected species go for quantity. [[ExplosiveBreeder quantity]]: They have lots of offspring, but don't invest much in each individual, so that many of them never reach adulthood. K-selected species choose quality. quality: They have few offsping, but invest heavily in the few that they have, so that most of them survive. Humans are extremely K-selected (and more so the richer they are); most species of fish are strongly r-selected, and rodents are somewhere in between.
23rd Jun '17 9:22:20 AM EternalNothingness
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* This is most particularly true in an online multiplayer shooter like ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' as compared to VideoGame/Doom2016. Team Deathmatch would have likely encouraged quality over quantity, due to the emphasis on earning high killstreaks with little-to-no regard to the rest of the team. Team objective, on the other hand, would encourage quantity over quality, because there is only one target for the entire team to either attack or defend, encourage said team to coordinate and communicate to complete the objective.

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* This is most particularly true in an online multiplayer shooter like ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' as compared to VideoGame/Doom2016. Team Deathmatch would have likely encouraged quality over quantity, due to the emphasis on earning high killstreaks with little-to-no regard to the rest of the team. Team objective, on the other hand, would encourage quantity over quality, because there is only one target for the entire team to either attack or defend, encourage said team to coordinate and communicate to complete the objective. Overwatch would represent the latter, while Doom would represent the former.
23rd Jun '17 9:20:08 AM EternalNothingness
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* This is most particularly true in an online multiplayer shooter like ''VideoGame/Overwatch'' as compared to VideoGame/Doom2016. Team Deathmatch would have likely encouraged quality over quantity, due to the emphasis on earning high killstreaks with little-to-no regard to the rest of the team. Team objective, on the other hand, would encourage quantity over quality, because there is only one target for the entire team to either attack or defend, encourage said team to coordinate and communicate to complete the objective.
16th Jun '17 10:09:08 AM NoSpoilerz
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* SoldierVersusWarrior: Militarized soldiers fighting in unison can defeat superior numbers of warriors fighting purely for personal glory.

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* SoldierVersusWarrior: SoldierVsWarrior: Militarized soldiers fighting in unison can defeat superior numbers of warriors fighting purely for personal glory.
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