Society/Culture Has cancel culture gone too far?

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owen87

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It does help. In my second year they took our (old style) calculators away from us, was only simple maths we needed it for but still, knowing your tables made things a lot quicker.
It's one of those things, most engineers happen to be the kind of people who are good at maths, which means they probably do have them memorised. But I can see how in this day and age it's not really a requirement, even if it seems odd.

I think a lot of education now is about how to access and apply information, instead of having it memorised like in ye olden times of life before smart phones (about 2008).
 

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the_interloper

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It's one of those things, most engineers happen to be the kind of people who are good at maths, which means they probably do have them memorised. But I can see how in this day and age it's not really a requirement, even if it seems odd.

I think a lot of education now is about how to access and apply information, instead of having it memorised like in ye olden times of life before smart phones (about 2008).
I assume they still learn all the maths manually in the course, but it's more of a mental gymnastics type thing, they don't usually use them much in the field. Your point is fair though, engineering maths is not really arithmetic in the traditional sense, it's more building a mathematical model (with a shitload of approximations ha ha)
 

owen87

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I assume they still learn all the maths manually in the course, but it's more of a mental gymnastics type thing, they don't usually use them much in the field. Your point is fair though, engineering maths is not really arithmetic in the traditional sense, it's more building a mathematical model (with a shitload of approximations ha ha)
"We need to build a bridge that won't fall down!"

* creates model *

"The model says this should be fine"

"Add more concrete just to be safe"
 

the_interloper

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"We need to build a bridge that won't fall down!"

* creates model *

"The model says this should be fine"

"Add more concrete just to be safe"
Or in my case "ok this is the electrical load which has a 20% design margin" "ok let's add 20% capacity to make sure and some extra redundancy and some extra capacity for good luck" and then the oversized system runs at 20% capacity forever ha ha
 

kranky al

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It does help. In my second year they took our (old style) calculators away from us, was only simple maths we needed it for but still, knowing your tables made things a lot quicker.
*Me musing away out loud to a muted siri : “now what is 7.45x48.834”

* glances at watch “think that would be ahhh carry the 4 and yesssssss about 363.8133........ sound right to you chaps”?
 

Chief

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" People are experiencing real-life accountability and consequences for pushing baseless conspiracy theories, denying science, promoting hate and violence, and showing insensitivity to others. "
 

Carringbush2010

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Spud bump.

Mr. & Mrs. Potato head no longer.


I will expect now whenever I receive any correspondence addressed to me it will be 'Dear Name name' and no longer 'Dear Mr. Name name"

No biggie, don't see the necessity though.

Will it be the end for the famous Mr Ed?, what about Mr Football, is he just now labelled Football? The band Mr Mr? Miss Maudes the Bakery, Just Maudes now?
 

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Suspense

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Spud bump.

Mr. & Mrs. Potato head no longer.


I will expect now whenever I receive any correspondence addressed to me it will be 'Dear Name name' and no longer 'Dear Mr. Name name"

No biggie, don't see the necessity though.

Will it be the end for the famous Mr Ed?, what about Mr Football, is he just now labelled Football? The band Mr Mr? Miss Maudes the Bakery, Just Maudes now?


It literally still says Mr. Potato Head / Mrs. Potato Head on the box - they are just consolidating the brand name from 'Mr. Potato Head' to 'Potato Head'.
 

Scotland

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Let's be honest, Hasbro are just having a bet each way.

They are changing the brand to Potato Head. Seems sensible given under that they make Mr Potato Head, Mrs Potato Head and other products. Not sure that needed an annoucement.

They are introducing some inclusive product set where you can make your own potato family. Which I assume is just multiple potatoes and a box full of noses, ears etc. so how you want to 'gender' your spud is up to you. That kind of announcement is going to appeal to the minority it is aimed at and the woke, and outrage the angry mob.

Somehow whether by poor PR or outrage media spin people think that Mr and Mrs Potato Head have been replaced by a gender neutral potato. FMD.
 

Sweet Jesus

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Spud bump.

Mr. & Mrs. Potato head no longer.


I will expect now whenever I receive any correspondence addressed to me it will be 'Dear Name name' and no longer 'Dear Mr. Name name"

No biggie, don't see the necessity though.

Will it be the end for the famous Mr Ed?, what about Mr Football, is he just now labelled Football? The band Mr Mr? Miss Maudes the Bakery, Just Maudes now?
How is this cancel culture?
 

Chief

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They are changing the brand to Potato Head. Seems sensible given under that they make Mr Potato Head, Mrs Potato Head and other products. Not sure that needed an annoucement.
Why would a company NOT try to get some free publicity out of a product change?

That is almost the only reason that some changes are made.

Don’t over-think it.
 

FRUMPY

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I liked the comments in the Hasbro Facebook post asking why they don't have one potato head and all the bits for the woman and man etc.

Mmmmm......yes let's cut sales down......

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Carringbush2010

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Somehow whether by poor PR or outrage media spin people think that Mr and Mrs Potato Head have been replaced by a gender neutral potato. FMD.
They're removing the Mr. & Mrs., apart from pr or outrage to put the product in the news I don't see the necessity.
 

Scotland

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They're removing the Mr. & Mrs., apart from pr or outrage to put the product in the news I don't see the necessity.
They aren't. They are removing 'Mr' from the overall branding. Mr and Mrs Potato Head toys will still be available. Would be madness to kill off two successful products.
 

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