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WebDev Discussion & Help / Re: Anyone want to create a better general link menu template for WebOasis?
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Found the problem, the element inside the container div needs to be displayed as a block.
Remove the height:200px and add this in the style-sheet instead: display: block;
For the twitter page you can add this: iframe {display:block !important;}


I'll try to fix both tonight. Thanks. These little CSS glitches have been driving me nuts.
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Political News / IQ rates are dropping in many developed countries and won't end well for humans
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People are getting dumber. That's not a judgment; it's a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline.

Though there are legitimate questions about the relationship between IQ and intelligence, and broad recognition that success depends as much on other virtues like grit, IQ tests in use throughout the world today really do seem to capture something meaningful and durable. Decades of research have shown that individual IQ scores predict things such as educational achievement and longevity. More broadly, the average IQ score of a country is linked to economic growth and scientific innovation.

So if IQ scores are really dropping, that could not only mean 15 more seasons of the Kardashians, but also the potential end of progress on all these other fronts, ultimately leading to fewer scientific breakthroughs, stagnant economies and a general dimming of our collective future.

As yet, the United States hasn’t hit this IQ wall — despite what you may be tempted to surmise from the current state of the political debate. But don’t rush to celebrate American exceptionalism: If IQs are dropping in other advanced countries but not here, maybe that means we’re not really an advanced country (too much poverty, too little social support).

Or — just as troubling — if we are keeping up with the Joneses (or Johanssons and Jacques) in terms of national development, that means we are likely to experience similarly plummeting IQs in the near future. At which point, the U.S. will face the same dangers of intellectual and economic stagnation.

If we want to prevent America from suffering this fate, we’d better figure out why IQs are dropping elsewhere. But it’s uncharted territory. Until recently, IQ scores only moved in one direction: up. And if you're thinking, "Isn't the test set up so that 100 is always the average IQ?," that's only true because researchers rescale the tests to correct for improving raw scores. (Also, congrats, that’s the kind of critical thinking we don’t want to lose!)

These raw scores have been rising on a variety of standard IQ tests for over half a century. That may sound odd if you think of IQ as largely hereditary. But current IQ tests are designed to measure core cognitive skills such as short-term memory, problem-solving speed and visual processing), and rising scores show that these cognitive capabilities can actually be sharpened by environmental factors such as higher-quality schools and more demanding workplaces.

For a while, rising IQ scores seemed like clear evidence of social progress, palpable proof that humanity was getting steadily smarter — and might even be able to boost brainpower indefinitely. Scholars called it the "Flynn effect," in homage to J.R. Flynn, the researcher who recognized its full sweep and import.

These days, however, Flynn himself concedes that "the IQ gains of the 20th century have faltered." A range of studies using a variety of well-established IQ tests and metrics have found declining scores across Scandinavia, Britain, Germany, France and Australia.

Details vary from study to study and from place to place given the available data. IQ shortfalls in Norway and Denmark appear in longstanding tests of military conscripts, whereas information about France is based on a smaller sample and a different test. But the broad pattern has become clearer: Beginning around the turn of the 21st century, many of the most economically advanced nations began experiencing some kind of decline in IQ.

One potential explanation was quasi-eugenic. As in the movie “Idiocracy,” it was suggested that average intelligence is being pulled down because lower-IQ families are having more children ("dysgenic fertility" is the technical term). Alternatively, widening immigration might be bringing less-intelligent newcomers to societies with otherwise higher IQs.

However, a 2018 study of Norway has punctured these theories by showing that IQs are dropping not just across societies but within families. In other words, the issue is not that educated Norwegians are increasingly outnumbered by lower-IQ immigrants or the children of less-educated citizens. Even children born to high-IQ parents are slipping down the IQ ladder.

Some environmental factor — or collection of factors — is causing a drop in the IQ scores of parents and their own children, and older kids and their younger siblings. One leading explanation is that the rise of lower-skill service jobs has made work less intellectually demanding, leaving IQs to atrophy as people flex their brains less.

There are also other possibilities, largely untested, such as global warming making food less nutritious or information-age devices sapping our ability to focus.

Ultimately, it’d be nice to pin down the precise reason IQ scores are dropping before we’re too stupid to figure it out, especially as these scores really do seem connected to long-term productivity and economic success.

