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OT: Camille rocks

Started by John Larkin March 21, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0


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John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> Wrote in message:
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 > > > -- > > John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc > picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers > > jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com > http://www.highlandtechnology.com > >
A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook the other day, where some internet feminist recounted an experience she had in a restaurant. She was wearing some type of very bright and gaudy dress, and two other women seated at another table took notice, laughed, and made some under their breath comments. Eventually one of them attempted to surreptitiously take a picture of the woman in the dress; at this point she confronted them. Her hypothesis to the underlying cause of this encounter was that it was the result of "internalized sexism due to patriarchal standards of behavior." So when two women make fun of another woman, it's still men's fault. -- ----Android NewsGroup Reader---- http://usenet.sinaapp.com/
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:03:10 -0400 (EDT), bitrex
<bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote:

>John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> Wrote in message: >> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 >> >> >> -- >> >> John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc >> picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers >> >> jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com >> http://www.highlandtechnology.com >> >> > >A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook the other day, where > some internet feminist recounted an experience she had in a > restaurant. She was wearing some type of very bright and gaudy > dress, and two other women seated at another table took notice, > laughed, and made some under their breath comments. Eventually > one of them attempted to surreptitiously take a picture of the > woman in the dress; at this point she confronted > them. > >Her hypothesis to the underlying cause of this encounter was that > it was the result of "internalized sexism due to patriarchal > standards of behavior." > >So when two women make fun of another woman, it's still men's fault.
Camille talks fast and makes a lot of points... one being that universities no longer teach kids to think. She calls the situation incurable, hopeless. I've seen the effect big-time in recent job applicants. It's scary. My latest hire is a young woman who went to engineering school in Mexico. All the local applicants were certificated airheads. Camille's a hoot. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On 3/21/2015 12:05 PM, John Larkin wrote:from her
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 > >
I always enjoyed Camille when she was on talk shows many years ago. To listen to her ideas and then say she voted for Obama is disconcerting to me. It will take me a couple days to recover from her gesticulating and the volcanic flow from her very well rounded, educated mind. gasp Mikek sigh --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. http://www.avast.com
John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> Wrote in message:
> On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:03:10 -0400 (EDT), bitrex > <bitrex@de.lete.earthlink.net> wrote: > >>John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> Wrote in message: >>> >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 >>> >>> >>> -- >>> >>> John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc >>> picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers >>> >>> jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com >>> http://www.highlandtechnology.com >>> >>> >> >>A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook the other day, where >> some internet feminist recounted an experience she had in a >> restaurant. She was wearing some type of very bright and gaudy >> dress, and two other women seated at another table took notice, >> laughed, and made some under their breath comments. Eventually >> one of them attempted to surreptitiously take a picture of the >> woman in the dress; at this point she confronted >> them. >> >>Her hypothesis to the underlying cause of this encounter was that >> it was the result of "internalized sexism due to patriarchal >> standards of behavior." >> >>So when two women make fun of another woman, it's still men's fault. > > Camille talks fast and makes a lot of points... one being that > universities no longer teach kids to think. She calls the situation > incurable, hopeless. I've seen the effect big-time in recent job > applicants. It's scary. My latest hire is a young woman who went to > engineering school in Mexico. All the local applicants were > certificated airheads. > > Camille's a hoot. >
I sent a copy of that "basic EE test" that you posted a while back, the one involving just a BJT and an emitter resistor, to friend of mine from IRC who is a computer science major at a big US university. He gave it to three of his friends in the EE department - one working on a BS, the other working on masters, and the other working on a PhD. The PhD student nailed it, but the other two were hopelessly wrong. The comp sci student actually made a better guess at it having probably only had exposure to to electronics in a physics class or an embedded systems class or something. It's like the EE version of FizzBuzz, which is a basic competency test for programmers. It's rather scary that two out of three in this admittedly small sample didn't pass. These guys will probably go on to have jobs in the industry eventually, while I try to do my best having not completed college (due to factors beyond my control.) One tries not to be too bitter. -- ----Android NewsGroup Reader---- http://usenet.sinaapp.com/
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:05:32 PM UTC-4, John Larkin wrote:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0
The woman is blithering...just as likely to see her as a case study for something or another in the DSM.
> > > -- > > John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc > picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers > > jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com > http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:51:30 -0700 (PDT),
bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com wrote:

>On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:05:32 PM UTC-4, John Larkin wrote: >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 > > >The woman is blithering...just as likely to see her as a case study for something or another in the DSM. >
I knew you'd disapprove of Camille. That wasn't much of a prediction: you disapprove of everything. -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com http://www.highlandtechnology.com
On Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:05:28 -0700, the renowned John Larkin
<jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

> >https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0
Awesome. Don't agree with everything, but we need more like her. Best regards, Spehro Pefhany -- "it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward" speff@interlog.com Info for manufacturers: http://www.trexon.com Embedded software/hardware/analog Info for designers: http://www.speff.com
On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:05:32 PM UTC-4, John Larkin wrote:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 > > > -- > > John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc > picosecond timing laser drivers and controllers > > jlarkin att highlandtechnology dott com > http://www.highlandtechnology.com
Nice, I wish she wasn't so reserved. :^) The current notion that everyone should go to college, seems crazy to me. Along with a hundred other good points. Her views on Hillary are refreshing. George H.
On Sunday, 22 March 2015 14:44:13 UTC+11, George Herold  wrote:
> On Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:05:32 PM UTC-4, John Larkin wrote: > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88_3AhU0-B0 > > Nice, I wish she wasn't so reserved. :^) > > The current notion that everyone should go to college, > seems crazy to me. Along with a hundred other good points. > Her views on Hillary are refreshing.
I don't know about the USA but in Australia, about 40% of the people who start a university education give it up before they get any kind of degree. The success rate is higher for the people who emerge from secondary education with very good results - about of them 95% emerge with a degree and the 5% who don't turn out to be nuts of some kind or other - but the Australian example I knew about was for a medical degree, where out of 800 formally qualified applicants, only 200 would get in, and while the top 100 had the 95% chance of emerging with the degree, the next 100 were back at 60%. In less popular subjects, where students who only just reached university entrance levels could still enroll, the minimally qualified group still had a 40% chance of emerging with a degree. University education clearly isn't for everybody, but we obviously need better tools for working out who is going to benefit from it, and some kind of scheme for moving people out of it - and into some kind of training that works for them - without labelling them as failures, or putting them off all knowledge-based work. -- Bill Sloman, Sydney