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  1. EnlightenedAtheist

    Insulation batts

    I often suggest to use some kind of white noise to attenuate. A fan or a air purifying machine works quite well. Low recurrent frequencies are much better accepted than their high frequencies counterpart. And when they are irregular, both are annoying. I am looking into a really comfy ear plug that works. After that, I suggest to analyze the sound profile that you want to attenuate, mask (frequencies, db levels,...), and then use this website (http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/soundproofing101/triple-leaf-effect/). However, if birds bother you, a complete new species could compromise the initial idea. This is why I think the first 2 methods are better. Fortunately, insulating heat does improve noise attenuation a tad.
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    The English spelling system has forced teachers for centuries to waste teaching time and has forced students for centuries to waste learning time, as explained in previous posts. I think it is time for citizens to do their jobs and demand that their governments reform the systems. Isn't that their job?
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    Insulation batts

    Any material that no insect can love in some of the products? The gypsum board are covered by paper, so they could be food for the critters. I guess you could paint all side and hope they cannot munch through.If its fibreglass, then I think that would be a sound product (pun intended).
  4. https://www.rt.com/uk/425873-kirkham-novichok-salisbury-poisoning/ https://www.rt.com/news/424047-russian-mod-syria-statement/
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    Russia, in spy rift riposte, expels 59 diplomats from 23 countries

