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 Post subject: Re: AI for Research: May 31 Answer: Steam Engines are...
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Why am I channeling the Honourable Member from Blithertwaddle here?
http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=36028&p=208220&hilit=Thomas#p208220 Re: Thomas 'to blame for lack of female train drivers'

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 Post subject: Re: AI for Research: May 31 Answer: Steam Engines are...
PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2024 10:30 am 

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bbunge wrote:
Ed Kapuscinski wrote:
"Why don't young people want to get involved in this hobby?"

This thread.


Yo Ed, I was one of 80 people two weekends ago in the 2nd coach behind 2102. There were 50 people by my estimate that were under 40 and four large groups that were under 25. Some of these kids were young enough to make you look older ;-).

These groups most assuredly reminded me of the gaggles of young, somewhat nerdy, boys, including myself, who rode and chased a glorious bright yellow 2101 through Ohio in 1979. Thinking about it now, the parallels are somewhat freaky. God bless Andy and his amazing team!

That said, very few of them, if any are reading RYPN. Perhaps later in life.

Bob


I have an entire gallery of "look at the 'kids' at the EBT Winter Spectacular" from last year. It was really impressive.

My point is more that by making posts like this, the OP is signaling that "people who might even consider that the world has unjust patterns aren't welcome here".

And THAT does not reflect well on us.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:27 pm 

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Ed Kapuscinski wrote:
bbunge wrote:
Ed Kapuscinski wrote:
"Why don't young people want to get involved in this hobby?"

This thread.


Yo Ed, I was one of 80 people two weekends ago in the 2nd coach behind 2102. There were 50 people by my estimate that were under 40 and four large groups that were under 25. Some of these kids were young enough to make you look older ;-).

These groups most assuredly reminded me of the gaggles of young, somewhat nerdy, boys, including myself, who rode and chased a glorious bright yellow 2101 through Ohio in 1979. Thinking about it now, the parallels are somewhat freaky. God bless Andy and his amazing team!

That said, very few of them, if any are reading RYPN. Perhaps later in life.

Bob


I have an entire gallery of "look at the 'kids' at the EBT Winter Spectacular" from last year. It was really impressive.

My point is more that by making posts like this, the OP is signaling that "people who might even consider that the world has unjust patterns aren't welcome here".

And THAT does not reflect well on us.

You see, I don't get that at all. I saw it as an observation on the farcical-level failings and/or badly-misplaced priorities of AI to this point. And similar observations and satires are all over the internet at this point.


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