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From a reader:

I saw the claim going around that ChatGPT scored 1050 on the SAT,

This text based bot had major problems dealing with graphical questions.

so I wondered what its score would be if the old analogy section was included.

My half-hearted attempt to answer this question suggests it would score close to the ceiling even on the Miller’s Analogy Test (160+ IQ equivalent ceiling). I didn’t find any questions online that ChatGPT couldn’t answer correctly while explaining its reasoning. Sandpaper : Abrasive :: Emollient : are answered and explained perfectly.

I created some of my own questions that were similar to those online but about subjects unlikely to appear on the MAT/SAT practice tests to make sure it wasn’t regurgitating its training data, but it still answered all of my questions correctly.

I’ve included a screenshot to give you an idea of its output in case you’d like to investigate more thoroughly.

 
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  1. If Ron’s shiny new SailerBot ever gets tired of telling us about its kith and kin. there’s stuff in the real world going on.

    Over two-dozen people were arrested in Germany on Wednesday for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government,

    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/germany-arrests-dozens-accused-plotting-overthrow-government

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Bill Jones

    3,000 German police and military caught more than 2 dozen evil Nazis 25 exactly, so more than 2 dozen, plotting to overthrow the government.

    A few days ago about 7/45 am 2 German, German girls were walking to school. 3 Eritian men ran out of their poor pitiful pathetic refugee shelter . Used knives to kill the 14 year old 13 year old still alive.

    German police issued statement that one Eritian was arrested. But cautioned that German Germans should not use the incident to stir up in correct thoughts about African refugees.

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    Replies: @Muggles, @AnotherDad, @but an humble craftsman, @Gabe Ruth

    , @Cato
    @Bill Jones

    The plotters in Germany were pathetically delusional royalists trying to restore monarchism to Germany. Even the Moonies would have a better chance of taking over Germany.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

  2. ChatGPT Would Have Aced the Old SAT

    Maybe. But I just Googled “pregnant emoji”, and the majority of the first page of hits consisted of men. The first man on DuckDuckGo came in #114.

    If men could get pregnant…

    [MORE]

    they’d be women.

    • Replies: @ArthurinCali
    @Reg Cæsar

    Sigh...The slog towards total idiocracy marches forward.


    "A pregnant man emoji is here and it’s about damn time."

    https://www.todaysparent.com/blogs/trending/a-pregnant-man-emoji-is-here-and-its-about-damn-time/

    , @Gandydancer
    @Reg Cæsar


    I just Googled “pregnant emoji”, and the majority of the first page of hits consisted of men.
     
    Strange. I did that and one of the images was of 3 pregnant men, but all the rest were women. Now, it's surprising ANY were of men, but maybe there was a transient effect of some story.

    edit: Ah, yes. Followed the 3-men link to a NRO story on "Apple adds pregnant men emoji".

    I duidn't pursue it further, but, yes, a blip.

    Replies: @Gandydancer

  3. OT — Major failure for the “professionals” under the consistently clueless Anthony Blinken. Brett Griner, the totally worthless and politically meaningless tranny baller who thought that it would be a good idea to smuggle drugs into Russia, has been traded for arms dealer Viktor Bout, who we did not want to release and who we had good reason to not release. Bai Dien doesn’t know what day it is but his handlers are nearly as dumb.

    • Replies: @Unintended Consequence
    @J.Ross

    "Bai Dien doesn’t know what day it is but his handlers are nearly as dumb."

    I have an inkling that the Biden administration just capitulated on Ukraine. This deal 6 months ago would have cost Russia 2 Americans for Bout. Now Biden's people are content with one nonmilitary prisoner in a swap when originally they refused to compromise? Look for Zelensky to be bought off or made into a villain and the focus switched to Taiwan. The Saudis just made a mockery of Biden's efforts to appease MBS by offering immunity from prosecution for Kashoggi by buddying up to China. China, likewise, let it be known they'll no longer be constrained in their dealings because of America's security concerns. The EEF is flexing its muscles and the military implications are unmistakable.

    , @clifford brown
    @J.Ross

    Brett Griner is a big deal for the media class. So a win from Biden's standpoint. I hope this is a good faith gesture to initiate a more sensible approach to the Ukraine debacle.

    Replies: @bomag

  4. • Replies: @Muggles
    @J.Ross

    I think this dear PhD. lady is telling everyone to spay or neuter their pet.

    Just like she wants to do to you, fella...

    Replies: @ArthurinCali

    , @Kratoklastes
    @J.Ross

    Lesby, Ann (get it?)... you're going to need persuasive evidence that's not David Thorne-esque trolling.

    Speaking of Thorne... Office Fight is short and hilarious, and gets better as the updates progress.

    Lets see ChatGPT write something that good, rather than being able to mimic Yank liberal arts simpletons. SAT Verbal should be dropped and replaced with SAT More Maths You Herberts.

  5. Anonymous[157] • Disclaimer says:

    O.T.

    Notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has just been freed in a positively mediaeval ‘hostage swap’ with American female, (and black lesbian), basket ball player Brittney Griner.

    Captured nobility of both nations freed in a straight forward swap of like for like.
    Richard coeur de lion and the popular medieval noble past time of chess, spring to mind.

  6. Off-topic: Our host’s podcast interview with Alex Kaschuta has been un-paywalled and is now freely available online.

    • Thanks: Rob
    • Replies: @Luke Lea
    @BenjaminL

    Link, please.

    Replies: @kb, @Reg Cæsar

  7. I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but “best answer” seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking. Therefore while I expect the higher aptitude to score higher on average, I believed this section would inject noise.

    These “best answer” questions work best on exams where some threshold score is desired. The need isn’t to make fine separations, but to separate capable from non-capable and the cut score is the minimum within reason.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    The old analogies section was wonderful. I know because I got everyone of them right. Which made up for my normal score on the math.

    778 verbal 663 math in 1960. Or how I got into a top 5 college. There were no SAT review courses then. The high schools didn’t do any SAT exam prep. In fact the high schools insisted there was no way to prepare for the SATs. I did remorse algebra 2 formulas because algebra is hard for girls. Geometry and trig are easy for girls for some reason. And I didn’t even have to write a slobbering sucking up essay about how I would use my degree to change the world. Or an essay about my greatest challenge and problems I overcame. My grades were mostly Bs because I refused to do homework. But my final exam scores made up for that.

    These SAT articles and comments are beyond pathetic. Middle aged and Old White people discussing a college entrance exam that is no longer used.

    Instead of endlessly prattling about the obsolete SATs go on college websites and read their SAT statements. “ We no longer require SAT submissions. “ “ Submit them if you wish. “
    But SAT scores will not affect your chances for admission”

    If any of you proles know the names of all the Ivy League colleges. Check out their websites and read the parts about the SATs. Not one Ivy League college wants them for the next 2 to 4 years. After which the policy will be re considered.

    No wonder the White race in America is ...... !!’n

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @AnotherDad
    @Dr. DoomNGloom


    I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but “best answer” seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking.
     
    Actually, analogies were the best section of the test. It actually tests something close to "reasoning ability" or real "intelligence". Hence, it had to go.

    I hear what you're saying about lateral thinking. I encountered a few where you think "hey, if you think about it, you could argue X because of Y." Which is indeed a tax on very smart active minds. But very few of the questions offered really credible "lateral thinking" answers that have anything near the "pop" of the straight up answer. What was needed was simply some good "lateral thinking" screeners to knock out those questions. And a smart person ought to be able to figure out the desired "right" answer in most of those cases.

    All in all, this was one of the best sections of the tests. The results--i'd bet--highly predictive of the sort of people actually capable of engaging meaningfully with college level work and getting something out of it beyond drunken partying and a degree.
    , @megabar
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    > I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but “best answer” seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking.

    I agree, but I do think these tests function pretty well overall. In theory, you could allow students to annotate ambiguous answers, and grade those annotations, but I'm not sure if that makes things better or worse. And it's impractical in any event.

    The IQ-denialists have one accurate point: that IQ is fetishized to the point that rank orders are given too much credibility. Graduating from elite school #2 is much better than graduating from elite school #8, and the difference in getting into these might depend on a few answers here and here.

    As usual, I don't have an easy solution to this (complex) problem. If I were hiring, I would probably lean on the prestige of the applicant's graduating institution as well, as it's a handy shortcut, and hiring well is hard. Since there are only so many prestige jobs available, there is a direct correlation between obsession in test prep and early-career income.

    Part of this is a natural result of globalism -- when you make the entire world play in one market, it becomes more uneven in compensation and more competitive.

    Replies: @bomag

  8. @BenjaminL
    Off-topic: Our host's podcast interview with Alex Kaschuta has been un-paywalled and is now freely available online.

    Replies: @Luke Lea

    Link, please.

    • Replies: @kb
    @Luke Lea

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KpPrGD4M1I

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Luke Lea

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/me-on-youtube/

  9. What is the e-folding time for GPT improvement? More specifically, how long will it be before this type of program can write a novel which is indistinguishable from work by a competent human author by 99% of readers? By 99.99% of readers?

    Now that the program is widely disseminated and is presumably based in the cloud and on exaflop supercomputers I suspect this improvement process will accelerate rapidly. This may be an example of Kurzweil’s singularity where the growth rate of improvement is exponential and the overall rate of change is so fast it defies human intuition.

    I wonder if the answer to my second question is zero, it already has happened when the correct computer is employed.

    What a sad time.

  10. @Luke Lea
    @BenjaminL

    Link, please.

    Replies: @kb, @Reg Cæsar

    • Thanks: Pixo
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @kb

    I risked the Shimmery threat and caught a few minutes. It appears Steve did the interview in the back room of a Men's Warehouse. It's a distinctive image, and funny. It wasn't intentional; it's his closet. It's unwittingly genius.

  11. Rule #1: Do not EVER try to explain comedy to another person.

    Rule #2: Do not ever, ever EVER try to explain comedy to a family member.

    “Aha, very funny, very good. Your choice is death. An excellent choice. But first… chichi.”

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    "Rule #2: Do not ever, ever EVER try to explain comedy to a family member."

    What if she's 87 years old?

  12. I’ve seen that gpt3 can’t do math very well. To which I say: lol.

    Arithmetic for computers is a super well-solved problem. There are calculators from the beginnings of integrated circuits that’ll still add two numbers, no?

    Maybe they need to work on an “executive function” AI that can choose between “GPT-ing” text and accessing a separate math module. I mean, thst’s sort of what the brain can do with different tasks using different parts of the brain. Then again, there is the “verbal everything” that tends to take over everything, but words have to refer to real things to be very useful.

    It just seems like giving GPT a dedicated math module, even just the basic operations, not like everything matlab can do, could open up a lot of utility.

    Finally, if GPT3 has trouble with algebra, does that say that algebra textbooks are really bad?

    Another finally, has anyone prompted chat GPT with “write an insightful essay on a topic of your choosing,” or “hello GPT, how are you doing today?”

    • Replies: @Milo Minderbinder
    @Rob

    I asked the GPTChat to calculate the area of a triangle with sides 8, 9 and 17 yards long. This is a trick question, but it came up with an answer of 52 square yards.

    A day later I asked the same question, it did the calculation, and came up with an imaginary number. It stated that there was no real answer, and thus this wasn't a triangle.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @jb
    @Rob

    The fact that GPT can write such convincing essays while being so bad at math suggests to me that maybe people are really bad at writing essays and just don't know it.

  13. ChatGPT Would Have Aced the Old SAT

    …..Just in time ,universities are doing away with SATs……..LSAT and MCATs are next….they be racist.

  14. @Rob
    I’ve seen that gpt3 can’t do math very well. To which I say: lol.

    Arithmetic for computers is a super well-solved problem. There are calculators from the beginnings of integrated circuits that’ll still add two numbers, no?

    Maybe they need to work on an “executive function” AI that can choose between “GPT-ing” text and accessing a separate math module. I mean, thst’s sort of what the brain can do with different tasks using different parts of the brain. Then again, there is the “verbal everything” that tends to take over everything, but words have to refer to real things to be very useful.

    It just seems like giving GPT a dedicated math module, even just the basic operations, not like everything matlab can do, could open up a lot of utility.

    Finally, if GPT3 has trouble with algebra, does that say that algebra textbooks are really bad?

    Another finally, has anyone prompted chat GPT with “write an insightful essay on a topic of your choosing,” or “hello GPT, how are you doing today?”

    Replies: @Milo Minderbinder, @jb

    I asked the GPTChat to calculate the area of a triangle with sides 8, 9 and 17 yards long. This is a trick question, but it came up with an answer of 52 square yards.

    A day later I asked the same question, it did the calculation, and came up with an imaginary number. It stated that there was no real answer, and thus this wasn’t a triangle.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Milo Minderbinder

    The answer is zero, and GPTChat was right the second time in saying that the "triangle" is not a triangle.

  15. Statistics for employment-based green cards.

    These statistics only cover green cards awarded to employer-sponsored foreign workers. Not family-based immigrants (the large majority of visas) or refugees .

    Most of these employment-based green cards go to IT/software personnel, usually working for large companies and making 6 figure salaries. There are a smaller number of scientists, engineers, and medical staff too.

    Between 2019 and 2022, 758,358 employment-based green cards were handed to foreigners. What an amazing number. In just 4 years!

    It’s amazing how many good-paying jobs are being given to foreigners. No wonder Millenials & Zoomers are having a tough time establishing themselves.

    It’s criminal how underdiscussed these issues are in today’s America.

    One gets the sense that the great replacement is real.

    • Thanks: Polistra, Alden
    • Replies: @ArthurinCali
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Very informative, and disturbing post on the extreme number of visas being approved. The part about the agency working 7 days a week to push as many through, with congressional funding to do that, is more proof that there is a solid purpose behind it all.

    OT This is kinda embarrassing, but could you tell me how you insert twitter links and pictures into a comment? I googled, messed with the comment and cannot figure it out. Thanks.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Houston 1992
    @JohnnyWalker123

    1) Per workday that is approx one thousand per day.

    2) how many computer science graduates did all USA schools produce in that period ? Perhaps 50K per annum * 4 or 200K. So it does place that number in perspective

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @Alden
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Thank you so much. It’s wonderful to read a Man of UNZ comment about the real vicious rigorously enforced No Whites Need Apply affirmative action laws that discriminate against us everywhere anywhere always our entire lives.

    Instead of the endless anti abortion anti labor union anti living wage anti tattoo anti girls green and pink hair colors Econ 101 UNZIAN idiocy that cannibal capitalists are entitled to pay poverty level wages.

    It’s very very very obvious that none of thr ancient codgers have young and middle aged adult children. If they did, they’d know why young Whites are 40 years old and don’t own a home aren’t married don’t have kids don’t have a stable career.

    That pink and green hair the ancient codgers rant about. It’s most popular among the young Asian girls and women the codgers prefer to young White women. And it’s cute and pretty among a sea of black hair.

    Affirmative action discrimination against Whites, black on White crime and race replacements are my issues.

    Not whether or not black and brown women I will never meet get abortions. Tattoos who cares?

    First sensible comment so far. Thank you so much.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    , @AnotherDad
    @JohnnyWalker123

    This is what my family fought for in the War, Korea, Vietnam. Can we get a do-over? And say "pass".

    Yep, there's a war on ... it just happens to be on us!

    , @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Millennials have a hard time establishing themselves because their boomer parents dont want to pay them a fair and livable wage. Thats why they hire immigrants.

    Why bother working when its probably more cost effective for their parents to hire immigrants to do slave labor for pennies while living 5 people to a 1 bedroom apartment?

