太田述正コラム#4005(2010.5.13)
<皆さんとディスカッション(続x832)>

<KT>

≫『クイーン』はTVで何回か見たので、後の2作品を今後の映画評論の対象候補にさせていただきます。≪(コラム#3999。太田)

 「クイーン」を見た感想をうかがいたいのですが、どうお感じになられました?

<太田>

 この映画に関連する話を、「チャールス皇太子は、ダイアナという、血筋は高いけれど高卒の平凡な女性を、愛人がいながらめとり、ダイアナを離婚と「不倫」、更には悲劇的な死に追いやり、自らは言わでもがなのきわどい評論家的発言を繰り返してたまの尊敬と頻繁なる失笑を買い、かつ今回息子達に王族としての矜恃と判断能力を与えることにも失敗したことが明らかになったことで、英国王室の権威は墜ちるところまで堕ちた、と思う」(コラム#596)という形で以前行ったところです。
 この映画が描くエリザベス女王のチャールス、ダイアナ観は、私と同じだな、と思いました。
 ろくでもない息子とその結婚相手の尻ぬぐいをさせられるまともで可愛そうな母親たる君主の姿が見事に描かれている映画だと思います。

<けいc。>

 とうとう、アメリカ海軍の原潜に女性士官が乗ることになりそうですね。
 セクハラ、規律の乱れのなど現場からの懸念の声をにも負けず、トップが断行するところがアメリカらしいです・・・。
http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/05/navy_women_subs_051110w/
 どうでもいいけど写真中央の候補生は美人。

<太田>

 彼女、その記事の中で一番最初に取り上げられてましたね。
 やっぱ、美人はトクする。
 ちなみに、二枚目の写真は、これからケンブリッジの修士課程に2年間派遣される子だけど、女性は一にルックス二に知性ってわけ。
 露骨っちゃあ露骨ですねえ。
 面白い記事をありがとう。

 それでは、いつもの記事の紹介です。

 浅い海で潜水艦を探知することはむつかしいと以前申し上げたことあると思うけど、それはSOSUSによってであって、浅い海だと監視衛星で見つけやすいんだね。
 勉強になりました。↓

 "A more challenging area for submarines to operate undetected is the East China Sea, which is quite shallow from the Chinese coastline up to the Okinawa Trough with a depth of only 30 to 60 fathoms [180 to 360 feet] in most places," said associate professor Peter Dutton with the China Maritime Studies Institute at the US Naval War College.
 "Much of the water space [in the South China Sea] is more than 2,000 fathoms deep,"・・・.
 Detecting submarines via satellite is a form of Non-Acoustic Anti-Submarine Warfare (NAASW). Lasers, infrared and other detectors and synthetic aperture radar (SAR)(合成開口レーダー) in space may be used as part of this NAASW activity. Satellites might see subtle undersea disturbances caused by submarines, watch wave patterns on or beneath the sea surface, or detect subtle variations in ocean temperature. ・・・
 A US Navy oceanographer・・・flew on the space shuttle Challenger・・・in 1984. The US Navy later admitted that the mission had successfully detected the undersea or internal waves generated by a submarine which had been tracked successfully at relatively shallow depths. This was deemed, "incredibly important to us" and was reported by the Washington Post in 1985・・・.
 In mid-May, by the way, the final flight of the space shuttle Atlantis・・・will include a longtime submariner, US Navy captain・・・
 ・・・certain satellites can track submarine wakes, but are unable to do so continuously nor all the time, and not in all underwater environments. A submarine's depth, and speed along with the characteristics of the ocean bottom and water clarity, among other things, come into play here. ・・・
 ・・・the PLAN(人民解放軍海軍)'s nuclear submarines are relatively easy to find. It is the diesel/electric submarines - and those equipped with so-called air-independent propulsion systems in particular - that are much harder to detect. ・・・
  Japan has launched many advanced remote sensing/earth observation, meteorological, and engineering test satellites - exactly the types of satellites which are ideally suited for conducting satellite-based NAASW research and development.  One relevant joint NASA-Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency project on the International Space Station recently tested a maritime hyperspectral imager. This coincided with work on the same type of imager done as part of the US Navy's Tactical Space Innovative Naval Prototype program involving so-called TacSats and their maritime satellite links to buoys and "unattended" sensors - perhaps UUV-mounted sensors. ・・・
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/printN.html

 ↑この最後のくだり、日本のメディアに検証して欲しいけど、期待するだけヤボか。
 ところで、韓国艦艇爆沈事件を起こした北朝鮮の(?)潜水艦情報、米国がどこまで韓国に提供し、どこまで発表することを許すか、興味あるところだね。

 この話が日本の主要メディアの電子版に載ってないのはどういうわけだ?↓

 Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman yesterday accused North Korea of creating a world-¬threatening “axis of evil” with Iran and Syria by supplying them with weapons technology.
 The firebrand politician also warned that Iran’s suspected quest for nuclear weapons・・・
 “This axis of evil that includes North Korea, Syria and Iran is the biggest threat not only to Israel but to the entire world,” Lieberman said at a press conference in Tokyo.・・・
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2010/05/13/2003472816

