* Posts by Bleu

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Why SpaceX will sort out Sunday's snafu faster than NASA ever could

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Re: One minor correction

Our pencil rocket (and later ones) also had no failures. Must be many others. IIRC, there has been no explosion soon after launch for a rocket made in Japan.

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Re: No wonder

Downvote for FFS, you as the Musk fanboi, I guess I am just returning what I received.

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OK.

I find it difficult to believe, and other sources that seem to know say otherwise, but I will flick through the book if I find it in a bookshop that has many English-language books or an English-language bookshop.

I admire what he is trying to do with rockets and power storage, but the cars clearly are relying on a less efficient and more polluting energy source than efficient internal combustion and hybrid vehicles.

Simple engineering, thermodynamics, entropy, also rare and diminishing materials. I would be sure you know.

Just because the energy is delivered as electrical charge, does not make the source clean, the obvious point many are forgetting. Conversion introduces much inefficiency, at every stage.

I also enjoy the minor flood of downvotes for any questioning Musk, it is much like Apple and their St. Steven.

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How sweet to be an idiot

copied by Oasis to become 'I'm free to be whatever I am', I gather the Pythons never sued, may be misinformed there.

Not bad on the part of the Pythons if they never did.

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Re: My prediction

Not mine either. I make spelling mistakes from phone input (never by speech) when drunk and or tired, but wouldn't make a howler like that.

It suggests being clueless or careless use of speech-to-text, I call bullshit on your reply.

Please study the homophones 'they're', 'there', and 'their'.

Thanks for the downvote for a comment on your failure. That is all.

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Re: What if they don't find a design flaw?

Interesting and valid point.

OTOH, it is a new rocket system, most have trouble, but sure, sabotage cannot be ruled out.

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Re: My prediction

You gain my downvote for writing 'ascent' as 'accent'.

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No wonder

that Musk industries will likely fix all of the problems.

The massive state subsiies will see to that.

Musk Inc., has, if you read the articles after this debacle, free (as in beer) assistance from NASA to work out what went wrong.

Perhaps NASA may have some helpful insight to offer? Perhaps providing that assistance gratis is in itself a massive subsidy?

Interesting to contrast the schadenfreude crowing from many commentards about the last Progress supply ship going into a spin and not reaching the right orbit with all of the word spin on this debacle.

At least, the rocket for the Progress craft didn't blow up seconds after launch.

I would very much like to see an accurate article (sure, difficult for the reg., but from anywhere) on how much of Musk's gargantuan fortune he has invested in his projects, seems to be in the several hundred thousands of dollars range.

The millions and hundreds of millions all seem to pour in from state actors.

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Palaeoboffins discover 500 MILLION year old ARMOURED WORM

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You do realise that using 'there' for 'their'

makes you look like the sub-literate fool that you appear to be?

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'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

I do not recall seeing any correction process on the Reg., except for Regtards noticing the sub-literacy of many of the 'journalists', and correcting them at times.

That is not to say that I have not learnt much from the better and more flawless writers here.

People have this delusion that on-line papers (and I am including the ones that have paper editions) have proofreaders and sub-editors who have facility in their language.

Proofreaders are gone, and most of the sub-editors, as many of the writers, are grads from the easiest of degrees who lack any facility with their own language.

Note, I am not pointing at the Reg., which has a pretty good standard, but enough howlers pop up to see that there is no proofreading.

Major media sites are much worse.

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Re: Twerk

Of whom is that the quote?

Not that I am to doubt your veracity, whit, just curious, would enjoy hearing far more than to looking it up.

I am also certain that its etymology is to having no connection with 'twerk' in the bum-wobbling dance sense, but in the conjunction with 'twist' in that sentence, it is funny.

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Re: 'Meh'

I must, regarding 'tut, tut' and 'tsk tsk', the latter being almost unpronoucable, I have seen British films where people throw a schwa or i or oo between the t and the s, but the only reason they entered your language as words was as onomatopoeia.

The original people using 'tsk' and 'tut' in writing were only trying to express the sound of tongue pressed against palate then pulled away.

They only became words through readers assuming that they were, and perhaps, finding them less impolite than the true monkey-signal sound they originate from, which remains common currency, at least in Japanese, Chinese, Malay/Indonesian, Thai, Burmese, English, other European languages, and I have no doubts, many others.

