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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Most lawsuits do arise out of a real or perceived grievance. The problem Harvard has will be to persuade judge and jury that its behavior is not discriminatory. The law allows them to take race into account to achieve greater diversity. But if they can be shown to have effectively limited members of...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 16
Views: 104

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

And a hectoring tone as well.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 16
Views: 104

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

You generalize in an accusatory tone about an entire group, then ask for a break when your statement is challenged.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 16
Views: 104

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Puts moralizing aside in favour of sanctimony, as the modern Left does so well.
Sanctimony? A clear case here of the pot holding the kettle up to ridicule.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Asian-Americans are way past the history you speak of, and have long been in the mainstream, on the level playing field, as it were. Why is that relevant? Asian-Americans are not seeking preferential treatment but fair treatment. I suspect too that your reassurances that they are now "way past" the...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

we are still paying the price for the unspeakable evil of slavery, which includes being caught more or less permanently between a rock and a hard place when it comes to affirmative action. African slavery was indisputably a grievous evil we are still paying for. So is the legacy of anti-Asian riots...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 16
Views: 104

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Liberalism is not a "utopian theory." It's not really a theory at all. It is a way of thinking and behaving . . . . I agree. Liberal and conservative thinking and behavior is at its best when it puts moralizing aside and gets down to cases. Here the notable "New-Deal liberal" (her words) and politi...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Thibaud / Cortot - Sonatas For Violin & Piano FRANCK / FAURE LP Angel JAPAN LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

Lance wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 pm
I haven't seen this posted yet on Amazon
https://www.amazon.de/Leonard-Bernstein ... ref=plSrch
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Of course if the film club had some faculty guidance and instead of the Harry Potter and Terminator movies the kids watched Bergman . . . . But that might kill the club. But one showing of "Persona" or "Cries and Whispers" and the kids would probably stop coming. Clubs like ours are led by freethin...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Universities must practice some form of affirmative action ... I prefer to take out of context the passage from Deuteronomy which has proven all too true. It is something about visiting the iniquities of the fathers unto the third and forth [and 9th and 10th] generation. It's the in-thing today to ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 283564

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Live at the Misty
Three Blind Mice Records 1974


John Lewis - The John Lewis Piano Atlantic Jazz

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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Alfred Cortot Schumann Carnaval Chopin Etudes Nocturnes Japan EMI GR 2197 LP vinyl


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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation

NYT — A Massachusetts high school student captioned his senior photo in the school’s yearbook with a quote generally attributed to the Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler, the school’s principal said in an apologetic letter to parents this week. Hundreds of copies of the yearbook had been ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Given the fact of its past use of quotas of an anti-Semitic nature in college admissions, it will be interesting to see how Harvard defends present practices that effectively limit the number of Asian-Americans. Retiring president Drew Faust has reached out to all alumni (yes, that includes even the...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Movies bridge the generation gap if any cultural form can, so it saddens me that these young people have not had exposure to The Waterfron t or A Streetcar Named Desire . They'd enjoy it, I'd enjoy it, it would provide points for an interesting discussion, and maybe the school could spring for the ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

. . . holding a Ph.D. from Harvard, however impressive, does not make you a Harvard graduate, any more than I am a Yale graduate. You are a graduate of your undergraduate college. https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/professor-whistles-while-graduating-ph-d-students-celebrate-at-5-picture-id8146323...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 318

Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

WSJ — Education Nonprofit says the Ivy League school penalizes Asian-Americans by giving them lower ratings on personal traits during admissions process Harvard University and the organization accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants each say race plays a role in the school’s ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Eden & Tamir - Music For Two Pianos: Rachmaninov, Milhaud, Lutoslawski, Poulenc London CS 6434

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by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Barbara Hendricks, Katia & Marielle Labèque - Barbara Hendricks Sings Gershwin Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

The Grumiaux Trio - Mozart Six Preludes and Fugues (after J.S. & W.F. Bach) Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorkers are complaining more about rats
Replies: 1
Views: 40

New Yorkers are complaining more about rats

Wall Street Journal — New York Brooklyn had the most total complaints in 2017, followed by Manhattan, which had the most per square mile. New Yorkers are well aware the city has a rat problem, and they are getting more vocal about it. Complaints about the rodents to the city’s 311 line rose 10% last...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows

John F wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:07 am
You mean jazz musicians have brains? <ducking and running>
Admittedly their advanced operating system may go unrecognized by standard-issue headware.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 5
Views: 112

New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

From info posted on another board: Contents translated by Google from the Japanese at hmv.co.jp. Leonard Bernstein Edition: The Vocal Works Due for release August 17. http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ftower.jp%2Farticle%2Ffeature_item%2F2018%2F06%2F08%2F1112&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFwRWZgT_G07g...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows

ClassicFM — Brains of jazz and classical musicians work differently, study reveals 1 June 2018 https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/jazz-classical-musicians-brains/ The brain activity of jazz musicians is substantially different from that of classical musicians, even when they're playing the same p...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Uchida - Mozart 3 Sonatas Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston

In a worst-case scenario, a sea-level rise of a centimeter a year, accelerated 25% by gravitational forces and carried forward 50 years would result in a 2-foot rise in sea level by 2068!

