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  1. et pet

    Will we get brain-computer interfaces by 2037?

    With a name like "Obsessed With Gaming", I'm guessing the interest is not for using a BCI to figure the Square Root of Sodium Chloride...
  2. et pet

    Chernobyl and the After effects:

    So, I was "obviously...somewhat blinkered"('tainted" after the edit!) in my view? And I was not correct in my assessment because I was not in agreement with "others that have watched it, nor to the general consensus of how history records it"? And I "have mistakenly arrived" at my assessment of the HBO series "Chernobyl"? But, I was "of course...correct" in something that I DID NOT SAY, when I merely quoted HBO"s 'tag line' for the series? Kind of makes me wonder though how HBO was correct in their 'tag-line' when , instead of describing it as a "near catastrophe", they describe it as "— one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — "?
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    Chernobyl and the After effects:

    The HBO series, "Chernobyl", that I watched, was a melodrama in five(5) parts, in the US, instead of the four(4) parts you evidently viewed. "Chernobyl" is not a documentary. It seemed to me that it veered quite a bit from what "actually transpired". Quite a lot of fictional liberties taken by the writer, Craig Mazin, possibly to increase the melodrama. Craig Mazin is, I believe, the same person that wrote or co-wrote the last two "Hangover" movies. Poor comedies...but moneymakers, I guess. Quite a bit of repetition in the storytelling. But then again, it is in five(5) parts, so it may be that HBO or the British network Sky thought that the viewers would need reminded about the previous weeks story. I found it rather slow moving and it seemed to be pushing more of a Soviet Propaganda(?) narrative than anything else. HBO's descriptions of "Chernobyl" refer to it as : " Chernobyl dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident — one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history — and the sacrifices made to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.". : https://www.hbo.com/chernobyl
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    Chernobyl and the After effects:

    Like I said, John Cuthber : I would've liked to have asked why he refers to the Chernobyl Disaster as only "a near catastrophic accident", when most of the world agrees that it was definitely "a catastrophic nuclear accident", but... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster " The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR. " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster ...like i said, John...
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    Chernobyl and the After effects:

    Be careful asking questions.
  6. et pet

    Solving the US China Trade defecit

    It appears that some of the Posters in this Thread might benefit from the following Links : https://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/background/items/3145.php " Kyoto Protocol - Targets for the first commitment period Countries included in Annex B to the Kyoto Protocol for the first commitment period and their emissions targets Country Target (1990** - 2008/2012) EU-15*, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia,Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Romania,Slovakia,Slovenia, Switzerland -8% US*** -7% Canada,**** Hungary, Japan, Poland -6% Croatia -5% New Zealand, Russian Federation, Ukraine 0 Norway +1% Australia +8% Iceland +10% * The 15 States who were EU members in 1997 when the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, took on that 8% target that will be redistributed among themselves, taking advantage of a scheme under the Protocol known as a “bubble”, whereby countries have different individual targets, but which combined make an overall target for that group of countries. The EU has already reached agreement on how its targets will be redistributed. ** Some EITs have a baseline other than 1990. *** The US has indicated its intention not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. **** On 15 December 2011, the Depositary received written notification of Canada's withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol. This action became effective for Canada on 15 December 2012. " https://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/background/items/3145.php The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change published "The Kyoto Protocol Reference Manual" : https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/08_unfccc_kp_ref_manual.pdf " FOREWORD Climate change is increasingly recognized as one of the most critical challenges ever to face humankind. With the release of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the international scientific community has significantly advanced public understanding of climate change and its impacts. In this report, the IPCC concluded that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in average global air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice and rising average global sea level”. The conclusions of the IPCC report made the case for action against climate change stronger than ever before. Climate change is a global problem that requires a global response embracing the needs and interests of all countries. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which came into effect in 1994, and its Kyoto Protocol that came into effect in 2005 – sharing the objective of the Convention to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases – enable such a global response to climate change. The Protocol sets binding targets for developed countries, known as “Annex I Parties”, to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It has established innovative mechanisms to assist these Parties in meeting their emissions commitments. Both the Convention and its Protocol created a framework for the implementation of an array of national climate policies, and stimulated the creation of the carbon market and new institutional mechanisms that could provide the foundation for future mitigation efforts. " https://unfccc.int/resource/docs/publications/08_unfccc_kp_ref_manual.pdf
  7. et pet

