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  New Archetype Names!
Posted by: jleagans - 01-16-2021, 09:11 AM - Forum: Generations - No Replies

The archetype names suck.  They can't be used with a straight face.  "Hero" alone means the archetypes would never be accepted by all four generations.  We need names that aren't insulting or overly flattering to any of the generations, and have some intrinsic relationship to the qualities of the generation. 

My proposals:

Hero-> Civic Generation

Artist->Sheltered Generation 

Nomads probably still works

Prophets-> Conflict Generation 

I don't really like "sheltered generation", and doubt "conflict generation" would work either, but its the best I've come to so far.  


David Horn made the suggestions on the Reddit of "unsettled" for Nomads and "adaptive" for the Artists.  

Imo unsettled isn't something X would willingly call itself, and I don't totally buy that the Artists are actually adaptive.  I agree in that the Artists are "institutionalists" that roughly go along with the norms of society, but that's what makes them squishy and unlikely to ever accomplish anything :Smile  .    

I think there may be some value in calling the Prophets the "conflicts" and getting society to go along with it, as it can help us prepare for the conflict they bring in advance.  For example, if Alphas start this year in 2021 we should expect the "summer of love" and wild '60's to hit in 2042, and shouldn't be surprised when it does.

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  We're settling on a name for New Artists once and for all!
Posted by: Camz - 01-14-2021, 05:09 PM - Forum: Homeland Generation/New Adaptive Generation - Replies (6)


Here's a link to a form I made. Leave all your suggestions and ideas, on the form and on this thread if you want, who knows one might stick forever. That would be nice.

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  New moderators
Posted by: Webmaster - 01-07-2021, 11:45 PM - Forum: Announcements - Replies (6)

Hi, I apologize for let the forum run on auto pilot, effect immediately I have made John J. Xenakis and David Horn moderators. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to take more permanent actions.

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  I have a feeling that today (or yesterday) is probably a huge generational shift.
Posted by: Cocoa_Puff - 01-07-2021, 04:13 AM - Forum: Generations - Replies (41)

I'm not sure if anyone born after this D.C. controversy can be Gen Z. Forget the end of COVID-19. I definitely think this is a true shift, although the whole 2020 election fiasco was. 2021 onward is definitely Gen Alpha imo. The start of Gen Z varies. It could probably be somewhere between 1997 and 2003. Nowhere past 2003 imo (they would not be able to vote in 2020 and would not be adults until afterwards, starting their adult lives in a new era), although 2001 is probably the best start date. Gen Z is probably 2001-2020 (the first two decades of the new millennium, from the beginning of the new millennium and Bush inauguration, as well as 9/11 upto COVID-19, the 2020 election and the D.C. controversy). Millennials are roughly 1982-2000 and are experiencing their 20s and 30s during these unfortunate times.

By the way, this is just my personal opinion so take this with a grain of salt.

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  Millennial filmmakers
Posted by: GeekyCynic - 01-05-2021, 04:08 PM - Forum: The Millennial Generation - No Replies

Here are some notable Millennial directors who have emerged so far and show promise in my opinion.

Greta Gerwig (b. 1983) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Gerwig


Safdie Brothers (b. 1984, 1986) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safdie_brothers


Ari Aster (b. 1988) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ari_Aster


Robert Eggers (b. 1983) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Eggers


Damien Chazzelle (b. 1985) [url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Chazelle]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damien_Chazelle


Ryan Coogler (b. 1986) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Coogler


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  New Artist kids now have their own superhero team
Posted by: GeekyCynic - 01-02-2021, 11:42 AM - Forum: Homeland Generation/New Adaptive Generation - Replies (9)

We Can Be Heroes is basically a kid Avengers. The movie really emphasizes kids working together as a team, which seems more like a message for Hero, not Artist children. Meet the Team in We Can Be Heroes | Netflix Futures - YouTube

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  Iran threatens to enrich uranium to 20%
Posted by: pbrower2a - 01-02-2021, 11:40 AM - Forum: Beyond America - No Replies

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as soon as possible,” pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the West over the tattered atomic deal.

The move comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. in the waning days of the administration of President Donald Trump, who unilaterally withdrew America from Tehran’s nuclear deal in 2018.
That set in motion an escalating series of incidents capped by a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad a year ago, an anniversary coming Sunday that has American officials now worried about possible retaliation by Iran.
Iran’s decision to begin enriching to 20% a decade ago nearly brought an Israeli strike targeting its nuclear facilities, tensions that only abated with the 2015 atomic deal. A resumption of 20% enrichment could see that brinksmanship return.
Even Ali Akbar Salehi, the U.S.-educated head of the civilian Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, offered a military analogy to describe his agency’s readiness to take the next step.

“We are like soldiers and our fingers are on the triggers,” Salehi told Iranian state television. “The commander should command and we shoot. We are ready for this and will produce (20% enriched uranium) as soon as possible.”
The White House had no immediate comment. A spokesman for President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team declined to comment on Iran’s announcement.

