Originally Posted by dlarsen
So, you don't like the requirement of YES/NO kryponite.
Of course I do. I told you those are the only choices. Then gave you a test as to whether you can comfortably and clearly at all times, and without second thought, make one of those choices.
|Again Amir, just state flat out that you don't believe that ABX is valid, or that you don't accept repeatable human perception as a threshold and it's done. You can command the rhetoric front then. Just don't be surprised when people choke when you call yourself an objectivest.
Let's see. I have said that we have used blind testing to develop products that have shipped in billions of devices. I have said that I selected the audio lines in my business that use blind testing as a component of their development. I have said that our video codec was selected for HD DVD/BD because of blind testing. None of that seems to be enough for you to accept for anything relative to my position here?
What you don't understand is that every tool has limitations. It you don't understand the limitations, you are likely to use them incorrectly. I use, practice and believe in blind testing.
So your confusion that I am subjectivist is wrong, wrong, wrong. I practiced it, I lived it. It is those experiences that have taught me things that you sitting at the end of a keyboard, can't possibly appreciate. You think it is all black and white and "clear." Well, it isn't. I am trying to explain why it isn't. But you can't be patient. You can't stay on point. You can't be cooperative and have a discussion. You have to turn this thread into "let's damn Amir."
You demand simple answers. I asked a simple question. Did you answer it? No. This is what you gave me:
|Yes. Probably. It doesn't matter and is beside the point. Maybe isn't and shouldn't be a valid choice. Maybe isn't making a call. Maybe isn't an option for most ANY test.
First it is a yes. Then it is a probably. I said it is hard to get a straight answer out of you. You said no way. I ask the question again. Did you give a straight answer? Clearly not.
Then you say Maybe is not an answer for any test as if I said it was. I specifically asked you to stay within the confines of a Yes/No answer. I said there is no "maybe." You now are lecturing me why there shouldn't be a maybe answer? Do you even know what it is that we are agreeing with, and what we are not?