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  1. All part of the ongoing war on intelligence and knowledge? It looks like it
    is the only one the US is winning!
  2. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    I can buy gallons of hydrochloric and sulfuric acids at most any
    hardware store or Home Depot. Ditto all sorts of organics. Some
    specific Meth precursors are getting hard to buy, which is good...
    meth does a lot of harm.

    There are lots of mail-order lab-ware suppliers around. What states
    are you referring to? Have they shut down all their school chem labs,
    university chemistry departments, pharmacies, and pathology labs?

    Tube-type (20 KV color) TV's are still on sale, as are plasma
    displays, hv backlit LCDs, ionizers, copy machines, neon signs, bug
    zappers, microwave ovens. And there are plenty of HV fets, diodes,
    transformers, and power supplies in the Mouser catalog. All that
    whining is uninformed nonsense.
    How many scientific Nobel prizes has Canada scored lately? I can't
    remember seeing a Canadian electronic or scientific instrument that
    looks worth buying. There certainly must be some, but there's no
    obvious glaring intellectual advantage that Canada's advanced social
    policies have created. You may dislike Americans, but to claim the US
    is short on intelligence and knowledge is, well, stupid.

  3. Zak

    Zak Guest

    Could it be that instead military funding is also part research funding?

  4. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

  5. Barry Lennox

    Barry Lennox Guest

    There's still lots of chemicals available over the counter under the
    guise of industrial, common or trade names, you just have to hunt them
    down. There's some websites that help.

    Given the vast number of drug labs that they bust (and I guess that
    might be the tip of the iceberg) restrictions on the procurement of
    chemicals is an abject failure.

    I understood posssion *without lawful excuse* was the offence. A home
    chemical lab for experimenting surely is lawful Surely it's the same
    as building a simple 555 timer, it could be used for experimenting,
    hacking, learning, messing about, or; as a bomb timer. Does that mean
    that possession of 555's is a felony?

  6. Good point, I dont need one either.

    They must have done something....

  7. On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:29:27 +1300, in Barry
    Ask Boston ;-)

  8. To assess public opinion on creationism, Gallup asked:

    Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin
    and development of human beings?
    1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced
    forms of life, but God guided this process,
    2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced
    forms of life, but God had no part in this process,
    3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time
    within the last 10,000 years or so?

    Polled in November 2004, 38% of respondents chose (1), 13% chose (2), 45%
    chose (3), and 4% offered a different or no opinion. These results are also
    similar to those from previous Gallup polls, which extend back to 1982.

    83% think it was a god? The war on intelligence and knowledge has been won!


    Sixth-Grader Gets Perfect SAT Math Score

    TaeHun Kim Takes Geometry Class At Campus Middle School

    DENVER -- A sixth-grader at Campus Middle School is getting big kudos for
    getting a perfect score on the math portion of his SATs.

    TaeHun Kim scored an 800 on the math portion of the SAT, which he took in
    January at Cherry Creek High School.

    "Few high school students achieve a perfect SAT score, but Tae's
    accomplishing that feat as a sixth-grader is rare indeed. Testing is not
    completed for 2005-2006; however, last year, no sixth or seventh grade
    student in the seven western states served by the Rocky Mountain Talent
    Search scored 800. An average score for the talented sixth-graders eligible
    to take the SAT was 452," said Cherry Creek Schools spokeswoman Tustin
    Amole. "Last year, Tae took the PLUS test and achieved the highest math,
    verbal, and composite scores in the region."

    Kim is currently in an eighth grade honors geometry class at Campus Middle

    "Tae amazes me with his incredible mathematical mind. He typically sees
    several ways to solve problems. I'm sure we will continue to see great
    things from him in the years to come," said Kim's geometry teacher Tim

    Kim is also a member of the school's Mathcounts team, but his interests
    extend beyond math, school officials said.

    "He enjoys video games, origami, chess, and Anime and reads with the same
    passion he brings to his math studies," Amole said.
  9. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Why do you have such contempt for ordinary people and their beliefs?
    Are Canadians much different? Do you have similar contempt for
    Buddhists and Intuits and everybody else with spiritual beliefs?

    I don't believe much of that stuff, but I sure don't feel superior,
    much less mocking, to those that do. Actually, I rather envy them
    having something bigger than themselves that they can believe in.

    Well, what do you believe in? Cartoon animation?
    I got an 800 on my math SAT (but only 720 on the verbal) but that was
    before they dumbed it down. Taking multiple-choice tests like this is
    a peculiar talent.

  10. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    Since 1990..

    Bertram N. Brockhouse, Physics, 1994
    Rudolph Marcus*, Chemistry, 1992
    Michael Smith, United Kingdom, Chemistry, 1993
    Richard E. Taylor, Physics, 1990

  11. What the hell is wrong with YOU? Why are you so threatened by even the
    slightest criticism, but feel perfectly OK criticizing every other country
    on earth, not to mention bombing the shit out of many at various times?
    That's the sign of a very immature people. What next? You'll copy the
    Germans and declare you are the master race?

    For a nation who noisily flaunts your principles in everyone else's face you
    sure don't like to stand up for them.
    Why is being delusional better than being rational? You may believe your
    asshole is the centre of the universe but don't expect me to worship it - or
    give it a tax deduction. I'd rather give a tax deduction to doughnut shops -
    they serve a useful purpose.
    I've seen animated cartoons. They exist.
  12. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    For the record, I have never criticized every other country on earth
    (actually, very few of them, although I hear Tierra del Fuego is
    unpleasant most of the time) and I have never blown up anything bigger
    than an M80.
    You can't accuse 300 million people, who elect a new government every
    few years, of sustained hypocracy. Well, actually, you do.

  13. Of course, what you should have said is "I don't care about the original
    topic of this thread, I'll reply to make some commentary, and cross-post
    it to in addition to the original
    sci.electronics.components because I'm more interested in this off-topic
    stuff than in commenting in the original newsgroup about the original

    Sometims not saying anything is more effective than trying to chime into
    every thread.

  14. John  Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Half, shared with someone from another country.
    Now a US citizen, at Caltech.
    UK? Half, again shared with a non-Canadian.
    1/3, shared ditto; affiliated with Stanford University.

    I don't mean to bash Canada, a nice place with very nice people, but
    when a Canadian claims that the US is "part of the ongoing war on
    intelligence and knowledge" I get a little skeptical. This is the same
    guy who bashes Americans for being fat but won't say how much he

    Guess which country all those Nobels were shared with?

  15. kell

    kell Guest

    I got the very same scores as you did (800/720) in 1993(the scoring
    adjustment came a year or two after that).
  16. kell

    kell Guest

    Eat some whale blubber. It has a calming effect.

  17. That's the prototype of the one they built to change Homer's
    diapers. When they say 500 pounds, they mean it. They won't hold an
    extra ounce.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  18. Guest

    One can criticise ordinary people when they believe claims for which
    there is absolutely no objective evidence.
    The usual criticism is to call them gullible, and point ot that they
    are being deluded by religious leaders who make a nice income out of
    peddling this kind of rubbish.

    What are they believing in that is bigger than themselves? You've
    measured a god recently?
    Cartoon animations do exist. Their relation to reality isn't all that
    direct, but then again, nobody is being asked to worship them, or to
    support missionaries who go out and try to persuade other suckers to
    worship them.
  19. Read the history of the discovery of insulin. Compare with US 'drug
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