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Comment: Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (Score 1) 444

by Sique (#47952767) Attached to: Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem
Bullshit. You try to read something wrong into the study to make it sound false, but all the falsehoods are just of your making.

They define "assault" very clearly, and they make clear, that it includes rape, but does not solely mean rape. It's you who equals sexual assault and rape. If you can't make a difference between the whole and a part of the whole, then go to Reading of Scientific Texts 101.

(Or are you one of the people who also equal crime and murder and chastize people who got beaten up that nothing happened because they still are alive?)

Comment: Re:This study generates more questions than answer (Score 1) 85

by Sique (#47944043) Attached to: Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings
Look at the time frames! The article talks about the genetic influences until 7000 years ago, while the spread of the indo-european tribes started about 5000 years ago. So we are talking about populations in different times eras. And then it's quite sure that the spread of the Indo-Europeans was not so much a complete elimination of the old Europeans but rather an assimilation. The Indo-Europeans came with new social structures and technologies, intermixing with the local population and assimilated them into their indo-european clans and tribes. Thus the local languages died out, but the genetic traits were preserved in their descendants.

Comment: Re:Fair and darker skin (Score 2) 85

by Sique (#47944021) Attached to: Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings
Farmers are more productive, given a certain amount of land, as they exclusively breed those plants and animals they are actually using, and throw everything else out. Hunterer and gatherers need much more vast lands to get the same amount of food. (As an example: The territory of the indigenous Yamomami in South America is comparable to Austria and Switzerland in size, but only about 25,000 persons live there, compared with the several millions living in Austria or Switzerland.)

Comment: Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 1) 270

by Sique (#47943599) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class
First: Romanians are not Croats. While the Croats live in Croatia, a mainly catholic country with a slavic speaking population, the Romanians live in Romania, a mainly orthodox country with a roman language (and with considerable hungarian and german minorities). Romania doesn't even border to Croatia, they are separated by the Serbian Vojvodina.

Supposedly, the popularity of the cravat soared after a parade of a Croatian cavalry regiment in France in 1663. The Croatian cavalry was part of the Wallenstein troups which quite successfully fought in the Thirty Years war, and where the Croatian tie was part of the uniform, as you can see here. Ties were in fact part of many military coats, partly to protect the neck, partly to have a flexible way to close the shirt around the next. The croatian tie gained popularity especially because of the special tie knot.

Comment: Re:A miracle of modern diplomacy (Score 4, Informative) 192

by Sique (#47936567) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:
Actually, the european history is full of peaceful separations and dissolutions of states. First the german kingdoms occupying the territories of the western part of the Roman Empire, which often were split up between the sons of the old king, then in the Middle Age the different estates which were bought, sold, or given as dowry into marriages, causing a constant change of borders. Switzerland officially left the Holy Roman Empire in 1648, Liechtenstein separated from Germany in 1815, Norway from Sweden in 1905, etc.pp, all without any violent acts, just by public votes or contracts.

Comment: Re:This isn't scaremongering. (Score 1) 491

by Sique (#47932349) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry
It's even more complicated. Ireland has experienced one wave of viking and two waves of english settlers. The vikings settled around Dublin in the 9th and 10th century, until they were beaten by Brian Buro in the Battle of Clontarf. Then after the normannic conquest of England, the Normans set also out to conquer Ireland in the 11th and 12th century, and the King of England became Lord of Ireland, and normannic and english earls were ruling Ireland. But with time, the english control of Ireland lapsed, as the Kings of England were occupied with their territories in France and the battles in the Hundred Years War. The english earls became more and more irish, started to wear irish clothes, intermarried with irish aristocrats and even started to talk Irish Gaelic.

But after the loss of the Hundred Years War and all their continental territory, the english kings started to look into Ireland, especially Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. They managed to revive english rule in Ireland, and they started to send settlers from England, Wales and Scotland to Ireland. Those were the New English, compared with the Old English who came 400 years earlier. Most North Irish Protestants are the descendants of those settlers.

Comment: Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 2) 270

by Sique (#47924511) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class
Suits are uncomfortable to wear, you can't ride with a bicycle to work wearing a suit, they are expensive to clean and the tie feels like it is strangulating me.

(On the other hand, the tie was invented by croatian military riders as a replacement for buttons to close the shirt. To use a tie with a buttonned shirt is quite contrary to its original use case.)

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead