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Message 1514770 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 16:37:28 UTC

I noticed this supposed forum, and project, is lacking in Asian participants. I find this odd as they test highest on IQ. This appears to be the case throughout history where white men take the lead in discovery. Why is that?
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Message 1514775 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 16:59:58 UTC - in response to Message 1514770.

I noticed this supposed forum, and project, is lacking in Asian participants.

How do you know?

I find this odd as they test highest on IQ. This appears to be the case throughout history where white men take the lead in discovery. Why is that?

Yeah, I've always been amazed at the ability for white men to take the credit for other people's work.
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Message 1514788 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 17:29:16 UTC - in response to Message 1514775.

I noticed this supposed forum, and project, is lacking in Asian participants.

How do you know?


By the flags; perhaps I should have said Asian countries. Of course Asians contribute but mostly when they reside in western countries. So it must be culture. They flower in the west wile they wilt back home; the Malaysian flight is a perfect example. They screw it up royally then expect Angus to pull their chestnuts out of the fire.
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Message 1514790 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 17:36:19 UTC - in response to Message 1514788.

I noticed this supposed forum, and project, is lacking in Asian participants.

How do you know?


By the flags; perhaps I should have said Asian countries. Of course Asians contribute but mostly when they reside in western countries.

Why would people from Asian countries want to contribute to an American project? Why is contributing to an American project a benchmark of progress for you? You do know that America isn't the centre of everyone's world?

So it must be culture. They flower in the west wile they wilt back home; the Malaysian flight is a perfect example. They screw it up royally then expect Angus to pull their chestnuts out of the fire.

Whut?

Are you even aware of what goes in countries apart from America? You do come out with some bizarre statements. If you think joining a computer project is an example of flowering you have a lot to learn.
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Message 1514794 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 17:49:39 UTC - in response to Message 1514790.


Are you even aware of what goes in countries apart from America?

I've been to Toronto and Montreal and I know English and French Canadianes don't care much for each other. Does that count?
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Message 1514832 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 21:38:20 UTC - in response to Message 1514788.

By the flags; perhaps I should have said Asian countries. Of course Asians contribute but mostly when they reside in western countries. So it must be culture. They flower in the west wile they wilt back home; the Malaysian flight is a perfect example. They screw it up royally then expect Angus to pull their chestnuts out of the fire.

Congratulations, you just piled over 2 billion people into one big heap of people to make some overly simplified and insulting generalizations. Perhaps that is also the answer why there aren't that many Asians posting here, they don't like having to deal with people that are that clueless.

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Message 1514840 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 22:41:50 UTC - in response to Message 1514832.

Perhaps that is also the answer why there aren't that many Asians posting here, they don't like having to deal with people that are that clueless.

I did not say there is a lack of Asian flags posting here but a lack of Asian flags anywhere in distributed computing. I just stated an empirical observation. I play online poker, no language required, and notice the same thing, an almost total lack of Asian flags. One of the few times I saw an Asian flag, Philippines, it turned out to be an American expatriate. There are some wealthy intelligent countries on the Asian contentment so it must be something other than a lack of necessities.
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Message 1514841 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 22:53:41 UTC - in response to Message 1514840.

I did not say there is a lack of Asian flags posting here but a lack of Asian flags anywhere in distributed computing. I just stated an empirical observation. I play online poker, no language required, and notice the same thing, an almost total lack of Asian flags. One of the few times I saw an Asian flag, Philippines, it turned out to be an American expatriate. There are some wealthy intelligent countries on the Asian contentment so it must be something other than a lack of necessities.

I've met plenty of Asians on the internet. Depends where you look I guess. I suppose they are just not that interested in taking part in distributed computing.

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Message 1514843 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 22:55:01 UTC - in response to Message 1514841.
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I did not say there is a lack of Asian flags posting here but a lack of Asian flags anywhere in distributed computing. I just stated an empirical observation. I play online poker, no language required, and notice the same thing, an almost total lack of Asian flags. One of the few times I saw an Asian flag, Philippines, it turned out to be an American expatriate. There are some wealthy intelligent countries on the Asian contentment so it must be something other than a lack of necessities.

I've met plenty of Asians on the internet. Depends where you look I guess. I suppose they are just not that interested in taking part in distributed computing.


