Recursive loopJune 25, 2021 Tim WorstallEducation26 Comments "Trigger Warning" is itself now "violent language" https://t.co/Wlin3whhF9 pic.twitter.com/aZqtLvDEYP — Wesley Yang (@wesyang) June 24, 2021 We’re getting to the point that the universe will be inherited by those who didn’t go to college….. previousNonextSomebody loves him then 26 thoughts on “Recursive loop” SadButMadLad June 25, 2021 at 6:26 am And their getting their evidence from made up myths. The rule of thumb was not based on a law. Even Wikipedia says the law didn’t exist. Andrew C June 25, 2021 at 6:31 am “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.” George Orwell, 1984 Bloke in North Dorset June 25, 2021 at 6:38 am I didn’t know that about picnics, you live and learn. I suppose that means Teddy Bear should now have trigger warnings because of their propensity to have picnics. Oops, I should have included a warning at the start of that second sentence. Can I use sentence? People are sentenced to death and more black people are sentenced to death …. Andrew C June 25, 2021 at 6:43 am BiND “Bloke” has very…er…blokey connotations so is a bit too macho. North could easily be associated with the North v South divide, not to mention the American Civil war and probably something bad happened to someone from an Ethic minority in Dorset (which is a very white county). Could you change your name on here to “in”? KevinS June 25, 2021 at 7:03 am Words fail me ………….. if I’m allowed to say that given that “fail” may be seen to have negative connotations? bloke in spain June 25, 2021 at 7:13 am @SBML Even Wiki gets it arse about face. Rule is in the sense of measure & the imperial inch is an approximation of the the width of the thumb. Yes. That way round. You have to think about the way people made things before standardisation. Each craftman’s measures were his own. The width of his thumb was an available & useful small interval of length. That the width of his thumb differed from that of another craftman’s was irrelevant. As long as his measures were internally consistent he could design & make something. If it was necessary to interface with another’s measures – make a door to fit a frame – he measured the frame with his measures & made the door & it fit. Grikath June 25, 2021 at 7:40 am hmm.. yeah.. Not the Lions™ for this lot.. Maybe a nice shower with fire-ants? Bloke in Wales June 25, 2021 at 7:50 am the imperial inch is an approximation of the the width of the thumb. I thought the inch was the length of the thumb from knuckle to tip bloke in spain June 25, 2021 at 7:53 am “We’re getting to the point that the universe will be inherited by those who didn’t go to college…..” Always been true, though, hasn’t it? All the things that are really necessary to life get done by the non-college educated. They stop doing what they’re doing & you starve in a pool of your own shit. And it’s getting to a point where a lot of them are considering their options. JuliaM June 25, 2021 at 7:54 am @SBML: shades of ‘nitty gritty’..? rhoda klapp June 25, 2021 at 7:55 am Isn’t the thumb/stick rule from the Middle East, so to speak? Of course ‘British’ men may well use it. bloke in spain June 25, 2021 at 7:56 am FFS! BiW. Measure your thumb. You’re permitted to use your other hand. MC June 25, 2021 at 8:15 am All the things that are really necessary to life get done by the non-college educated. Indeed, who else are we going to call on to pull the liberal universities down and sow the ground with salt? The Meissen Bison June 25, 2021 at 8:25 am Should Winnie the Pooh have a Tigger Warning? Bloke in Wales June 25, 2021 at 8:36 am BiW. Measure your thumb. You’re permitted to use your other hand. length 1.25″ width .75″ And a quick duckduckgo suggests I’m not the only one to use that rule of thumb: first hit is https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/ways-to-measure-without-ruler-2366642 One inch (2.5 cm) is roughly the measurement from the top knuckle on your thumb to your thumb tip. Tim the Coder June 25, 2021 at 8:39 am How nice. Someone has compiled a list of phrases to use to deter time-wasters and morons. Many thanks. Tim the Coder June 25, 2021 at 8:41 am @TMB Winnie the Pooh is already forbidden. Some similarity to a short chubby head-wallah in China, I believe! So Tigger-Trigger Warning squared. …are we allowed to refer to white-supremacist maths? Kevin B June 25, 2021 at 8:53 am And of course, picnic comes from the French phrase ‘pique nique’ so the Teddy Bears should probably get away with it. Tractor Gent June 25, 2021 at 9:07 am I’m sure they’ll throw Theodore Roosevelt under the bus soon, so Teddy Bears are on notice! bloke in spain June 25, 2021 at 9:13 am @TG I should think the leader of the Rough Rider’s of San Juan hill has been on the woke shitlist for quite a time. He stood for everything they hate. America for a start. SadButMadLad June 25, 2021 at 10:24 am My thumb is 1″ wide and 1.5″ from first knuckle to tip. philip June 25, 2021 at 11:46 am Pouce (fr) = thumb, inch. French plumbers still use imperial. Chris Miller June 25, 2021 at 12:07 pm French TV screens are measured in pouces, as well. Stonyground June 25, 2021 at 12:10 pm I thought that picnic was an IT Support term meaning problem in chair not in computer. Stonyground June 25, 2021 at 1:46 pm “In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.” What about real crime, if we eliminate the word stab from the vocabulary will the imported Londoners stop doing it due to not knowing what to call it? Jack the dog June 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm More Orwell: ” if there is any hope it lies with the Proles” Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.