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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1590261)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Cab drivers in New York go the extra mile!
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XX - All are welcome in the Critter Cafe (Message 1590259)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Owl - Er do excuse my lodger, he's a show off!
3) Message boards : Politics : The reassertion of whiteness in Canada (Message 1590258)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
BBC News
4) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1590253)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The vast majority of parents are either present when the kids are playing games or have strict time limits on how much their kids are allowed to play games.

Total garbage!!! As a single student you have no idea how a family with kids operates, and what limits are imposed, and I might add in other countries. The world does not revolve around the Netherlands.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Is the Universe Infinite? (Message 1590248)
Posted 6 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
The universe is big but it is not infinite.

I suggest that it is, you want to try to disprove it?

There is nothing outside of the "boundary".

You don't know that, we don't know that, some people think that.

Space is created by the expansion.

I suggest that it isn't. The expansion of our universe is expanding into space that is already there.

If you lived in a 2 dimensional world then nothing is outside the surface of a basketball. The 3rd dimension does not exist in this world.

Don't talk nonsense, we do not live in a two dimensional world, nor would anyone else within a basketball. The 3rd dimension could define any precise point within that basketball, and the 4th dimension of time could indicate how long it took to determine that point.

What is North of the north pole ?---- same kind of thinking.

On earth if you travelled in any direction from the North pole you would eventually find the equator, and then the South Pole, and vice versa. Stick to the cartoons mate, they at least are amusing.
6) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1590233)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Am I correct Clyde that you are a retired Policeman? If so I can only say that you have a very jaundiced view of the world, maybe due to your service.
7) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1590229)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
BBC News

BBC news
8) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1590223)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
ADHD is over diagnosed at the moment.

Yes, that is also my opinion as well. It is quite a useful tool to fall back on in difficult situations.

The poor behaviour you describe often has more to do with poor diet and children staying up very late playing video games.

Ah indeed. The poor behaviour that you have mentioned is purely down to bad or couldn't care less parenting. Hardly surprising really when far too many kids enter the world as a result of a Saturday night at the pub session.

Of course the entire concept of expecting children to sit still at their desks of 5 hours a day is idiotic. So its no surprise that quite a few of them struggle with this unnatural situation.

Oh my word, no way Hosea am I having any of that!!! I did it, your mum did it, you probably did it. Is any one of us a disturbed personality because of it? What it did do for 2.5 hours in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon, is actually educate us, and teach us to accept certain parameters of life that just had to be. As an avowed left winger, perhaps you would prefer to advocate this sort of approach to education. Liverpool We went to school in the 50's because we knew we had to, were expected to, and our parents made sure that we did so. And there were proper School Inspectors in those days that made sure it happened. We didn't quote Human rights when a teacher threw a wooden backed board rubber at us for not paying attention, we didn't sue teachers for assault because we got the slipper on our backside for talking in class. And neither did we fall out of school unemployable either.

ADHD is real, but once you meet a kid with ADHD there is no doubt that they have an actual problem.

!00% agreed, there never has been any disagreement about that.

Simply throwing blotting paper balls is not a symptom of anything more than being bored.

Oh, so the teacher was not giving an interesting enough lesson, well tough, you are not here to be entertained, you are here to learn. You don't go to school for the fun of it. You go to school to educate yourself and pass exams so that you can get a job at the end of it and get somewhere in life. If the lessons happen to be enjoyable that is a bonus. All this psycho-babble crap about "engaging" is B#l#ox. As a PGCE+ and degree qualified teacher, I would have thought you would have been honest enough to have known that. FE is entirely different to pre 16 schooling, and an area where I think that you are better brilliantly suited to!

One day we'll chew the cud until the small hours over this issue :-)) But until then there is another education thread, this is about cannabis use.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW #223 My, it was the fashion (Message 1590166)
Posted 9 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
There is an echo in here .....
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Retro: tv,movies,radio, CS,etc. (Message 1590165)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
I love Lucy 1951
Bonanza 1959
Dragnet 1952
Highway Patrol 1955
77 Sunset Strip 1958
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My bum's itchy. (Message 1590164)
Posted 10 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
A BUMper set of them?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (91) Server Problems? (Message 1590105)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Upload and download still sporadic here and probably will be for the rest of the day. Not unexpected with a database rebuild.
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just some Questions reguarding SETI@Home. (Message 1590100)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Ah, that is because they do the exchange rate from US Dollars to GB pounds to 6 significant figures .....
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My bum's itchy. (Message 1590096)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Derriere
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The train thread (Message 1590054)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
268mph!

Maglev
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Just some Questions reguarding SETI@Home. (Message 1590051)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
You just can't get the staff these days James :-))
17) Message boards : Politics : Is conflict needed for human advancement? (Message 1590048)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Charles Babbage . His machine (Difference Engine) has been built with modern machining and it works as advertised. Also the first machines would have been next to useless for business applications, It was only development after the war was over that produced a usable business machine.

See LEO in the early 1950's. Lyons

During WWII The Germans developed the V1, V2, and V3 rockets. After the war many German rocket scientists went to America under Operation Paperclip, and hastened the dawn of the Space rockets that would put man on the moon. So it could be said that if WWII hadn't happened, NASA's rocket ability might have taken many years longer to develop. But overall the threads title is a bit of a sweeping statement.
18) Message boards : Politics : Cannabis use & Smoking (Message 1590044)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Chris, look up Methylphenidate

I did.

Methylphenidate (trade names Concerta, Methylin, Ritalin, Equasym XL, Quillivant XR) is a substituted phenethylamine and psychostimulant drug used for the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and narcolepsy. Methylphenidate has been studied and researched for over 50 years and has a very good efficacy and safety record for the treatment of ADHD. The original patent was owned by CIBA, now Novartis Corporation. It was first licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1955 for treating what was then known as hyperactivity. Prescribed to patients beginning in 1960, the drug became heavily prescribed in the 1990s, when the diagnosis of ADHD itself became more widely accepted.


We are straying away a bit from the base subject here of whether the use of Cannabis should be de-criminalised and made legal, and society's general attidude to it. But I can remember back to the 50's there was always the class joker who would rather throw blotting paper balls than do the lesson, and the class duffer who tried but couldn't learn. These days we would recognise that as probably ADHD and Dyslexia or Alexia. But if you have to bring up a child with ADHD it is almost impossible without medical assistance.

Perhaps a better question to be asked is whether the incidence of ADHD is growing, and if so why? Better diagnosis or on occasions just some plain naughty kids where it is just easier to class them as "special needs", and drug them to keep them quiet.
19) Message boards : Technical News : Long Outage (October 21, 2014) (Message 1590033)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Thanks for the update Eric, and yes you are a lucky chap :-)
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Weather Forecasts V (Message 1589700)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Chris SProject donor
Presumably they all over reacted because of this? It is about time someone got a grip.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29700594


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