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by tw
June 11th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synthetic Biology and Evolution
Replies: 75
Views: 48264

Re: Synthetic Biology and Evolution

Scenario 1: Efficient pesticide-free farming, Arcadia (at least for the lucky ones) vs Scenario 2: Allergies, cancers, superbugs, end of civilisation Quite!   I wouldn't claim to any great expertise on the details of genetic modification, but if we really want to risk allergies, cancers, superbugs ...
by tw
June 11th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Synthetic Biology and Evolution
Replies: 75
Views: 48264

Re: Synthetic Biology and Evolution

FYI   the current (UK) Agriculture Bill is getting a very  late stage amendment   to exclude gene editing techniques (like CRISPR)  from the definition of genetic modification. This will have the effect of creating a back door around the Cartagena Protocol, of which the UK is a signatory, and effect...
by tw
April 19th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is everyone ok?
Replies: 42
Views: 4027

Re: Is everyone ok?

Does anyone know if tw is doing OK? That's really nice that you should ask!  Very considerate, I am genuinely touched.  :) Yes, doing fine,  am plague free and healthy.. or as health as I always was, to be more accurate. Hope everyone else is getting through all this as best as possible. Have had a...
by tw
February 20th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com
Replies: 70
Views: 11216

Re: FSU, Toby Young, Eugenics & Wilmott.com

I am very disapointed that Wilmott.com joins FSU. A red flag is Toby Young and his defense of eugenics. Also he is a member of Quillette.com which has
a neo-nazi racial agenda.
What is FSU?
by tw
February 19th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?
Replies: 856
Views: 91800

Re: How good or bad are the pandemic warning models?

Global annihilation I can take (we have had it coming for a while now), but with mouldy toast as well??? Is there no justice? https://boydorrblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/slide1.jpg?w=600&h=450 ... Anyway, covid outgrew my pessimistic scenario by now. Any forecasts of the geoeconomic impact?
by tw
February 19th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3840
Views: 213386

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

So, Trump pardoned some criminals and commuted sentences for others today. The theme? They had been sentenced for corruption, tax fraud, conspiracy, securities fraud and bribery. Because, well, along with lying to Congress and the FBI, those aren't real crimes. I do them all the time, so it must be...
by tw
February 18th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Time for BREXIT FAQ
Replies: 221
Views: 42337

Re: Time for BREXIT FAQ

It is all a design flaw from insisting on Flachspuhler toilets.  You see plenty of this stuff around in the Germanophone world. https://media.istockphoto.com/photos/warning-sign-please-do-your-thing-while-sitting-picture-id1162906772?k=6&m=1162906772&s=612x612&w=0&h=UJOPFH8uaQB6xzD6009FD5VFBeWCGQIEM...
by tw
February 18th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator
Replies: 190
Views: 100280

Re: Ich bin der operator mit meinem pocket calculator

I think that you get a good sense of the nature of the people in a country from their word for butterfly. Butterfly is quirky and sweet, like Brits. Papillon and mariposa are romantic. Like the French and Spanish. Farfalla is spoiled by its association with pasta, like everything Italian. Féileacán...
by tw
February 18th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 237
Views: 22450

Re: What is Borisism?

I’m married. When would I get a chance to test it?!
Thoroughness in statistics it essential.
When ordering oysters by the dozen, one has to test if the twelfth one worked or not.
by tw
February 17th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is Borisism?
Replies: 237
Views: 22450

Re: What is Borisism?

"As for race and IQ, I can only excuse the journalists here on the grounds of laziness, since the facts are perfectly clear to anyone who has researched the issue for more than 5 minutes (which I do appreciate is an awfully long time). ..." He certainly didn't spend much time researching the (histo...
by tw
February 16th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3840
Views: 213386

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

There is indeed no accounting for taste. Not being in the US, when AOC was first elected I checked out a couple of interviews online. See sounded really articulate, passionate, funny, warm with a surprising lack of bitterness that one might have associated with a radical outlook. The republicans, by...
by tw
February 14th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: happy valentine's day
Replies: 72
Views: 47214

Re: happy valentine's day

Happy St Valentine's day!





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by tw
February 14th, 2020, 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 193760

Re: Sexism in the city

Thanks! I will ponder over the w/end. What got me thinking about the Oscars was an interview analysing why such banal tedious films kept getting endless Oscars. For instance, Woody Allen hasn't made a decent film since Sleeper, Bananas and Everything you always wanted to know about sex... (which are...
by tw
February 14th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 193760

Re: Sexism in the city

Nantucket Film Festival, LOL

www.youtube.com/watch?v=loSZU_VVMic
Great song. Is there a version in English?
by tw
February 14th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sexism in the city
Replies: 59
Views: 193760

Re: Sexism in the city

I see the Cesar film awards are now having their diversity controversies alongside the BAFTAs and Oscars One modelling aspect of this (that I always think is very relevant for the seemingly awful taste in movies evidenced in the Oscars) is that basically all Oscar nominees are entitled to become Aca...
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