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Message 1514849 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 23:12:59 UTC - in response to Message 1514841.


I've met plenty of Asians on the internet.

When you say "met" I assume like many on this board met Allie in Vancouver.
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Message 1514856 - Posted: 11 May 2014, 23:59:54 UTC - in response to Message 1514841.
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I've met plenty of Asians on the internet. Depends where you look I guess. I suppose they are just not that interested in taking part in distributed computing.

If they are only Internet acquaintances you really did not meet them as has been proven on this forum. Remember this is not about people but about flags. My bad for not putting flags in the title. Diplomacy is not my strong point but I'm learning the value of diplomatic speak.
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Message 1514877 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 2:39:17 UTC

BU sometimes you make me ashamed of being a White Anglo Saxon Protestant (WASP for short). Doing a little research right here at seti@home I discovered a list of members by country. By my count there are 5087 members from Asian countries. This does not include what must be a significant number of Asian Americans and other persons of asian decent that live outside of asia.

My take is that they are more reserved and tend to mind their own business staying out of discussions like what goes on here.
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Message 1514891 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 4:06:19 UTC

And also a user can have no flag or change his or her flag like his or her underwear.
We had one user who flew a differant flag every week. I know one user who lives in California and flys a German flag.
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Message 1514892 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 4:09:06 UTC - in response to Message 1514877.
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BU sometimes you make me ashamed of being a White Anglo Saxon Protestant (WASP for short). By my count there are 5087 members from Asian countries.
DUH, I forgot about team China. That was easy, I stand corrected.
I'm not a WASP, in fact I'm only one of the four letters so you can once again be proud.

And also a user can have no flag or change his or her flag like his or her underwear.
How does one do that?
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Message 1514896 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 4:15:56 UTC - in response to Message 1514892.

BU sometimes you make me ashamed of being a White Anglo Saxon Protestant (WASP for short). By my count there are 5087 members from Asian countries.
DUH, I forgot about team China. That was easy, I stand corrected.
I'm not a WASP, in fact I'm only one of the four letters so you can once again be proud.

And also a user can have no flag or change his or her flag like his or her underwear.
How does one do that?

I have no idea. One day Boinc gave me a flag and I never saw a reason to change it.
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Message 1514947 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 9:18:36 UTC - in response to Message 1514856.

If they are only Internet acquaintances you really did not meet them as has been proven on this forum. Remember this is not about people but about flags. My bad for not putting flags in the title. Diplomacy is not my strong point but I'm learning the value of diplomatic speak.

Trust me, they are Asian. From Asia. Living in Asian countries.

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Message 1514963 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 10:26:59 UTC - in response to Message 1514790.

You do know that America isn't the centre of everyone's world?

You mean there are other countries? Surely not! Do you mean Mexico, where the farm workers come from?

Seriously though. This project is quite US centric, and pretty much everything associated with it (forums etc) is in English, so i'm not surprised that Asian countries haven't really taken an interest, English is quite common as a second language in the west but far less so in the east.

Distributed computing certainly exists in the east though, have a look here.
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Message 1514969 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 11:51:36 UTC - in response to Message 1514892.

And also a user can have no flag or change his or her flag like his or her underwear.

How does one do that?


The flag is determined by the postal code entered in your account. If you leave it blank, your flag is blank also. If you enter a foreign postal code, your flag will be that of whatever code you entered, regardless if you actually live there or not.

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Message 1514971 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 12:10:03 UTC - in response to Message 1514963.


Distributed computing certainly exists in the east though, have a look here.

I know I forgot about all of the Asian teams looking for ET, the real for this forum. I got all warped up in the social aspect. Like Donald Sterling, am I not entitled to one mistake?
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Message 1514999 - Posted: 12 May 2014, 17:57:58 UTC - in response to Message 1514969.

And also a user can have no flag or change his or her flag like his or her underwear.

How does one do that?


The flag is determined by the postal code entered in your account. If you leave it blank, your flag is blank also. If you enter a foreign postal code, your flag will be that of whatever code you entered, regardless if you actually live there or not.

I believe it is based on the "Country" field. Which defaults to "none".

But has a drop-down box of all countries, so you just pick a country you like, doesn't have to be your actually location. (I just changed mine to Uganda, and I got their flag. - Changed it back now.)
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