Looks like my 3-year-old granddaughter in Charlotte may one day be overlooking the Atlantic.
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 353

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

I have a pair of Henry Kloss's New Large Advent speakers from the late seventies, refoamed, purchased used for peanuts from an audio shop and they suit me just fine.

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by jserraglio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 353

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

Number one in importance for good audio, or so I am told, is the quality of the recording. Next would be the listening room and, unless you use headphones, the placement of the speakers. Though they can make a difference, audio playback equipment (speakers, amps, CD or LP players, cables, etc.) is o...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Accelerated Antarctic melt-off may spell serious trouble for parts of New York and Boston

WAPO — Antarctica’s ice sheet is melting at rapidly increasing rate, now pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half millimeter every year, a team of 80 scientists reported Wednesday. The melt rate has tripled in the past decade, the study conclude...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Uchida - Mozart 2 Sonatas and Rondo Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nigerian scammers have raked in billions from US businesses
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Nigerian scammers have raked in billions from US businesses

WAPO — By this point, savvy people know it’s a bad idea to trust an email from a Nigerian prince hoping to use their bank account to unload a dead relative’s vast wealth. And they’re just as suspicious of the sudden Internet-based love interest with questionable grammar who needs a few thousand untr...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 353

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

John F wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:13 pm
EMI has superior source material to work with.
I usually prefer vinyl, but in this instance I found the EMI CDs to sound superior to pricey Japanese LP transfers from shellac of the same material.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help

Yes, simple "SAD" is a more likely hypothesis. One possible explanation actually backed by some data is the rise of polypharmacy , especially in elderly populations like that of Sweden. A recent JAMA study claims that 1/3 of Americans today are taking multiple medications simultaneously that have b...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Kids use finsta accounts and decoy apps to get around parental controls on social media
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Kids use finsta accounts and decoy apps to get around parental controls on social media

WAPO — PERSPECTIVE by Laura Tierney If you had a magic wand, would you ban your child from social media for as long as possible? If you said yes, you’re not alone. Glennon Doyle, author of “Love Warrior” and a mom of three, recently tweeted that her kids aren’t allowed on social media. And I’ve bee...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A bit tipsy? Calling Uber? They may soon be able to ID and match you with a driver dedicated to driving drunks
Replies: 0
Views: 61

A bit tipsy? Calling Uber? They may soon be able to ID and match you with a driver dedicated to driving drunks

WAPO — Ever struggled to hold a phone steady while ordering an Uber? What about plugging typos into a pickup or drop off address? Those are some of the flags Uber could one day use to predict whether its riders have had too much to drink. Uber has a pending application with the U.S. Patent and Trade...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!
Replies: 18
Views: 353

Re: One wonders about remastering on big boxes!

I read somewhere that collectors in Asia will pay top dollar for certain original-issue CDs like early EMIs or the Szell issues on Denon even though and maybe even because there are better-sounding remasterings on the market.
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WH official sums up the Trump Doctrine: 'We're America, Bitch!'
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: The Trump Doctrine in a nutshell: 'We're America, Bitch'

The Atlantic June 11, 2018 A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’ By Jeffrey Goldberg The president believes that the United States owes nothing to anyone—especially its allies. Many of Donald Trump’s critics find it difficult to ascribe to a president they...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: WH official sums up the Trump Doctrine: 'We're America, Bitch!'
Replies: 1
Views: 72

WH official sums up the Trump Doctrine: 'We're America, Bitch!'

WAPO — ANALYSIS by Ishaan Tharoor Over the weekend, a Fox News anchor made a rather embarrassing slip-up. As the right-wing network broadcast live images of President Trump descending from Air Force One into a muggy Singapore night, “Fox & Friends” co-host Abby Huntsman waxed rhapsodic about the upc...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: A loved one is severely depressed: how to help

Frigid Sweden could be why right-wingers are unperturbed by global warming. The Ice-Belt in the USA has seen the largest increases in suicides since 1999.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FCC ends Net neutrality; but you might not be affected
Replies: 0
Views: 71

FCC ends Net neutrality; but you might not be affected

NYT — It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday. The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet ...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

The triangle did not make it to the Masterworks Heritage CD reissue.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1419

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

I'm a hard-nosed realist and likely to remain so.
Indeed, hard-nose has become the glass of fashion these days, I regret to admit.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1419

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

the music was all shlock. But the beer was still there for the drinking. As was the case for Cleveland Pops concerts pre-Blossom. Those were awash in suds and I was an underage drinker, quite easy at the time. However, the music Louis Lane provided was far from schlock. I was hooked and crocked sim...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 428
Views: 52919

Re: What I listened to today

Arrau-Ormandy-Phila O - Liszt PC 1 Columbia ML 4665 LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More
Replies: 38
Views: 1419

Re: Concert Hall Allow Drinks and More

My father had the morality quote right; society is arranged in groupings/dominance hierarchies that go from top to bottom - not in a straight line moving sideways. That last is wishful thinking!! One person's wishful thinking is another person's idealism. I'll try to break this to you gently—egalit...