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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the amount of knowledge required isn't equivalent to (or even in excess of) a college education, I'm questioning how that knowledge is best taught/acquired.

    I...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    Would you say that's because those jobs simply no longer exist or because skilled jobs that previously didn't require a degree now require one? I definitely recognise the latter phenomenon which is...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    The US vernacular is even more confusing for us Brits because College and University have very distinct meanings here. College is Further Education (aimed at ages 16 to 18) University is Higher...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    I guess I'd say a topic is political if it tends to divide along party lines. That's not any kind of official definition but seems like a pretty useful litmus test.

    In hindsight, you guys are...
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    Re: Post Race!

    @DelaneyYou might be able to solve a mystery for me. 9 or 10 years ago I was in a restaurant and was given a truly terrifying sausage. I think it was called something like "Liberty" sausage, but I...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    That came down from the admins and I think they were right to do it. It was getting flamey.

    Sadly, I'm getting to the point where I think we might have to start banning certain topics of...
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    Re: US college enrollment is declining

    I thin you're probably looking at a variety of factors but I suspect the single most important one is that a university education simply isn't a sound financial investment anymore for most people. ...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    On the Elliot Page thing, I think Umbrella Academy showed the perfect way to handle someone transitioning: simple acceptance. Nothing more is needed.

    It is though. It certainly doesn't rise to...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    I heard a good metaphor to answer this. If you ran to your neighbour screaming "Help, help, my house is on fire" and your neighbours response was to shrug and say "All houses matter", you might...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Because murder's a crime (and should be) and being trans isn't (and shouldn't be).

    No, I am not obliged to allow someone to harm me. What harm do you feel a trans person being a trans person does...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Mmmm.... Chorizo..... King of Sausages
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Yeah, I get that and didn't think you were deliberately baiting him. I was concerned that that could easily be the effect, though, and thought it was worth applying a prevention rather than waiting...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Me too. That's part of my frustration. I think a great deal of what Dil posts has substance and I suspect I agree with a lot of it. Trouble is it can be like getting blood out of a stone to get at...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Then why don't you? It strikes me that they have considerably more expertise in the field of their own emotions than you do. Why would you not defer to that expertise?

    Personally, I feel the...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Can we please not go down that path. I understand why you're asking and I agree that what we do and don't find acceptable is often arbitrary but this ends up being bait that could get some banned.
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    Re: Post Race!

    I happened to glance at the tags for this thread and it brought back some memories. Happy days, DD.
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    Maybe it's because you're so mealy mouthed and disingenuous in the words you choose to use. E.g. the bit where you tried to pretend that these two sentences were equivalent:-
    The first of those...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Is that what's happened in this case? A scan read of the OpenSecrets article indicates not as it actually identifies lots of the donors and mostly just talks about "outside spending". I'm not...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    I agree with you on the cynical. Not so sure about the devious. Have all the donations been declared?

    Selectively edited and posted by Trump, fraudster in chief. So neither.
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Unless I'm missing it, no you didn't. You gave me the second paragraph in post 45 but the discussion about how much money has been spent, how and by whom is all in the first paragraph. I could have...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Yes, I do. But like I said, I can't be bothered to watch the video itself so do me a favour and summarise where they're getting that figure from. Since we seem to be talking about unidentified...
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    Re: Post Race!

    Wasn't she big in the seventies?
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    No, I just can't be bothered to do your work for you. If you posted zip file containing an app you'd written in the main forum and simply said "it doesn't work" with no further explanation, you'd...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Honestly, I'm not going to because I can't be bothered and past experience tells me I'm likely to reach a different conclusion to you anyway. When you simply post videos it comes across as a kind of...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Interestingly, being "presidential" is a criticism over here. We really don't like the thought of too much power being in a single persons hands.

    I guess our queen is the technical equivalent of...
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    Re: Jan 6th rioter sentenced

    I think there were a great many folks who were just swept up in the moment and, yes, they're likely to be deterred whether they truly believe Trump won or not (which I think is another mixed bag). ...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Much the same as yours but on a MUCH smaller scale. So our parties do run ads but they call them "Party Political Broadcasts". They tend to be be very dry rather than the gun totin', flag wavin'...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    Politics is certainly performative in the UK but I don't think it's even close to being as bad as your system appears. I think there are two fundamental differences that make our system healthier:-...
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    Re: UK politics versus USA

    This is interesting. An attempt to form a new centrist party in the US. I don't rate their chances from what I've seen at previous attempts to form new parties over there but it's got some big...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    I don't think you can put that at NATO's door. It's a military alliance so doesn't really have anything to do with natural disasters. I do agree with you that Europe as a whole and particularly the...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    That graph shows the peak at 5.1 (Jun 13). I took the start of Feb as my low point which was 3.4. Its not an actual doubling but I felt "close to double" was an ample descriptor without bothering...
  32. Re: How to install a WCF service using install shield?

    As there have been no responses, I thought I'd come back on this with the solution I eventually went with. I simply wrote a windows service that creates and opens a ServiceHost of the WCF service...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    I wasn't referring to a food crisis in the US (I don't think there is one) but rather the one that's hitting the third world right now, particularly Africa. That's a direct consequence of Ukraine.
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    Agreed. But then I've been saying since day one that our involvement should have been far more active. There should have been NATO boots on the ground before the invasion even occurred, we should...
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    Re: Who is the devil

    I don't think it's meant as a flame as such. It's pointing out that Tyson's thread advanced the thread count to 666... the thread count of the beast:-
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    I agree with most of that. However, I'd add some nuance.

    Europe as a whole has significantly reduced it's gas and oil imports from Russia. Russian imports represented roughly 45% of supply...
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    Re: Tyson is the devil.

    Well, his avatar is a cat and they're definitely evil.
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    Re: Does the pope wear a silly hat?

    I think you're both kinda right and kinda wrong. I agree with Sap that the form slavery took in ancient times wasn't as evil as the Trans Atlantic slave trade for a number of reasons, chief among...
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    Re: Current Russia Ukraine tensions

    Well that didn't last...
  40. [RESOLVED] How to install a WCF service using install shield?

    Hi All

    I've developed a WCF service using the WCF service library template in VS 2019 (followed the step here). I'm now trying to build an installer to install that on a clients machine using...
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