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  1. Allen

    Allen Guest

    Could anyone tell me what Factor of Merit is? What is its meaning? How
    to use it? Thanks.

  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** Go look it up on Google.

    Look up "figure of merit " to.

    You lazy shit.

    ....... Phil
  3. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Factor of Merit

    E = knowledge/ignorance
    This is a quotient.

    E is in terms of knowledge units per ignorance units.

    E provides a means of comparing people.
    The higher E is ... the better.

    Once you understand this..your E value with go up..

    Not by much though..
    Nobody can know everything so.. i is extremely high which greatly
    brings down E.
    D from BC
  4. And posting a message with no information, just needless insults,
    would result in a zero or negative FOM.
  5. Figure of Merit. That was the gorgeous redhead, with the hourglass
    figure, sitting nearby in class, that merited my continuous attention.
    After a short medical vacation, her Figure of Merit was substantially
    enlarged. The larger her Figure of Merit, the less attention I paid
    in class, much to the detriment of my grades. Not having the guts to
    even ask her name, I substituted a code phrase, which happened to be
    "Figure of Merit". Ah, nostalgia.
  6. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    Le Mon, 01 Oct 2007 07:18:18 +0000, D from BC a écrit:
    Don't think so. It'd just be a measure of how much knowledge an
    individual could store. FoM, in my view, implies some usefullness at
    doing something. Your ratio simply don't express such a thing.

    E = knowledge/people efficiency
    by defining how well an individual uses it's knowledge to do something
    useful would be more close.

  7. I prefer the US military designation. FOD (Foreign Object Damage).

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  8. Uwe Bonnes

    Uwe Bonnes Guest

    It depends. For a car, miles/gallon might be a FOM.
  9. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    LOL !

    Another redhead admirer. They do have a certain something.

  10. D from BC

    D from BC Guest

    Hey..that's catchy. :)
    Phil might like that.
    "You dimfukk. Does your brain have FOD?" :p

    D from BC
  11. Allen

    Allen Guest

    Thank you guys, all of you, you guys are awesome.

  12. D from BC

    D from BC Guest was a late night satirical post..

    My belief is that FOM can be any formula of any measurable quantities
    to appraise value to use in comparing.

    Example: chick magnet = income/ugliness
    The more $$$, the more you're a chick magnet. :p
    Tom Cruise has a high CM FOM.
    Even the most wealthiest guy that's butt ugly can out score Tom
    Cruises FOM.

    So... gold digging women will find this FOM 'useful'..
    Better? :p

    D from BC
  13. You're welcome. However, you'll have to get your own redhead.

    Figure of Merit is a generic term used in vague marketing comparisons.
    It has little application to engineering. See:
    There are literally hundreds of Figures of Merit floating around. I
    even invented one back in college. I needed a way to comparatively
    rate the various available women. The problem was finding a reference
    point and baseline for the comparison. I solved the problem by using
    Helen of Troy. She launched 1000 ships. Therefore, one milliHelen
    would launch one ship. The comparison also applies to the ugly ones,
    what would sink up to 1000 ships. I never used the term Figure of
    Merit, but it would have applied perfectly.

    I could also apply a Figure of Merit to your original question. As a
    baseline for comparison, I'll use a perfectly phrased question, such
    as all of mine. I usually get about 3 replies of varying quality, so
    I'll rate the question based on the number of followups. The best
    questions always receive absolutely no attention, as it would require
    those answering to actually read the question and possibly think.
    Therefore each reply consists of a negative value, where zero would be
    the perfectly phrased question.

    I see that you have so far received 11 followups to your question.
    This gives your question a figure of merit of -11, which is fairly
    typical. If you had started a flame war or precipitated a major topic
    drift, your Figure of Merit would drop even lower.

    Anyway, I hope this helps you understand Figure of Merit. If you wish
    to improve your usenet Figure of Merit, I suggest you supply:
    1. What problem are you trying to solve?
    2. What do you have to work with?
    3. What have you done so far and what happened?
    While these questions do not exactly fit your current question, the
    general format might suggest that there really is a minimum amount of
    information necessary to answer questions on usenet.
  14. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

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