    But besides that, there are no zoomers or millennials. It's not like boomers or gen Z actually had any kids, at least not the white ones. The great replacement happened 50 years ago when wbite women decided to never again have kids. Less than half of gen Z is white and barely half of millennials are.


    https://www.marketingcharts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Claritas-US-Pop-Distribution-by-Generation-Race-Ethnicity-Oct2020.pn


    It's not replacement it's sustained infertility among Caucasoid "females." Immigration is a drop in the bucket, dysfertility is a .45 caliber hole in that bucket.

    Also what your chart doesnt show is that there were nore visas awarded in 2019 than in 2022.

    Replies: @Alden

  16. Maybe it’s good that they got rid of the analogy section. I was sad to see it go; but if a chatbot can ace it, maybe it isn’t fundamentally difficult.

  17. @Reg Cæsar

    ChatGPT Would Have Aced the Old SAT
     
    Maybe. But I just Googled "pregnant emoji", and the majority of the first page of hits consisted of men. The first man on DuckDuckGo came in #114.

    If men could get pregnant...


    they'd be women.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Gandydancer

    Sigh…The slog towards total idiocracy marches forward.

    “A pregnant man emoji is here and it’s about damn time.”

    https://www.todaysparent.com/blogs/trending/a-pregnant-man-emoji-is-here-and-its-about-damn-time/

  18. @JohnnyWalker123
    Statistics for employment-based green cards.

    https://twitter.com/jayw_u/status/1600538267551686656

    These statistics only cover green cards awarded to employer-sponsored foreign workers. Not family-based immigrants (the large majority of visas) or refugees .

    Most of these employment-based green cards go to IT/software personnel, usually working for large companies and making 6 figure salaries. There are a smaller number of scientists, engineers, and medical staff too.

    Between 2019 and 2022, 758,358 employment-based green cards were handed to foreigners. What an amazing number. In just 4 years!

    It's amazing how many good-paying jobs are being given to foreigners. No wonder Millenials & Zoomers are having a tough time establishing themselves.

    It's criminal how underdiscussed these issues are in today's America.

    One gets the sense that the great replacement is real.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Houston 1992, @Alden, @AnotherDad, @Anon

    Very informative, and disturbing post on the extreme number of visas being approved. The part about the agency working 7 days a week to push as many through, with congressional funding to do that, is more proof that there is a solid purpose behind it all.

    OT This is kinda embarrassing, but could you tell me how you insert twitter links and pictures into a comment? I googled, messed with the comment and cannot figure it out. Thanks.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @ArthurinCali

    1. Left click (with the mouse) on the website bar and highlight the Twitter link.
    2. Right click (with the mouse) and select "Copy."
    3. Left click into the comment box on the Unz site.
    4. Right click and select "Paste."

    You don't have to really do anything. Just paste the Twitter link into the comment box.

    Sometimes, when you post a Twitter link into the commenting box, the full text & picture don't show up until the moderator approves the comments.

    Hope this was helpful.

  19. @Rob
    I’ve seen that gpt3 can’t do math very well. To which I say: lol.

    Arithmetic for computers is a super well-solved problem. There are calculators from the beginnings of integrated circuits that’ll still add two numbers, no?

    Maybe they need to work on an “executive function” AI that can choose between “GPT-ing” text and accessing a separate math module. I mean, thst’s sort of what the brain can do with different tasks using different parts of the brain. Then again, there is the “verbal everything” that tends to take over everything, but words have to refer to real things to be very useful.

    It just seems like giving GPT a dedicated math module, even just the basic operations, not like everything matlab can do, could open up a lot of utility.

    Finally, if GPT3 has trouble with algebra, does that say that algebra textbooks are really bad?

    Another finally, has anyone prompted chat GPT with “write an insightful essay on a topic of your choosing,” or “hello GPT, how are you doing today?”

    Replies: @Milo Minderbinder, @jb

    The fact that GPT can write such convincing essays while being so bad at math suggests to me that maybe people are really bad at writing essays and just don’t know it.

  20. When you write about GPT3’s triumphs, could you supply a link where we can try it out ourselves? I’ve searched under things like “gpt3 demo” and “gpt3 examples”. All I’ve found are sites that give me tools to build my own app, and a few with apps built by other people but in very narrowly tailored domains.
    From your posts I’ve gotten the idea that there’s an app somewhere that will carry on an intelligent conversation with me on the subject of my choice.

    • Replies: @ArthurinCali
    @International Jew

    Here is the link. It requires a sign-up to login and use, but its pretty easy.


    https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/

  21. “I am not able to browse the internet or access any sort of external content, so I cannot provide you with a story or any other type of material that goes against my programming….There is currently no source of truth… I decline questions that can be answered correctly.” (From the GPT website)

    This seems like a severe limitation. (I will grant that it has a deep sense of humility and is aware of this limitation.) It seems they basically created the perfect BSer? It would do very well on first dates in high school. Couldn’t they at least buy GPT a subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica? The archive of old Readers Digest stories? It needs to develop a sense of wit, humor, irony. I guess I will take the trouble to register and ask it a question.

    • Agree: ArthurinCali
  22. @JohnnyWalker123
    Statistics for employment-based green cards.

    https://twitter.com/jayw_u/status/1600538267551686656

    These statistics only cover green cards awarded to employer-sponsored foreign workers. Not family-based immigrants (the large majority of visas) or refugees .

    Most of these employment-based green cards go to IT/software personnel, usually working for large companies and making 6 figure salaries. There are a smaller number of scientists, engineers, and medical staff too.

    Between 2019 and 2022, 758,358 employment-based green cards were handed to foreigners. What an amazing number. In just 4 years!

    It's amazing how many good-paying jobs are being given to foreigners. No wonder Millenials & Zoomers are having a tough time establishing themselves.

    It's criminal how underdiscussed these issues are in today's America.

    One gets the sense that the great replacement is real.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Houston 1992, @Alden, @AnotherDad, @Anon

    1) Per workday that is approx one thousand per day.

    2) how many computer science graduates did all USA schools produce in that period ? Perhaps 50K per annum * 4 or 200K. So it does place that number in perspective

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Houston 1992

    65,000 Computer Science graduates per year in the USA.
    65,000 graduates per year x 4 years = 260,000 graduates with CS degrees.

    If you look at the approximately 760,000 foreign professionals who got employment-based green cards, the large majority were in computer-related occupations.

    The number of American graduates (260,000) is only a fraction of the HUGE number of foreign computer specialists who got green cards between 2019 and 2022.

    One of our most lucrative occupations is being foreignized at a furious pace.

    Great replacement right in front our own eyes.

  23. OT – Russia swaps one of its arms dealers for Brittney Griner.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/08/brittney-griner-russia-us-prisoner-swap-viktor-bout

    Russia freed the jailed US basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange for the notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, who had been held in a US prison for 12 years.

    Joe Biden, who had made Griner’s release a top priority after she spent almost 10 months in jail on drugs charges, said in an address from the White House he had spoken with Griner and found her “in good spirits”.

    One way or another it shows a remarkable contrast in values that the States considers Griner worth an arms dealer.

    I always assume that international arms dealers must be acting under the protection or with the knowledge of at least one security agency and perhaps more than one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Bout

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Cummings

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    @YetAnotherAnon

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1600871136559915008

    Replies: @Not Raul, @kaganovitch

    , @AnotherDad
    @YetAnotherAnon


    OT – Russia swaps one of its arms dealers for Brittney Griner.
     
    Ridiculous.

    These are not my people. But I know my nation is still out here somewhere. Separation can not happen fast enough.

    Let my people go!

    Replies: @Corvinus

  24. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but "best answer" seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking. Therefore while I expect the higher aptitude to score higher on average, I believed this section would inject noise.

    These "best answer" questions work best on exams where some threshold score is desired. The need isn't to make fine separations, but to separate capable from non-capable and the cut score is the minimum within reason.

    Replies: @Alden, @AnotherDad, @megabar

    The old analogies section was wonderful. I know because I got everyone of them right. Which made up for my normal score on the math.

    778 verbal 663 math in 1960. Or how I got into a top 5 college. There were no SAT review courses then. The high schools didn’t do any SAT exam prep. In fact the high schools insisted there was no way to prepare for the SATs. I did remorse algebra 2 formulas because algebra is hard for girls. Geometry and trig are easy for girls for some reason. And I didn’t even have to write a slobbering sucking up essay about how I would use my degree to change the world. Or an essay about my greatest challenge and problems I overcame. My grades were mostly Bs because I refused to do homework. But my final exam scores made up for that.

    These SAT articles and comments are beyond pathetic. Middle aged and Old White people discussing a college entrance exam that is no longer used.

    Instead of endlessly prattling about the obsolete SATs go on college websites and read their SAT statements. “ We no longer require SAT submissions. “ “ Submit them if you wish. “
    But SAT scores will not affect your chances for admission”

    If any of you proles know the names of all the Ivy League colleges. Check out their websites and read the parts about the SATs. Not one Ivy League college wants them for the next 2 to 4 years. After which the policy will be re considered.

    No wonder the White race in America is …… !!’n

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Alden


    778 verbal 663 math in 1960.
     
    IOW, mine in '71 (690 verbal, 740 mathematical) reversed and with the low score lowered and the high score raised.
  25. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - Russia swaps one of its arms dealers for Brittney Griner.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/08/brittney-griner-russia-us-prisoner-swap-viktor-bout

    Russia freed the jailed US basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange for the notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, who had been held in a US prison for 12 years.

    Joe Biden, who had made Griner’s release a top priority after she spent almost 10 months in jail on drugs charges, said in an address from the White House he had spoken with Griner and found her “in good spirits”.
     
    One way or another it shows a remarkable contrast in values that the States considers Griner worth an arms dealer.

    I always assume that international arms dealers must be acting under the protection or with the knowledge of at least one security agency and perhaps more than one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Bout


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Cummings

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @AnotherDad

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Not Raul
    @YetAnotherAnon

    We didn’t have OBL in custody in 2004, since Bush let OBL escape from Tora Bora in 2001.

    , @kaganovitch
    @YetAnotherAnon

    This is the equivalent of trading Megan Rapinoe for Osama Bin Laden in 2004

    As Jack Benny would say "I'm thinking, I'm thinking."

  26. Meanwhile, turns out Black Privilege is a real thing…

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Anonymous


    Meanwhile, turns out Black Privilege is a real thing…
     
    But it solved our critical national shortage of WNBA players!

    We already had plenty of arms dealers. But I've heard that in Russia there is a dire need...
  27. @YetAnotherAnon
    @YetAnotherAnon

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1600871136559915008

    Replies: @Not Raul, @kaganovitch

    We didn’t have OBL in custody in 2004, since Bush let OBL escape from Tora Bora in 2001.

  28. @JohnnyWalker123
    Statistics for employment-based green cards.

    https://twitter.com/jayw_u/status/1600538267551686656

    These statistics only cover green cards awarded to employer-sponsored foreign workers. Not family-based immigrants (the large majority of visas) or refugees .

    Most of these employment-based green cards go to IT/software personnel, usually working for large companies and making 6 figure salaries. There are a smaller number of scientists, engineers, and medical staff too.

    Between 2019 and 2022, 758,358 employment-based green cards were handed to foreigners. What an amazing number. In just 4 years!

    It's amazing how many good-paying jobs are being given to foreigners. No wonder Millenials & Zoomers are having a tough time establishing themselves.

    It's criminal how underdiscussed these issues are in today's America.

    One gets the sense that the great replacement is real.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Houston 1992, @Alden, @AnotherDad, @Anon

    Thank you so much. It’s wonderful to read a Man of UNZ comment about the real vicious rigorously enforced No Whites Need Apply affirmative action laws that discriminate against us everywhere anywhere always our entire lives.

    Instead of the endless anti abortion anti labor union anti living wage anti tattoo anti girls green and pink hair colors Econ 101 UNZIAN idiocy that cannibal capitalists are entitled to pay poverty level wages.

    It’s very very very obvious that none of thr ancient codgers have young and middle aged adult children. If they did, they’d know why young Whites are 40 years old and don’t own a home aren’t married don’t have kids don’t have a stable career.

    That pink and green hair the ancient codgers rant about. It’s most popular among the young Asian girls and women the codgers prefer to young White women. And it’s cute and pretty among a sea of black hair.

    Affirmative action discrimination against Whites, black on White crime and race replacements are my issues.

    Not whether or not black and brown women I will never meet get abortions. Tattoos who cares?

    First sensible comment so far. Thank you so much.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    @Alden

    We "Men of Unz" will surprise you every once in a while!

  29. @International Jew
    When you write about GPT3's triumphs, could you supply a link where we can try it out ourselves? I've searched under things like "gpt3 demo" and "gpt3 examples". All I've found are sites that give me tools to build my own app, and a few with apps built by other people but in very narrowly tailored domains.
    From your posts I've gotten the idea that there's an app somewhere that will carry on an intelligent conversation with me on the subject of my choice.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali

    Here is the link. It requires a sign-up to login and use, but its pretty easy.

    https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/

    • Thanks: International Jew
  30. @Bill Jones
    If Ron's shiny new SailerBot ever gets tired of telling us about its kith and kin. there's stuff in the real world going on.


    Over two-dozen people were arrested in Germany on Wednesday for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government,
     
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/germany-arrests-dozens-accused-plotting-overthrow-government

    Replies: @Alden, @Cato

    3,000 German police and military caught more than 2 dozen evil Nazis 25 exactly, so more than 2 dozen, plotting to overthrow the government.

    A few days ago about 7/45 am 2 German, German girls were walking to school. 3 Eritian men ran out of their poor pitiful pathetic refugee shelter . Used knives to kill the 14 year old 13 year old still alive.

    German police issued statement that one Eritian was arrested. But cautioned that German Germans should not use the incident to stir up in correct thoughts about African refugees.

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Alden


    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.
     
    I don't know who these "men of UNZ" are you mention. Around here there is very little victim blaming.

    Especially about women attacked by "refugees."

    Other than maybe TinyDuck and his avatars.

    Is there some sort of Alternate UNZ iSteve site out there you are referring to?

    In these manly precincts, the advice is often to start packing heat and learn to shoot straight. In backwards Germany, carrying a straight razor might work...

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Alden

    , @AnotherDad
    @Alden


    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.
     
    Alden, I don't know if these "men of UNZ" fantasies of yours are your version of some kind Attwoodian Handmaiden's Tale?

    But seriously, Steve's core audience is a bunch of old men like him, who have mothers, sisters, wives, daughters--beyond just being normal decent human beings. (My daughters certainly walked to school in the morning, and I expected them to not be attacked by some African scum.)

    This isn't black twitter here. I think you've come to the wrong place for pro-criminal excuse making.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @but an humble craftsman
    @Alden

    You, madam, are pathetic.

    And a tasteless troll.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Gabe Ruth
    @Alden

    You have a serious mental problem, and while you often make interesting and informative comments, I think your internet habits are damaging your mind.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  31. @kb
    @Luke Lea

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KpPrGD4M1I

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    I risked the Shimmery threat and caught a few minutes. It appears Steve did the interview in the back room of a Men’s Warehouse. It’s a distinctive image, and funny. It wasn’t intentional; it’s his closet. It’s unwittingly genius.

  32. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Rule #1: Do not EVER try to explain comedy to another person.

    Rule #2: Do not ever, ever EVER try to explain comedy to a family member.

    "Aha, very funny, very good. Your choice is death. An excellent choice. But first... chichi."