Iran’s decision comes after its parliament passed a bill, later approved by a constitutional watchdog, aimed at hiking enrichment to pressure Europe into providing sanctions relief. It also serves as pressure ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Biden, who has said he is willing to re-enter the nuclear deal.
The International Atomic Energy Agency acknowledged Iran had informed its inspectors of the decision by a letter after news leaked overnight Friday.
“Iran has informed the agency that in order to comply with a legal act recently passed by the country’s parliament, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran intends to produce low-enriched uranium ... up to 20 percent at the Fordo Fuel Enrichment Plant,” the IAEA said in a statement.

The IAEA added Iran did not say when it planned to boost enrichment, though the agency “has inspectors present in Iran on a 24/7 basis and they have regular access to Fordo.” The parliamentary bill also called on Iran to expel those inspectors, though it appears Tehran still hasn’t decided to take that step.
Salehi said Iran would need to switch out natural uranium in centrifuges at Fordo for material already enriched to 4% to begin the process of going to 20%.

“It should be done under IAEA supervision,” Salehi added.
Since the deal’s collapse, Iran has resumed enrichment at Fordo, near the Shiite holy city of Qom, some 90 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Tehran.


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  Натяжные потолки цены кривом роге
Posted by: PotolokAxomy - 12-30-2020, 02:18 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Натяжные потолки - это в целом модерновый матерьялец для внутренней отделки. Потолок натяжной покупают такие люди Кривого Рога, что желают сделать прекрасный внешний вид по сравнительно недорогой стоимости и в сокращенные сроки. Поинтересоваться про все выгоды потолков натяжных и каковая у них цена можно конечно на вэб страничке web-сайта от предприятия Комфорт: Цена натяжных потолков в кривом роге https://potolki.kr.ua/ . Благополучных Вам приобретений! Может быть, Вам аналогично смогут внушить к себе симпатию такие страницы web-сайта: https://dveriokna.dp.ua/%d0%be%d0%ba%d0%...%80%d0%b4/

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  Strauss Howe Reddit: Welcome All!
Posted by: jleagans - 12-30-2020, 01:31 AM - Forum: Generations - Replies (4)

With the descent of the spammers on this board, and no deletion seemingly in sight, I recently got moderation privileges at the small but growing Strauss Howe Reddit.  Please feel free to come over their, this forum has some of the smartest, most unique voices on generational theory and I hate to see the community go away :Sad

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Posted by: pbrower2a - 12-29-2020, 12:44 AM - Forum: Technology - No Replies

Drones are being introduced for commercial purposes, one of which will be delivery.  (Look out, delivery drivers! You can be rendered obsolete!) That is how technology works at times. 

Like all technologies they have the potential for hurting people and being abused. Cameras on drones might serve law enforcement in detecting traffic-law violators. Then again, speeders, traffic-light violators, and tailgaters are menaces. I can imagine another use for a drone with a camera attached, and because I have no desire to suggest a novel act of abuse or criminality I will not say what that is. 

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say they will allow operators to fly small drones over people and at night, potentially giving a boost to commercial use of the machines.

Most drones will need to be equipped so they can be identified remotely by law enforcement officials.
The final rules announced Monday by the Federal Aviation Administration “get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as the delivery of packages,” said FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson.

Drones are the fastest-growing segment in all of transportation, with more than 1.7 million under registration, according to the Transportation Department.

However, the widespread commercial use of the machines has developed far more slowly than many advocates expected. Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos once predicted that his company would use drones to deliver goods to customers’ doorsteps within five years, but that prediction is already off by two years.

There have been several tests and limited uses. United Parcel Service said last year that it received approval to operate a nationwide fleet of drones and has already made hundreds of deliveries on a hospital campus in North Carolina.

Also last year, Google sister company Wing Aviation won FAA approval for commercial drone flights in a corner of Virginia.

And this past August, Amazon got similar FAA approval to deliver packages by drones. The company is still testing the service and hasn’t said when shoppers will see deliveries.

For drone supporters impatient with the pace of adoption, regulatory hurdles are a leading complaint. Currently, operators who want to fly a drone over people or at night need a waiver from the FAA.
The new rules will require that drones used at night include flashing lights that can be seen up to three miles away. Operators will need special training. Small drones flying over people cannot have rotating parts capable of cutting skin.

The rules covering flights over people and at night will take effect in about two months. They finalize proposed rules issued last year.

All drones that must be registered with the FAA will be required to have equipment that broadcasts their identification, location and control station or be operated at FAA-recognized areas. So-called remote ID was a requirement impose by Congress at the urging of national security and law enforcement agencies.

Drone manufacturers will have 18 months to begin making drones with remote ID, and operators will have one year after that to start using drones with remote ID.


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