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Topic: code and nods
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:39:44 PM
RuthP wrote:
Romany wrote:

I actually harbour a dark secret about the wretched hard-hats - need I say anything more than "Eeeeuuue!! Hat hair!"

(And I don't reckon anyone would get out of an Australian site alive - no matter what their gender - if they turned up in pink toe-caps!)

In the US, some women working construction sites swear by painting the handles of their tools pink. It apparently vastly reduces the number of tools that "walk off" into someone else's box.


Tsk, tsk, tsk, ... Shame on you Has no one told them that it is sexist to associate the color pink with females? I am aghast! How politically incorrect of them!

All the handles on tools should look the same - that's equality.
If the tools of the men sometimes "walk off", then the tools of the women should be subject to the same standard, right?
Whistle .


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: sentence again
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:17:48 PM
Atatürk wrote:
You have been very helpful. Thank you so much.

What's your opinion about the use of 'former'?
If you think it may be confusing, you could alter the wording just a bit.

Snyder also believes that adults who exhibit higher levels of hope have actually experienced as much failure as have other people, but hopeful people have nurtured the belief that they can deal with challenges and cope with troubles.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: Oops...heh,heh,heh
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:29:35 PM
I just had to laugh at this, and shake my head.

Headline:


Climate Scientists Discover Error in Major Ocean-Warming Study

"Two researchers have been forced to issue a major correction to a recent study indicating oceans have been warming at a significantly higher rate than previously thought due to climate change.

The paper, published October 31 in the scientific journal Nature, suggested ocean temperatures have risen roughly 60 percent higher than estimated by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But, after errors in the authors’ methodology were identified, they realized their findings were roughly in line with those of the IPCC, after all.
Notice here that it was NOT the climate scientists who discovered the error, it was a skeptic of climate science!

The researchers’ alarming findings were uncritically reported by numerous mainstream-media outlets but Nic Lewis, a mathematician and popular critic of the consensus on man-made climate change, quickly identified errors.

“The findings of the . . . paper were peer reviewed and published in the world’s premier scientific journal and were given wide coverage in the English-speaking media,” Lewis wrote in a critique of the paper. “Despite this, a quick review of the first page of the paper was sufficient to raise doubts as to the accuracy of its results.”
[Emphasis FD.]

Ralph Keeling, a climate scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography who co-authored the paper, said he and his partner, Laure Resplandy of Princeton, quickly realized the implications of their mistake once Lewis pointed it out.

“When we were confronted with his insight it became immediately clear there was an issue there,” he said. “We’re grateful to have it be pointed out quickly so that we could correct it quickly.”
Of course they were...sure. So grateful they didn't even bother to double-check their "research" for errors, and neither did anyone else, and it was apparent on the very first page of the report.

After correcting their mistake, Keeling said their research indicates oceans are warming only slightly faster than previously thought, not dramatically faster as they initially reported. Keeling said the miscalculation was made when they were calculating their margin of error, which had a larger range (10 to 70 percent) than they initially believed.

“Our error margins are too big now to really weigh in on the precise amount of warming that’s going on in the ocean,” Keeling said. “We really muffed the error margins.”

The IPCC released a report last month calling on governments to take drastic action to combat climate change. According to the report, global carbon emissions must be cut by 20 percent by 2030 and completely eliminated by 2075 in order to prevent temperatures from rising two degrees above pre-industrial levels, at which point coastal areas would be completely flooded and hundreds of millions of people would be in danger of starvation.
But even though they were wrong, and did sloppy work, don't think about that. Just concentrate on the fear mongering: coastal areas will be completely flooded and millions will die! (rotflmao...sure)



We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: sentence again
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:15:11 PM
Atatürk wrote:

Only one.

Snyder also believes that adults who exhibit higher levels of hope have actually experienced as much failure as have other people, but they have nurtured the belief that they can deal with challenges and cope with troubles.



Any improvements?


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: my sentence...
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:13:39 PM
Atatürk wrote:

It's not bad, but as I read it, a few word changes came to mind that I thought read a bit better.

Finding purpose in life, gaining energy for work, keeping happiness and balance in life, self-confidence, maintaining equanimity, adapting to different conditions, and establishing supremacy, all can be considered as some of the positive effects of promoting one’s hope.

Would you suggest any improvement?


Finding purpose in life, a desire to work, maintaining happiness and balance in life, a sense of self-confidence, maintaining equanimity, adapting to different conditions, and a desire to become the best one can be, all can be considered as some of the positive effects of cultivating hope.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: help them selves
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 5:04:25 PM
Atatürk wrote:
People suffering from dysthymia often think of their condition as irremeable and believe that neither can they help them selves nor can others be of help to them.


Is it correct?


The word "irremeable" is a very odd word that I think most people will not know. I think "irreversible" would fit better. That said, I would reword the "neither...nor" pairing.


People suffering from dysthymia often think of their condition as irreversible and believe that they can neither help themselves, nor be helped by others.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: sentence correction
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:35:25 PM
Atatürk wrote:
The results of this study also show that the hope therapy given to the patients has increased the abilities: forgiveness, modesty and humility, prudence, and self-regulation, with potencies at 40, 73,17, and 40 percent respectively.

How can the above be improved?


The results of this study show that patients receiving hope therapy increased their capacities for forgiveness, modesty and humility, prudence, and self-regulation, with potencies at 40, 73,17, and 40 percent, respectively.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: writing .
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:29:32 PM
Atatürk wrote:
In fact, a good amount of hope can be helpful in coping with the situations in which an individual is either purposeless (feeling complacent), or does not dare contemplate goals.

Would you have any improvements?


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: improvement
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:25:53 PM
Atatürk wrote:

That can be one of the reasons that so much investment has been made on hope and its enhancement in programs and regiments associated with mental health and dealing with stressful situations in modern life.

Any improvement?


I'm assuming success is that reason, but I also noticed a typo.

That can be one of the reasons so much has been invested in hope-enhancement programs and regimens associated with mental health, and in dealing with stressful situations in modern life.




We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
Topic: setence proof
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:35:36 PM
Atatürk wrote:

Talk and expectations won't increase the possibility of events happening. What is needed is a proper attitude for whatever the future brings. So I would do a bit of rewording.

Talking about future and expecting desirable events, and behaving in a confident way will increase the possibility of those events, as hope, optimism, prudence and foresight express a cognitive and motivational sense towards future.

Any improvement?


Cognitive hope, optimism, prudence and foresight can provide a solid motivation and necessary confidence in dealing with future events as they occur.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit

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