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Comment: Hippie Spin (Score 1) 295

by Andover Chick (#48090657) Attached to: NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed
No doubt the climate change hippies will spin this as exactly what one expects in climate change. Just like they spun recent cold winters as an indication of global warming. Billion dollar universities and researchers have a huge monetary motivation for keeping the climate change specter alive, it's their funding. So expect a big spin on this evidence.

Comment: Re:Make SATs optional (Score 1) 389

by Andover Chick (#48073543) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?
Didn't you hear Ben Bernake just got rejected on a home loan refinance even though he gets paid $250k per speaking engagement, has a multi-million dollar net worth and other debt? Btw, it is not that I don't think test taking is not an important skill, it's just that it can be very one dimensional and creates "achievement robots".

Comment: Make SATs optional (Score 5, Insightful) 389

by Andover Chick (#48072207) Attached to: Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?
Exclusive schools, such as Bowdoin, have already made SATs option. Standardized testing is the biggest target of "achievement robots". I know of some South and East Asian families who instead of having their kids involved in team sports, drama, art or anything involving other humans, have their kids start studying for the SATs at age 12. Perhaps that's is seen to work in Asia, but it is not healthy for the entire globe to follow the same model. It is a better world if USA/Canada/Europe can follow a more well-rounded model. Include other forms of intelligence (i.e. drama, athletics, music, art) more heavily in the mix and allow standardized testing to be optional.

Comment: Re:Dating should be about genetic heath (Score 1) 561

by Andover Chick (#47333221) Attached to: Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
Ha, ha... You did pickup what I was hinting at, but I am actually the tall blonde woman. I used to live in Manhattan (NY) where I noticed so many short Jewish businessmen, and wealthy Jewish celebrities, were married to tall blondes. I thought to myself what healthy genetic diversity it is. Especially in the Jewish population where there was too much close breeding, mostly due to anti-semitism, resulted in all sorts of genetic nastiness such as Tay-sachs, sickle cell anemia, turrets syndrome, etc...

Comment: Dating should be about genetic heath (Score 1) 561

by Andover Chick (#47323455) Attached to: Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses
For good genetic health, dating sites should be matching people who are DIFFERENT, not the same. Given a large number of geniuses who suffer from Aspergers or other forms of autism, it probably best not to be dating others of the same malady. Instead, it is better to date a person with different traits. Of course geniuses don't feel they can communicate with normal people, which is common amongst people who struggle with autism. But worry less about compatibility and more about what sort of scary genetics you might be passing to your children. So if you're a Mexican academic genius then marry a Chinese athlete. If you're an African athlete then marry an Eskimo artist. If you're a short Jewish businessman then marry a tall blonde Scandinavia.

Comment: Shade of things to come (Score 4, Interesting) 268

by Andover Chick (#47314117) Attached to: Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit
Non-profits are being used more and more as to either promote for-profit causes or enrich non-profit executives. This is why major non-profits and college presidents are earning million dollar plus compensation. Global Village Champions sounds like a perfect example of this. Separately, Yank Barry is a convict who did prison time for extortion, now he's trying to use his muscle on Wiki volunteers. How pretty of a picture does he expect?

Comment: Re:You could argue that whites are under-represent (Score 1) 435

by Andover Chick (#47264577) Attached to: Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's
As the Supreme Court recently found, race/ethnicity are only one form of diversity, and a limited form of diversity at that. There are so many forms of diversity other than the color of one's skin or the ethnicity of their surname. It'd be easy to find a black guy and a white guy who have the same opinions and skills, I don't know why it is considered more diverse just because one guy is black.

An Ada exception is when a routine gets in trouble and says 'Beam me up, Scotty'.