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21) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1681498)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Oh, as to those Asians and their names, what the professor doesn't know, because it isn't on his roll sheet, is they mostly have Asian middle name(s). Their parents just chose to give their children a given name that will allow them success in the culture of the USA.


Because of privacy, I cannot list names of recent Asian students. But, in recent years, I have seen no sign of Anglicized names. And the last time an Asian student/colleague told me I could call him an Anglican name was over 10 years ago. Why call him Charles when Ling Ji (leeng gee) is easy to pronounce? I do my best to pronounce all names as correctly as possible: eastern European, middle eastern, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, etc. ... .

All I can go on is the legal names I type every day at work. Perhaps they tend to be from the parents than the children. It may be how many generations the family has been resident, regional, or differences between Thai, Laotian, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Japanese.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1681475)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Stop for a rail crossing?
Unfortunately this means speed up to a lot of motorists.
23) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1681245)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
hmmm..I guess he is unaware of the fact that black americans had their african names stolen from the them because of slavery and were given white names by their white owners and took the slave masters surnames. This is why they make up their own names, its not about being different. Its about trying to regain some dignity after the forced assimilation of slavery.

So 160+ years after slavery ended now the freed slave wants to reclaim their African first name? What about their surname? Last I checked humans don't live 160+ years. No, this is about parents and black is beautiful movement, a somewhat recent development.

Oh, as to those Asians and their names, what the professor doesn't know, because it isn't on his roll sheet, is they mostly have Asian middle name(s). Their parents just chose to give their children a given name that will allow them success in the culture of the USA.

The claim that one ethnicity is cleverer of stupider than anther has shown to be false on many occasions and any such claims are racist. What Asian students have is respect for teachers and education. Many black students have a justifiable distrust of the educational institutions and teachers. Its not something that is innate. It is due to history.

Absolutely, but you need to define innate better. To DNA no. To black culture yes.

However this is the catch 22. Education is the answer to the problem of black poverty. Your words, blacks distrust it. In essence you are saying that black poverty will continue until black attitudes change.
24) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1681215)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DUKE_PROFESSOR_CRITICISM?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A Duke University professor criticized for an online post comparing blacks and Asians said Monday that it's not racist to discuss what he sees as differences in how the groups have performed in the U.S. over the past few decades.
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In his online comments, Hough wrote that Asians have been described as "yellow races" and faced discrimination in 1965 at least as bad as blacks experienced. Of Asian-Americans, he wrote: "They didn't feel sorry for themselves, but worked doubly hard."

The posting goes on to say: "I am a professor at Duke University. Every Asian student has a very simple old American first name that symbolizes their desire for integration. Virtually every black has a strange new name that symbolizes their lack of desire for integration."
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1681203)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Before we all forget, this website setiathome.berkeley.edu is not where the upload/download servers are located. Open your server response file in the BOINC directory and you will see those are at setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu

The website traffic is carried on the normal campus data paths.
The data is carried on the SETI paid for Hurricane Electric path.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1681179)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Crickets.
Obvious they are working on those pages.

Hum, a traceroute to setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu no longer shows hops through a bunch of campus routers.
27) Message boards : Politics : M E T Two (Message 1681156)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Going forward as far as Canadians are concerned, only Gaza can commit war crimes, never Israel.
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2015/05/law-law-canadians-criticise-israel-150517073103880.html
Is Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper inching towards criminalising criticism of Israel?

Since first elected in 2006, his Conservative government has been pointing in that direction. Tiny gestures to be sure. But, taken together, they trouble many Canadians.

The most recent signal came last Monday, when Neil Macdonald, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's senior Washington correspondent, reported on an email exchange he had had with a government spokesperson.

Macdonald had sought clarification on Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney's statement last January at the United Nations General Assembly Session on Anti-Semitism where he said: "Canada has taken a zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination including in rhetoric towards Israel, and attempts to delegitimise Israel such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement."