In Chinese, Putonghua and Fujien, I would guessing all dialects, it has also become an onomatopoeic word, mainly for expressing impatience.

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Re: 'Meh'

The tongue click by separation of tongue from palate to express disapproval, and the one that is incorpated as a consonant in Xhosa, which children everywhere like to play with, also the glottal catch in Scots, no doubt all go back to our prelingual chimp-like ancestors.

OED may not mention the onomatopoeia of 'tut' or 'tsk', but it is blindingly obvious.

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Re: Comedogenic

I agree, it is a very odd choice, does someone having a better range of medical vocab. than mine (broad) have the ability to explain how it is more than a cheap bullying term that will expire very quickly?

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

The 'descriptive not prescriptive' crowd often say precisely what you claim they do not, and they have absolute dominance in your language institutions.

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Re: OED

Thx.

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Re: 'Meh'

That is the most laughable and stupid comment.

You say at the same that it is from Yiddish, you don't speak Yiddish, then that you have a Yiddish-speaking ancestry that showed no sign of using the word in that way, but you are making the claim anyway.

If the earlier poster (Snowman, IIRC) saying it was around in early 1950s California, it is making my own theory of origin in almost the same meaning with the same sound in Japan most probably correct, spread by the returnfing soldiers.

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Re: 'Meh'

Not clicks, but the sound of putting tongue on palate then pulling it away. That is certainly the origin of 'tsk' and 'tut'.

I thank you for the informative post, but I think you misunderstood mine, we do not have a word equivalent to 'tsk' or 'tut', as far as they attempt to reflect that sound of disapproval.

Was only saying that US 'meh' is probably from Japanese, much the same word has much the same meaning, and is by far the older.

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Upvote

because you were in B4 the OP I replied to above.

Copying a comment is cheap.

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Re: Twerk

I think you have a very good point there, although you were only intending to joke.

Since I first read 'twerk' I have thought it must be based on nasty pimp-prostitute expressions in disco and rap, which take the double meaning on the dance floor.

It has to have been a contraction of 'to work your booty' originally.

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Re: OED

I am in full agreement. Accepting 'would of', 'could of' is a crime against your language, but is being suggested by 'experts'.

Just commenting about the results of the extreme 'descriptive not prescriptive' thinking.

You seem to have misunderstood my post.

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Re: 'Meh'

I am glad to hear that, Snowman, it increases my suspicion that it is an import from Japanese.

Many returned occupation soldiers from Japan at the time, since that was the time of the transition from the open occupation to the pretense of non-occupation.

Can you offer any examples of usage from that time?

I would much enjoy seeing some.

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Re: 'Meh'

I think 'meh' is truly a leakage from Japanese, the same meaning for the same word is in our language for a long time.

I think that is where 'The Simpsons' got it.

It does not have the same meaning as 'tut', which is just a form of disapproving tongue click in both English and Japanese, but did not become a word here.

In my more nightmarish imaginations, I picture cars and trucks with a button to emit a very loud tongue-click.

I do it with my own mouth when some idiot suddenly turns on a bicycle, at speed, on the wrong side of the road, forcing me to brake my own bicycle, but of course, the idiot never uses the brakes.

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OED

is full of semi-literate scum whose only point in life is display (in the soc!iological-sexual sense) of how 'down with the 'nets' they are.

On this principle, they shove any new word into the Shorter or Concise with no evidence of longevity, at the same time, ignoring words and patterns they dislike (their advice on the split infinitive is equivocal, but they clearly prefer not to accept it, even where it is the most natural choice).

There are many similar examples in terms of vocabulary, words long in common usage, but they don't feel they get that 'down with the 'nets' credibility they crave from them, so they are not listed.

Some of their 'experts' have even been pushing for acceptance of 'would of' as a valid alternative to 'would have' or 'would've'.

Much more.

They say 'descriptive not prescriptive'.

An objective view is 'descriptive when I want to seem cool and down with the 'net talk, pretty fucking clueless in general'.

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Which side of the road to drive?

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Re: Which side of the road to drive?

I, as said, had the same experience in Korea. I was terrified by the roads at first, but in the cities, there are always underground tunnels (clearly built to allow tank travel above ground and as bomb-shelters under it, including much of the subways) to avoid the cars.

