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    There is always a pedantic in the crowd.

    There is always a pedantic in the crowd.
  2. search on translation and rotation of axis. Hot...

    search on translation and rotation of axis. Hot topics in the early days of video graphics.. Plotting curves with limited pixel resolution.
  3. At the college level that is what is happening....

    Are you suggesting that we ban all liberal arts and only teach the sciences?[/QUOTE]

    At the college level that is what is happening. To get a job get a STEM or business degree.

    Science...
  4. He brought cheap cars to the middle class in the...

    He brought cheap cars to the middle class in the end creating suburbia and killing mass transit. Trains. He was more Trump like. Not really business competent. He fought change and innovation...
  5. Many were doing busyness with Germany. A version...

    Many were doing busyness with Germany. A version of Mein Kemf was making the rounds. Lindberg was a supporter. The German American Bundt.

    Ford was in line with the form of capitalism Mark was...
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    Will Trump make it to November?

    In the press session today his breathing was labored, his eyes not focused, and kind of stumbled out quickly letting the VP take over.

    He looked sick to me.
  7. The best answer I have heard is 'we really do not...

    The best answer I have heard is 'we really do not know'. All numbers are guesstamates based on what is reported. Nobody wants to say that too loud for fear of creating more uncertainty.
  8. I have been listening to Coast To Coast AM on the...

    I have been listening to Coast To Coast AM on the radio. In large part conspiracy theory and pseudo scince.

    It is a mix of real science at times and pseudo crank science. People believe it.
    ...
  9. Thread: COLOUR

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    I think it is obvious other critters feel. Wack a...

    I think it is obvious other critters feel. Wack a dog on the nose with a newspaper and it will squeal and cower.

    Piss off a cat and it will let you know. I observed seagulls over time. A lone gull...
  10. Emulate China. An ideology maintained and...

    Emulate China. An ideology maintained and impressed by an authoterian central authority.

    Simply mandate all citizens have basic skills with calculus. And of course that would work...

    All...
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    I am shocked, shocked I tell you that there is...

    I am shocked, shocked I tell you that there is fakery in religious objects.
  12. I ended up in a conversation with a Mormon onin...

    I ended up in a conversation with a Mormon onin my building. She is truly fearful the virus is a plague harbinger of the apocalypses. She referenced Revelations.

    I pointed out there have always...
  13. Thread: COLOUR

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    The way I see it we communicate and learn by...

    Something like that maybe. I don't think anyone knows yet what a conscious experience of any sort actually is, other than that they're all very, very weird phenomena indeed, albeit we mostly take...
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    I duuno, it was cold enough today in Seattle that...

    I duuno, it was cold enough today in Seattle that I put on my winter coat.
  15. I listened to the author of a book on the Spanish...

    I listened to the author of a book on the Spanish Flu pandemic on NPR.

    There were several waves. The first was not too bad. The govt responses were just like Trump, Hannity and the rest. It is...
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    From my trip to the grocery store today it...

    From my trip to the grocery store today it appears the major survival items are canned soup, toilet paper, and bottled water. Picked clean.

    The check out person told me tht people are buying huge...
  17. Thread: COLOUR

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    :D! A very good point I missed. Blue is a high...

    But the chair is not actually blue (or any colour) though.

    The surface of the chair absorbs EM radiation of most wavelengths except those of 650 nanometers. These bounce off instead. If and when...
  18. Thread: COLOUR

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    Well all right, something that makes sense. I...

    Well all right, something that makes sense. I agree somewhat.

    Tall is subjective and relative and is not quantified unless you create specific categories of height.

    Blue refers to a spectrum...
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    It appears that the old American hardiness is...

    It appears that the old American hardiness is being bred out of the culture.

    From numerous TV and radio shows it appears that any short term inconvenience brings on torrents of fear and anxiety....
  20. Thread: COLOUR

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    Useless drebate like empirical scince and the...

    Uh, you seem to be trying to get us lost in a hopeless debate over meaning..[/QUOTE]

    Useless drebate like empirical scince and the issues of meaning in general?

    You opend a wider debate by...
  21. To me librarians are living a 19th century myth...

    To me librarians are living a 19th century myth in which a man achieves all he gets solely on his own beholden to none. The John Wayne cowboy rancher myth. Complete independence.

    It never...
  22. Thread: COLOUR

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    Now you are invoking the 'empirical method'?...

    Exactly the point. "Wavelength" and "color" are not and never could be synonyms. Observing this doesn't violate or attack science in any way, yet three of the thread participants are acting as though...
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    I was just pontificating with no one in...

    I think he specifically said it wasn’t actually being challenged.



    Cool. Now all I need to know is why both he and you are explaining that to me, since I wasn’t suggesting otherwise.[/QUOTE]
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    The Sytem - Positives And Negatives

    Adam Smirch and The Wealth Of Nations. The free market capitalist view of social evolution. I take the ideas to be the general basis of our system. Individuals acting in self interest resulting in an...
  25. Adam Smirch and The Wealth Of Nations. The free...

    Adam Smirch and The Wealth Of Nations. The free market capitalist view of social evolution.

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Adam-Smith/The-Wealth-of-Nations





    You can read the entire...
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