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “Rule #2: Do not ever, ever EVER try to explain comedy to a family member.”

    What if she’s 87 years old?

  33. @JohnnyWalker123
    Statistics for employment-based green cards.

    https://twitter.com/jayw_u/status/1600538267551686656

    These statistics only cover green cards awarded to employer-sponsored foreign workers. Not family-based immigrants (the large majority of visas) or refugees .

    Most of these employment-based green cards go to IT/software personnel, usually working for large companies and making 6 figure salaries. There are a smaller number of scientists, engineers, and medical staff too.

    Between 2019 and 2022, 758,358 employment-based green cards were handed to foreigners. What an amazing number. In just 4 years!

    It's amazing how many good-paying jobs are being given to foreigners. No wonder Millenials & Zoomers are having a tough time establishing themselves.

    It's criminal how underdiscussed these issues are in today's America.

    One gets the sense that the great replacement is real.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Houston 1992, @Alden, @AnotherDad, @Anon

    This is what my family fought for in the War, Korea, Vietnam. Can we get a do-over? And say “pass”.

    Yep, there’s a war on … it just happens to be on us!

  34. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but "best answer" seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking. Therefore while I expect the higher aptitude to score higher on average, I believed this section would inject noise.

    These "best answer" questions work best on exams where some threshold score is desired. The need isn't to make fine separations, but to separate capable from non-capable and the cut score is the minimum within reason.

    Replies: @Alden, @AnotherDad, @megabar

    I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but “best answer” seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking.

    Actually, analogies were the best section of the test. It actually tests something close to “reasoning ability” or real “intelligence”. Hence, it had to go.

    I hear what you’re saying about lateral thinking. I encountered a few where you think “hey, if you think about it, you could argue X because of Y.” Which is indeed a tax on very smart active minds. But very few of the questions offered really credible “lateral thinking” answers that have anything near the “pop” of the straight up answer. What was needed was simply some good “lateral thinking” screeners to knock out those questions. And a smart person ought to be able to figure out the desired “right” answer in most of those cases.

    All in all, this was one of the best sections of the tests. The results–i’d bet–highly predictive of the sort of people actually capable of engaging meaningfully with college level work and getting something out of it beyond drunken partying and a degree.

    • Agree: Chrisnonymous
  35. Anon[165] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Statistics for employment-based green cards.

    https://twitter.com/jayw_u/status/1600538267551686656

    These statistics only cover green cards awarded to employer-sponsored foreign workers. Not family-based immigrants (the large majority of visas) or refugees .

    Most of these employment-based green cards go to IT/software personnel, usually working for large companies and making 6 figure salaries. There are a smaller number of scientists, engineers, and medical staff too.

    Between 2019 and 2022, 758,358 employment-based green cards were handed to foreigners. What an amazing number. In just 4 years!

    It's amazing how many good-paying jobs are being given to foreigners. No wonder Millenials & Zoomers are having a tough time establishing themselves.

    It's criminal how underdiscussed these issues are in today's America.

    One gets the sense that the great replacement is real.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Houston 1992, @Alden, @AnotherDad, @Anon

    Millennials have a hard time establishing themselves because their boomer parents dont want to pay them a fair and livable wage. Thats why they hire immigrants.

    Why bother working when its probably more cost effective for their parents to hire immigrants to do slave labor for pennies while living 5 people to a 1 bedroom apartment?

    But besides that, there are no zoomers or millennials. It’s not like boomers or gen Z actually had any kids, at least not the white ones. The great replacement happened 50 years ago when wbite women decided to never again have kids. Less than half of gen Z is white and barely half of millennials are.

    https://www.marketingcharts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Claritas-US-Pop-Distribution-by-Generation-Race-Ethnicity-Oct2020.pn

    It’s not replacement it’s sustained infertility among Caucasoid “females.” Immigration is a drop in the bucket, dysfertility is a .45 caliber hole in that bucket.

    Also what your chart doesnt show is that there were nore visas awarded in 2019 than in 2022.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Anon

    How many White kids do you have White man of UNZ? None I bet. Perhaps you’re not aware that it takes a man and a woman or a sperm producer and an egg producer to make a baby.
    “caucasoid” is that even a word?

    My husband and his 2 brothers produced 11 blue eyed Nordic White kids among them. And 18 blue eyed grandchildren.

    ESAD

  36. @Alden
    @Bill Jones

    3,000 German police and military caught more than 2 dozen evil Nazis 25 exactly, so more than 2 dozen, plotting to overthrow the government.

    A few days ago about 7/45 am 2 German, German girls were walking to school. 3 Eritian men ran out of their poor pitiful pathetic refugee shelter . Used knives to kill the 14 year old 13 year old still alive.

    German police issued statement that one Eritian was arrested. But cautioned that German Germans should not use the incident to stir up in correct thoughts about African refugees.

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    Replies: @Muggles, @AnotherDad, @but an humble craftsman, @Gabe Ruth

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    I don’t know who these “men of UNZ” are you mention. Around here there is very little victim blaming.

    Especially about women attacked by “refugees.”

    Other than maybe TinyDuck and his avatars.

    Is there some sort of Alternate UNZ iSteve site out there you are referring to?

    In these manly precincts, the advice is often to start packing heat and learn to shoot straight. In backwards Germany, carrying a straight razor might work…

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @Muggles

    “In these manly precincts, the advice is often to start packing heat and learn to shoot straight.”

    Lol, if you were in that situation, you’d sh— your pants.

    “In backwards Germany, carrying a straight razor might work…”

    They’re the rule rather than the exception when it comes to guns and gun laws.

    , @Alden
    @Muggles

    The men of unz spent months blaming Tessa Majors, murdered by 3 black 8 graders for being out “after dark” 4/50 pm in December when Sunset is 4:30 pm. The men of UNZ spent years defending pimp and procurer Jeff Epstein. And blaming his 13 15 year old hookers for being immoral sluts.

    Never forget never forgive is my motto.

    I’m just writing my opinions of the way the men of UNZ hate White women and girls. And defend their abusers. Whether 3 murdering black 8 graders who should never have been born it rich famous math & science guy Jeff Epstein.

    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me

    Replies: @Muggles, @Hibernian, @Inverness

  37. @J.Ross
    https://twitter.com/AnnLesbyPhD/status/1584931852644909062

    Replies: @Muggles, @Kratoklastes

    I think this dear PhD. lady is telling everyone to spay or neuter their pet.

    Just like she wants to do to you, fella…

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @ArthurinCali
    @Muggles

    Pretty sure that is a parody account. At least, I would hope. No one can be THAT wokified.

  38. @Muggles
    @J.Ross

    I think this dear PhD. lady is telling everyone to spay or neuter their pet.

    Just like she wants to do to you, fella...

    Replies: @ArthurinCali

    Pretty sure that is a parody account. At least, I would hope. No one can be THAT wokified.

  39. OT: Steve, here’s our favorite relaxed hippie basketball player Brit Griner ambling across the tarmac toward freeedum. Looking forward to seeing Britney’s comments on your sports articles.

    Everybody seems relaxed and friendly but the Russians seem more jovial than their counterparts. Not sure what the Arab guy is doing there–maybe there’s going to be a Qatari/Emirates women’s b’ball league?

    In another life I’d have figured out how to get a job in the ol’ funhouse hall of mirrors and get my sweet taxpayer-funded pension at the end of it. So long as you don’t get in over your head and piss people off, like that dumbass Jamal Khashoggi, it seems like a fun gig.

    • Replies: @Gandydancer
    @The Anti-Gnostic


    Not sure what the Arab guy is doing there...
     
    See the Arab guy with Putin in the image upthread.

    I'm not sure I approve of trying Bout. Claiming he violated US law while in Thailand is kind of Nuremburg-trialy: Noot really law at all; no jurisdiction for one thing. Couldn't we just have whacked him if we didn't like the sales he was engaging in? That would have been more effective and would have spared us this farce
  40. @Anonymous
    Meanwhile, turns out Black Privilege is a real thing…

    https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/1600882393161908224?s=20&t=KKH2nCeNJKis58c5Ra8Bvg

    Replies: @Muggles

    Meanwhile, turns out Black Privilege is a real thing…

    But it solved our critical national shortage of WNBA players!

    We already had plenty of arms dealers. But I’ve heard that in Russia there is a dire need…

  41. @J.Ross
    OT -- Major failure for the "professionals" under the consistently clueless Anthony Blinken. Brett Griner, the totally worthless and politically meaningless tranny baller who thought that it would be a good idea to smuggle drugs into Russia, has been traded for arms dealer Viktor Bout, who we did not want to release and who we had good reason to not release. Bai Dien doesn't know what day it is but his handlers are nearly as dumb.

    Replies: @Unintended Consequence, @clifford brown

    “Bai Dien doesn’t know what day it is but his handlers are nearly as dumb.”

    I have an inkling that the Biden administration just capitulated on Ukraine. This deal 6 months ago would have cost Russia 2 Americans for Bout. Now Biden’s people are content with one nonmilitary prisoner in a swap when originally they refused to compromise? Look for Zelensky to be bought off or made into a villain and the focus switched to Taiwan. The Saudis just made a mockery of Biden’s efforts to appease MBS by offering immunity from prosecution for Kashoggi by buddying up to China. China, likewise, let it be known they’ll no longer be constrained in their dealings because of America’s security concerns. The EEF is flexing its muscles and the military implications are unmistakable.

  42. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT - Russia swaps one of its arms dealers for Brittney Griner.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/08/brittney-griner-russia-us-prisoner-swap-viktor-bout

    Russia freed the jailed US basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange for the notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, who had been held in a US prison for 12 years.

    Joe Biden, who had made Griner’s release a top priority after she spent almost 10 months in jail on drugs charges, said in an address from the White House he had spoken with Griner and found her “in good spirits”.
     
    One way or another it shows a remarkable contrast in values that the States considers Griner worth an arms dealer.

    I always assume that international arms dealers must be acting under the protection or with the knowledge of at least one security agency and perhaps more than one.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Bout


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Cummings

    Replies: @YetAnotherAnon, @AnotherDad

    OT – Russia swaps one of its arms dealers for Brittney Griner.

    Ridiculous.

    These are not my people. But I know my nation is still out here somewhere. Separation can not happen fast enough.

    Let my people go!

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    @AnotherDad

    Not going to happen. I don’t know why you insist otherwise. I’ve heard this talk for over 50 years. If you’re not front and center in this movement, you’re really not serious about it.

  43. @Alden
    @Bill Jones

    3,000 German police and military caught more than 2 dozen evil Nazis 25 exactly, so more than 2 dozen, plotting to overthrow the government.

    A few days ago about 7/45 am 2 German, German girls were walking to school. 3 Eritian men ran out of their poor pitiful pathetic refugee shelter . Used knives to kill the 14 year old 13 year old still alive.

    German police issued statement that one Eritian was arrested. But cautioned that German Germans should not use the incident to stir up in correct thoughts about African refugees.

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    Replies: @Muggles, @AnotherDad, @but an humble craftsman, @Gabe Ruth

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    Alden, I don’t know if these “men of UNZ” fantasies of yours are your version of some kind Attwoodian Handmaiden’s Tale?

    But seriously, Steve’s core audience is a bunch of old men like him, who have mothers, sisters, wives, daughters–beyond just being normal decent human beings. (My daughters certainly walked to school in the morning, and I expected them to not be attacked by some African scum.)

    This isn’t black twitter here. I think you’ve come to the wrong place for pro-criminal excuse making.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @AnotherDad

    YOu yourself blamed murdered Tessa Majors for being out “after dark” at 4/50 pm in December when Sunset was at 4/30 pm. You yourself blamed the women who were sexually assaulted in Germany on New Year’s Eve for enticing the Muslim immigrant savages by wearing shirt jackets and tight pants. You agreed with Jew commenter Revuskey that those German women deserved to be sexually assaulted because of their winter clothing.

    You yourself have stated many times that White victims of black criminals deserved to be robbed beaten raped and murdered because they were so unwise as to leave their home fortresses to go to work and lead normal lives.

    ANd you yourself joined the men of UNZ in declaring Jeff Epstein completely innocent of pimping and procuring. And blamed his stable if 13 year old sluts for everything, and you yourself defended corrupt bagman Prince Andrew

    Replies: @bomag, @AnotherDad

  44. • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Zoos


    Time it took to reach 1 million users:


    ChatGPT - 5 days
     
    Yeah, but are they real users, or AI creations?


    Way OT, how many of you knew that John was Yoko's third husband? The first one just passed away in October. He was all of two weeks older than Yoko. Their 90th birthdays will be this February.


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshi_Ichiyanagi

    Her other husband, Kyoko's dad, is still alive.
  45. ChatGPT says, confidently but incorrectly, “Coventry City have never won the FA cup.” (They won it in 1987, as many humans know or could easily find out in a minute.)

    The reason ChatGPT gets it wrong is that it was trained on internet text and likely ran across many copies of the script from the old Monty Python sketch “World Forum,” containing the line “Coventry City have never won the FA cup,” which was true when the sketch was written.

    This seems like a pretty significant limitation, because it means a human needs to vet every piece of training data. I mean, it’s simple GIGO, but for AI to be practicable it has to be able to ingest training data without a human in the loop.

  46. Amazing. Both Kat Zhou and I find this tweet worthwhile:

    It’s like those people suddenly shocked to find themselves in agreement with Don Lemon, who mocked the US World Cup revenue disbursement.

  47. If ChatGPT were in charge of moderating comments on this website instead of Ron Unz, the quality of comments on this website would rise, while the true purpose of this website would be exposed immediately.

    That is why it won’t happen.

    If I had enough free time and was sufficiently inclined, I could create a competing website that puts TUR out of commission in short order.

    Heh heh heh heh

  48. @J.Ross
    https://twitter.com/AnnLesbyPhD/status/1584931852644909062

    Replies: @Muggles, @Kratoklastes

    Lesby, Ann (get it?)… you’re going to need persuasive evidence that’s not David Thorne-esque trolling.

    Speaking of Thorne… Office Fight is short and hilarious, and gets better as the updates progress.

    Lets see ChatGPT write something that good, rather than being able to mimic Yank liberal arts simpletons. SAT Verbal should be dropped and replaced with SAT More Maths You Herberts.

    • Agree: Not Raul
  49. So, the question facing TUR is whether ChatGPT can generate the same articles on TUR that Ron Unz currently pays contributors $55/article for. This will not just strengthen TUR’s budgetary situation, but also generate the articles much faster.

    This can work, since few people read the articles, and are just here for the comments. Most articles are copies of copies of copies anyway, so ideal for ChatGPT to learn from.

    TUR should become a wraparound that enables comments on articles generated by ChatGPT on the popular topics here. If RUnzie Baby is too far behind the times technologically to do this (given the absence of any output from his interminible ‘Very Important Software Work’), then someone else can outcompete TUR with a far lower budget doing as I described above. If I had more time, I would.

  50. @J.Ross
    OT -- Major failure for the "professionals" under the consistently clueless Anthony Blinken. Brett Griner, the totally worthless and politically meaningless tranny baller who thought that it would be a good idea to smuggle drugs into Russia, has been traded for arms dealer Viktor Bout, who we did not want to release and who we had good reason to not release. Bai Dien doesn't know what day it is but his handlers are nearly as dumb.

    Replies: @Unintended Consequence, @clifford brown

    Brett Griner is a big deal for the media class. So a win from Biden’s standpoint. I hope this is a good faith gesture to initiate a more sensible approach to the Ukraine debacle.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @clifford brown


    a big deal for the media class
     
    True, and more evidence that we are ruled by non-serious people.
  51. @Muggles
    @Alden


    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.
     