I think driving on the left is more natural for most.

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Side

In Japan, Kansai (Osaka and surrounds) has a riding on the right on escalators and so.

Most other places where it is crowded enough to make a difference, it is left side.

On Wednesday, there was a rather old couple riding in a Tokyo station, it was the most touching to see her husband advise her of the custom, also curious to me and very charming that she did not know.

Of course, a couple of polite words in making my way to the commuter express.

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Re: Which side of the road to drive?

On which side.

The right-side custom seems to be just contrary,French 'revolution',

North American colonies outside Canada 'war of independence'.

It is truly worth a dispassionate thesis, seriously, sincere and honest research on the history would be worth a master's degree that would have a real meaning. We have left-side, but it seems to have been left-side in pre-modern times, too.

That is the way people walk by nature.

I agree, I have never been in many right-side driving places except Korea, it is a little scarey. If I ever want to take a driving holiday in the USA (a serious dream), I want to practise driving on the wrong side of the road in Sth. Korea. I want to see the real USA, not Noo Yawk, not LA, not SF, but the real what do the rich say? Fly-over places. I want to visit those places.

Even in video games, it is sometimes hard to become used to driving on the wrong side.

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Reg scribe feels disturbance in the force at secret Empire Strikes Back screening

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Re: If photos are strictly

Well, apart from my snarkery about price (and no, I would not pay ¥15,000 to attend an alienated event of this type), the photo is out of place given 'the photos absolutely forbidden' (sure, not the exact quote, but accurate) in the article.

AFAIK we don't have them, the closest thing is morons paying to being at xxx48 events, xxx being any matching combination of letters.

Maybe cosplayers, OK but much cheaper, or hentai, but the latter as alienating as Secret Cinema sounds for the average person there, and still much cheaper.

I sort-of think the concept sounds like fun, but am too conscious of how the promoters' minds work, having lived abroad and seeing, for one, how big 'raves' work(ed).

Am the curious as to why you were to feeling the need to post as AC.

Even the writer (you?) makes it sound like a very unfriendly event, only sounding like it could be fun on something more than a few drinks.

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If photos are strictly

banned, where did you come by the one with the stormtrooper and, apparently, other viewers or participants?

Also, it is 'loath' not 'loathe' where you have incorrectly used the latter.

Did the reg fork out the £75?

Cor blimey, quite the gig, guv, innit?

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In My House, Stalin's Daughter and The Smartest Book in the World

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Svetlana's own

'Twenty Letters to a Friend' is likely far more interesting than this piece.

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Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht to spend LIFE in PRISON without parole

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You are so right

...but I am glad you have the death sentence for Tsarnaev.

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Re: Take a good look

It is a shame that you post as AC.

'Opening markets' is nothing to do with USA strategy, the key points are, in no particular order, attack any currency arrangement that threatens the supremacy of the US dollar.

Create havoc on behalf of the crazier people in Israel, and supported by the same people in the USA, antagonise Russia by staging coups d'etat on their borders. Antagonise China by recognising Japanese claims to tidal reefs that are concrete circles, then pretend that the islands in the Spratleys did not exist in the first place, and that their pals in the area were not playing the same game with US encouragement.

Is that you, Matt?

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Re: Jeez

Whooh, I suppose I have noodled to the wrong thread.

Warm wishes to all Regtard kameraden.

Must go the land of Nod.

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Re: "Mr. Anderson... you disappoint me..."

Among the richest 2 or so percent of people are arseholes who feel free to lecture their 'inferiors' on the atmosphmere.

Stand up, among many other hypocrites, Gore, Pope Francis (also a tacit supporter of the mass-murder campaign during his time as a young bishop, also

strong political opponent of the murderded bishop in San Salvador, it would not stretch it far at all to say that, while a bishop or a priest, and as an archbishop, he supported the death squads, including those who killed in San Salvador. If Benedictus were still pope, I would consider converting, Francis just seems an empty vessel, and very much complicit in that part of sud-amerique histoire

Known as the disappeared.

Francis knew and approved of the murders at the time.

Until he speaks on that, he remains complicit in the crimes of the time, including the murder of the brave bishop Francis declared 'a martyr' and 'blessed',

The reality was that Francis supported that and many similar assassinations, Sth. and Ctr. America.

