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by SteveFoerster
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 61
Views: 13390

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

Sure, there's a lot of VC money in it, so I'm not surprised you're hearing about it all day long! And yes, there are good possible uses for blockchains out there, like maybe student transcripts or certain sorts of registries. But the hype is stratospheric, like how a few years ago MOOCs were suppos...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Leftists deserve the Darwin Award
Replies: 7
Views: 7242

Re: Leftists deserve the Darwin Award

Russia has 11 times zones and the US has three plus the 6 time zones and ocean between the US and Germany. Nazi Germany's conquests at its zenith were a fraction of that The U.S. has five time zones in North America, and two more on either side of that for Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Then another one b...
by SteveFoerster
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 67
Views: 61783

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

I keep having to remind myself that patience is a virtue. You have more than I, because once his argument became overtly racist I lost mine (nearly along with my lunch). Your above statement is untrue and defamitary. That I have not taken angry exception to it is entirely due to my preference to re...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions
Replies: 14
Views: 19532

Re: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions

That's exactly the analysis that seems reasonable from a distance. Yes, there is institutional racism, particularly in the criminal justice system from differences in law enforcement attitudes and notably in sentencing disparities. If you're a white kid with weed in your pocket you get a lecture and...
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 67
Views: 61783

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:45 am
I keep having to remind myself that patience is a virtue.
You have more than I, because once his argument became overtly racist I lost mine (nearly along with my lunch).
by SteveFoerster
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: US Foreign Policy
Replies: 391
Views: 62746

Re: US Foreign Policy

I think we can all agree on one thing. Portugal will beat Iran in their forthcoming World Cup match. Go Portugal! I hope so, but surprises do occur... I'm sure it's no surprise which team I'm supporting this time around. :D It's the only country in the World Cup where we have students, so it was an...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 67
Views: 61783

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

Other West Indian entities (I'm thinking St. Barts, Br. Virgin Islands, etc.) are evidence that it isn't necessary to be led by white folks to succeed. That runs counter to certain preconceptions out there. It's funny how no one ever finds it difficult to believe that a tiny country like Iceland is...
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 67
Views: 61783

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

neverfail wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Isn't Bermuda located in mid-Atlantic? Well then, it cannot be defined as a West Indies Island country now can it?
You're confusing the West Indies for the Caribbean. They're not defined the same. In fact even the Bahamas are not in the Caribbean.
by SteveFoerster
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions
Replies: 14
Views: 19532

Re: Discrimination against Asians in University admissions

Yes, it is. Statistics show that half of murders are committed by blacks. So you can’t blame police for being cautious of blacks. Don’t forget their lives are on the line. A moment’s hesitation and ntheir lives are dead. A lot of the fear blacks have have been drummed up by the left. They want to k...
by SteveFoerster
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 61
Views: 13390

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

Sure, there's a lot of VC money in it, so I'm not surprised you're hearing about it all day long! And yes, there are good possible uses for blockchains out there, like maybe student transcripts or certain sorts of registries. But the hype is stratospheric, like how a few years ago MOOCs were suppose...