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    [–] Java njwatson32 114 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    "There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses." - Bjarne Stroustrup

    [–] Best Pool Shot Ever? njwatson32 1 points ago in interestingasfuck

    That was a fluke. (Look at his body language.) He was playing the cannon.

    [–] Unusual situation (rules question) njwatson32 1 points ago in snooker

    Interesting, thanks. I guess that means my fourth question is irrelevant, since no advantage can be gained from a deliberate foul.

    [–] Barry Hawkins is he unique? njwatson32 2 points ago in snooker

    As a person who also does this, it's because I'm actually right-handed. For whatever reason ordinary cueing is more comfortable left-handed. (I actually thought I was cueing right-handed until someone pointed it out.)

    [–] Why are so many players left-handed? njwatson32 1 points ago in snooker

    I'm familiar with statistical sampling/significance; the reason I was asking was to see whether someone could provide a plausible explanation other than coincidence. I have one, which is that many right-handed people (including myself) cue left-handed.

    Since you bring up baseball, it's worth pointing out that the ratio of right-handed to left-handed players in baseball is close to 60-40, and that's because teams deliberately draft players to have a balance of each. Absent that prior knowledge, however, you could make the same claim that the small number of people who are professional baseball players do not represent a statistically significant sample of the large population of baseball players, and hence the appearance of a 60-40 ratio is a coincidence due to the small sample size.

    [–] Why are so many players left-handed? njwatson32 1 points ago in snooker

    The top 16 was just an example. There are lots of other left-handed players on the rest of the tour.

    [–] Why are so many players left-handed? njwatson32 1 points ago in snooker

    I don't think so... that was just an example with top players, but even watching the lower-ranked matches I can name several just off the top of my head: Zhao Xintong, Thepchaiya Un-Nooh, Jack Lisowski, Sunny Akani, Gerard Greene, Jimmy White, Mark King.

    I think my theory is correct, namely that a lot of right-handed people shoot left-handed.

    [–] [Debate] Do you think Ronnie has what it takes to win the World Championship this year? njwatson32 8 points ago in snooker

    If he doesn't have to play Selby I fancy him for it. Even in form Selby frustrates him and O'Sullivan plays best when he's enjoying himself.

    [–] Favourite snooker players currently on the tour? njwatson32 1 points ago in snooker

    Neil is certainly less of a grinder than Selby. He had a century of centuries one season. Selby would never do that, no matter how on-form he was.

    [–] He's in trouble njwatson32 3 points ago in MathJokes

    Foiled again!

    [–] Favourite snooker players currently on the tour? njwatson32 1 points ago in snooker

    I'm with you on those but I'd add Neil Robertson too.

    [–] {Discussion Thread} Ladbrokes World Grand Prix 2018 Day 1 (19/02) njwatson32 2 points ago in snooker

    Couple of dodgy shots but otherwise he looked really good out there. Admittedly, Luca was near his worst.

    [–] New Break off Shot By Ronnie O Sullivan njwatson32 2 points ago in snooker

    First time I tried it, I reproduced O'Sullivan's shot almost to the inch. Then the next 5 times I tried it I hit the jaws or went in off, so I gave up.