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  1. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Oh, yeah. There's nothing consistent about legislation anywhere.
  2. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I thought about the seatbelt analogy but I didn't like it because harm to others is wouldn't be a direct effect of the choices you make (excepting the driver doing superman impressions). Cost to...
  3. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    ^That's a much better metaphor for what I was trying to say.
  4. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    On this I actually agree with you. On the whole I'm against the idea that we should legally force people to put anything in their body.

    Social pressure is a different thing - I'm happy to tell...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    On closer examination I see you did tie it's impact to race... once... as a throw away remark at the bottom of post 39. I don't feel that substantially undermines my position.
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    Fine by me. I've never tried to deny my privilege and have openly acknowledged it. I don't think that was the killer mic drop you wanted it to be.

    I assure you my criticism of your framing the...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    Dil in post 46:-


    The crux of Dil's argument is that we are faced with a choice of off-shoring our production to developing nations which will lead to cheap prices but depressed wages in the...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    I think a conversation I recently had with two friends of mine about privilege feeds in rather well. He's white, she's black and they have two mixed race children so that conversation was in the...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    Not the word I would have chosen but I guess, yes, in so far as they are losing some of their privilege.

    I didn't say that. In fact I went out of my way to say that I wouldn't frame them as...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    In no way are Western consumers "victims" in this. I wouldn't portray them as aggressors but they've benefitted from the poverty of others and are now losing some of that privilege. That does not...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    I personally read Dil's post as pretty tongue in cheek. It's hard to tell on the interwebs but the tone seemed pretty sarcastic to me.

    I don't think Trump had any policies at all. Just whatever...
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    Re: Reading Proficiency and Programming

    I even go one stage further than that and embed the explanation in a procedure name. I wouldn't be above writing a class to implement IApplyTax called...
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    Re: Reading Proficiency and Programming

    I'm going to be a maverick and advocate for not commenting code. This isn't about just not bothering, it's about writing code that doesn't need comments and that takes more work than writing a...
  14. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    Sounds like a Washington or Colorado kinda thing.
  15. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I've been doing my best to create my own XMen but sadly no Wolverine yet.


    I'm afraid my critical mind dismissed what he was saying an 0:45 when he said "This is an anecdote so take it for what...
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    Re: Critical Race Theory

    I've refrained from posting in this thread because I don't really feel I know what critical race theory is. It's not something we really talk about in the UK so I guess it's probably more of a US...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Not lies. I quoted what you actually wrote in your posts. You went on to qualify it after I quoted it.

    But you're still failing to offer any explanation as to why people of colour have a...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    JMc suggested "I don't know why it's happening but I know it's not racism" as a simplification of what you were saying in this thread. You responded with "I don't believe I ever said this". I then...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    I dunno... that looks pretty damn close to me.

    Me too.
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Since income disparity doesn't seem to making the case, let's talk about rates of imprisonment.

    Black in-mates make up nearly 40% of the prison population in the US while making up only 13.4...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    You're right, the correlation is racism. I'm guessing that's not what you meant though. I think you meant that the act of identifying the correlation was racist which is patently stupid because the...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Since it's being argued that people of colour somehow self select for poverty, lets look at a different axis that people surely wouldn't choose disadvantaged across: the search for love. The only...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    I agree. But this begs two further questions:-
    1. Why does a lack of wealth correlate with race?
    2. Don't you think that that correlation is something we should be addressing?

    So you're pretty...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Juneteenth isn't a new thing, it's been celebrated for some time. All that's changed is declaring it a national holiday so it does make sense that they're just referring to it by the de-facto name...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Nicely put.

    White privilege certainly exists but I'm going to come right out and say I HATE that term and really wish we could change it. I have two main problems with it:-
    1. It identifies...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Yeah, my use of the terms might be clumsy but I agree with your principle. Basically, I separate prejudice from bigotry on the basis that I take prejudice to be an auto-response where as bigotry...
  27. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    It's a useful data source but needs to be seen for what it is. It's a big bucket that anyone can lob a pebble into that says "I've had a vaccine recently and I've now got some symptom". It doesn't...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    I agree, you didn't. But you did say this "there are ways to improve and many have chose to take advantage of the resources available. But many haven't and I'm not smart enough to figure out why". ...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    I'm pretty much on exactly the same page as JM's post 25 but I'd go further. It's locked into our thinking.

    Slavery, segregation, Jim Crow etc. all required justification by those who perpetrated...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    No but being treated as a second class leads to having a lower income.

    The victim blaming rhetoric that they choose to be disadvantaged is really insidious. It plays into the same old tropes of...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    That would carry more weight if they weren't actually second class citizens. E.g. the median income for Blacks is only about 60% that of Whites and for Hispanics it's roughly 75%. I do agree that a...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Those things aren't racism as such but they are forms of bigotry so arguably just as bad. I think we tend to focus on racism because it's the most prevalent.

    Agreed but it's a huge influencer (I...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Oh, I see. Yeah, I'd agree with that. I think wealth worship is probably worse in the US than the UK but we've got it too.

    I was thinking about your initial question last night: how do we solve...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    Capitalism has certainly had it's ugly side (still does) and I'm not going to apologise for those who exploit those in poverty, but there's no way you can draw an equivalence between that and...
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    Re: Racial tensions solved

    I think the holiday is a good thing and it acknowledges your history but it's not a solution and shouldn't be seen as such. A solution requires far more work but there's no need to make the perfect...
  36. Re: [RESOLVED] Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I haven't heard that phrasing before but I agree it's miss-leading. When we talk about escape variants what we're referring to is that a variant escapes our immunity, whether that immunity was...
  37. Re: Why is VB.Net/C#/XAML + VS2019 is better than VB6? Here's why.....

    I'm back to doing desktop after several years of doing DB only so there is some life still in it. Not going to lie, though, the app I'm working on is very niche and I wouldn't be looking at desktop...
  38. Re: [RESOLVED] VBA Access cant work with double vertical line char ASCII 186

    Since this is VBA I've moved the thread to our office section
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    Re: To all Pokemon Lovers

    At 29 I had to walk to work.. up hill... both ways... with rickets...
  40. Re: Corona virus, China major city lockdowns, etc.

    I assure you I have nothing to do with it...
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