 男女の違いが科学によってどんどん解明されつつある。

 勉強のできる級友達に囲まれていると、並みの男の子はできなくなり、並みの女の子はできるようになるってさ。↓
 
 ・・・the academic achievement of high school students and found that being surrounded by underachieving classmates has a negative effect on girls and boys?both genders feel pressure to conform to the lower standards of their peers. But the studies also show that girls are more sensitive than boys to the presence of high-achieving peers. Surround a girl with diligent classmates, and her performance will improve.・・・
 Kirabo Jackson suggests that boys' negative response to a strong peer group may be due to the male sex's inherent competitiveness?boys who want to be the alpha math student may opt out of the competition if Einstein is sitting at the adjacent desk and focus instead on being the best at football or beer drinking. ・・・
http://www.slate.com/id/2253506/pagenum/all/#p2

 ストレス下で、男は戦ったり逃げたりするオプションもあるけど、女は(妊娠してたり乳児がいたりして)そういうわけにもいかないから、オキシトシンを分泌してごまかすみたいね。
 そりゃそうか。女性は出産なんてものすごーいこと、しなきゃならないんだからな。↓

 ・・・It was understood that oxytocin release in the context of social bonding usually required physical contact. But it's clear from these results that a mother's voice can have the same effect as a hug, even if they're not standing there.・・・
 ・・・oxytocin responses are stronger in females than in males. In adult women the hormone plays a role in labour, preparing for birth and breastfeeding.
 There might be an evolutionary reason for other responses, experts believe. A threatened male is free to choose between "fight or flight", but this may not be so easy for a female who is pregnant or caring for offspring. It might be that females alleviate stress by making the peace.・・・
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/may/12/mother-phone-call-study-us-oxytocin

 米国政府が法輪功(Falun Gong)系のインターネット規制回避ソフトウェア配布団体に補助金支給を決定しただとさ。↓

 The State Department has decided to fund a group run mainly by practitioners of Falun Gong, a Buddhist-like sect long considered Enemy No. 1 by the Chinese government, to provide software to skirt Internet censorship across the globe. ・・・
 Freegate figured prominently in the demonstrations that rocked Tehran last year as Iranian dissidents used it to access Twitter and YouTube, which were blocked in Iran, to organize protests and post videos of the marches. ・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/11/AR2010051105154_pf.html

 米国への高速鉄道売り込みに各国が狂奔している。↓

 ・・・Of the $13 billion planned in the United States for high-speed rail projects, $8 billion is included in the budget for this fiscal year. Other railroad powerhouses include Bombardier of Canada, Siemens of Germany and Alstom of France, as well as General Electric and Lockheed Martin of the United States. ・・・
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/12/business/global/12train.html?ref=world&pagewanted=print

 上の記事↑に出てくるGEって実は本件では中共と一体なんだね。↓

 ・・・High-speed trains were once the preserve of Japan, with its "bullet train," and France, with its TGV. But China's trains are the world's fastest, its network of tracks the longest and its expansion plans the most ambitious. By 2012, just four years after it began its first high-speed passenger service, China will have more high-speed train tracks than the rest of the world combined. ・・・
 "Just like our investment in the highway system in the 1950s and the rail system in the late 1800s, this will pay huge dividends for China to years to come," said Tim Schweikert, chief executive of GE Transportation China, which signed a deal last year to invest in China's rail expansion in exchange for using Chinese trains and technology to bid on high-speed rail projects in the United States. ・・・
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/11/AR2010051104950_pf.html

 ワールドカップを当て込んで全世界から売春婦が南アフリカに流入中だとよ。↓

 ・・・The 2006 World Cup in Germany, where brothels and prostitution is legalized, brought on an additional influx of an estimated 40,000 sex workers ? plus a lot of criticism from rights groups. South Africa's Central Drug Central Authority has also estimated that 40,000 sex workers will come to Johannesburg for the 2010 World Cup, though the agency gives no reasoning for this figure.・・・
 "There are some from outside Africa from as far as China, Pakistan, India, Hong Kong, and Venezuela, who are here for prostitution."・・・
 cross-border bus drivers say that the bulk of their passengers in the month of April have been women, an unusual phenomenon because it has traditionally been men who travel to South Africa for work.・・・
 Prostitution is illegal in South Africa,・・・
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2010/0512/Prostitutes-flock-to-South-Africa-ahead-of-World-Cup-2010

 ビグロー監督の次の作品をめぐって大騒ぎになってるな。↓

 ・・・this week South American politicians reacted angrily to plans for Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow's latest project, an adrenaline-filled exposé of life in the notorious triple border region between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.・・・
 <It is> scripted by Mark Boal, the American journalist whose dispatches from Iraq were the inspiration for The Hurt Locker・・・
 The border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay is also one of South America's most visited tourist destinations. It is home to the Iguaçu Falls・・・
 The region is also a notorious base for smugglers and arms and drug traffickers. US authorities have repeatedly claimed that Ciudad del Este, which has a large Arab community, is home to groups involved in fundraising for international terrorist groups.・・・
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/may/12/bigelow-film-south-america-angry 
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