Runboard.com
You're welcome.

runboard.com       Sign up (learn about it) | Sign in (lost password?)


 
spud100 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 12-2017
Reply | Quote
Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


[sign in to see URL]
4/10/2018, 11:11 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
greendocnowciv Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 11-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


Spud,

I enjoyed the article, but was a little distracted by how they put so much focus on the tale of the poor, bedraggled woman who should have been the star.

It reminds me of Ada "The Queen of Numbers" Lovelace.

[sign in to see URL]

She is a go-to for praising the potential accomplishments of Women. I first came across her as a one of the main supporting characters in a couple of Sci-fi novels - one such:

[sign in to see URL]


4/13/2018, 4:32 pm Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog
 
spud100 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 12-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


I read the Diff engine years ago as an alternate history tale. I liked it but gave up reading anymore of one of the authors books, after he came out as pro-Islamist (the canadian). If I want alt history, I can read harry turtledove.
4/14/2018, 3:25 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
greendocnowciv Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 11-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


Spud,

I have read many of Turtledoves' novels. He has two Ancient Greek ones, which he should have done more, as a Byzantine scholar.

And sad to see that about either Gibson or Stirling.

I try not to let an authors politics bother me, and to date it hasn't.
4/14/2018, 4:19 pm Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog
 
spud100 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 12-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


Understood--it was stirling from Canada
If they want ya to be a victim-tell them to f.o. directly. They hate ya anyhow so nothing to lose :-)
4/14/2018, 9:35 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
greendocnowciv Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 11-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


Spud,

Regarding one point - "...they want ya to be a victim..."

I was a wee bit cold hearted as a lad. Just a bit.

So as I saw all that victim culture stuff described in National Review, and ignored by the pre-cable three networks and PBS, I was happy that the victims of that teaching who bought into it were taking themselves out of competition.

I wasn't looking at the big picture of national dysfunction.

Betsy! You, now in charge of Ed.

Along with the many things to fix in education -

Bring back the "classical model," so the youngun's can see some light and truth among all the drivel that has been spewed out all this while.
4/16/2018, 4:00 pm Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog
 
spud100 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 12-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


I am moody too often--but you have seen this over the years. Um, humans probably need to heed PJ O'Rourke's advice: "I'm an American, I want problems solved with technology, not politics!"

From his keyboard to the Lord's I-M.
or Is it I AM ?

Bwah hah hah hah hah (meh!)
4/16/2018, 4:51 pm Link to this post PM spud100 Blog
 
greendocnowciv Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

Moderator
Global user

Registered: 11-2017
Reply | Quote
Re: Sea Reptiles that look like Dolphins were da biggest


I can see it now...

The pope is noodling around on his latest Airbook, and suddenly a golden screen appears, and a word starts -

Then nothing. Then he hears a thunderous voice, and can tell its just in his Papal head

"Gideon! Get over here!

Show me how to work this damn gadget again!"
4/17/2018, 10:20 pm Link to this post PM greendocnowciv Blog
 


Add a reply





You are not logged in (login)
Back To Top