Macdonald wanted to know what exactly Blaney meant by "zero tolerance" and how he, the minister responsible for law enforcement, intelligence and security, would enforce it.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1681102)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://chicagoist.com/2015/05/18/metra_is_years_away_from_installing.php
In Chicago, Metra officials have said it will likely take another three or four years before they can install their own high-tech system that could prevent certain accidents caused by human error and speeding. The federal government has mandated that national railroad operators install the control system by the end of this year, but most transit authorities like Metra are not expected to meet that deadline.
29) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1681049)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
IQ test? Have you gone William Shockley on us?
30) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1680930)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Moops
If that doesn't sum up this board ......... thanks for the laugh.

The bubble boy insisted it was the "Moors", but George said the card said "Moops".
The Show about nothing .....

Seriously, though, was there much interbreeding? Could this be a further source of prejudice against Hispanics?

Somehow doubt it. They held Sicily for a long time. They also held parts of Southern France. As to interbreeding, it would have happened. I don't know if it would have been to the extent to change that many into mixed linage. Also in looking at the pictures of Moors in Wiki, many are depicted with light skin tone, not a dark skin tone.
(large) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/World_Map_of_Y-DNA_Haplogroups.png
Seems to indicate perhaps a more Semitic/Arab/Mesopotamian origin for the Moors, and not African. Yes, different than Western European.

As to discrimination of Hispanics I don't think that Moorish origin has much to do with it. I suspect it is more the interbreeding with the Native American population that is the cause. Being in Little TJ I even hear the Spanish Hispanics decry the Native American Hispanics.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : My Best Lifetime FRIEND (Message 1680875)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Wishing your friend the best possible outcome.

Life may be hard but you aren't trash. You may be down because you can't go hold your friends hand. But you care about him. It may not even be possible for him to know that now, but you know it and that is what is important.
32) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1680874)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Moops
If that doesn't sum up this board ......... thanks for the laugh.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (97) Server Problems? (Message 1680872)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I guess the Cricket changed to some other node after the network infrastructure upgrade. It's still at zero, despite uploads and downloads working.

I'm off to bed, so someone else can hunt down the new address.

I tried, but I can't find any data. Both inr-210/211 are silent: I tried 212 and up, but got "This page is temporarily out of service" - which may or may not mean "reserved for future expansion".
...

The ucb routers selection page still shows only inr-210/211 as being at the data center, and the sum of all datacenter traffic to the tier 2 routers inr-201/202 is also flat at zero.

I do hope that they intend to restore that data flow visibility, but perhaps there's a possibility they've decided to keep it hidden: reason for panic?
Joe

I suspect they have been so busy with cables that the pretty up the page tasks are left to work days.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1680839)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Ducks 4, Black Hawks 1. Final score.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1680831)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Ducks 3, Black Hawks 1
36) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1680830)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
No. Racism has nothing to do with skin color.

And you would be 100% correct. Racism is a misnomer. It has zero to do with race. The issue is discrimination based on ethnic culture or being different. That even includes white trash culture. That also includes the finger pointing and name calling "fatso."

Until you can properly identify a problem, you can't hope to fix it.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article21200154.html
Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez appears to disparage American Indians
“I am going to his office, thinking that I am going to meet with a,” she said, holding her hand in front of her mouth and making an echo sound. “Right? ... because he said Indian American.

Ms. Sanchex is the daughter of Mexican parents. Without a DNA test I'd wager that means Ms. Sanchez has a good bit of Native American blood in her. Of course her family might be pure Spaniard in which case she is White European. But neither of these are her ethnic label.

I still call Racism xenophobia and a reason for opression...

In any case it seems to be about a person who identifies with one culture putting down a person who identifies with a different culture. Xenophobia may well be a better word.

Of course the issue is deeper than making fun of another group. It is about making economic or commerce decisions based on groups. Poverty.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1680811)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Ducks 2, Black Hawks 1
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Wins #U-238 (Message 1680807)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Still having trouble Uploading and Reporting completed WUs; but, I'm glad the boards are back up, now. :-)

Back at the top, and WINNING!!!!! :-)

Crickets are flatline
http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/newcricket/grapher.cgi?target=/router-interfaces/inr-211/gigabitethernet6_17&ranges=d%3Aw&view=Octets
39) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (#3) (Message 1680805)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
My life heroine is Jane Fonda

Hanoi Jane Fonda?!
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #82 (Message 1680802)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Chili


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