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Comment Re:THIS I'm OK with. (Score 1) 53

Technology is supposed to help horses, not replace horses. Technology in your carriage that helps your horse be a better horse is a good thing. I have been, and will remain of the opinion that attempting to replace horses, literally preventing them from actually drawing the carriage, is a bad thing.

I'm sure that Henry guy got lots of comments like this.

Comment Proposed solution is more sexist (Score 5, Informative) 388

Since TFS doesn't say, the old model says 21C is the best, while the "new" model says 24C is the best. The problem is, of course, that one can wear a sweater in colder temperatures, but it's difficult (or inappropriate) to cope with higher temperature.

As a young fat (by European standards, not American) male in a job with no format attire requirement, I usually wear a t-shirt and shorts in the summer, so there's not much left to take off. I'm still more comfortable at lower temperatures (22-23). I actually like wearing a hoodie, but I never do at the office because it's too hot there.

And no, opening a window (as suggested in TFA) is not a solution when there's 30 degrees outside.

Comment Re:It is a start (Score 1) 233

It's not only that. When adjusted to population size, India does very poorly, worse than China, Korea & Co. but also much worse that Russia and Romania.

As a former participant (from a small country, so it was easier to get in), I should note that IMO problems are not a good representation of general education in a country. They are very specific, wildly different from both high school and university mathematics. So success on the IMO is much more dependent on the individual's and the country's level of preparation for the specific event. IPhO, for example, is much more similar to the physics we learn at school, except the problems are more difficult.

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001