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I tend to see the glass...

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Half empty
  7% 6 votes
Half full
  10% 8 votes
Contains fluid occupying half the volume defined by the glass
  38% 29 votes
Staring back at me
  9% 7 votes
contains poison
  5% 4 votes
after I've spilt the milk
  2% 2 votes
greener on the other side of the fence
  9% 7 votes
right before it strikes me in the face
  17% 13 votes
76 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by mhajicek on Monday November 16, @05:04PM (2 children)

    by mhajicek (51) on Monday November 16, @05:04PM (#1077836)

    Twice as big as it needs to be.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @05:03AM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @05:03AM (#1078143)

      An Optimist sees the glass half full
      A Pessimist sees the glass half empty
      An Engineer sees the glass twice the size it needs to be. Waste of material.

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @03:49PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @03:49PM (#1078306)

        An Optimist sees the glass half full

        The optometrist wants to know if I can see the glass.

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 16, @09:55PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 16, @09:55PM (#1077953)

    The glass is full. At standard sea-level pressure Earth, it is half-filled with a liquid and the other half filled with a gas.

    • (Score: 2) by DECbot on Monday November 16, @10:45PM (3 children)

      by DECbot (832) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 16, @10:45PM (#1077994) Journal

      Perhaps this glass is in a vacuum, but at a temperature where the fluid won't boil away.

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      • (Score: 2, Touché) by TapeApe on Tuesday November 17, @03:02AM (2 children)

        by TapeApe (2146) on Tuesday November 17, @03:02AM (#1078088)

        Then it would be half full of liquid and half full of vacuum... presumably with the occasional spherical cow if I remember my old physics classes correctly. They come with the territory - just appearing with rhyme or reason.

          Oh, and AC - it'd be Pedant, not Pendant. Unless this is the view of bauble on a necklace?

        • (Score: 2) by NickM on Tuesday November 17, @03:46AM

          by NickM (2867) on Tuesday November 17, @03:46AM (#1078111) Journal
          Don't those cow ussually comes in pair, I was taught that a virtual spherical cow pop into existence only to be instantly anhilited into nothingness by a virtual anti spherical cow and that even thought the cows are virtual the effects theirs farts on various fields are quite real ?
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        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Tuesday November 17, @05:52AM

          by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 17, @05:52AM (#1078155) Journal

          it'd be Pedant, not Pendant. Unless this is the view of bauble on a necklace?

          Oh, Mr. Pendantic, really now! (grin)

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  • (Score: 2) by KritonK on Tuesday November 17, @06:37AM

    by KritonK (465) on Tuesday November 17, @06:37AM (#1078162)

    The glass is half-full, because someone has emptied the other half.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Hartree on Tuesday November 17, @11:51AM

    by Hartree (195) on Tuesday November 17, @11:51AM (#1078209)

    I tend to see the glass...

    As needing to be washed. And I should have done it a few days ago.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Subsentient on Tuesday November 17, @02:33PM

    by Subsentient (1111) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 17, @02:33PM (#1078255) Homepage Journal

    The glass... was crunchy.

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  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @03:05PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @03:05PM (#1078278)

    ...is "looking back at me"

    Where all other options imply more information than the headline statement contains.

    Further, use of the word "tend", leads to inference that the action of "seeing" the glass only has a likelihood of occurring, maybe greater than 0.5, who knows for sure, maybe not exactly 0.0 or 1.0 probability either, at least less likely those extremes in the "tend to" domain.

    Only other supposition is the glass may not be there at all, at least as much chance of supposing knowledge of it's contents.

  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by rob_on_earth on Tuesday November 17, @03:47PM

    by rob_on_earth (5485) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 17, @03:47PM (#1078305) Homepage

    If the last action a was to add water, then the glass is half full.
    If the last action was to subtract water, then the glass is half empty.

  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday November 17, @06:25PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 17, @06:25PM (#1078373) Journal

    The glass is half contaminated with COVID-19.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @07:39PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @07:39PM (#1078409)

    I usually find the little pieces while I'm digging them out of my feet.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @08:09PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 17, @08:09PM (#1078422)

    This poll has no option for blind people, or the differently sighted. You are hereby found guilty of racism, and sentenced to being dressed in MAGA clothing and airdropped into the middle of an Antifa "march". May God have mercy on your soul, and on whatever little bits of quivering flesh are left of you.

  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 18, @05:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 18, @05:46PM (#1078864)

    s/t

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Kell on Thursday November 19, @10:16AM

    by Kell (292) on Thursday November 19, @10:16AM (#1079142)

    The glass has a safety factor of two.

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  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Thursday November 19, @10:44PM

    by Arik (4543) on Thursday November 19, @10:44PM (#1079457) Journal
    You should wash it.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 20, @05:06PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday November 20, @05:06PM (#1079830)

    the glass is a galaxy of bits in some sort of computational substrate
    that simulates every possible timeline
    so all levels of liquid from full to empty exist in same volume of space
    everywhere where the glass exists

    i perceive only the timeline i'm at, a parallel me perceives a different one
    since every level of liquid in the glass technically exists somewhere
    it is somewhat pointless to think of my experience of the fluid level in the glass
    as having any relevance to what is going on

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 21, @02:15AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday November 21, @02:15AM (#1080059)

    What glass? I don't see any glass.

  • (Score: 1) by RandomFactor on Monday November 23, @02:33AM

    by RandomFactor (3682) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 23, @02:33AM (#1080543) Journal

    Someone stole half my water.

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