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  1. 4 hours ago, CharonY said:

    There is a good reason why abusive mentoring is falling out of favour.

    Agreed. 2:20 onwards is just outright abuse. A tough teacher can be great, but there's a fine line between a tough teacher and a bully. This guys definitely the latter.

    Great film though, definitely recommend it. 

    This is a type of teacher we need more of.



  2. Nice, Never heard of the CHEOPS telescope. Being a European project is another plus. Love reading about extreme planets, more intresting than the search for extraterrestrial life I think.


    55 Cancri-e...More than eight times as massive as Earth, it takes just 18 hours to circle its parent star. Scientists believe it to have a global ocean of molten rock on its surface.


  3. 'Less than a second after the Big Bang, the universe suddenly blew up from nothing to a hot, dense sea of neutrons and electrons stretching across billions of lightyears. 

    And, 13.8 billion years later, the universe is still expanding, albeit at a much slower rate. The prevailing theory, known as the isotropy hypothesis, argues that the universe is not only expanding but doing so at the same rate in all directions. But a new study suggests that may not be the case after all.'


    A map showing the rate of the expansion of the Universe in different directions across the sky.K. Migkas et al. 2020, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO



  4. Not sure if this is relevant but...

    The factory I worked in opened a plant in America, they sent one of our plant managers over for a year to oversee it. He was stunned at their working conditions. We worked 8 hours a day, 5 days a week with 35 days paid holiday. For the same money, they were working 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, every day they would be asking for overtime. They got 9 days unpaid holiday which most of them couldn't afford to take.

    4 years might sound like a lot of time, but if your working 12 hours a day with no holidays then when are you going to find the time to get your i.d. I imagine the cost would be a problem too, there doesn't seem to be much of a safety net in America. Those few dollars you need to spend getting there makes a huge difference if your already short of money.

    But this really shouldn't be a problem in the worlds most technologically advanced nation should it. It's tragic really, I feel sorry for them.

  5. 2 hours ago, ArandomTheorist said:

    Death stops humans from thinking, learning, sharing that knowledge, and possibly sharing their belief in god. 🙂

    I disagree with this. To me knowing death is unavoidable helps me put things in perspective, what's important and what's not. It makes me curious about life, makes me ask questions. It's a motivator to do something with your life, to not waste it.

    Knowing the people you love will one day not be there brings you closer together I think. As I get older the thought of my mother dying is quite humbling to me, it stops me from taking her for granted. 


  6. 44 minutes ago, swansont said:

    A birth certificate as a photo ID doesn’t seem feasible 

    Never said it was. There's more than one way to prove you're I.d. you know what I meant.

    When I needed photo I.d. I filled in a form, sent a copy of my birth certificate and some utility bills and 3 days later my i.d. arrived. Took me 10 minutes, never left my sofa. Only in America would something so simple be so difficult. 

  7. I know you said no guesses or speculations but I think this is relevant;

    Car manufacturer Jaguar had to stop production for a week a while ago due to not being able to source batteries.


    27 minutes ago, Bushranger said:

    PLEASE! If you are not involved with management in the auto industry

    That's very specific, i don't think there are any people on this forum who work with management in the auto industry I'm afraid.

    My round, What you drinking?🍺 🙂

  8. 17 hours ago, swansont said:

    How do you get a government-issued ID? You go somewhere (not always close by) and wait in line. The same people affected by not having time or easy access with voting lines are affected by the ID procurement process.


    13 hours ago, Airbrush said:

    Then getting a government ID should be facilitated.  There should be offices set up in every local neighborhood that will issue official photo IDs.  Getting an ID is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

    In U.K. we just use birth certificates, passports or bills etc for i.d. Why can't you do the same in the U.S.? Seems like a simple thing. There's also this internet thing I keep hearing about, could you not just order one off it? not everyone has access to internet but most people do. Seems abit over complicated to me, unless that's the point.

    34 minutes ago, iNow said:

    Perhaps Airbrush is advocating that chips be inserted below the skin on the back of our necks when we are born, a bit like pet owners do for dogs

    Already happening. I'd be up for it, would save a lot of time and hassle.


  9. 3 minutes ago, dimreepr said:

    Instead we can use our work ethic to have a little more comfort/toys/stuff than those arseholes that depend on the robots to have the basics to live; by arseholes I of course, mean those who for some reason or another isn't quite as capable as the rest of us.

    You mean arseholes like the disabled, elderly etc..

    looking at the current situation, I'd say having robots doing work for us would be an positive not a negative.

  10. I'm getting out of my depth here, but where do our views about what sexuality is come from and have they always the same throughout history. If this was the time of the Greeks I'm sure we'd have a different opinion about sexuality, would we even view homosexuality as being different to 'normal' sexual orientation. 

    Note- I'm going to leave further comments to people more educated in these matters for now. It is a very interesting subject though. +1

  11. I think a lot of men lie due to social pressures. Even today saying your attracted to the same sex will result in a lot of negative responses. 

    Maybe it's not so much men's porn, but more a natural response to seeing sex, a primeval desire within us. 

    Edit- cross posted. Dagl1 says it much better than me.

  12. Find them sexually attractive, but not necessarily want to have sex with them. I feel that way about some of the women I know (one of my Cousins if I'm being honest, but that's another thread).

    I don't see why it people couldn't feel the same about the same sex.



  13. 59 minutes ago, arnold3000 said:

    you want to say that 80 percent of heterosexuals in the world have sexual feelings for the same sex but just hide them?

    Wouldn't surprise me at all. Not sure about full on sexual attraction but definitely an appreciation for the other sex, if that makes sense.

    I think if there was no stigma attached, a lot of people who describe themselves as heterosexual would be more open to bisexual relationships. Think of the Greeks or Romans. Homosexuality hasn't always been frowned upon. Seems like it comes and goes depending on the type of society we live in. 

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