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Comment: Re:Isaac Asimov never heard (Score 3, Insightful) 132

by AK Marc (#48201347) Attached to: Isaac Asimov: How Do People Get New Ideas?
Common Sense is the opposite of creativity. Common Sense is generalizing information into convenient packages, without critical thought. That's just common sense is used as a reason to not think. Creativity is ignoring the standard and seeing it as new. Common sense may be useful sometimes, but it's not "creative".

Comment: Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (Score 1) 638

by AK Marc (#48201239) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Read this stuff, including the links. These are women who are pre-declaring all males to be pedophiles Ther are women who are really concerned that their babysitter has teenage sons. And you say its because Men, find aspects of jobs too feminine?

The links go nowhere. All of the links I clicked on in that "article" (if that's what you call a blog post) were to search results for the linked words.

My son's daycare has a male teacher. They warned us, and told us that they felt compelled to warn us. We were ok with that. Though I had a male pre-school teacher try to molest me when I was young. I'd give more info, but the place is closed, demolished, and was pre-Internet, so there's nothing to link to. But I've done other "inappropriate" things with teachers (sleepovers and such, not anything that's actually questionable, just banned by current standards).

And it's not that the aspects of the job are feminine, but that any guy that wants do do "girlie" things isn't a real man. So to avoid looking feminine, guys avoid doing things that are woman-dominated.

Comment: Re:Politics (Score 1) 330

No, you never understood it. Congress sets the budget. The Executive executes it. If the budget gives $10 to shoes and $100 to purses, then the executive can spend $10 on purses and $100 on shoes, and call the shoes purses, and the purses shoes. That's the way it works in the private sector, and that's where the government minions learned their tricks.

Comment: Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (Score 1) 638

by AK Marc (#48200623) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders
The problem is that men are intimidated by the presence of women, according to the article. But in my experience, men are afraid to be in a "women's profession" because it makes them look feminine. Those are different issues, but it happened with nurses and teachers before. Once women are "allowed" in large numbers, the men run off.

Comment: Re:Boy toy (Score 1, Informative) 638

by AK Marc (#48200027) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders
Girls like porn. They just aren't allowed to admit it. They also like different kinds, and the porn on the Internet is guy porn. And that doesn't explain the '80s. That was still the time of ASCII porn and such, before images were common. This effect pre-dated the proliferation of porn.

Comment: Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (Score 0) 638

by AK Marc (#48199999) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

In your view, is it a problem that men are nearly 10x as likely as women to die on the job?

No. Men self-select the dangerous jobs. I've never met a deep sea welder who was a woman. Women don't self-select out of their area of interest, they are persuaded out of it by parents and colleagues.

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