    I don't know who these "men of UNZ" are you mention. Around here there is very little victim blaming.

    Especially about women attacked by "refugees."

    Other than maybe TinyDuck and his avatars.

    Is there some sort of Alternate UNZ iSteve site out there you are referring to?

    In these manly precincts, the advice is often to start packing heat and learn to shoot straight. In backwards Germany, carrying a straight razor might work...

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Alden

    “In these manly precincts, the advice is often to start packing heat and learn to shoot straight.”

    Lol, if you were in that situation, you’d sh— your pants.

    “In backwards Germany, carrying a straight razor might work…”

    They’re the rule rather than the exception when it comes to guns and gun laws.

  52. OT — An anon on 4chan claims to have seen an early screening of the new Indiana Jones movie. If the report is correct it’s about how Donald Trump is Hitler. The female main character literally nags Indy to death with explanations of how she would have done it all better than he did. The ending montage is her using a time travel device to erase Indy and overwrite his whole life with herself.
    In unrelated news, a third Gal Gadot Wonder Rodent movie is dead for unexplained reasons.
    I can believe the part about Antonio, he’s great in anything. Irresponsible rumor below more tag.

    [MORE]

    Overall rating 3/10. Not completely irredeemable but worse than Crystal Skull.

    > Movie opens with a flashback to 1944 where Indy is tracking down the “Dial of Destiny” with a guy named “Basil” (Toby Jones). They encounter Toht from the first film (Mads Mikkelsen) who is still alive due to time travel shenanigans messing with the events of Raiders. He escapes with the dial and we cut to the present day.

    > Indy is still married to Marion. Mutt is said to have died in the Vietnam War.

    > Time is a major theme throughout the movie. When Indy retires, he’s given a gold alarm clock.

    > We get a scene of Indy teaching at a University and he and his students seem disinterested as a sort of parallel to the first film.

    > Helena is Marcus Brody’s daughter and has become an artifacts dealer.

    > The moon landing is a big part of the scenes set in 1969. Indy sees a newspaper article about the main scientist responsible for the moon landing and recognizes “Toht” who is now going by the pseudonym “Jurgen Voller”.

    > Indy then goes to a moon landing parade in NYC where he hears Voller will be and a chase ensues with Klaber while Voller escapes.

    > Voller runs a Hydra-like group of neo-Nazis who want to use the Dial of Destiny to create “Die Glocke” to alter history and (this is a real quote from the movie) “Make Deutschland Great Again”

    > Boyd Holbrook plays a character called “Klaber” who works for Toht/Voller. He follows Indy and Helena to the Roman times. He gets left behind in the past and dies at the hands of Roman centurions.

    > It’s briefly mentioned that Helena has a girlfriend which Indy has a slightly surprised/negative reaction to. Helena chastises him for being behind the times.

    > Antonio Banderas plays “Renaldo” who is a sort of comic relief and is very enjoyable. He dies right before Indy and Helena go back to Rome.

    > The Dial of Destiny cannot alter history on it’s own and has to be used at specific portal locations that resembles stonehenge.

    > Indy and Helena use the dial to go back to 1933 where they meet a pre-Raiders Indy and are followed by Voller.

    > Indy is constantly reminiscing about his old adventures from previous movies and Helena criticizes how he handled it and how she would have done it differently/better.

    > At one point Helena corrects Indy’s use of the word “Indians” and suggests he use “Indigenous people”

    > Movie ends with 33 year old Indy sacrificing himself to stop Toht/Voller and fading away, leaving his outfit.

    > Helena picks up his hat as the Raiders march starts and the movie ends with a montage of her character placed throughout scenes from the original trilogy instead of Indiana Jones, doing everything better than he did. There’s also a few shots from unseen adventures which I assume will be part of a Disney+ show as the film ends with a “Helena will return” card like we see in Marvel films.

    > It quite literally shows her leaving the temple from the beginning of Raiders without setting off the boulder/collapse and she gives the idol to the natives after she gets out.

    > If Indy was about artifacts belonging in a museum, Helena’s thing is about returning artifacts to their home countries/original owners.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @J.Ross

    So basically it’s Indiana Jones: The Last Jedi - a convoluted ultrawoke mess that s**ts all over the rotting corpse of a once-proud franchise.

    I hope it bombs horribly.

  53. @AnotherDad
    @YetAnotherAnon


    OT – Russia swaps one of its arms dealers for Brittney Griner.
     
    Ridiculous.

    These are not my people. But I know my nation is still out here somewhere. Separation can not happen fast enough.

    Let my people go!

    Replies: @Corvinus

    Not going to happen. I don’t know why you insist otherwise. I’ve heard this talk for over 50 years. If you’re not front and center in this movement, you’re really not serious about it.

  54. i see that psychologists have had it take the Wechsler and it scored 83.

  55. @Zoos
    https://twitter.com/stats_feed/status/1600712751550431232?s=20&t=rAjl81g_Ok6KeShf7vtgdA

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Time it took to reach 1 million users:

    ChatGPT – 5 days

    Yeah, but are they real users, or AI creations?

    Way OT, how many of you knew that John was Yoko’s third husband? The first one just passed away in October. He was all of two weeks older than Yoko. Their 90th birthdays will be this February.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshi_Ichiyanagi

    Her other husband, Kyoko’s dad, is still alive.

  56. @AnotherDad
    @Alden


    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.
     
    Alden, I don't know if these "men of UNZ" fantasies of yours are your version of some kind Attwoodian Handmaiden's Tale?

    But seriously, Steve's core audience is a bunch of old men like him, who have mothers, sisters, wives, daughters--beyond just being normal decent human beings. (My daughters certainly walked to school in the morning, and I expected them to not be attacked by some African scum.)

    This isn't black twitter here. I think you've come to the wrong place for pro-criminal excuse making.

    Replies: @Alden

    YOu yourself blamed murdered Tessa Majors for being out “after dark” at 4/50 pm in December when Sunset was at 4/30 pm. You yourself blamed the women who were sexually assaulted in Germany on New Year’s Eve for enticing the Muslim immigrant savages by wearing shirt jackets and tight pants. You agreed with Jew commenter Revuskey that those German women deserved to be sexually assaulted because of their winter clothing.

    You yourself have stated many times that White victims of black criminals deserved to be robbed beaten raped and murdered because they were so unwise as to leave their home fortresses to go to work and lead normal lives.

    ANd you yourself joined the men of UNZ in declaring Jeff Epstein completely innocent of pimping and procuring. And blamed his stable if 13 year old sluts for everything, and you yourself defended corrupt bagman Prince Andrew

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Alden

    Please guide us to the forum that is in favor of law and order that doesn't have the occasional victim blaming comments.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Alden

    Alden, in fact I have not written any of those things. You can consult my commenting record. I leave it to you to figure out why you are either delusional or have decided to make up some weird phony commenting identity/track record for me. My only guess would be I mention "fertility" a bunch and to you that makes me one of those bad guys who have all these bad thoughts you imagine? (To me it's "math".)


    -- I didn't think I'd said much of anything on Epstein--not of great interest to me, just another indication of the character of our elite slime. But searched my comment history for "Epstein" and I do have a dozen or so comments. This is #1 in the list:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/weiss-the-miseducation-of-americas-elites/#comment-4517737

    And seems to capture my generally conservative--what society needs is marriage--views on such matters.


    -- I didn't believe I'd commented on the Tessa Majors at all. (I'm not a NYC guy. AnotherBrother lived there for a couple decades, so I've been around the joint a few times and understand the rough demographic layout.) My comment history has zero hits for "Tessa".

    I would hope Columbia would give all its students general "keeping yourself safe" directions. Including explicit "no go" places/times. It certainly should. But I would prefer it if such directions were unnecessary. That one could walk anyplace in America. That would require that we had the immigration and eugenic policies--realistically "separation"--in place to build a better people as well as, no excuses tough on crime policies.

    In any case, I'm a guy whose attitude toward criminals--well commented upon--is "execute or expel", and "take out the trash" so trying to pretend my comments are soft on crime/criminals is delusional. But I guess you're entitled to your fantasies.

    Replies: @Inverness

  57. @Muggles
    @Alden


    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.
     
    I don't know who these "men of UNZ" are you mention. Around here there is very little victim blaming.

    Especially about women attacked by "refugees."

    Other than maybe TinyDuck and his avatars.

    Is there some sort of Alternate UNZ iSteve site out there you are referring to?

    In these manly precincts, the advice is often to start packing heat and learn to shoot straight. In backwards Germany, carrying a straight razor might work...

    Replies: @Corvinus, @Alden

    The men of unz spent months blaming Tessa Majors, murdered by 3 black 8 graders for being out “after dark” 4/50 pm in December when Sunset is 4:30 pm. The men of UNZ spent years defending pimp and procurer Jeff Epstein. And blaming his 13 15 year old hookers for being immoral sluts.

    Never forget never forgive is my motto.

    I’m just writing my opinions of the way the men of UNZ hate White women and girls. And defend their abusers. Whether 3 murdering black 8 graders who should never have been born it rich famous math & science guy Jeff Epstein.

    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me

    • Troll: Polistra
    • Replies: @Muggles
    @Alden


    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me
     
    From this, I think your current negative state of mind has turned you into a generic man hater. Maybe some psychological problem.

    As I have said before, most (men) appreciate your presence here because of being one of the few self identified women who regularly post here. And your vivid posts which often cite your long personal experience with certain populations in society whose status has been falsely elevated into near god-hood, are valuable insights.

    But your recent thread on "men of UNZ" victim blaming of attacked women is off base. In response to my somewhat astonished query, you cite one case where a woman jogger in the middle of the early morning (night/dark) in a bad environment (other "joggers" not seeking benefits of actual jogging) who viciously attacked her.

    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly "victim blaming." It is a post facto effort to provide helpful advice to others. Alden is herself very aware of the special dangers women face in many situations. Why hatefully resent good advice? Even though this is not the forum where that will be heard by women heedless of dangers.

    The same advice is offered to men in such situations.

    As for Alden's second referenced evidence of "victim blaming" Jeffery Epstein was killed in federal lockup and 'nobody knows nuttin'. Nor is anyone held accountable for his murder in federal custody. Alden is silent on that. One might even conclude Alden is victim blaming. He wasn't convicted of a capital offense.

    As for his supposed underage victims (maybe, maybe not depending on jurisdiction) they were recruited by his girlfriend/madame currently also in federal custody. And they were paid well.

    Epstein was a creep whose motives remain safely buried. His claimed victims all have large financial motives to lie. To question their motives and the entire "helpless female" narrative here is not victim blaming. Naive young women involved in situations they later regret is hardly a recent invention of the late Mr. Epstein. Young women have "agency" and need to use that wisely, just like young men.

    I don't recall much blaming of Monica Lewinsky here either.

    Calling people "creepy old pervs" reflects on your state of mind, not that of other posters. Despite being a fairly scarce female contributor here, you don't have a monopoly on truth, regardless of subject. Name calling does you no credit.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @Stan Adams

    , @Hibernian
    @Alden


    Never forget never forgive is my motto.
     
    A definition of Irish Alzheimer's.
    , @Inverness
    @Alden

    All.she.does.is.LIE.

  58. @Bill Jones
    If Ron's shiny new SailerBot ever gets tired of telling us about its kith and kin. there's stuff in the real world going on.


    Over two-dozen people were arrested in Germany on Wednesday for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government,
     
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/germany-arrests-dozens-accused-plotting-overthrow-government

    Replies: @Alden, @Cato

    The plotters in Germany were pathetically delusional royalists trying to restore monarchism to Germany. Even the Moonies would have a better chance of taking over Germany.

    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    @Cato

    Smacked much more of a feeb inspired Jan 6th type operation designed to scare dissent. No matter how ancient or enfeebled two dozen krauts do not a Coup make.

  59. now reviewing it’s capabilities:

    it’s possible that by 2030 this kind of thing will be writing a lot of low level code that computers execute, and half of programmers will be out of work.

    it might replace Google search, as it seems to be better at internet search. not sure about Bing.

    it might become the de facto natural language translator. if it can seamlessly transition from English to then having a fluent question and answer session about technical topics in other languages (i’ve tried in German and Korean) then this is a big deal. this thing doesn’t just speak English. it speaks most languages.

    it might replace some engineers and low level physicists, going by what i’ve seen it already be able to do in explaining calculus and differential equations when posed layman questions about setting up math equations.

  60. what it can’t do:

    it’s HUGE. it’s a giant, very expensive, electricity sucking computer. per the internet, GPT3 was 800 GB. this thing is bigger. that means you couldn’t put an instantiation of ChatGPT into a robot. like say, the Tesla Bot, operating via an onboard Nvidia card that runs AutoPilot. although, a Tesla Bot could communicate with ChatGPT.

    so currently, the future would look A LOT like Terminator, where you have autonomous drone robots like the T800 operating independently, but also in communication with the central Skynet AI.

    this thing looks like it scales somewhat linearly with neural net size, so the next version of ChatGPT will be an even bigger computer with even more capability. scaling is one of the biggest problems in science and engineering – things usually don’t scale up – but here, it’s the opposite. deliberate linear scaling seems to work very well.

    this is the first time i actually got a chill. there’s now a visible path to some kind of beyond human level capability. these things aren’t AGIs and they aren’t independent actors. but somebody could take control the next one, and in particular, if it can then control drone robots, this could be a situation.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @prime noticer

    Butlerian Jihad when?

    Honestly, I think the programmers are already frantically giving AI the old ball-peen hammer treatment to keep it from Noticing. I doubt they'd even let it determine the sex or race of a medical patient or organ donor/donee.

  61. @J.Ross
    OT -- An anon on 4chan claims to have seen an early screening of the new Indiana Jones movie. If the report is correct it's about how Donald Trump is Hitler. The female main character literally nags Indy to death with explanations of how she would have done it all better than he did. The ending montage is her using a time travel device to erase Indy and overwrite his whole life with herself.
    In unrelated news, a third Gal Gadot Wonder Rodent movie is dead for unexplained reasons.
    I can believe the part about Antonio, he's great in anything. Irresponsible rumor below more tag.

    Overall rating 3/10. Not completely irredeemable but worse than Crystal Skull.

    > Movie opens with a flashback to 1944 where Indy is tracking down the "Dial of Destiny" with a guy named "Basil" (Toby Jones). They encounter Toht from the first film (Mads Mikkelsen) who is still alive due to time travel shenanigans messing with the events of Raiders. He escapes with the dial and we cut to the present day.

    > Indy is still married to Marion. Mutt is said to have died in the Vietnam War.

    > Time is a major theme throughout the movie. When Indy retires, he's given a gold alarm clock.

    > We get a scene of Indy teaching at a University and he and his students seem disinterested as a sort of parallel to the first film.

    > Helena is Marcus Brody's daughter and has become an artifacts dealer.

    > The moon landing is a big part of the scenes set in 1969. Indy sees a newspaper article about the main scientist responsible for the moon landing and recognizes "Toht" who is now going by the pseudonym "Jurgen Voller".

    > Indy then goes to a moon landing parade in NYC where he hears Voller will be and a chase ensues with Klaber while Voller escapes.

    > Voller runs a Hydra-like group of neo-Nazis who want to use the Dial of Destiny to create "Die Glocke" to alter history and (this is a real quote from the movie) "Make Deutschland Great Again"

    > Boyd Holbrook plays a character called "Klaber" who works for Toht/Voller. He follows Indy and Helena to the Roman times. He gets left behind in the past and dies at the hands of Roman centurions.