    The whole affair is a blatant lie by May, Macron, and Trump's government because the West is losing their hold on power. China will soon be #1 and Russia will overtake the USA.
  6. EDIT: One is hard enough, but 2. That could drive someone off the rails (or railings to be more exact), and in many more ways than 1.
  7. Help me think ... (An election might be coming now. I (or my friends) did not think this one through well enough at the beginning. I have no answer that could help me be re-elected. I cannot say/do what the public want me to say/do to upset my base (judges, military, the elite, yellow shirts,...) and I cannot say/do what my base want me to say/do, keep this ... So I am throwing this one back at you to ... screw up! I am an egomaniac and egomaniacs never admit of screwing up.)
  8. A young (probably) trophy (probably) wife for a 68 y. o. man, both of whom don't share the same culture or language (and a whole lot more). This is a recipe for disaster. How many more of these do we need to get it?
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    Aren't you clever ... copying someone else's pun? NOT. You use someone's else emoticons and feel smart too. NOT. Ah! Still at it, trying to construe typos as spelling errors. That's all you've got? No data. No research. No evidence. but, you have emoticons! Can you write more than 20 words (without adding an emoticon)? Can you do and I will check your spelling and grammar. The thing people will invent to dismiss a view that challenges their well-weld beliefs. If they are not trolling, they are baiting. Know-it-alls always dismiss other beliefs that challenge their own. That way, they are always right: They always focus on others' problems and minimize (or hide) their own. They wear rose-colored glasses. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-tested-how-much-know-it-alls-actually-know-and-the-results-speak-for-themselves Was Leonardi [sic] da Vinci born in the middles ages [sic] [sic]? I gave up on you the first time you posted. But keep believing you are right ! I have the degree, you have emoticons. I have research and you have ... emoticons. I am a master DE baitor.
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    It takes 3 years to acquire BASIC reading (decoding) skills and the same for BASIC spelling skills in English because the Englishs spelling system is highly flawed. (1) It takes a maximum of 3 months for a Finnish or Spanish speakers to acquire the ability to decode ALL words in their respective language and they could spell virtually ALL words within 3 months. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn to read an analogue clock. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about financial system (and how they screw everyone of us) In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about ethics, of which many politicians and many CEOs lack. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about critical thinking. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about functional communication (this forum is replete with examples of the opposite). In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about how to have healthy relationships. Please add more. What's more? The current pedagogy used is teacher-centered (highly inefficient), not student-centered (highly efficient --and humane). (1) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthographies_and_dyslexia#Dyslexia_in_alphabetic_orthographies Literacy studies have shown that even for children without reading difficulties like dyslexia, a more transparent orthography is learned more quickly and more easily; this is true across language systems (syllabic, alphabetic, and logographic), and between shallow and deep alphabetic languages.[20]: And another This research provides evidence that orthographic irregularities, such as the "complex grapheme-phoneme relations" found in English, present significant difficulties in the reading development of children.[21]
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    Not my assumption. It is an inference. Were you a politician or a lawyer in another 'life'? Rhetorical question. (I don't believe that there are other lives. Only idiots and desperate people believe blatant human fabrications.) Btw, you did not spell middle ages correctly, missing the caps and you thought L. da Vinci lived in the Middles Ages. Okay. You think you are playing with me. I am not writing to you, I am writing so that others can learn something. You are outclassed. Give it up.
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    It is too bad that you had to mock me, but if it makes you feel better about yourself, I am glad. You would be right IF I had said at any time that it was impossible to learn. Please post if I did. What I said is that it takes 3 years to acquire BASIC reading (decoding) skills and the same for BASIC spelling skills. It takes a maximum of 3 months for a Finnish or Spanish speakers to acquire the ability to decode ALL words in their respective language and they could spell virtually ALL words within 3 months. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn to read an analogue clock. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about financial system (and how they screw everyone of us) In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about ethics, of which many politicians and many CEOs lack. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about critical thinking. In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about functional communication (this forum is replete with examples of the opposite). In the MEANTIME, there is NO Time to learn about how to have healthy relationships. Please add more. What's more? The pedagogy used is teacher-centered (highly inefficient), not student-centered (highly efficient). Will you admit that you misinterpreted what I wrote? What I am thinking? No one is ever wrong in forums!
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    At least I know now that you read my post to the end. It is sad that your whole argument rests on a typo once again, but there is a pattern. You thoroughly ignored the excellent points I made in the whole post. You think an emoticon will make those vanish. An emoticon does not make them vanish. The only person who think so is you. But keep believing. And don't address the question and the points I raised. Of course, now you are claiming that you are so clever you are playing with me. I am not writing for you. I am writing for all the people who are reading this. Now you are again focussing on a typo! How superficial can we get! Btw, it is a typo. I can spell "thought"! Why is this a certainty? Well, if one analyzed (yes, people do that from time to time), they will know that I almost never make errors. The reason I omitted the "t" is that I was rushed to get out of the house. But, keep pointing typos. You are so persuasive. Btw, "middle ages" take capital letters. And, that's not a typo ! That's Leonardo, not Leonardi! Now that is probably a typo because the "i" and the "o" are next to each other on a keyboard. You see what smart does? Ah! But you do state "many". That's not all! I was not talking about anyone in the MA. Btw, L da V. lived in the Renaissance not the Middles Ages. Galileo was born just a few years after his death, btw. But are you challenging the view that Leonardo da Vinci was a genius? You agree that L da V. has a valid point, but you fail to see that it applies to language. First, I am not talking about languages, I am talking about spelling systems. Second, what are exactly your credentials to make such a call anyway? I have a BA in linguistics. What do you really know about English and its spelling system anyway outside knowing how to spell words like "Middles Ages"! You must prove to people that this does not apply to spelling systems. Saying it does not make it so. What is it with people to declare things without any supporting arguments or details? One said what I wrote was drivel, but did not say why. An opinion that is not backed up by anything is ... drivel! But, you are free to think what you want. People in the MKA believed that the Earth was flat! Indeed! Indeed! Maybe it is time for you once in your life to listen and respect people's opinion. After all, it is not as if my whole thesis rests on just two words: "Wot wot"! Who should we believe? Tell me. Who? Not "wot"? Who? Now I understand why you keep your replies to just a few words supported by a few emoticon and why you think that highlighting a few typos will make you win an argument. Where is the emoticon that has one rolling his eyes up when you need one? The emperor has no clothes. You are --it is very obvious-- not an expert in education and in linguistics. I am. That is obvious. Who should we believe? I don't expect an answer to any of my questions. But I do expect a reply with an original emoticon. Did I make any typo --or Dog forbid-- any spelling error? On the other hand, "middles ages" does take capital letters. Sorry! And. it is not Leonardi either. Anyway, keep thinking that a flawed spelling system does not affect educational outcomes. Your "wot wot" opinion (and a few emoticons) are worth more than all of the research from doctors in Linguistics and all the other arguments I give in my blog. Amazing world we live in. Although this could apply to me, there is an interesting article about how much "know-it-alls" really knows? On the other hand, I back up my argument with research and the research says: A little further, another research is mentioned: (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthographies_and_dyslexia#Dyslexia_in_alphabetic_orthographies) There is more convincing argument s in my blog. But, you are entitled to your opinion which is: "The English spelling system is not an impediment to learning". And all the evidence says you are wrong. Your opinion versus all the research. Who should we choose? I wonder. Sorry! But, you are entitled to an opinion.
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    Really? See below. Do you often whistle after an observation? I don't. "Wot" was the meaning behind that observation? A "whistle" and a smile! They were not put there for nothing. Furthermore, you thought it was funny to follow up on the "wot" reaction (from Soapbundy) by writing "wot wot". You indicated that you liked his response. You and he did not write "What?". Btw, "what?" is a low form question and impolite. I see sarcasm all over the supposedly very innocent "wot" because it was not a genuine attempt to find out. The "phonetic" writing was not that innocent. https://prnt.sc/jc9buf However, if one doesn't like the simplification* of the English spelling system (a system that is recognized by world authorities and research as being highly flawed and toxic) as a way to improve the education system (and find more time to learn about analogue clocks), it is completely meaningless, if no reasons are provided. (I don't like tomatoes. It does not mean that they are unhealthy,....).There are many reasons to be against it and there are many reasons to be for it. However, if one were to be against one, here is the trouble with the logic of a one-word answer --or two. If one is opposed to simplification, it seems to me that it is completely incoherent, illogical, and unintelligent to answer with just 1 or 2 words --the epitome of a simplification ! But, "wot" do I know? I write "apologize" ! Btw, "wot" is a correct phonemic spelling in many reformed schemes. *To make a system more resilient and efficient is not a simplification. It is progress. Leonardo de Vinci though so:
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    Schools in the UK Are Removing Analog Clocks Because Students Can’t Tell Time

    Here is my perspective. And way before that, someone had to fetch the water in the crocodile-infested river, usually with mixed result. Burning cities used to be a lot of fun back then as were the odd operations without anaesthetic. The odd times one was chosen to be beheaded by the leader once a month to appease those .... so-called Gods.
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