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Old 12-10-2004, 07:18 PM   #71
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Ditto. To me, about the only thing a 600 spec sheet is good for is wiping my a$$, or bragging rights. Far as my ever actually riding one to it's full potential goes, that only happens in deep REM-State. And, when it comes to Liter Bikes? Hell! My subconscious can't even get on grip on those.
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Old 12-10-2004, 07:49 PM   #72
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A final point. There were plenty of very, very highly skilled, highly trained engineers on hand that effectively ensured, via their expertise, that the space shuttles Challenger and Discovery would be incinerated.



So you're saying that NASA would have been better off just hiring random folks off of the street?



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Old 12-10-2004, 07:59 PM   #73
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Seems to me, Chuck Yeager didn't make it through High School and he ended up training Astronauts. He was also one of the greatest pilots of all time. And, Einstein was lousy at academics (failed math, of all things). Sorry, but you can't teach talent. Angelo Dundee said it best, "Ya can't put it in, if God left it out."



BTW, some of the best minds in our country never make it to collage because they have learning disabilities. Ya wanna meet somebody with amazing problem solving skills, talk to someone with ADD; their whole life is a problem, that hey have to figure out. Examples: DiVinci, Edison and John Britten.



Unfortunately, ADD is seen as a disease. If you can't learn by route and spit out information for tests, you can't make it into collage. I barely made it through High School, but I was contemplating what eventually turned out to be Chaos Theory, when I was in the 6th grade. So, take your academic credentials and stick 'em where the sun don't shine.
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:45 AM   #74
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It's not one in a million, though, in many cases, doomed you are. Without a piece of paper from an accredited institution your chances of becoming successful are very slim. By the time a kid with a learning disability gets through Grade School they're generally medicated and convinced that there's something wrong with them. The result being that the kid grows up believing they're not too bright, and ends up in a dead-end job, while the, so called, "normal" kids go on to much more fulfilling lives.



Having ADD is like being born without any walls in your brain. It's not that you don't think, it's that you think too much. A piece of information, given to a kid with ADD, usually starts the kid thinking about how the new piece of knowledge relates to everything else they know. They aren't stupid; it's just that their brains are often wired so that everything they learn gets shipped out for examination, on how it relates and can be used. Considering that, itÂ’s little wonder that most of the truly creative minds have belonged to people who were considered eccentric, or crazy, or often suffered from things like alcoholism and drug addiction. Try living with a brain that has no brakes, and see how you like it.



For myself, almost everything I know I taught myself, after I got out of school. In other words, I started my actual education 12 years after everyone else. The consequence of that, is I now get to go to Class Reunions and try to carry on intelligent conversation with people making six-figures, who, for the most part, havenÂ’t done much in their lives but swallow and regurgitate information.



If all this makes me sound bitter, IÂ’m not. The only time I get upset is when some nitwit assumes intellectual superiority, just because they went to collage. I take satisfaction knowing, while most of the thingsyou say came from someone else, most of my ideas are due to my own thought processes.



I consider having ADD as a blessing. I only wish my teachers would have helped me to harness it at an early age.





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Old 12-11-2004, 03:20 AM   #75
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Yes, you must be right about physics.



Guys like Einstein, Niels Bore, Enrico Fermi and Werner Hiesenburg were pantywaists, compared to you. But, you should be grateful to those men, because their work proved the chaotic nature of the universe and gave reasons for such inexplicable phenomena, as yourself, to exist. Too bad, really! Might be nice to have you disappear, in a puff of smoke, for want of a reason to exist.
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Old 12-11-2004, 03:28 AM   #76
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Good point, ebass...I think...Maybe...Aw, Hell! At least we get first dibbs on B!tching about stuff.
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:11 AM   #77
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Instead of passing a law, why don't you try to take the licenses from the 60 and over people yourself? Are ya gutless? Gotta get some cop to do your dirty work?
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:16 AM   #78
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Dude, you are pi$$ing in the wind again. KPuke doesn't understand that there are about a million variables that can make people incredibly skillful or expert. Education is one of them and is certainly the most overrated of the million. I know guys that didn't finish high school that could build things in their head that would take an engineer 3 weeks to sketch out. We had a saying in the fire dept that you find degrees on a thermometer, and they stick those up your ass in the hospital, which means all the highly educated guys that showed up were in for a big suprise. You can book read and have all the theory down pat, but once that fire is frying on your ass, all bets are off. I'll take experience every time. I wonder who we would want to describe the Honda GP bike? Nicky Hayden or the engineer? In fact if the engineers were so smart, why do they need the rider to develop the bike for them? Why don't they just tell the rider how it's going to handle, and how the power is going to come on? Because they don't know is why. I would listen to Sean or Kent K anytime over some dork that wants to explain some theory that is neither interesting nor applicable to the real world of riding a motorcycle. Since KPuke doesn't ride, I suppose politics and that bullshyt is all he has.
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:23 AM   #79
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LOL! Yeah. Guys like Da Vinci were idiots because they didn't go to college.



If you look over the history of scientific advancement you'll find surpisingly few inventors who even went to college. College creates followers, not leaders. Just look at the mindless groupthink that dominates academia. The perfect environment for KPile.
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Old 12-11-2004, 05:04 AM   #80
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Are you about done with that write-up on (ahem) motorcycling in Thailand?
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