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by technovelist
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Is Trump doing a good job?
Replies: 120
Views: 6398

Re: Is Trump doing a good job?

How well do you think the Obama Administration dealt with Chinese trade issues and theft of American intellectual property? Please cite specific examples and establish a comparative context. I'm ignorant of what Obama did in each of the two areas. But I'm biased against anything Trump does due to h...
by technovelist
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Gold
Topic: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election
Replies: 52
Views: 3650

Re: Texas Statewide Proposition 9, November 2019 Election

ochotona wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:51 am
Looks like Prop 9 passed, narrowly... in other words, maybe it was needed.
I don't think we can have too many protections against government theft.
by technovelist
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Republican Brain?
Replies: 39
Views: 1367

Re: The Republican Brain?

The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science- and Reality ? Define 'science'. Left wing propaganda? Failed doomsday predictions from the last 50 years "based on science". The list is impressive. 1966: Oil will run out in 10 years 1967: Famines by 1975 1968: Worldwide overpopulation 19...
by technovelist
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Books?
Replies: 84
Views: 2256

Re: Books?

pugchief wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:52 am
I could swear when I was a HS Junior (1977) it was one optional test called the PSAT/NMSQT that you took before the SAT and ACT.
Yes, I believe that was correct in 1977.
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Books?
Replies: 84
Views: 2256

Re: Books?

Over a two year period in high school, I taught myself how to increase my speed from 300 to 900 words per minute. I bought two books on how to read faster and did EVERYTHING they said to do. I was extremely motivated, dedicated, and disciplined with it. Just one anecdote regarding its benefit. A fr...
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Books?
Replies: 84
Views: 2256

Re: Books?

How does a monitor that size work ergonomically? The ideal is to be looking straight ahead with your head level. It seems like with a monitor that size I might have to tilt my head up a fair amount of time? The next step up for my office monitors would be 29" or so. There I stand all the time while...
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My Democtratic candidate grades!
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: My Democtratic candidate grades!

I Shrugged wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Apparently Technovelist and I are twins separated at birth. :)
That's not terribly surprising considering your username and avatar. :D
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My Democtratic candidate grades!
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: My Democtratic candidate grades!

I put on C-Span this morning and they had on the Democratic candidates speaking in Iowa. My grades (without comment) for each I heard in order: Joe Biden - F Andrew Yang - B Elizabeth Warren - C- Kamala Harris - C- Tom Steyer - A Vinny My grades: Joe Biden - F Andrew Yang - F Elizabeth Warren - F K...
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Books?
Replies: 84
Views: 2256

Re: Books?

I’m jealous of fast readers. There was a Hungarian physicist — I think he worked on the Manhattan project — who said he doesn’t exactly read. “I look at the page and see what is there.” Wish I could do that. Over a two year period in high school, I taught myself how to increase my speed from 300 to...
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Books?
Replies: 84
Views: 2256

Re: Books?

Finally, I'm a BIG information person, using two 23" monitors on this computer as I do in my office. Getting information from a tiny (relative to 23" monitors) is just way too inefficient. 23"? I haven't used a monitor that small for years. I'm currently using a 4K 55" monitor. Here's what I would ...
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: My Democtratic candidate grades!
Replies: 33
Views: 1049

Re: My Democtratic candidate grades!

I put on C-Span this morning and they had on the Democratic candidates speaking in Iowa. My grades (without comment) for each I heard in order: Joe Biden - F Andrew Yang - B Elizabeth Warren - C- Kamala Harris - C- Tom Steyer - A Vinny My grades: Joe Biden - F Andrew Yang - F Elizabeth Warren - F K...
by technovelist
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Republican Brain?
Replies: 39
Views: 1367

Re: The Republican Brain?

The over-arching problem is Americans are incapable of critical thinking, especially as relates to anything quantitative. That's why most of the young scientists and engineers are of Asian (Sinitic or Indic) cultural backgrounds. Americans would rather teach their kids to be gender fluid strippers ...