Jacobin

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Isn't this what we're seeing in real time?

Jacobinism is an ideology developed and implemented during the French Revolution of 1789. In the words of François Furet, in Penser la révolution française (quoted by Hoel[who?] in Introduction au Jacobinisme..., "Jacobinism is both an ideology and a power: a system of representations and a system of action." ("le jacobinisme est à la fois une idéologie et un pouvoir : un système de représentations et un système d’action" ) This ideology presents, according to Hoel,[who?] in L'idéologie jacobine, the following 6 characteristics: 1. Omnipotence of the State (« Omnipotence de l’État »); 2. Despotism of Paris (« Despotisme de Paris »); 3. Colonialism (« Colonialisme »); 4. Cultural genocide (« Génocide culturel »); 5. Rejection of the Social Contract (Rousseau) and federalism (Rejet du Contrat social (Rousseau) et du fédéralisme); 6. Hypocrisy, lies, double talk (Hypocrisie, mensonge, double discours).
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  • Posted by $ allosaur 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    France has had five republics . . . so far.
    During World War One starting in 1914, the Imperial German Army attacked the Third Republic of France.
    So France was only roughly halfway through her republics by then.
    We've only had one republic longer than France had all five, though forces within our shores are now trying really hard to turn our republic into a "People's Republic" that has never ever anywhere been a republic at all.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    I thought a Jacobian was a matrix of partial derivatives, from a vector of functions ;)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobia...
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    • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
      As Obi-Wan said: That's a name I haven't heard on a ~long~ time. (BS Physics here, 39 years ago).
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      • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 2 weeks ago
        Loved the originals, but the new ones are just rinse-repeats. So much material to work with, and so little employed in the new ones.
        "Made the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs", never made sense to me, even in 1977, when I knew what a parsec was from the other "star" series. Think Lucas had to back into the answer to that baloney after using the big word. That guy never studied Jacobians or Green's Functions.
        (BS, MS Mech Eng here, ~9.3 parsecs/c years ago)
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        • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
          Lucas should have consulted Dykstra on that - he was a physicist.
          They got flak from the hardcore fans and I read somewhere they explained it as follows: To get to Kessel they had to do a dangerous slingshot past a black hole. A closer-in path was shorter but more dangerous. The Falcon was small and could out-accelerate other freighters and took the shortest survivable path - several parsecs less than others. I don't have a reference for that; I just sort of remember it from somewhere.
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          • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 2 weeks ago
            I read something along those lines too. Where have you been? We need to drink, arm wrestle, throw the 20 sides dice and sing Klingon ballads!
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            • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
              I used to throw 20-sided dice, but my kids do that now. My kid and I were having an argument and he called me petaQ. I don't know what was worse; his arrogance or the fact that I knew what he said. I've been out a while. My wife got a new knee and I've been busy. My daughter does the arm-wrestling now. I broke one of mine (an accident with Boy Scouts, rope and a porta potty). She beat all the guys in her high school class but I told her to tone it down now that she's in college. She's in Engineering, and has a black belt in Aikido in case they mess with her.
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              • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 2 weeks ago
                I had to look that up. Was thinking D&D, not Klingon, but I wouldn't have know anyway, even though I loved Warf, and have an a-"Dorn"ed autographed pic. Crack myself up...
                Sounds like you've done well with extending the scope of your DNA. Aikido is a brethren to Judo, which I practiced for years. There are other judoka around the site. including an Olympian, I believe. Good she's doing engineering and not that square-chickens science ;)
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                • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 2 weeks ago
                  I only know a couple of Klingon words myself, although my kid knows several. He has an eidetic memory and remembers all he hears, verbatim.
                  I may be a little older: my autographed pic is Jimmy Doohan. The nice thing about her Aikido is that it has really boosted her self-confidence and situational awareness. The boy doesn't need it. He's a responsible kid, level headed, usually designated driver, and looks like a linebacker (good Scottish genes, and his granddaddy was a linebacker). He's usually out with several friends at a time, and no one has the nerve to mess with him.
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                  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 2 weeks ago
                    Jimmy Doohan was my fav in grade school, watching reruns. I was never able to get an autograph from a TOS dude. Did write a paper in HS English on the misunderstood Kirk. Wrote a note here when Nimoy died. HUGE response.

