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Goldfish are capable of navigating on land, Israeli researchers have found, after training fish to drive. The team at Ben-Gurion University developed an FOV - a fish-operated vehicle. The robotic car is fitted with lidar, a remote sensing technology that uses pulsed laser light to collect data on the vehicle's ground location and the fish's whereabouts inside a mounted water tank. A computer, camera, electric motors, and omni-wheels give the fish control of the vehicle.

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WTP

So...since my circle of people whose opinions I trust...ok, not so much trust entirely but maybe consider rational...has shrunk to people here...well some people here...ok, most people here but don't make me say which ones...and this specific to the Yank side of the pond...did any of you compatriots catch Biden's speech in Atlanta yesterday?

pst314

No, I rarely bother, figuring that anything he says will be lies and foolishness.

WTP

Snipers.

Pilots.

OK...so I am just shooting from the hip here, going on just the surface of stories that I've seen about Soviet women and their numerous significant accomplishments in WWII, and honestly I truly want to believe...and kinda do believe mostly in regard to snipers (Annie Oakley, etc.)...but why, if these women were so successful...oh, also Valentina Tereshkova...why were there no significant women in the political leadership of the USSR? Where was their Margaret Thatcher or Jean Kilpatrick? If these other women were the real deal, well...I got questions.

Also, just got back from happy hour down by the beach. Wife had asked if she might need a jacket. I said no, it's like 72F. We walk half way there and she says I should have told her to bring a jacket but...it's ok. Where does this put me on the misogyny scale re jackets?

pst314

Those racist...traffic cameras.

Left-wing "public interest" publication discovers that traffic cameras force black and latino drivers to break the traffic laws.

asiaseen

True stories

This Teenager Killed Nazis With Her Sister During WWII

It's what siblings are for...maybe a slight grammatical re-arrangement of this headline is in order?

asiaseen

Racist traffic cameras

The lack of any sign of intellectual rigour in that ProPublica article is quite astounding - but par for the course I guess.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

...why were there no significant women in the political leadership of the USSR?

There were, for example, Secretaries of The Central Committee, but seeing them named in the western press would be the same as seeing female politicians of Kansas named in the Chelyabinsk Daily Sludge.

Where does this put me on the misogyny scale re jackets?

1 SD to the right.

WTP

There were, for example, Secretaries of The Central Committee, but seeing them named in the western press would be the same as seeing female politicians of Kansas named in the Chelyabinsk Daily Sludge.

But that's kinda my point. Maggie Thatcher and Jean Kilpatrick held significant influence if not outright power on the international stage. Perhaps I missed it but was there ever a woman representing the USSR at the UN? As a foreign minister? As ambassador to the US or UK? Someone whom the USSR relied upon for influence with entities outside the USSR? A Gromyko or Shevardnadze?

Daniel Ream

No. Russians, regardless of their current political vogue, are a practical people. They respect strength, and they know the nations they deal with respect strength, and they know that female politicians do not project that image.

Daniel Ream

There's also the fact that it's seems to be a worldwide phenomenon that the more wealthy and free a society is, the more women will choose traditionally female sex role occupations. That many women in the USSR engaged in traditionally male roles - be it military or labour/manufacturing - has as much to do with extreme poverty and oppression as the New Soviet Woman ideology.

Darleen

the more women will choose traditionally female sex role occupations.

I happen to agree. But that freedom to choose to pursue what one is good at is part and parcel of individual agency regardless of sex. Awesome pilots or snipers or general contractors or landscape designers or architects or engineers or brain surgeons who happen to be female may never hold significant parity with males. But society would miss out on worthy talent to arbitrarily exclude them from participation.

Pooklord

they know the nations they deal with respect strength, and they know that female politicians do not project that image.

It's not "strength", it's resolve and will. As such it doesn't have much to do with gender; think Canada's current PM vs Margaret Thatcher, for example.

Tim T

Words of Wisdom from https://m.imgur.com/gallery/8S6MmW7?fbclid=IwAR3RpxeGbb_dScz1Qy9PXbpae__NEsTFA5IoA2ZvXUdz8rZFrDNszijfMgo”>Bush Barbie.

Tim T

Sorry about that - not sure what happened. Bush Barbie link here:

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/8S6MmW7?fbclid=IwAR3RpxeGbb_dScz1Qy9PXbpae__NEsTFA5IoA2ZvXUdz8rZFrDNszijfMgo

Bigland

I’m not sure what you’re driving at.

Said the scientist to the fish.

asiaseen

I’m not sure who's driving

So the fish line drawing bumper sticker now has a different meaning

Jacobus

Darleen: I have 3 girls (grown now). I taught them to use tools...

Bought a cordless drill and drill index for my youngest daughter this holiday season (mostly to facilitate the return of my own items that she had borrowed). She lives in a dorm house with six other kids, male and female but she is the only one who knows how to mount a towel rack, fix a picture frame, or perform other small repairs.

My daughters (3 as well) have all been taught that in a physical confrontation with a male, the best choice is to simply run. If they are being restrained, they are to look for an opportunity to break the hold and then run. Without a weapon, hitting back is mostly likely just going to anger the attacker.

And since here in Canada, our wise governments have decreed that guns, knives, mace and even pepper spray are all illegal, flight is the only option.

pst314

The lack of any sign of intellectual rigour in that ProPublica article is quite astounding - but par for the course I guess.

No guessing needed: ProPublica was created as a propaganda organ for the far left. Malevolent dishonesty is par for the course.

pst314

There's also the fact that it's seems to be a worldwide phenomenon that the more wealthy and free a society is, the more women will choose traditionally female sex role occupations.

Jordan Peterson has discussed this on various occasions. Here is just one example on his website.

pst314

Jordan Peterson has discussed this on various occasions.

This is another area in which the Smart Set cling tightly to their radical egalitarian delusions. In my personal experience they will refuse to deal with evidence that contradicts their leftist religion.

Governor Squid

Wife had asked if she might need a jacket.

There's a maxim among sailors that says, "If you're wondering whether you should put a reef in the mainsail, you should have already put a reef in." I figured the corollary among women was "If you're wondering whether you should bring a jacket, you should have already reached for your jacket."

Hopefully you were able to hold her close to help her keep warm!

WTP

Hopefully you were able to hold her close to help her keep warm!

Heh...well I was the one walking the dog and the sidewalks here are not very wide, so...

Darleen

Without a weapon, hitting back is mostly likely just going to anger the attacker.

If one is actually being restrained, a woman has to just "let go" and do anything - Berserker style - to break free. Too many women are squeamish about hurting others and tend, even in dangerous situations, to hesitate.

The Bureau of Investigation attached to my DA office (sworn/trained officers) gave the women in our office some self-defense lessons based on the model you taught your daughters -- GET AWAY. And if you're grabbed, break free and GET AWAY. Even if the person has a gun, RUN.

Part of the lessons included one of the larger officers in full defensive gear "grabbing us" and we were to really put every bit of effort into kicking, etc, against this guy to get away. It was amazing to watch that almost all the women just couldn't let go and really put all effort into physically reacting to this man trying to drag them away.

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