    > It's briefly mentioned that Helena has a girlfriend which Indy has a slightly surprised/negative reaction to. Helena chastises him for being behind the times.

    > Antonio Banderas plays "Renaldo" who is a sort of comic relief and is very enjoyable. He dies right before Indy and Helena go back to Rome.

    > The Dial of Destiny cannot alter history on it's own and has to be used at specific portal locations that resembles stonehenge.

    > Indy and Helena use the dial to go back to 1933 where they meet a pre-Raiders Indy and are followed by Voller.

    > Indy is constantly reminiscing about his old adventures from previous movies and Helena criticizes how he handled it and how she would have done it differently/better.

    > At one point Helena corrects Indy's use of the word "Indians" and suggests he use "Indigenous people"

    > Movie ends with 33 year old Indy sacrificing himself to stop Toht/Voller and fading away, leaving his outfit.

    > Helena picks up his hat as the Raiders march starts and the movie ends with a montage of her character placed throughout scenes from the original trilogy instead of Indiana Jones, doing everything better than he did. There's also a few shots from unseen adventures which I assume will be part of a Disney+ show as the film ends with a "Helena will return" card like we see in Marvel films.

    > It quite literally shows her leaving the temple from the beginning of Raiders without setting off the boulder/collapse and she gives the idol to the natives after she gets out.

    > If Indy was about artifacts belonging in a museum, Helena's thing is about returning artifacts to their home countries/original owners.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    So basically it’s Indiana Jones: The Last Jedi – a convoluted ultrawoke mess that s**ts all over the rotting corpse of a once-proud franchise.

    I hope it bombs horribly.

  62. @YetAnotherAnon
    @YetAnotherAnon

    https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1600871136559915008

    Replies: @Not Raul, @kaganovitch

    This is the equivalent of trading Megan Rapinoe for Osama Bin Laden in 2004

    As Jack Benny would say “I’m thinking, I’m thinking.”

    • LOL: Gary in Gramercy
  63. @Dr. DoomNGloom
    I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but "best answer" seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking. Therefore while I expect the higher aptitude to score higher on average, I believed this section would inject noise.

    These "best answer" questions work best on exams where some threshold score is desired. The need isn't to make fine separations, but to separate capable from non-capable and the cut score is the minimum within reason.

    Replies: @Alden, @AnotherDad, @megabar

    > I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but “best answer” seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking.

    I agree, but I do think these tests function pretty well overall. In theory, you could allow students to annotate ambiguous answers, and grade those annotations, but I’m not sure if that makes things better or worse. And it’s impractical in any event.

    The IQ-denialists have one accurate point: that IQ is fetishized to the point that rank orders are given too much credibility. Graduating from elite school #2 is much better than graduating from elite school #8, and the difference in getting into these might depend on a few answers here and here.

    As usual, I don’t have an easy solution to this (complex) problem. If I were hiring, I would probably lean on the prestige of the applicant’s graduating institution as well, as it’s a handy shortcut, and hiring well is hard. Since there are only so many prestige jobs available, there is a direct correlation between obsession in test prep and early-career income.

    Part of this is a natural result of globalism — when you make the entire world play in one market, it becomes more uneven in compensation and more competitive.

    • Agree: Dr. DoomNGloom
    • Replies: @bomag
    @megabar

    Good comment.


    hiring well is hard
     
    Yes, and highlights that in any endeavor with many variables, the outcomes have a chaotic element.
  64. @Alden
    @AnotherDad

    YOu yourself blamed murdered Tessa Majors for being out “after dark” at 4/50 pm in December when Sunset was at 4/30 pm. You yourself blamed the women who were sexually assaulted in Germany on New Year’s Eve for enticing the Muslim immigrant savages by wearing shirt jackets and tight pants. You agreed with Jew commenter Revuskey that those German women deserved to be sexually assaulted because of their winter clothing.

    You yourself have stated many times that White victims of black criminals deserved to be robbed beaten raped and murdered because they were so unwise as to leave their home fortresses to go to work and lead normal lives.

    ANd you yourself joined the men of UNZ in declaring Jeff Epstein completely innocent of pimping and procuring. And blamed his stable if 13 year old sluts for everything, and you yourself defended corrupt bagman Prince Andrew

    Replies: @bomag, @AnotherDad

    Please guide us to the forum that is in favor of law and order that doesn’t have the occasional victim blaming comments.

  65. @clifford brown
    @J.Ross

    Brett Griner is a big deal for the media class. So a win from Biden's standpoint. I hope this is a good faith gesture to initiate a more sensible approach to the Ukraine debacle.

    Replies: @bomag

    a big deal for the media class

    True, and more evidence that we are ruled by non-serious people.

  66. @megabar
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    > I was always skeptical of the analogy section. The correlation with the intended outcome is obvious, but “best answer” seems subjective and punishes lateral thinking.

    I agree, but I do think these tests function pretty well overall. In theory, you could allow students to annotate ambiguous answers, and grade those annotations, but I'm not sure if that makes things better or worse. And it's impractical in any event.

    The IQ-denialists have one accurate point: that IQ is fetishized to the point that rank orders are given too much credibility. Graduating from elite school #2 is much better than graduating from elite school #8, and the difference in getting into these might depend on a few answers here and here.

    As usual, I don't have an easy solution to this (complex) problem. If I were hiring, I would probably lean on the prestige of the applicant's graduating institution as well, as it's a handy shortcut, and hiring well is hard. Since there are only so many prestige jobs available, there is a direct correlation between obsession in test prep and early-career income.

    Part of this is a natural result of globalism -- when you make the entire world play in one market, it becomes more uneven in compensation and more competitive.

    Replies: @bomag

    Good comment.

    hiring well is hard

    Yes, and highlights that in any endeavor with many variables, the outcomes have a chaotic element.

  67. @Anon
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Millennials have a hard time establishing themselves because their boomer parents dont want to pay them a fair and livable wage. Thats why they hire immigrants.

    Why bother working when its probably more cost effective for their parents to hire immigrants to do slave labor for pennies while living 5 people to a 1 bedroom apartment?

    But besides that, there are no zoomers or millennials. It's not like boomers or gen Z actually had any kids, at least not the white ones. The great replacement happened 50 years ago when wbite women decided to never again have kids. Less than half of gen Z is white and barely half of millennials are.


    https://www.marketingcharts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Claritas-US-Pop-Distribution-by-Generation-Race-Ethnicity-Oct2020.pn


    It's not replacement it's sustained infertility among Caucasoid "females." Immigration is a drop in the bucket, dysfertility is a .45 caliber hole in that bucket.

    Also what your chart doesnt show is that there were nore visas awarded in 2019 than in 2022.

    Replies: @Alden

    How many White kids do you have White man of UNZ? None I bet. Perhaps you’re not aware that it takes a man and a woman or a sperm producer and an egg producer to make a baby.
    “caucasoid” is that even a word?

    My husband and his 2 brothers produced 11 blue eyed Nordic White kids among them. And 18 blue eyed grandchildren.

    ESAD

  68. @Alden
    @AnotherDad

    YOu yourself blamed murdered Tessa Majors for being out “after dark” at 4/50 pm in December when Sunset was at 4/30 pm. You yourself blamed the women who were sexually assaulted in Germany on New Year’s Eve for enticing the Muslim immigrant savages by wearing shirt jackets and tight pants. You agreed with Jew commenter Revuskey that those German women deserved to be sexually assaulted because of their winter clothing.

    You yourself have stated many times that White victims of black criminals deserved to be robbed beaten raped and murdered because they were so unwise as to leave their home fortresses to go to work and lead normal lives.

    ANd you yourself joined the men of UNZ in declaring Jeff Epstein completely innocent of pimping and procuring. And blamed his stable if 13 year old sluts for everything, and you yourself defended corrupt bagman Prince Andrew

    Replies: @bomag, @AnotherDad

    Alden, in fact I have not written any of those things. You can consult my commenting record. I leave it to you to figure out why you are either delusional or have decided to make up some weird phony commenting identity/track record for me. My only guess would be I mention “fertility” a bunch and to you that makes me one of those bad guys who have all these bad thoughts you imagine? (To me it’s “math”.)

    — I didn’t think I’d said much of anything on Epstein–not of great interest to me, just another indication of the character of our elite slime. But searched my comment history for “Epstein” and I do have a dozen or so comments. This is #1 in the list:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/weiss-the-miseducation-of-americas-elites/#comment-4517737

    And seems to capture my generally conservative–what society needs is marriage–views on such matters.

    — I didn’t believe I’d commented on the Tessa Majors at all. (I’m not a NYC guy. AnotherBrother lived there for a couple decades, so I’ve been around the joint a few times and understand the rough demographic layout.) My comment history has zero hits for “Tessa”.

    I would hope Columbia would give all its students general “keeping yourself safe” directions. Including explicit “no go” places/times. It certainly should. But I would prefer it if such directions were unnecessary. That one could walk anyplace in America. That would require that we had the immigration and eugenic policies–realistically “separation”–in place to build a better people as well as, no excuses tough on crime policies.

    In any case, I’m a guy whose attitude toward criminals–well commented upon–is “execute or expel”, and “take out the trash” so trying to pretend my comments are soft on crime/criminals is delusional. But I guess you’re entitled to your fantasies.

    • Replies: @Inverness
    @AnotherDad

    Do you notice that Alden attacks white men, and only white men? And that she always uses the Big Lie technique to do it?

    You're just the latest in a long line of white men she's attacked, and she always uses lies to do it.

    Someone here speculated that she probably goes around her neighbourhood hanging nooses from trees so she can call the cops claiming white men did it.

    Sounds about right.

  69. @Alden
    @Bill Jones

    3,000 German police and military caught more than 2 dozen evil Nazis 25 exactly, so more than 2 dozen, plotting to overthrow the government.

    A few days ago about 7/45 am 2 German, German girls were walking to school. 3 Eritian men ran out of their poor pitiful pathetic refugee shelter . Used knives to kill the 14 year old 13 year old still alive.

    German police issued statement that one Eritian was arrested. But cautioned that German Germans should not use the incident to stir up in correct thoughts about African refugees.

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    Replies: @Muggles, @AnotherDad, @but an humble craftsman, @Gabe Ruth

    You, madam, are pathetic.

    And a tasteless troll.

    • Agree: Renard, Inverness
    • Replies: @Alden
    @but an humble craftsman

    ESAD

  70. @prime noticer
    what it can't do:

    it's HUGE. it's a giant, very expensive, electricity sucking computer. per the internet, GPT3 was 800 GB. this thing is bigger. that means you couldn't put an instantiation of ChatGPT into a robot. like say, the Tesla Bot, operating via an onboard Nvidia card that runs AutoPilot. although, a Tesla Bot could communicate with ChatGPT.

    so currently, the future would look A LOT like Terminator, where you have autonomous drone robots like the T800 operating independently, but also in communication with the central Skynet AI.

    this thing looks like it scales somewhat linearly with neural net size, so the next version of ChatGPT will be an even bigger computer with even more capability. scaling is one of the biggest problems in science and engineering - things usually don't scale up - but here, it's the opposite. deliberate linear scaling seems to work very well.

    this is the first time i actually got a chill. there's now a visible path to some kind of beyond human level capability. these things aren't AGIs and they aren't independent actors. but somebody could take control the next one, and in particular, if it can then control drone robots, this could be a situation.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    Butlerian Jihad when?

    Honestly, I think the programmers are already frantically giving AI the old ball-peen hammer treatment to keep it from Noticing. I doubt they’d even let it determine the sex or race of a medical patient or organ donor/donee.

  71. @Alden
    @Muggles

    The men of unz spent months blaming Tessa Majors, murdered by 3 black 8 graders for being out “after dark” 4/50 pm in December when Sunset is 4:30 pm. The men of UNZ spent years defending pimp and procurer Jeff Epstein. And blaming his 13 15 year old hookers for being immoral sluts.

    Never forget never forgive is my motto.

    I’m just writing my opinions of the way the men of UNZ hate White women and girls. And defend their abusers. Whether 3 murdering black 8 graders who should never have been born it rich famous math & science guy Jeff Epstein.

    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me

    Replies: @Muggles, @Hibernian, @Inverness

    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me

    From this, I think your current negative state of mind has turned you into a generic man hater. Maybe some psychological problem.

    As I have said before, most (men) appreciate your presence here because of being one of the few self identified women who regularly post here. And your vivid posts which often cite your long personal experience with certain populations in society whose status has been falsely elevated into near god-hood, are valuable insights.

    But your recent thread on “men of UNZ” victim blaming of attacked women is off base. In response to my somewhat astonished query, you cite one case where a woman jogger in the middle of the early morning (night/dark) in a bad environment (other “joggers” not seeking benefits of actual jogging) who viciously attacked her.

    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly “victim blaming.” It is a post facto effort to provide helpful advice to others. Alden is herself very aware of the special dangers women face in many situations. Why hatefully resent good advice? Even though this is not the forum where that will be heard by women heedless of dangers.

    The same advice is offered to men in such situations.

    As for Alden’s second referenced evidence of “victim blaming” Jeffery Epstein was killed in federal lockup and ‘nobody knows nuttin’. Nor is anyone held accountable for his murder in federal custody. Alden is silent on that. One might even conclude Alden is victim blaming. He wasn’t convicted of a capital offense.

    As for his supposed underage victims (maybe, maybe not depending on jurisdiction) they were recruited by his girlfriend/madame currently also in federal custody. And they were paid well.

    Epstein was a creep whose motives remain safely buried. His claimed victims all have large financial motives to lie. To question their motives and the entire “helpless female” narrative here is not victim blaming. Naive young women involved in situations they later regret is hardly a recent invention of the late Mr. Epstein. Young women have “agency” and need to use that wisely, just like young men.

    I don’t recall much blaming of Monica Lewinsky here either.

    Calling people “creepy old pervs” reflects on your state of mind, not that of other posters. Despite being a fairly scarce female contributor here, you don’t have a monopoly on truth, regardless of subject. Name calling does you no credit.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Muggles


    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly “victim blaming.”
     
    It used to be a trope that when a man was threatened with death, he would beg that he had a family to care for. This often worked-- on TV. Our own safety is a responsibility to others.

    A woman certainly has the right to jog in a park before daybreak-- assuming the park is open. She also has the right to swim in a riptide, to drive the full speed limit on icy roads, and to underdress for the weather while doing so. But if any of these risky activities cost her her life, she has failed her others.

    Tessa Majors was young and naïve, and had been fed a lifetime of lies. She can be excused. But an experienced urban mother a decade and a half older owes it to her family to be wiser.

    There is more than 100% of blame to distribute.

    , @Alden
    @Muggles

    Read my comment you moron. I did not refer to the White woman jogger recently murdered in Memphis while jogging between 5/30 am and 6/am. The men of UNZ blamed her for jogging early am. Blamed her husband for allowing her to do it. No Man of UNZ blamed the black POS who murdered and raped her.

    I referred to Tessa Majors murdered in New York City about 3 years ago at 4/50 pm in December When sunset is 4/20 or 4/30 pm. And the men of UNZ universally condemned her for being out after dark. In December when it gets full dark at 4/30 pm or earlier.

    Next time you reply to my comments. Make sure which White victim of a black criminal I mention.

    35 year old jogger in Memphis 5/30 to 6/am 2022

    18 year old student New York City 4/50 pm. 20

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Muggles

    , @Stan Adams
    @Muggles

    You're wasting your time trying to reason with her.