And while we might be able to compensate with skills besides intelligence, like determination or passion, in a world where IQ scores continue to fall — and where the drop expands to places like the United States — there’s also a bleaker scenario: a global intelligence crisis that undermines humanity's problem-solving capacity and leaves us ill-equipped to tackle the complex challenges posed by AI, global warming and developments we have yet to imagine.
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WebDev Discussion & Help / Re: Anyone want to create a better general link menu template for WebOasis?
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This is for our twitter page.



this one at the bottom is being sucky too...

This one has dynamic height, how can we fix?
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Tech News / Re: Secret Nasa plans for lunar base and 37 rocket launches to the Moon leaked
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cool. this is one thing I support Trump on. I can't figure out why the Democrats are so hell bent against NASA. they always pick on NASA when Republicans start picking on the SNAP program. "food stamps" and NASA are tiny compared to SS/Medicaid/care and the military budget.

the first step is the unmanned mission of the crew vehicle next year.

technically Bush said over 15 years ago we were going to the moon in 2020 so they aren't too far behind. apparently Boeing is delayed for some reason getting the SLS ready. SpaceX can send the crew capsule up for the lunar orbit, but they aren't as close as NASA is to sending the lander and everything yet.
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Political News / Re: Locals Concerned After Migrants Arrive At Murrieta Border Control Facility
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ICE looked to hire transport provider to move unaccompanied minors and migrant families

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on May 17, 2019 that the state isn’t prepared to handle Trump administration plans to send some 1,000 undocumented immigrants a month from the southern border to South Florida. BY RON DESANTIS VIA FACEBOOK
Two days before two Florida counties expressed alarm that thousands of migrants could be dropped off in Florida, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement solicited a transportation provider to arrange ground and air transport for unaccompanied minors and migrant families across the country, records show.

Government documents show that ICE posted a pre-solicitation notice on its Federal Business Opportunities database on Tuesday. The website showed it was accepting bidders for the job.

The awarded contractor would be hired to drive and fly children — infants to 17 — as well as families, to detention centers, shelters, foster care “locations, or other necessary locations, as a direct result of their escort duties,” the one-year solicitation says.

Thousands of pages of documents detail how the contractor would book charter and commercial flights, as well as drive migrants, to detention centers “nationwide without delay.” This could include the Homestead detention center for unaccompanied minors, the largest of its kind in the country.

ICE and Customs and Border Protection did not immediately respond to emails from the Miami Herald on Saturday.

The contract opportunity was listed online just days before confusion and chaos gripped two South Florida counties this past week.

On Thursday, leaders of Broward and Palm Beach counties blasted a plan after they said they were told that 1,000 migrants would be sent to the region every month in order to alleviate a surge at the Mexican border.

On Sunday, a spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said President Donald Trump told the governor that border-crossing immigrants would not be sent to South Florida.

Earlier, Broward Mayor Mark Bogen told the Miami Herald that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was given notice by U.S. Customs and Border Protection that 270 migrants would be flown in to Palm Beach and Broward counties every week starting in two weeks. That day, the government went ghost when flooded with questions by the local and national press. The Florida governor and members of Congress also said they weren’t notified by the administration.

The next day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection moved to downplay the possibility that planes filled with border-crossing families would begin touching down soon in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

They told reporters on Friday that there are no imminent plans to send thousands of undocumented immigrants to South Florida, as of now, but said families were being moved to Del Rio, Texas, and San Diego.

However, a CBP official — who spoke to reporters on the condition that he not be named — said the agency is looking at possibly sending “non-criminal” immigrant families to South Florida as well as other parts of the country where CBP offices have the computer capacity to process immigration cases.

“We cannot accommodate in Florida the dumping of unlawful migrants into our state. It will tax our resources, our schools, the healthcare, law enforcement, state agencies,” DeSantis said Friday, noting that the Legislature just passed a law banning so-called sanctuary cities.


“We’ve been very cooperative and to have this then put into certain communities here. I think it’s just something that we don’t ...” he said, pivoting quickly to a new point without finishing the thought.

DeSantis, who blamed the controversy on federal immigration policy coming from Congress, said Friday he’d “investigated” the issue but had not yet spoken with the president.

According to the document, ICE estimates that approximately 45,000 unaccompanied minors and about 15,000 families will be transported per year. Throughout fiscal years 2016, 2017 and 2018, ICE transferred more than “143,000 unaccompanied minors and family units from various cities to various locations.”

“ICE is seeking the services of a highly responsible contractor that fully embraces the philosophy of treating all [unaccompanied minors and [family units] with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for effective, efficient, and incident-free transport,” the solicitation says. “The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for non-criminal/non-delinquent [children and families].”