DrmDoc

Today I Learned

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, Raider5678 said:

 a 52 year-old Canadian father of seven explains how he now identifies as a 6 year-old girl.

This says identifies.

Transgender is identifying as a different gender. 

Both this man, and the rest of the transgender community use the word "identifies"

So why is this different?

OK, one more time, why do you care?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, DrP said:

You should run for Llama.   ;)  

Dim is currently teaching the next Llama in between bike riding and pubs :P 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Raider5678 said:

 a 52 year-old Canadian father of seven explains how he now identifies as a 6 year-old girl.

This says identifies.

Transgender is identifying as a different gender. 

You and I both know he is NOT a six year old child.  MENTALLY however he might well 'identify' as being one. This does not mean he believes himself to be a six year old. He might well believe he is a woman (rightly or wrongly - I do not care and it is none of my business and don't care to get into that debate), but I would place money on him not actually believing he is 6 years old (as I said before - the article CLEARLY states that he wants to live as a six year old to recapture some lost chance at being a girl  -  NOT that he thinks he IS a six years old - which you keep saying he is claiming...  and so what if he is? - he could be mentally ill, again - none of our business).   

So for the last time -  you and I KNOW he isn't a six year old girl....  I might get into trouble for saying so, but hey whatever, I really do not care what he identifies as. Why do you? Why does it bug you so much?

I would guess it bugs you because you have friends and family that are homophobic (you might not think they are homophobic just because they hate/don't understand/take the piss out of gays and trans types/think gays are disgusting - but they clearly are)   -  someone has influenced you in your life to make you think that homosexuals are disgusting maybe? Maybe an uncle? A Father figure? A priest or brother or friend?   Maybe I am wrong and you came to your beliefs by your self  -  but you were probably influenced as this is how humans get most of their beliefs.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, koti said:

Dim is currently teaching the next Llama in between bike riding and pubs :P 

It's a valuable lesson. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I learned that the Earth's actual magnetic North Pole is located at the southern extremis of our planet in Antarctica. And that..... yeah....the true magnetic South Pole is up very near the geographic North Pole.

WTF? I knew the poles flip every few hundred thousand years or so, and even how we discern this fact. And that the Pole flips are not even that high a deal. Other than remaking all those compasses. But how I never knew the noth-pole-is-magnetic south thing is kinda humbling. I learned this from a book I'm reading about our solar system when it mentioned Jupiter having it's magnetic and geographic poles at the same locus. Then the author mentioned us. Wow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I learned that Google Translate does Latin (I thought I had checked this before). 

But it does a pretty crap job of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I learned there is a hip hop music genre caused by and dedicated to benzodiazepine (Xanax) kids who abuse the prescription drug. California Lil Xan whos stage name derives from the drug, born 1996 peaked nr. 64 on the Billboard hot 100 in 2017 with one of his songs.

I remember reading short scifi stories in the 80’s with scenarios like that, we’re living in a cheap scifi short. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I Learned Toblerone has three types of chocolatebars according to the weight.

100g, 360g, 4,5kg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Itoero said:

Today I Learned Toblerone has three types of chocolatebars according to the weight.

100g, 360g, 4,5kg

Today I learned that I can't resist an argument*, and that they do a 150 gram bar too.
http://www.toblerone.co.uk/products/toblerone-milk/toblerone-milk-chocolate?c1=1834&c2=1847&p=3057

* OK I already suspected this :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

peppers with four bumps are female and with three male. It makes me wonder what other kind of plants the gender is easily identified,I know of a lot where the female has spots and the male does not but sometimes they are so faint it is hard to tell. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Lyudmilascience said:

peppers with four bumps are female and with three male. It makes me wonder what other kind of plants the gender is easily identified,I know of a lot where the female has spots and the male does not but sometimes they are so faint it is hard to tell. 

By the time it's a pepper, it's got fertilised seeds in it.
How is that going to be "male" in any traditional sense?

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/gender-pepper/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I learned a few interesting things today from this public lecture by Nima Arkani-Hamed. The first 45 minutes are especially interesting as he gives an easilly digestible picture of modern particle physics and some interesting insights on symmetries, different aproaches to spacetime, updated Feynman diagrams and more:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/5/2018 at 4:27 PM, John Cuthber said:

Today I learned that I can't resist an argument*, and that they do a 150 gram bar too.
http://www.toblerone.co.uk/products/toblerone-milk/toblerone-milk-chocolate?c1=1834&c2=1847&p=3057

* OK I already suspected this :)

 

While we are at it, they also come in 60 g as well as 360g. There are also 35g ones and the individual triangles (but no idea about the weight. Already consumed those).

18 minutes ago, Itoero said:

I learned that pit vipers have infrared sensing organs...so they can detect warm-blooded animals at night.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_viper

 

Aside from pit vipers, some members of the pythons and boas, also detect IR, but at lower sensitivity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I learned the Kermode bear is a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. Most Kermode bears are black but there are about 100-500 white individuals. So  they are white Black bears...often called spirit bears. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kermode_bear

kermode_bear.jpg?itok=y66Jb_Dy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Itoero said:

I learned the Kermode bear is a rare subspecies of the American black bear living in the Central and North Coast regions of British Columbia, Canada. Most Kermode bears are black but there are about 100-500 white individuals. So  they are white Black bears...often called spirit bears. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kermode_bear

This interests me greatly. Thank you. :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I learned about marine heatwaves.

Those are periods of extreme warm sea surface temperature that persist for days to months and can extend up to thousands of kilometres. Some of the recently observed marine heatwaves revealed the high vulnerability of marine ecosystems and fisheries to such extreme climate events.http://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0383-9

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today I learned the difference between words „opiates” and „opioids” :

 “Opiate is a term classically used in pharmacology to mean a drug derived from opiumOpioid, a more modern term, is used to designate all narcotics, both natural and synthetic, that bind to opioid receptors in the brain (including antagonists).[1] Opiates are alkaloid compounds naturally found in the opium poppy plant Papaver somniferum.[2] The psychoactive compounds found in the opium plant include morphinecodeine, and thebaine. All opioids, like opiates, are considered drugs of high abuse potential and are listed on various "Substance-Control Schedules" under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act of the United States of America”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiate

Edited by koti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now