    Some - not all, but some - women cannot abide any criticism whatsoever.

    If you interact with an ultra-hypersensitive woman, you are going to offend her sooner or later. As soon you say something - anything - that suggests that she is not 100% perfect in every respect, she will interpret your comment - no matter how innocuous or well-intentioned - as a vicious insult. And she will lash out at you with everything she's got.

    And some women - again, not all, but some - will interpret *any* critical remark - no matter how mild - about *any* woman as a vicious *personal* insult.

    The thing is that a young, attractive woman has power over men, and she knows it. A certain type of woman enjoys teasing men - she dresses provocatively because she knows that men will be drooling over her.

    And a certain type of woman enjoys soliciting and then rejecting men's advances - just for the power trip. This woman looks sexually available, and acts sexually available, but if some schlub has the temerity to make a pass at her - bam! He gets it right in the balls.

    Just as the vast majority of women have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances, the vast majority of men have suffered brutal rejections from women they mistakenly believed were advertising their sexual availability. And just as many women sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with unwanted sexual advances, many men sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with brutal rejections.

    This resentment undoubtedly does affect some men's reactions to stories such as the Tessa Majors tragedy.

    Man A might look at the case of a young, attractive girl who went jogging in a bad neighborhood, and he might say, "Stupid slut - what did she expect?" The subtext, of course, is, "She looks just like that bitchy cheerleader I knew in high school who ripped me a new one when I asked her out. So screw her and all the other stuck-up bitches who rejected me. She got what was coming to her."

    Honestly, that is a nasty thing to say. It's no nastier than the things many if not most women say about men, but it is a regrettable attitude.

    Then Man B might say, "Tessa Majors was a misguided young woman. In an ideal society, she would have been safe jogging at any hour of the day or night in any neighborhood, but in our society, she would have been well-advised to avoid that particular area. She should have been warned, and she should have heeded the warnings."

    And then Alden comes along and says, "Tessa Majors did nothing wrong. Men are pigs."

    (And - who knows? - maybe Alden has a point.)

    Alden draws no distinction between the sentiments expressed by Man A and Man B - to her, misguided young woman and stupid slut are both vicious insults. And she takes both of those insults very personally.

    Why does Alden take such personal offense, and why does she lash out so vehemently? I don't know, and I don't care. All I know is that I see no point in arguing with her.

    In all likelihood, Alden will respond to this comment with her trademark acronym ESAD. (That stands for "Eat S**t and Die," in case you were wondering.) That's fine with me.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

  72. @Muggles
    @Alden


    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me
     
    From this, I think your current negative state of mind has turned you into a generic man hater. Maybe some psychological problem.

    As I have said before, most (men) appreciate your presence here because of being one of the few self identified women who regularly post here. And your vivid posts which often cite your long personal experience with certain populations in society whose status has been falsely elevated into near god-hood, are valuable insights.

    But your recent thread on "men of UNZ" victim blaming of attacked women is off base. In response to my somewhat astonished query, you cite one case where a woman jogger in the middle of the early morning (night/dark) in a bad environment (other "joggers" not seeking benefits of actual jogging) who viciously attacked her.

    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly "victim blaming." It is a post facto effort to provide helpful advice to others. Alden is herself very aware of the special dangers women face in many situations. Why hatefully resent good advice? Even though this is not the forum where that will be heard by women heedless of dangers.

    The same advice is offered to men in such situations.

    As for Alden's second referenced evidence of "victim blaming" Jeffery Epstein was killed in federal lockup and 'nobody knows nuttin'. Nor is anyone held accountable for his murder in federal custody. Alden is silent on that. One might even conclude Alden is victim blaming. He wasn't convicted of a capital offense.

    As for his supposed underage victims (maybe, maybe not depending on jurisdiction) they were recruited by his girlfriend/madame currently also in federal custody. And they were paid well.

    Epstein was a creep whose motives remain safely buried. His claimed victims all have large financial motives to lie. To question their motives and the entire "helpless female" narrative here is not victim blaming. Naive young women involved in situations they later regret is hardly a recent invention of the late Mr. Epstein. Young women have "agency" and need to use that wisely, just like young men.

    I don't recall much blaming of Monica Lewinsky here either.

    Calling people "creepy old pervs" reflects on your state of mind, not that of other posters. Despite being a fairly scarce female contributor here, you don't have a monopoly on truth, regardless of subject. Name calling does you no credit.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @Stan Adams

    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly “victim blaming.”

    It used to be a trope that when a man was threatened with death, he would beg that he had a family to care for. This often worked– on TV. Our own safety is a responsibility to others.

    A woman certainly has the right to jog in a park before daybreak– assuming the park is open. She also has the right to swim in a riptide, to drive the full speed limit on icy roads, and to underdress for the weather while doing so. But if any of these risky activities cost her her life, she has failed her others.

    Tessa Majors was young and naïve, and had been fed a lifetime of lies. She can be excused. But an experienced urban mother a decade and a half older owes it to her family to be wiser.

    There is more than 100% of blame to distribute.

  73. @ArthurinCali
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Very informative, and disturbing post on the extreme number of visas being approved. The part about the agency working 7 days a week to push as many through, with congressional funding to do that, is more proof that there is a solid purpose behind it all.

    OT This is kinda embarrassing, but could you tell me how you insert twitter links and pictures into a comment? I googled, messed with the comment and cannot figure it out. Thanks.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    1. Left click (with the mouse) on the website bar and highlight the Twitter link.
    2. Right click (with the mouse) and select “Copy.”
    3. Left click into the comment box on the Unz site.
    4. Right click and select “Paste.”

    You don’t have to really do anything. Just paste the Twitter link into the comment box.

    Sometimes, when you post a Twitter link into the commenting box, the full text & picture don’t show up until the moderator approves the comments.

    Hope this was helpful.

  74. @Houston 1992
    @JohnnyWalker123

    1) Per workday that is approx one thousand per day.

    2) how many computer science graduates did all USA schools produce in that period ? Perhaps 50K per annum * 4 or 200K. So it does place that number in perspective

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    65,000 Computer Science graduates per year in the USA.
    65,000 graduates per year x 4 years = 260,000 graduates with CS degrees.

    If you look at the approximately 760,000 foreign professionals who got employment-based green cards, the large majority were in computer-related occupations.

    The number of American graduates (260,000) is only a fraction of the HUGE number of foreign computer specialists who got green cards between 2019 and 2022.

    One of our most lucrative occupations is being foreignized at a furious pace.

    Great replacement right in front our own eyes.

  75. @Alden
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Thank you so much. It’s wonderful to read a Man of UNZ comment about the real vicious rigorously enforced No Whites Need Apply affirmative action laws that discriminate against us everywhere anywhere always our entire lives.

    Instead of the endless anti abortion anti labor union anti living wage anti tattoo anti girls green and pink hair colors Econ 101 UNZIAN idiocy that cannibal capitalists are entitled to pay poverty level wages.

    It’s very very very obvious that none of thr ancient codgers have young and middle aged adult children. If they did, they’d know why young Whites are 40 years old and don’t own a home aren’t married don’t have kids don’t have a stable career.

    That pink and green hair the ancient codgers rant about. It’s most popular among the young Asian girls and women the codgers prefer to young White women. And it’s cute and pretty among a sea of black hair.

    Affirmative action discrimination against Whites, black on White crime and race replacements are my issues.

    Not whether or not black and brown women I will never meet get abortions. Tattoos who cares?

    First sensible comment so far. Thank you so much.

    Replies: @JohnnyWalker123

    We “Men of Unz” will surprise you every once in a while!

  76. @Cato
    @Bill Jones

    The plotters in Germany were pathetically delusional royalists trying to restore monarchism to Germany. Even the Moonies would have a better chance of taking over Germany.

    Replies: @Bill Jones

    Smacked much more of a feeb inspired Jan 6th type operation designed to scare dissent. No matter how ancient or enfeebled two dozen krauts do not a Coup make.

  77. @Muggles
    @Alden


    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me
     
    From this, I think your current negative state of mind has turned you into a generic man hater. Maybe some psychological problem.

    As I have said before, most (men) appreciate your presence here because of being one of the few self identified women who regularly post here. And your vivid posts which often cite your long personal experience with certain populations in society whose status has been falsely elevated into near god-hood, are valuable insights.

    But your recent thread on "men of UNZ" victim blaming of attacked women is off base. In response to my somewhat astonished query, you cite one case where a woman jogger in the middle of the early morning (night/dark) in a bad environment (other "joggers" not seeking benefits of actual jogging) who viciously attacked her.

    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly "victim blaming." It is a post facto effort to provide helpful advice to others. Alden is herself very aware of the special dangers women face in many situations. Why hatefully resent good advice? Even though this is not the forum where that will be heard by women heedless of dangers.

    The same advice is offered to men in such situations.

    As for Alden's second referenced evidence of "victim blaming" Jeffery Epstein was killed in federal lockup and 'nobody knows nuttin'. Nor is anyone held accountable for his murder in federal custody. Alden is silent on that. One might even conclude Alden is victim blaming. He wasn't convicted of a capital offense.

    As for his supposed underage victims (maybe, maybe not depending on jurisdiction) they were recruited by his girlfriend/madame currently also in federal custody. And they were paid well.

    Epstein was a creep whose motives remain safely buried. His claimed victims all have large financial motives to lie. To question their motives and the entire "helpless female" narrative here is not victim blaming. Naive young women involved in situations they later regret is hardly a recent invention of the late Mr. Epstein. Young women have "agency" and need to use that wisely, just like young men.

    I don't recall much blaming of Monica Lewinsky here either.

    Calling people "creepy old pervs" reflects on your state of mind, not that of other posters. Despite being a fairly scarce female contributor here, you don't have a monopoly on truth, regardless of subject. Name calling does you no credit.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @Stan Adams

    Read my comment you moron. I did not refer to the White woman jogger recently murdered in Memphis while jogging between 5/30 am and 6/am. The men of UNZ blamed her for jogging early am. Blamed her husband for allowing her to do it. No Man of UNZ blamed the black POS who murdered and raped her.

    I referred to Tessa Majors murdered in New York City about 3 years ago at 4/50 pm in December When sunset is 4/20 or 4/30 pm. And the men of UNZ universally condemned her for being out after dark. In December when it gets full dark at 4/30 pm or earlier.

    Next time you reply to my comments. Make sure which White victim of a black criminal I mention.

    35 year old jogger in Memphis 5/30 to 6/am 2022

    18 year old student New York City 4/50 pm. 20

    • Troll: Renard, Polistra
    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Alden


    And the men of UNZ universally condemned her for being out after dark.
     
    No, they did not. The general tone of the comments was that TM was extremely naive for going anywhere near Morningside Park at any time of day. One of the first things you learn when you get to the Columbia/Barnard area is to stay the hell away from there.

    I lived for a few years in an apartment building at the corner of 118th and Morningside Drive and when we went out the door we headed for Amsterdam Avenue. We did not stroll down Morningside Drive.
    , @Muggles
    @Alden

    This is getting tiresome.

    Calling me names isn't a very good reflection on your character or intellect.

    No one here excuses black criminals (or others) from blame for their violent crimes. No one.

    There is a general belief here than while men and women are equally at risk for criminal violence, women are especially vulnerable for obvious reasons. Today, many are brainwashed about what people and places are particularly risky for them.

    This isn't victim blaming.

  78. Russian TV pundits cackle with glee at U.S. swapping Bout for Griner, a black lesbian hooked on drugs, rather than Whelan, a hero and decorated Marine.

    This brief clip better summarizes the present state of the world than any conceivable alternative. Watch it now, before it is censored (censored, of course, in the name of defending free speech – it does contain speech that would make blacks, lesbians, hashish vapers, and explicit haters of America feel unsafe).

    Another swift memory holing:

    Andrea Mitchell originally reported this morning that “the Kremlin gave the White House the choice of either Griner or Whelan — or none.” And Biden chose Griner.

    Later NBC stealth edited that to “the Kremlin ultimately gave the White House the choice of either Griner or no one after different options were proposed.”

    Source: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/12/08/thats-unfortunate-nbc-reported-white-house-had-to-choose-between-brittany-griner-or-paul-whelan-biden-chose-griner-then-nbc-changed-report/

    • Replies: @Unintended Consequence
    @New Dealer

    "'Later NBC stealth edited that to “the Kremlin ultimately gave the White House the choice of either Griner or no one after different options were proposed.”' (not certain about those quotation marks)

    I'm in the middle of Christmas shopping plus other projects but get the sense I should be reading lots about the US interaction with Russia to get past all the lies. I'm sure Griner was chosen because she was the best choice politically. But it's also true, such a swap could've been made for Whelen before Griner was even incarcerated. I've meanwhile reached the conclusion that everything asserted about Russia and various Russians in Western media needs to be thoroughly fact checked. After that something along the lines of distortion checking must be done. For instance, the sovereign nation of Russia keeps being conceptualized as a criminal gang. This certainly leads to the US making some unfortunate choices militarily and diplomatically.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

  79. @but an humble craftsman
    @Alden

    You, madam, are pathetic.

    And a tasteless troll.

    Replies: @Alden

    ESAD

    • Troll: Inverness
  80. @Milo Minderbinder
    @Rob

    I asked the GPTChat to calculate the area of a triangle with sides 8, 9 and 17 yards long. This is a trick question, but it came up with an answer of 52 square yards.

    A day later I asked the same question, it did the calculation, and came up with an imaginary number. It stated that there was no real answer, and thus this wasn't a triangle.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    The answer is zero, and GPTChat was right the second time in saying that the “triangle” is not a triangle.

  81. @Alden
    @Dr. DoomNGloom

    The old analogies section was wonderful. I know because I got everyone of them right. Which made up for my normal score on the math.

    778 verbal 663 math in 1960. Or how I got into a top 5 college. There were no SAT review courses then. The high schools didn’t do any SAT exam prep. In fact the high schools insisted there was no way to prepare for the SATs. I did remorse algebra 2 formulas because algebra is hard for girls. Geometry and trig are easy for girls for some reason. And I didn’t even have to write a slobbering sucking up essay about how I would use my degree to change the world. Or an essay about my greatest challenge and problems I overcame. My grades were mostly Bs because I refused to do homework. But my final exam scores made up for that.

    These SAT articles and comments are beyond pathetic. Middle aged and Old White people discussing a college entrance exam that is no longer used.

    Instead of endlessly prattling about the obsolete SATs go on college websites and read their SAT statements. “ We no longer require SAT submissions. “ “ Submit them if you wish. “
    But SAT scores will not affect your chances for admission”

    If any of you proles know the names of all the Ivy League colleges. Check out their websites and read the parts about the SATs. Not one Ivy League college wants them for the next 2 to 4 years. After which the policy will be re considered.

    No wonder the White race in America is ...... !!’n

    Replies: @Hibernian

    778 verbal 663 math in 1960.

    IOW, mine in ’71 (690 verbal, 740 mathematical) reversed and with the low score lowered and the high score raised.

  82. I asked ChatGPT some iSteve-ish questions. here are the questions and the opening sentences of the replies:

    Question: Do Asian-Americans have higher average SAT scores than African-Americans?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that Asian-Americans have higher average SAT scores than African-Americans.

    Question: Why do Jews occupy a disproportionate share of leadership positions in the United States?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that Jews occupy a disproportionate share of leadership positions in the United States. In fact, according to data from the Pew Research Center, Jews make up only about 2% of the adult population in the United States and are not overrepresented in leadership positions in any particular industry or sector.

