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Comment Re:Asian discrimination?? (Score 1) 459

nice try but you are miles out, btw I have been happily married to an asian wife for 23 years. And if you think I'm bad you will spit out your lunch, dinner and tea after learning every asian culture have even worse stereotypes for each other than anything I could drag up.

Comment Re:Asian discrimination?? (Score 2) 459

also when has stating reality been a racist comment!! The reality is the same would apply to a western trained english speaking engineer trying to join a predominantly asian engineering team in lets say Japan. I would happily accept that they have more asians than westerners on a Japanese team and will employ (yeah dream on) a few western engineers for off shore sales and translation. Have you ever tried getting a job as a western engineer in lets say Japan even "when there is no language barrier". Trust me you will feel like an Olympic champion in an arse kicking team after 12 months of employers pretending your application never even turned up.

Comment Re:Nothing wrong with that! (Score 2) 47

Accept it is a waste of money to look for aliens and yes Im a space news fan. First off, Im not saying aliens do or do not exist only that there is bigger problem with finding them. First of lets ignore the fact the universe is insanely big thus that alone makes finding aliens a huge problem. No lets look at something everyone forgets to look at when talking about looking for aliens, and that is "time". Just like space time is fricken huge, there are approx 13.82 billion sol year time units on the table right now. So how does this effect finding aliens, well the question I will throw back is how long do you expect a space going empire to survive before it either destroys itself of collapses. I'm going with 150,000 years and to be honest even then I think I am over doing it. So lets say the first 6 billion years of our galaxy didn't have the right conditions for intelligent life forms so that leaves 13.82 - 6 = 7.82 billion years. So how many 150k space faring cycles can I fit into 6 billion years, the answer is 40,000. Thus in linear time periods there has been over 40,000 space going boom and crash space empire slots. So for humanity to find aliens we must be alive and looking during a period when an alien race is still exploring space and the chances of that are very very, very, small. In fact the odds are in favour that we exist in a period with no space going aliens in our region either because we are too soon or too late to enter the space exploring ball game.

Comment Re:Asian discrimination?? (Score 5, Insightful) 459

I've actually done interviews for I.T positions and talked to many asian applicants and the issue has nothing to do with qualifications. There are actually two issues that make employing asians problomatic, 1 is language skills and the ability to communicate with a predominantly European team. The second issue is "wrote only skills", I don't know why but schools in asian nations are allowing students to get qualifications based on book sense not the ability to work through a complex problem that may need a left of field answer. If you want an engineer to go by the book asians are great, if you want someone who is going to lay fresh ideas down and be asian then good luck with that.

Comment Re:The Self Reward Syndrome (Score 3, Interesting) 210

I used to go to the gym 3-4 times a week and do all the exercises etc and lost next to bugger all weight but I did get bigger muscles. The issue is to lose weight there are two simple rules, don't eat anything with a high GI (carbs) index and don't eat too much. If you avoid bread and cakes, beer (I drink spirits now), snacks etc all things high in carbs you will find the weight just falls off. Also reward yourself at least once a week with a sinful dinner setting and that way you don't get bored. Yes exercise should still be in the picture but is a wast of time if you don't get rid of the carbs,

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