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Take that NATS! Jocko IT is also totally rubbish. BOOM!

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Your nonce answer

is very silly, you might reflect on it at your leisure.

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Is the talk

about Network Address Translators or SNP?

Many posters seem confused.

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Bureaucrats and managers

never have the slightest idea. Anyone with experience will remember that mainframes, Unix minis and workstations and independent (i.e. NOT MS, NOT Apple) eight- and sixteen-bit systems were the cream of the crop for many years.

British regtards should be especially ashamed, you had a great position on the eight- and sixteen-bit machines, thrown away to favour the US push for dominance.

In our case, the TRON OS was the world's best until very recently, but the USA ran very dirty campaigns to ensure that it did not become a major OS on desktop and notebook computers.

The government in Japan, in collaboration with NEC, among other makers, announced a plan to make TRON desktops for schools, much in the same way as Apple's similar product placement at times.

The US occupation authorities were livid, they made many threats. It was also the reason for attacks on our production of large and efficient DRAM.

The same process is endlessly repeated in WWW tech.

UK is, from what I see, a different case, the ruling class hates those with some idea of science and tech., so the flowering in the eighties to early nineties swiftly died on the vine.

You are supposedly a 'victor' of WWII, but in truth as much an occupied nation as Japan, although with fewer arsehole US soldiers (sure, not all arseholes, but most are).

The US info dominance will not last too much longer, for example, many people in the world know that the USA de facto supports IS nutters, you only need a quick search to see IS morons riding US-supplied tanks,'Humvees', wielding US-supplied anti-tank and anti-aircraft (which can easily fell a civilian airliner somewhere else), US desert camouflage, US body armour.

Transparent to sane people.

Mad world, indeed.

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Unlucky, Palmer: Facebook's going to BAN Oculus pr0n apps

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Re: Was there pr0n on

Thorne,

Could you give the exact or near-exact stats on VHS vs. Beta for things that deliver five-knuckle shuffle fun to you?

I think you are talking rubbish, the pr0n copying mania long post-dated Sony's post-dating of its cancellation.

Sad thing is, Sony, so dutifully built by Morita from the ashes of fire-bombing, by buying USA media, is now largely under control of those arseholes, Stringer the worst, if a Welsh Regtard can assure me that 'Stringer' is a Welsh name, please correct me.

SCE, of course they still make good products, but to me, the only recently interesting one was the backwards-compatible PS-3s that also would boot Linux.

Of course, Stringer ordered no backwards compatibly and no booting to a general-purpose OS.

It is such a shame that the Cell chip was so quickly abandoned.

Games that were on both ps3 and xboy 360 all looked better on the former. Everybody knows

Electronics, too, the walkman, cameras, many good products.

Screwing that up has nothing to do with real Sony management, and everything to do with the idiot Stringer and his moron pals in NY and LA.

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Re: Was there pr0n on

My bad, in Singapore, all of the viewmaster discs were brit-market, I forgot it was made by Mattel.

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Re: Prudish much?

Have you seen Zardoz (a cult item here, some graphics for Space Harrier from Sega were based on it).

THE GUN IS GOOD, THE PENIS IS BAD!

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Was there pr0n on

the Viewmaster?

What a wonderful and magical toy, educational, too. Imagine if the UK still made anything much but second-rate weapons and riot control gear.

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Intel inside: Six of the best affordable PC laptops

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Re: Affordable?

One would hope that Intel paid the reg for the headline.

Way to ignore the less wealthy and very often way out in front AMD.

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Galaxy Note 3 falling to bits after a year

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Battery life

always falls precipitously, no matter the product. Little fuel cells would likely be a better solution, but until then ...

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I will add

that the single-channel audio you are now getting is almost certainly a simple wiring break, did you always take care putting the plug in?

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I am sorry to hear that.

Thought they were better quality than that.

I can only suggest that you contact Samsung directly, I am sure that if you were in Korea, they would be helpful about an affordable solution, not so sure about how much they would be able to support a UK customer. I would imagine the distributors are less interested in helping the customer.

Seriously, try contacting Samsung in Korea, I am pretty sure they will try to help. East Asian (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, some in mainland China) tech companies with the higher-end products generally have great respect for the customer, and are very embarrassed by failures.

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Re: Galaxy Note 3 falling to bits after a year

Thank you. I guess I will have to contact the developers. Mainly, music applications, I suspect some of the controls will be too small to use live on a phone, so am finally considering a tablet, also Android. Is Android-to-Android generally possible?

One of the devs also has donation-ware versions for Linux etc., if I buy the Android versions, I suppose I can download the PC versions without guilt.

The other is exclusively for phone OSs and a few other oddities (programmable carts for Nintendo hand-helds).

Few people are interested in these not-easy-to-use programs, so looking at the number of downloads, mail to the programmers would probably not be too much of a bother for them.

Thx again.

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Nobel bro-ffin: 'Girls in the lab fall in love with me ... then start crying'

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Re: what does 'the same gender' mean?

I am far from an idiot. If you want on of the best Toastar and Buttar experiences, buy a ripe avococado. Some good bread (not crap sugar-filled garbage). Lightly toast the bread.

Spread butter on the result. Not always, but it does make the

result extra-delicious. Promite, whatever 'mite' on top of that. Pro is my fave, although the import shop chain where I can buy it died recently.

Your problem, I would guess, is to find an avocado that is ripe but not rotten, or one that is not ripe and will stay that way until you have to throw it out.

On top of the 'mite', to my preference Promite, a lavish serve of fresh mashed avocado, pepper and a little lemon on that (not essential), your mouth and tummy will be in heaven.

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Re: People do fall in love

What is really tragic is when someone from a cult religion makes you feel like a target of love, and it's only for recruitment, but of course, they are so brainwashed.

People overseas have the strange idea of Buddhism, I am, as anyone to seeing posts here long term will knowing, not so interesting I know, part Buddhist, part Christian, part pure physics.

What westerners don't know, is our post (and during) WWII cult factory has nothing to doing with true Buddhism. Soka Gakkai? It is a joke, praying for money. I gather it remains popular in the Uk. It does not represent true Buddhism in any form,

I had one or two friends from it, but they soon lose interest if you say 'sorry, I am not to be a convert.'

I think the worst is a cult called 真光 (true light, or pure light)。It has no real connection to any kind of Buddhism, but has a strange attraction to northern European women, its declared intnention is death for them.

The town is split, east of the tracks is a beautiful historical town at the foot of beautiful mountains, to the west is their ugly temple, if they are having one of their gatherings, there is nowhere to stay. I was very pleased to hear the receptionist at the hotel where I finally got an overpriced room pronouncing the name of the cult as a curse.

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Re: Are Men Really More Intelligent Than Women?

I would add statistical factors, the bell-curve is much narrower for girls, at both the moron and genius ends, the tails are much longer for the boys.

A Hawkins now, before his syndrome came into play, would be thrown into the tip 'boys are bad' and throwx on that category, that it is what education is now designed to do, instead of learning his spoken language, mathematics and physics, he would be subjected to a curriculum consisting of strange propaganda, never have made any of his achievements in theory.

My hypothetical examination question below typifies the trends in 'education'.

The questions are for a quite realstic 'physics' test.

Here we go, the test.

'Sir Isaac Newton is credited with the co-invention of differential calculus and the inverse-square law in gravity'.

In from fifty to one hundred words, explain how

A. Isaac Newton was simply relying on earlier and superior Islamic sources.

B. Newton's deductions, if valid, were a pure expression of the patriarchal order of his times. With rockets, we know that what goes up doesn't always come down. Present a cogent feminist essay on the role of the phallus in the thought of Newton.

C. Newton had secret contact with sages from ancient India, by learning levitation from them, he grew to understand gravity. Write about his learning processes.

D. Write about a computer program you would like to imagine Ada Countess Lovelace may like to have written to embody any theory of Newtom. The code doesn't have to work, impmressionistic descriptions are fine, after all, if you end up in that world, the boys will write it for you IF you cannot, but if you take this question, you get bonus for reactions on Twitter and Facebook (you did know accounts on both sites were compulsory when you enrolled?)

Etc. That is an exaggeration, but close to the truth, I am happy that the feminist bullies only affected me in one or two subjects at late high school, none at uni.

I am aware that many women are good coders. I am just commenting, and clearly, most westernwomen, even if they have the nous for programming, chemistry, maths, physics, almost always choose

the bullshit courses, leading to a highly paid job talking crap in broadcasting, bureaucrat, or law.

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