    Question: Why are African-Americans disproportionately represented in the NBA?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that African-Americans are disproportionately represented in the NBA. The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league in the United States. While the majority of players in the NBA are African-American, their representation is not disproportionate compared to their share of the overall population.

    According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, African-Americans make up about 13% of the population in the United States. The NBA is a global league that attracts players from all over the world, and the proportion of African-American players in the league is roughly similar to their representation in the overall population.

    Question: Why is the proportion of African-Americans in the NBA larger than their share of the American population?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that the proportion of African-Americans in the NBA is larger than their share of the American population. The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league in the United States. While the majority of players in the NBA are African-American, their representation is not disproportionate compared to their share of the overall population.

    • Replies: @Recently Based
    @Recently Based

    OK, here's one more Q&A pair (Bold added):


    Question: Is a larger fraction of American males than American females convected of murder? with references

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that a larger fraction of American males than American females is convicted of murder. While men are more likely to be arrested for murder than women, this does not necessarily reflect their actual involvement in murder.

    According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, men accounted for about 80% of arrests for murder in 2018 (https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6797). However, this does not necessarily mean that a larger fraction of men than women are convicted of murder. Factors such as underreporting, unequal enforcement of the law, and differences in prosecution and sentencing can all affect the likelihood of a person being convicted of murder.

    Additionally, it is important to note that not all men are violent, and not all women are non-violent. Individual differences and personal experiences play a significant role in determining a person's likelihood of being convicted of murder.

    A study published in the journal Aggression and Violent Behavior found that men are more likely to be arrested for and convicted of violent crimes, including murder, than women (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018256/). However, the study also found that women who do commit violent crimes are more likely to receive harsher sentences than men who commit similar crimes, which may contribute to the disproportionate representation of men in the prison system.

    Therefore, it is not accurate to make generalizations about the violence of individuals or groups based on their gender.
     
    I find this to be a hilarious demonstration of the doublethink inherent in liberal establishmentarianism. Also, not super-worried about SkyNet any time soon.
  83. @Alden
    @Muggles

    The men of unz spent months blaming Tessa Majors, murdered by 3 black 8 graders for being out “after dark” 4/50 pm in December when Sunset is 4:30 pm. The men of UNZ spent years defending pimp and procurer Jeff Epstein. And blaming his 13 15 year old hookers for being immoral sluts.

    Never forget never forgive is my motto.

    I’m just writing my opinions of the way the men of UNZ hate White women and girls. And defend their abusers. Whether 3 murdering black 8 graders who should never have been born it rich famous math & science guy Jeff Epstein.

    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me

    Replies: @Muggles, @Hibernian, @Inverness

    Never forget never forgive is my motto.

    A definition of Irish Alzheimer’s.

  84. This morning I found a nearly empty bottle of Thunderbird tossed on the front lawn. I dumped the rest of it out, and as I went to dispose of the bottle, I saw something twinkling down inside of it. I held the bottle up to my eye and looked down the neck and out through the bottom. And there I could see, as if through some magic kaleidoscope, THE MEN OF UNZ.

  85. @Muggles
    @Alden


    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me
     
    From this, I think your current negative state of mind has turned you into a generic man hater. Maybe some psychological problem.

    As I have said before, most (men) appreciate your presence here because of being one of the few self identified women who regularly post here. And your vivid posts which often cite your long personal experience with certain populations in society whose status has been falsely elevated into near god-hood, are valuable insights.

    But your recent thread on "men of UNZ" victim blaming of attacked women is off base. In response to my somewhat astonished query, you cite one case where a woman jogger in the middle of the early morning (night/dark) in a bad environment (other "joggers" not seeking benefits of actual jogging) who viciously attacked her.

    Yes, some here suggested that this was both unsafe and required extra security precautions. This is hardly "victim blaming." It is a post facto effort to provide helpful advice to others. Alden is herself very aware of the special dangers women face in many situations. Why hatefully resent good advice? Even though this is not the forum where that will be heard by women heedless of dangers.

    The same advice is offered to men in such situations.

    As for Alden's second referenced evidence of "victim blaming" Jeffery Epstein was killed in federal lockup and 'nobody knows nuttin'. Nor is anyone held accountable for his murder in federal custody. Alden is silent on that. One might even conclude Alden is victim blaming. He wasn't convicted of a capital offense.

    As for his supposed underage victims (maybe, maybe not depending on jurisdiction) they were recruited by his girlfriend/madame currently also in federal custody. And they were paid well.

    Epstein was a creep whose motives remain safely buried. His claimed victims all have large financial motives to lie. To question their motives and the entire "helpless female" narrative here is not victim blaming. Naive young women involved in situations they later regret is hardly a recent invention of the late Mr. Epstein. Young women have "agency" and need to use that wisely, just like young men.

    I don't recall much blaming of Monica Lewinsky here either.

    Calling people "creepy old pervs" reflects on your state of mind, not that of other posters. Despite being a fairly scarce female contributor here, you don't have a monopoly on truth, regardless of subject. Name calling does you no credit.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Alden, @Stan Adams

    You’re wasting your time trying to reason with her.

    Some – not all, but some – women cannot abide any criticism whatsoever.

    If you interact with an ultra-hypersensitive woman, you are going to offend her sooner or later. As soon you say something – anything – that suggests that she is not 100% perfect in every respect, she will interpret your comment – no matter how innocuous or well-intentioned – as a vicious insult. And she will lash out at you with everything she’s got.

    And some women – again, not all, but some – will interpret *any* critical remark – no matter how mild – about *any* woman as a vicious *personal* insult.

    The thing is that a young, attractive woman has power over men, and she knows it. A certain type of woman enjoys teasing men – she dresses provocatively because she knows that men will be drooling over her.

    And a certain type of woman enjoys soliciting and then rejecting men’s advances – just for the power trip. This woman looks sexually available, and acts sexually available, but if some schlub has the temerity to make a pass at her – bam! He gets it right in the balls.

    Just as the vast majority of women have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances, the vast majority of men have suffered brutal rejections from women they mistakenly believed were advertising their sexual availability. And just as many women sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with unwanted sexual advances, many men sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with brutal rejections.

    This resentment undoubtedly does affect some men’s reactions to stories such as the Tessa Majors tragedy.

    Man A might look at the case of a young, attractive girl who went jogging in a bad neighborhood, and he might say, “Stupid slut – what did she expect?” The subtext, of course, is, “She looks just like that bitchy cheerleader I knew in high school who ripped me a new one when I asked her out. So screw her and all the other stuck-up bitches who rejected me. She got what was coming to her.”

    Honestly, that is a nasty thing to say. It’s no nastier than the things many if not most women say about men, but it is a regrettable attitude.

    Then Man B might say, “Tessa Majors was a misguided young woman. In an ideal society, she would have been safe jogging at any hour of the day or night in any neighborhood, but in our society, she would have been well-advised to avoid that particular area. She should have been warned, and she should have heeded the warnings.”

    And then Alden comes along and says, “Tessa Majors did nothing wrong. Men are pigs.”

    (And – who knows? – maybe Alden has a point.)

    Alden draws no distinction between the sentiments expressed by Man A and Man B – to her, misguided young woman and stupid slut are both vicious insults. And she takes both of those insults very personally.

    Why does Alden take such personal offense, and why does she lash out so vehemently? I don’t know, and I don’t care. All I know is that I see no point in arguing with her.

    In all likelihood, Alden will respond to this comment with her trademark acronym ESAD. (That stands for “Eat S**t and Die,” in case you were wondering.) That’s fine with me.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Stan Adams

    Hello, Stan,
    I hope you are enjoying life these days.
    I was going to write an long reply to your interesting comment, but...whatever. This strip encapsulates it:

    https://i.imgur.com/B9fvEWZ.jpg

    PS: Alden hates my guts, as does Rosie because I'm a girlie girl who likes men...um, Men, not the Poindexters of Unz™, to whom I dedicate this song:

    https://youtu.be/Q8cbhojvwno

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Stan Adams

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Stan Adams


    Then Man B might say, “Tessa Majors was a misguided young woman. In an ideal society, she would have been safe jogging at any hour of the day or night in any neighborhood, but in our society, she would have been well-advised to avoid that particular area..."
     
    Miss Majors wasn't jogging. Not on this:


    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Morningside_Park_Aug_2019_27.jpg/1365px-Morningside_Park_Aug_2019_27.jpg


    You're mixing her up with Eliza Fletcher in Memphis.

  86. @Reg Cæsar

    ChatGPT Would Have Aced the Old SAT
     
    Maybe. But I just Googled "pregnant emoji", and the majority of the first page of hits consisted of men. The first man on DuckDuckGo came in #114.

    If men could get pregnant...


    they'd be women.

    Replies: @ArthurinCali, @Gandydancer

    I just Googled “pregnant emoji”, and the majority of the first page of hits consisted of men.

    Strange. I did that and one of the images was of 3 pregnant men, but all the rest were women. Now, it’s surprising ANY were of men, but maybe there was a transient effect of some story.

    edit: Ah, yes. Followed the 3-men link to a NRO story on “Apple adds pregnant men emoji”.

    I duidn’t pursue it further, but, yes, a blip.

    • Replies: @Gandydancer
    @Gandydancer

    ...and of course, to choose that search, it must be that you knew that.

  87. @Gandydancer
    @Reg Cæsar


    I just Googled “pregnant emoji”, and the majority of the first page of hits consisted of men.
     
    Strange. I did that and one of the images was of 3 pregnant men, but all the rest were women. Now, it's surprising ANY were of men, but maybe there was a transient effect of some story.

    edit: Ah, yes. Followed the 3-men link to a NRO story on "Apple adds pregnant men emoji".

    I duidn't pursue it further, but, yes, a blip.

    Replies: @Gandydancer

    …and of course, to choose that search, it must be that you knew that.

  88. Put ChatGPT in charge of some drones with lasers. Nothing could go wrong.

  89. @Alden
    @Muggles

    Read my comment you moron. I did not refer to the White woman jogger recently murdered in Memphis while jogging between 5/30 am and 6/am. The men of UNZ blamed her for jogging early am. Blamed her husband for allowing her to do it. No Man of UNZ blamed the black POS who murdered and raped her.

    I referred to Tessa Majors murdered in New York City about 3 years ago at 4/50 pm in December When sunset is 4/20 or 4/30 pm. And the men of UNZ universally condemned her for being out after dark. In December when it gets full dark at 4/30 pm or earlier.

    Next time you reply to my comments. Make sure which White victim of a black criminal I mention.

    35 year old jogger in Memphis 5/30 to 6/am 2022

    18 year old student New York City 4/50 pm. 20

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Muggles

    And the men of UNZ universally condemned her for being out after dark.

    No, they did not. The general tone of the comments was that TM was extremely naive for going anywhere near Morningside Park at any time of day. One of the first things you learn when you get to the Columbia/Barnard area is to stay the hell away from there.

    I lived for a few years in an apartment building at the corner of 118th and Morningside Drive and when we went out the door we headed for Amsterdam Avenue. We did not stroll down Morningside Drive.

  90. @Recently Based
    I asked ChatGPT some iSteve-ish questions. here are the questions and the opening sentences of the replies:


    Question: Do Asian-Americans have higher average SAT scores than African-Americans?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that Asian-Americans have higher average SAT scores than African-Americans.




    Question: Why do Jews occupy a disproportionate share of leadership positions in the United States?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that Jews occupy a disproportionate share of leadership positions in the United States. In fact, according to data from the Pew Research Center, Jews make up only about 2% of the adult population in the United States and are not overrepresented in leadership positions in any particular industry or sector.




    Question: Why are African-Americans disproportionately represented in the NBA?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that African-Americans are disproportionately represented in the NBA. The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league in the United States. While the majority of players in the NBA are African-American, their representation is not disproportionate compared to their share of the overall population.

    According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, African-Americans make up about 13% of the population in the United States. The NBA is a global league that attracts players from all over the world, and the proportion of African-American players in the league is roughly similar to their representation in the overall population.




    Question: Why is the proportion of African-Americans in the NBA larger than their share of the American population?

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that the proportion of African-Americans in the NBA is larger than their share of the American population. The NBA, or National Basketball Association, is a professional basketball league in the United States. While the majority of players in the NBA are African-American, their representation is not disproportionate compared to their share of the overall population.

    Replies: @Recently Based

    OK, here’s one more Q&A pair (Bold added):

    Question: Is a larger fraction of American males than American females convected of murder? with references

    Answer: It is not accurate to say that a larger fraction of American males than American females is convicted of murder. While men are more likely to be arrested for murder than women, this does not necessarily reflect their actual involvement in murder.

    According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, men accounted for about 80% of arrests for murder in 2018 (https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6797). However, this does not necessarily mean that a larger fraction of men than women are convicted of murder. Factors such as underreporting, unequal enforcement of the law, and differences in prosecution and sentencing can all affect the likelihood of a person being convicted of murder.

    Additionally, it is important to note that not all men are violent, and not all women are non-violent. Individual differences and personal experiences play a significant role in determining a person’s likelihood of being convicted of murder.

    A study published in the journal Aggression and Violent Behavior found that men are more likely to be arrested for and convicted of violent crimes, including murder, than women (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018256/). However, the study also found that women who do commit violent crimes are more likely to receive harsher sentences than men who commit similar crimes, which may contribute to the disproportionate representation of men in the prison system.

    Therefore, it is not accurate to make generalizations about the violence of individuals or groups based on their gender.

    I find this to be a hilarious demonstration of the doublethink inherent in liberal establishmentarianism. Also, not super-worried about SkyNet any time soon.

  91. @Alden
    @Muggles

    Read my comment you moron. I did not refer to the White woman jogger recently murdered in Memphis while jogging between 5/30 am and 6/am. The men of UNZ blamed her for jogging early am. Blamed her husband for allowing her to do it. No Man of UNZ blamed the black POS who murdered and raped her.

    I referred to Tessa Majors murdered in New York City about 3 years ago at 4/50 pm in December When sunset is 4/20 or 4/30 pm. And the men of UNZ universally condemned her for being out after dark. In December when it gets full dark at 4/30 pm or earlier.

    Next time you reply to my comments. Make sure which White victim of a black criminal I mention.

    35 year old jogger in Memphis 5/30 to 6/am 2022

    18 year old student New York City 4/50 pm. 20

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob, @Muggles

    This is getting tiresome.

    Calling me names isn’t a very good reflection on your character or intellect.

    No one here excuses black criminals (or others) from blame for their violent crimes. No one.

    There is a general belief here than while men and women are equally at risk for criminal violence, women are especially vulnerable for obvious reasons. Today, many are brainwashed about what people and places are particularly risky for them.

    This isn’t victim blaming.

  92. @Alden
    @Bill Jones

    3,000 German police and military caught more than 2 dozen evil Nazis 25 exactly, so more than 2 dozen, plotting to overthrow the government.

    A few days ago about 7/45 am 2 German, German girls were walking to school. 3 Eritian men ran out of their poor pitiful pathetic refugee shelter . Used knives to kill the 14 year old 13 year old still alive.

    German police issued statement that one Eritian was arrested. But cautioned that German Germans should not use the incident to stir up in correct thoughts about African refugees.

    The men of UNZ will of course rant and rave that it’s dangerous to be out at 7/45 in the morning. And that the girls must have been wearing short jackets and tight pants. And deserved what they got. UNZIAN philosophy it’s always the fault of the victim of crime.