                    I flipped a nutty when watching the new version with Chris Pine...then figured out the alternate universe thing. Whew! Kirk was a good boy in Iowa, with a horse named Tango, not a car thief.

                    My kids are 25 son and 21 daughter. Neither took a real interest in martial arts or sports. You are right, and it would have helped them. I was big into soccer and martial arts. Played for the 1984 U19 national champ team (good idea my age, eh? Bet we aren't that far apart in age...maturity...you gotta win!). Still play soccer now. Had to give up football and rugby, but picked up tennis. My son and daughter both have multi-binged TOS. They love it, and D&D.

                    Size is helpful! I'm only around 200 myself. 172 was my weight class in Judo (when svelte). Bigger, taller guys can settle things down quickly. I know a young man that works as a bouncer who is just ~140. He is a pro MMA guy, but unfortunately because he is small, he has to "work" as a bouncer, not just intimidate.

                    I'm pretty good at drinking stouts. If your Gerard Butler boy wants a job as a DD, and is in the MA area, he is welcome!
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                    • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 1 week ago
                      Thanks, Thoritsu. I've been recovering from Saturday's Hamfest. I unfortunately weigh around 330 right now, and it catches up. When Star Trek came on in '66 my Dad had just gotten off of a gig as chief engineer of the USS Richard E Byrd. Scotty had the same job on the Enterprise, and actually looked a lot like my (mostly Scottish) Dad. I spent about a year in Lawrence MA a long time ago when I worked for Wang, but we're in the south now, and about to be hurricaned. Stouts are good. Guinness is best. I like a beer you can eat with a fork ;^)
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                      • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 1 week ago
                        I used to LOVE Hamfests when I was a boy. They are great. After college, I moved up north, lost connection with them, and never got back in. I used to think about getting my license, but never did. I have some Banfug (?) software defined radios now, that are way over FCC limits. They are cool.

                        I like Guinness, but really like ones much stronger, with more malt and a longer ferment, like Imperial Stouts. Barrel aged are a great flavor too. Southern Tier stouts are fabulous.

                        When I was in college, there was a guy, we called "Bear" in our judo class. He was pretty overweight, but pretty strong. When he came, I always had to be his partner, because I was the next biggest, and no one else could move him. I had to practice Nage No Kata with him once.

                        The throw, Kata Guruma, at 2:45 in the video below, was pretty damn challenging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3XzJ...
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                        • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 1 week ago
                          You can get a ham license ~real~ easy now that they've dropped all of the Morse code requirements. I would avoid the Baofeng and Wouxhan stuff. My sister has them and they're mostly deaf and impossible to program. I'd go with the old reliable Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu stuff. I have several of each, although I sometimes get tired of the 'clickiness' of tuning SSB with digital rigs, and warm up the tubes in my old Hallicrafters and Heathkit stuff.
                          It's Sunday in the South, and you've got me wanting to go to a micro-brew. Darn.
                          That throw would send me straight to the chiropractor. It's fun to watch my daughter do it to other black belts, though.
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                          • Posted by $ Thoritsu 2 months, 1 week ago
                            The first throw, uki otoshi, is essentially an Aikido technique. Ask your daughter. The trouble with such techniques is there are three parts to any throw, and in that one, the first two are terribly subtle. Aikido is like that. Judo is more fundmental
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                            • Posted by rhfinle 2 months, 1 week ago
                              All I know is, she's a little thing, but she can easily send grown men flying across the room. It's fun to watch. She moved up to the adult class when she was 12 or 13 and has her 1st degree black belt at 19.
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