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Message 925299 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 4:05:54 UTC - in response to Message 925194.

For a thread titled "How to start another war..." we don't seem to be accomplishing much. :-)


Looks to me like most of the people with an interest in SETI are smart enough to realize that points of view can be valid and/or interesting, even if you don't agree with them.

Which doesn't seem entirely consistent with another recent thread. :-)

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Message 925300 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 4:14:13 UTC - in response to Message 925299.

For a thread titled "How to start another war..." we don't seem to be accomplishing much. :-)


Looks to me like most of the people with an interest in SETI are smart enough to realize that points of view can be valid and/or interesting, even if you don't agree with them.

Which doesn't seem entirely consistent with another recent thread. :-)


I wonder what thread that would be? ;)
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Message 925307 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 5:04:35 UTC

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Message 925318 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 5:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 924946.

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh I SEE!!! Boys are "special"! That's it!!! I get it now... very, very special.

... and handy to have around if a Raccoon needs to be chased up a tree.
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Message 925354 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:41:30 UTC - in response to Message 925318.

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh I SEE!!! Boys are "special"! That's it!!! I get it now... very, very special.

... and handy to have around if a Raccoon needs to be chased up a tree.


My daughter just got her P. Eng., travels the world on business, and will spend all day up to her knees in mud yelling at construction workers, but says she needs to get married so she will have somebody around to kill spiders.
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Message 925355 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 11:42:53 UTC - in response to Message 925300.
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For a thread titled "How to start another war..." we don't seem to be accomplishing much. :-)


Looks to me like most of the people with an interest in SETI are smart enough to realize that points of view can be valid and/or interesting, even if you don't agree with them.

Which doesn't seem entirely consistent with another recent thread. :-)


I wonder what thread that would be? ;)


Note that I did say "most". Maybe we have in-house candidates for "re-education"?

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Message 925375 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 13:39:14 UTC - in response to Message 925355.

For a thread titled "How to start another war..." we don't seem to be accomplishing much. :-)


Looks to me like most of the people with an interest in SETI are smart enough to realize that points of view can be valid and/or interesting, even if you don't agree with them.

Which doesn't seem entirely consistent with another recent thread. :-)


I wonder what thread that would be? ;)


Note that I did say "most". Maybe we have in-house candidates for "re-education"?

SETI - making the world a better place, one ignoramus at a time.


Oh, oh! Can I volunteer to be the first ignoramus to be edumacated? :)
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Message 925389 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 14:24:30 UTC - in response to Message 925375.

Oh, oh! Can I volunteer to be the first ignoramus to be edumacated? :)


Of course, grasshopper. Try to snatch this pebble from my hand....
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Message 925416 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 16:49:33 UTC



How to start another war...

ok

it's a man's world but the women run it

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Message 925417 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 16:51:43 UTC - in response to Message 925416.



How to start another war...

ok

it's a man's world but the women run it

;-)


I'd just like to point out that JLH does speak on behalf of all Canadians, or necessarily represent a true Canadian point of view.

My wife told me to say that.
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Message 925428 - Posted: 11 Aug 2009, 23:09:12 UTC - in response to Message 925417.
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How to start another war...

ok

it's a man's world but the women run it

;-)


I'd just like to point out that JLH does ??? speak on behalf of all Canadians, or necessarily represent a true Canadian point of view.

My wife told me to say that.

ROFL. Didn't you omit a quite critical word there?

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Message 925455 - Posted: 12 Aug 2009, 1:01:21 UTC - in response to Message 925428.



How to start another war...

ok

it's a man's world but the women run it

;-)


I'd just like to point out that JLH does ??? speak on behalf of all Canadians, or necessarily represent a true Canadian point of view.

My wife told me to say that.

ROFL. Didn't you omit a quite critical word there?

F.


Freudian slip. don't tell my wife!
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Message 925475 - Posted: 12 Aug 2009, 2:58:17 UTC

Freudian slip. don't tell my wife!


I had a Freudian slip once, but I gained a little weight and it stopped looking good under my clothes, so I gave it away...

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Message 930080 - Posted: 1 Sep 2009, 1:54:48 UTC - in response to Message 924992.

In my experience anybody can be taught to read a map, but they have to want to be taught (as with most things). I told my wife she had to learn, because I will NEVER stop and ask for directions. Ever. So far it is working, but we have only been at it for 36 years.
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I've also noted that people seem to fall into 2 categories. Those with good spatial imaging abilities (the ability to picture objects and their relationships in 3D, and from various angles) take quickly to map reading, 3D CAD design, wire harness and pipe routing, and navigation in general. The others (maybe 75% of the population in my experience) struggle with these concepts, but they can be taught.

I’m lousy at spatial visualization/manipulation, but I’m pretty good with maps and (when on foot outdoors, anyway) at orienting myself. Ask me whether a left or right turn will be wanted at a given point on a route, and I have to think about it for a while—or turn the map around—but I’m quite comfortable with compass-points & bearings. Using a star-chart is no problem when observing naked-eye or with binoculars, but I almost always start off in the wrong direction when moving a telescope. If I disassemble a gadget, first time I can rarely put it back together without a great many tries or false starts, and I’m hopeless at Rubik’s Cube. On IQ tests that give separate scores for various categories of question, I don’t do nearly as well in the spatial/mechanical area as in the verbal or logical/numerical.

Re. heavy metal, I’ve generally thought of Black Sabbath & Deep Purple (UK), with Iron Butterfly (US), as the earliest practitioners. I’m not much of a country fan, to say the least, but as a Canadian I feel obligated to put in a plug for Hank Snow, originally a Maritimer. I doubt I could even recognize Dolly Parton—in an audio-only medium, that is. ;)
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Message 939337 - Posted: 12 Oct 2009, 8:56:21 UTC

apparently idiots abound
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Message 939360 - Posted: 12 Oct 2009, 13:12:42 UTC - in response to Message 939337.

Care to elaborate on that statement at all, or would you just prefer to insult everyone instead?
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Message 939368 - Posted: 12 Oct 2009, 14:23:48 UTC


eh Ozz - see Ozzie


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Message 939373 - Posted: 12 Oct 2009, 14:36:31 UTC - in response to Message 939368.


eh Ozz - see Ozzie


Heh.. too bad that's not the real Ozzy.
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Message 939380 - Posted: 12 Oct 2009, 15:30:44 UTC - in response to Message 939373.


eh Ozz - see Ozzie


Heh.. too bad that's not the real Ozzy.


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Message 953564 - Posted: 10 Dec 2009, 9:33:14 UTC - in response to Message 923849.

I've never met a "Canadian." Personally, I think they're an urban myth.

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