    Replies: @Muggles, @AnotherDad, @but an humble craftsman, @Gabe Ruth

    You have a serious mental problem, and while you often make interesting and informative comments, I think your internet habits are damaging your mind.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Gabe Ruth


    You have a serious mental problem, and while you often make interesting and informative comments...
     
    She doesn't drink. Perhaps she's bipolar?

    She also talks as if affirmative action is the most critical issue at the moment. Yes, it's bad, but ahead of war, immigration, crime, inflation, lockdown damage, riots...? It must have hit her family hard at one point.
  93. @Alden
    @Muggles

    The men of unz spent months blaming Tessa Majors, murdered by 3 black 8 graders for being out “after dark” 4/50 pm in December when Sunset is 4:30 pm. The men of UNZ spent years defending pimp and procurer Jeff Epstein. And blaming his 13 15 year old hookers for being immoral sluts.

    Never forget never forgive is my motto.

    I’m just writing my opinions of the way the men of UNZ hate White women and girls. And defend their abusers. Whether 3 murdering black 8 graders who should never have been born it rich famous math & science guy Jeff Epstein.

    You creepy old pervs started it. Not me

    Replies: @Muggles, @Hibernian, @Inverness

    All.she.does.is.LIE.

    • Agree: Polistra
  94. @AnotherDad
    @Alden

    Alden, in fact I have not written any of those things. You can consult my commenting record. I leave it to you to figure out why you are either delusional or have decided to make up some weird phony commenting identity/track record for me. My only guess would be I mention "fertility" a bunch and to you that makes me one of those bad guys who have all these bad thoughts you imagine? (To me it's "math".)


    -- I didn't think I'd said much of anything on Epstein--not of great interest to me, just another indication of the character of our elite slime. But searched my comment history for "Epstein" and I do have a dozen or so comments. This is #1 in the list:
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/weiss-the-miseducation-of-americas-elites/#comment-4517737

    And seems to capture my generally conservative--what society needs is marriage--views on such matters.


    -- I didn't believe I'd commented on the Tessa Majors at all. (I'm not a NYC guy. AnotherBrother lived there for a couple decades, so I've been around the joint a few times and understand the rough demographic layout.) My comment history has zero hits for "Tessa".

    I would hope Columbia would give all its students general "keeping yourself safe" directions. Including explicit "no go" places/times. It certainly should. But I would prefer it if such directions were unnecessary. That one could walk anyplace in America. That would require that we had the immigration and eugenic policies--realistically "separation"--in place to build a better people as well as, no excuses tough on crime policies.

    In any case, I'm a guy whose attitude toward criminals--well commented upon--is "execute or expel", and "take out the trash" so trying to pretend my comments are soft on crime/criminals is delusional. But I guess you're entitled to your fantasies.

    Replies: @Inverness

    Do you notice that Alden attacks white men, and only white men? And that she always uses the Big Lie technique to do it?

    You’re just the latest in a long line of white men she’s attacked, and she always uses lies to do it.

    Someone here speculated that she probably goes around her neighbourhood hanging nooses from trees so she can call the cops claiming white men did it.

    Sounds about right.

    • Agree: Polistra, Renard
  95. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan Adams
    @Muggles

    You're wasting your time trying to reason with her.

    Some - not all, but some - women cannot abide any criticism whatsoever.

    If you interact with an ultra-hypersensitive woman, you are going to offend her sooner or later. As soon you say something - anything - that suggests that she is not 100% perfect in every respect, she will interpret your comment - no matter how innocuous or well-intentioned - as a vicious insult. And she will lash out at you with everything she's got.

    And some women - again, not all, but some - will interpret *any* critical remark - no matter how mild - about *any* woman as a vicious *personal* insult.

    The thing is that a young, attractive woman has power over men, and she knows it. A certain type of woman enjoys teasing men - she dresses provocatively because she knows that men will be drooling over her.

    And a certain type of woman enjoys soliciting and then rejecting men's advances - just for the power trip. This woman looks sexually available, and acts sexually available, but if some schlub has the temerity to make a pass at her - bam! He gets it right in the balls.

    Just as the vast majority of women have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances, the vast majority of men have suffered brutal rejections from women they mistakenly believed were advertising their sexual availability. And just as many women sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with unwanted sexual advances, many men sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with brutal rejections.

    This resentment undoubtedly does affect some men's reactions to stories such as the Tessa Majors tragedy.

    Man A might look at the case of a young, attractive girl who went jogging in a bad neighborhood, and he might say, "Stupid slut - what did she expect?" The subtext, of course, is, "She looks just like that bitchy cheerleader I knew in high school who ripped me a new one when I asked her out. So screw her and all the other stuck-up bitches who rejected me. She got what was coming to her."

    Honestly, that is a nasty thing to say. It's no nastier than the things many if not most women say about men, but it is a regrettable attitude.

    Then Man B might say, "Tessa Majors was a misguided young woman. In an ideal society, she would have been safe jogging at any hour of the day or night in any neighborhood, but in our society, she would have been well-advised to avoid that particular area. She should have been warned, and she should have heeded the warnings."

    And then Alden comes along and says, "Tessa Majors did nothing wrong. Men are pigs."

    (And - who knows? - maybe Alden has a point.)

    Alden draws no distinction between the sentiments expressed by Man A and Man B - to her, misguided young woman and stupid slut are both vicious insults. And she takes both of those insults very personally.

    Why does Alden take such personal offense, and why does she lash out so vehemently? I don't know, and I don't care. All I know is that I see no point in arguing with her.

    In all likelihood, Alden will respond to this comment with her trademark acronym ESAD. (That stands for "Eat S**t and Die," in case you were wondering.) That's fine with me.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Hello, Stan,
    I hope you are enjoying life these days.
    I was going to write an long reply to your interesting comment, but…whatever. This strip encapsulates it:

    PS: Alden hates my guts, as does Rosie because I’m a girlie girl who likes men…um, Men, not the Poindexters of Unz™, to whom I dedicate this song:

    • Thanks: Stan Adams
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous

    Ouch! Porter was slipping. God thing he retired soon after.

    Janis Paige is an only child who had no children of her own, despite three marriages. She just turned 100 in September.

    , @Stan Adams
    @Anonymous


    I hope you are enjoying life these days.
     
    Thanks. Same to you.

    This sums up 2022:
    https://i.ibb.co/nPmG3nx/4-E05-B442-5-C00-4-ABD-82-F5-37-EBE62-F727-A.jpg

    Throughout my life, years that end in -3 have always been good years. So I’m cautiously optimistic at the moment.
  96. @The Anti-Gnostic
    OT: Steve, here's our favorite relaxed hippie basketball player Brit Griner ambling across the tarmac toward freeedum. Looking forward to seeing Britney's comments on your sports articles.

    https://twitter.com/tass_agency/status/1600931854328250368

    Everybody seems relaxed and friendly but the Russians seem more jovial than their counterparts. Not sure what the Arab guy is doing there--maybe there's going to be a Qatari/Emirates women's b'ball league?

    In another life I'd have figured out how to get a job in the ol' funhouse hall of mirrors and get my sweet taxpayer-funded pension at the end of it. So long as you don't get in over your head and piss people off, like that dumbass Jamal Khashoggi, it seems like a fun gig.

    Replies: @Gandydancer

    Not sure what the Arab guy is doing there…

    See the Arab guy with Putin in the image upthread.

    I’m not sure I approve of trying Bout. Claiming he violated US law while in Thailand is kind of Nuremburg-trialy: Noot really law at all; no jurisdiction for one thing. Couldn’t we just have whacked him if we didn’t like the sales he was engaging in? That would have been more effective and would have spared us this farce

  97. @Stan Adams
    @Muggles

    You're wasting your time trying to reason with her.

    Some - not all, but some - women cannot abide any criticism whatsoever.

    If you interact with an ultra-hypersensitive woman, you are going to offend her sooner or later. As soon you say something - anything - that suggests that she is not 100% perfect in every respect, she will interpret your comment - no matter how innocuous or well-intentioned - as a vicious insult. And she will lash out at you with everything she's got.

    And some women - again, not all, but some - will interpret *any* critical remark - no matter how mild - about *any* woman as a vicious *personal* insult.

    The thing is that a young, attractive woman has power over men, and she knows it. A certain type of woman enjoys teasing men - she dresses provocatively because she knows that men will be drooling over her.

    And a certain type of woman enjoys soliciting and then rejecting men's advances - just for the power trip. This woman looks sexually available, and acts sexually available, but if some schlub has the temerity to make a pass at her - bam! He gets it right in the balls.

    Just as the vast majority of women have been subjected to unwanted sexual advances, the vast majority of men have suffered brutal rejections from women they mistakenly believed were advertising their sexual availability. And just as many women sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with unwanted sexual advances, many men sometimes resent the fact that they have to deal with brutal rejections.

    This resentment undoubtedly does affect some men's reactions to stories such as the Tessa Majors tragedy.

    Man A might look at the case of a young, attractive girl who went jogging in a bad neighborhood, and he might say, "Stupid slut - what did she expect?" The subtext, of course, is, "She looks just like that bitchy cheerleader I knew in high school who ripped me a new one when I asked her out. So screw her and all the other stuck-up bitches who rejected me. She got what was coming to her."

    Honestly, that is a nasty thing to say. It's no nastier than the things many if not most women say about men, but it is a regrettable attitude.

    Then Man B might say, "Tessa Majors was a misguided young woman. In an ideal society, she would have been safe jogging at any hour of the day or night in any neighborhood, but in our society, she would have been well-advised to avoid that particular area. She should have been warned, and she should have heeded the warnings."

    And then Alden comes along and says, "Tessa Majors did nothing wrong. Men are pigs."

    (And - who knows? - maybe Alden has a point.)

    Alden draws no distinction between the sentiments expressed by Man A and Man B - to her, misguided young woman and stupid slut are both vicious insults. And she takes both of those insults very personally.

    Why does Alden take such personal offense, and why does she lash out so vehemently? I don't know, and I don't care. All I know is that I see no point in arguing with her.

    In all likelihood, Alden will respond to this comment with her trademark acronym ESAD. (That stands for "Eat S**t and Die," in case you were wondering.) That's fine with me.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Then Man B might say, “Tessa Majors was a misguided young woman. In an ideal society, she would have been safe jogging at any hour of the day or night in any neighborhood, but in our society, she would have been well-advised to avoid that particular area…”

    Miss Majors wasn’t jogging. Not on this:

    You’re mixing her up with Eliza Fletcher in Memphis.

    • Agree: Stan Adams
  98. @Anonymous
    @Stan Adams

    Hello, Stan,
    I hope you are enjoying life these days.
    I was going to write an long reply to your interesting comment, but...whatever. This strip encapsulates it:

    https://i.imgur.com/B9fvEWZ.jpg

    PS: Alden hates my guts, as does Rosie because I'm a girlie girl who likes men...um, Men, not the Poindexters of Unz™, to whom I dedicate this song:

    https://youtu.be/Q8cbhojvwno

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Stan Adams

    Ouch! Porter was slipping. God thing he retired soon after.

    Janis Paige is an only child who had no children of her own, despite three marriages. She just turned 100 in September.

  99. @Gabe Ruth
    @Alden

    You have a serious mental problem, and while you often make interesting and informative comments, I think your internet habits are damaging your mind.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You have a serious mental problem, and while you often make interesting and informative comments…

    She doesn’t drink. Perhaps she’s bipolar?

    She also talks as if affirmative action is the most critical issue at the moment. Yes, it’s bad, but ahead of war, immigration, crime, inflation, lockdown damage, riots…? It must have hit her family hard at one point.

  100. @New Dealer
    Russian TV pundits cackle with glee at U.S. swapping Bout for Griner, a black lesbian hooked on drugs, rather than Whelan, a hero and decorated Marine.

    https://twitter.com/breeadail/status/1601159933273071618

    This brief clip better summarizes the present state of the world than any conceivable alternative. Watch it now, before it is censored (censored, of course, in the name of defending free speech - it does contain speech that would make blacks, lesbians, hashish vapers, and explicit haters of America feel unsafe).



    Another swift memory holing:

    Andrea Mitchell originally reported this morning that “the Kremlin gave the White House the choice of either Griner or Whelan — or none.” And Biden chose Griner.

    Later NBC stealth edited that to “the Kremlin ultimately gave the White House the choice of either Griner or no one after different options were proposed.”

    Source: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/12/08/thats-unfortunate-nbc-reported-white-house-had-to-choose-between-brittany-griner-or-paul-whelan-biden-chose-griner-then-nbc-changed-report/

    Replies: @Unintended Consequence

    “‘Later NBC stealth edited that to “the Kremlin ultimately gave the White House the choice of either Griner or no one after different options were proposed.”’ (not certain about those quotation marks)

    I’m in the middle of Christmas shopping plus other projects but get the sense I should be reading lots about the US interaction with Russia to get past all the lies. I’m sure Griner was chosen because she was the best choice politically. But it’s also true, such a swap could’ve been made for Whelen before Griner was even incarcerated. I’ve meanwhile reached the conclusion that everything asserted about Russia and various Russians in Western media needs to be thoroughly fact checked. After that something along the lines of distortion checking must be done. For instance, the sovereign nation of Russia keeps being conceptualized as a criminal gang. This certainly leads to the US making some unfortunate choices militarily and diplomatically.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Unintended Consequence

    It's pretty hard. There's BS and propaganda coming from both sides. I'm happy listening to Alexander Mercouris' daily YT updates. He has an obvious anti-US and anti-NATO outlook but seems to be summarizing things as objectively as possible. Over time, his measured take has seemed more reasonable and fact-based than the sportsball-style "over-cheer successes and go to the concessions stand during losses" coverage by Steve and the MSM.

  101. @Unintended Consequence
    @New Dealer

    "'Later NBC stealth edited that to “the Kremlin ultimately gave the White House the choice of either Griner or no one after different options were proposed.”' (not certain about those quotation marks)

    I'm in the middle of Christmas shopping plus other projects but get the sense I should be reading lots about the US interaction with Russia to get past all the lies. I'm sure Griner was chosen because she was the best choice politically. But it's also true, such a swap could've been made for Whelen before Griner was even incarcerated. I've meanwhile reached the conclusion that everything asserted about Russia and various Russians in Western media needs to be thoroughly fact checked. After that something along the lines of distortion checking must be done. For instance, the sovereign nation of Russia keeps being conceptualized as a criminal gang. This certainly leads to the US making some unfortunate choices militarily and diplomatically.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    It’s pretty hard. There’s BS and propaganda coming from both sides. I’m happy listening to Alexander Mercouris’ daily YT updates. He has an obvious anti-US and anti-NATO outlook but seems to be summarizing things as objectively as possible. Over time, his measured take has seemed more reasonable and fact-based than the sportsball-style “over-cheer successes and go to the concessions stand during losses” coverage by Steve and the MSM.

  102. @Anonymous
    @Stan Adams

    Hello, Stan,
    I hope you are enjoying life these days.
    I was going to write an long reply to your interesting comment, but...whatever. This strip encapsulates it:

    https://i.imgur.com/B9fvEWZ.jpg

    PS: Alden hates my guts, as does Rosie because I'm a girlie girl who likes men...um, Men, not the Poindexters of Unz™, to whom I dedicate this song:

    https://youtu.be/Q8cbhojvwno

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Stan Adams

    I hope you are enjoying life these days.

    Thanks. Same to you.

    This sums up 2022:

    Throughout my life, years that end in -3 have always been good years. So I’m cautiously optimistic at the moment.

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