Further it is hard to believe engg faculty are more conservative than business school faculty or law school faculty. I have been a TA in engg grad school. Our faculty ranged from my muslim PhD guru to dyed-in-the-wool Texas-homeland-hillbilly professor complete with knee high leather boots, 5 gallon hat and some kind of buckle-and-shoe-lace thing he wore instead of a tie, Korean war veteran.
In Asia smart kids aspire to become engineers or doctors. They do well in home country and end up in USA engg school and suddenly are confronted with international level of academic competition. Those who just managed to make it just barely over the GRE score threshold find it very hard. I have seen grad students struggle. Psychological break down common because they have borrowed heavily to come to USA and their assistantship is on the verge of being taken away due to poor GPA. It transcends country of origin. Indian and Chinese students as likely to struggle here as are Middle Eastern, Taiwanese, Indonesian grad students.
Further Engg/Med schools attract more international students, because lack of English knowledge is not as much of an impediment to Engg/Med schools compared to business or law schools.
And the terrorists need engineers as much as any organization. Except for purely retail, purely accounting, purely law companies everyone else needs engineers. So they actively recruit among the frustrated engineers.
The big lesson learned from the 2008 financial collapse is: fail big. Fail small, you need to pay for the cost of failure. Fail big, feds will pay for the cost of failure. So make sure that all failures are catastrophic, so that there is huge public pressure to "do something". The utilities will have contingency plans ready to hold the hat out for federal handout.
It is high time we repeal these draconian laws and free the economy to create more jobs and prosperity for all. We will form a committee of high powered lawyers and finance wizards to study the constitutionality of these laws, and we are planning to sue them to be declared unconstitutional and hence null and void. Our private assessment is that the John Roberts court will be sympathetic to our plea but timing is of the essence, we need to get the case in the docket while Scalia is still in office.
We will not rest till the Finance sector takes home 98% of all profits earned in all endeavors.
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The motto of IT seems to be "Ironclad security is what we strive to deliver. If that reduces productivity to zero, it is not our problem."
Yea, and Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig's disease. [cue creepy music]
More creepily all the onomatopoeia words sound like the sound they describe! bang!
MSDOS is not dead, it just smells that way. -- Henry Spencer