    Im a bit concerned about 28 minus points

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." by Eleanor Roosevelt On that we appear to agree, MigL.
  8. et pet

    Climate change and global warming

    Yep!
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    Im a bit concerned about 28 minus points

    You have shown that repeatedly, iNow. Not a problem, though. I understand that "Rep Points" can be quite useful to small minds, iNow "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." by Eleanor Roosevelt So, again, iNow :
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    Im a bit concerned about 28 minus points

    Like I Posted : The Minus Points mean nothing.
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    Climate change and global warming

    Why? Answer :
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    Climate change and global warming

    Just keeping That pot stirred? No one, that has any intelligence at all, should fall for arguing either For or Against ACC. There should be no arguing about it period! Realistically, with over 7 Billion Humans on this Planet, how could anyone with even the tiniest amount of intelligence possibly think that these 7 billion+ Mammals at this stage of technological advancement(?) would NOT be impacting our Home's Climate? Humans, on a multitude of levels, are actively destroying the ability of this Planet to continue to support Any and All Life. Not just Human Life...ALL LIFE! NO, there should be NO arguing about it, PERIOD! There should only be a concerted effort by EVERYONE to END IT! Oddly, though, it seems that most would rather argue about the issue than to actually work together to do anything about resolving the issue.
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    Im a bit concerned about 28 minus points

    The Minus Points mean nothing. I get them all the time from the SAME FEW POSTERS.
  14. Highly Emotionally Intelligent People are better able to Recognize and Master(control) their emotions, Strange. https://www.talentsmart.com/articles/9-Habits-of-Highly-Emotionally-Intelligent-People-2147446657-p-1.html " When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the sole source of success—IQ. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result. Of all the people we’ve studied at work, we’ve found that 90% of top performers have high EQs. You can be a top performer without emotional intelligence, but the chances are slim. Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence. Personal competence comprises your self-awareness and self-management skills, which focus more on you individually than on your interactions with other people. Personal competence is your ability to stay aware of your emotions and manage your behavior and tendencies. Self-Awareness is your ability to accurately perceive your emotions and stay aware of them as they happen. Self-Management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions to stay flexible and positively direct your behavior. Social competence is made up of your social awareness and relationship management skills; social competence is your ability to understand other people’s moods, behavior, and motives in order to respond effectively and improve the quality of your relationships. Social Awareness is your ability to accurately pick up on emotions in other people and understand what is really going on. Relationship Management is your ability to use awareness of your emotions and the others’ emotions to manage interactions successfully. Despite the significance of emotional intelligence, its intangible nature makes it very difficult to know which behaviors you should emulate. So I’ve analyzed the data from the million-plus people TalentSmart has tested in order to identify the habits that set high-EQ people apart. ----------- 2. They have a robust emotional vocabulary. All people experience emotions, but it is a select few who can accurately identify them as they occur. Our research shows that only 36% of people can do this, which is problematic because unlabeled emotions often go misunderstood, which leads to irrational choices and counterproductive actions. People with high EQs master their emotions because they understand them, and they use an extensive vocabulary of feelings to do so. While many people might describe themselves as simply feeling “bad,” emotionally intelligent people can pinpoint whether they feel “irritable,” “frustrated,” “downtrodden,” or “anxious.” The more specific your word choice, the better insight you have into exactly how you are feeling, what caused it, and what you should do about it. " Not sure where you got that idea. Below are a few Links that you may want to check out if you really want to understand Emotional Intelligence : https://www.success.com/18-signs-you-have-high-emotional-intelligence/ https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/10-qualities-of-people-with-high-emotional-intelligence.html https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/13-things-emotionally-intelligent-people-do.html ...and the one I quoted : https://www.talentsmart.com/articles/9-Habits-of-Highly-Emotionally-Intelligent-People-2147446657-p-1.html You might possibly have confused something else with a High Emotional IQ, because a High Emotional IQ seems to be more of a benefit than any kind of hindrance.
  15. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”-George Bernard Shaw