It's more like there is a big revolution and it seems like the world has opened up for women so they go into traditionally male oriented jobs, only to find that actually there is still a lot of prejudice and bullshit (just read some of the other comments here for evidence) so leave. Many do stick it out though and there is some long term change, just not as many as were in the initially optimistic bunch.
Why not try "Unlocking the Clubhouse" when it comes to the other thankless risky male dominated jobs, like Janitors or Coal Miners -- Oh, those are clubhouses no one wants to be in? Gee. Go fucking figure.
Most cleaning staff are women, at least in the UK and most of Europe. Is that not so in the US?
Most coal miners are men, but the job requires working and living in very close quarters with other men. Again, I don't know about the US but in the UK many miners used to work naked due to the intense heat. The mines only had communal showers and communal bunks so it's hard to see how women could have worked there even if they wanted to.
There are now more women in other dirty male dominated jobs like rubbish collection, car maintenance and so forth. Women also dominate in some other nasty jobs like nursing. How do you fancy cleaning up some old guy's shit, or all the other icky stuff that comes out of the human body?
Other than numbers how else would you know that all the things you are doing are working or not? Women tell us they want to go into IT but are put off, so we know that the numbers should go up if we fix the problems.
From a purely genetic point of view men want to have children by as many women as possible to spread their genetic material and ensure it survives and comes to dominate. For women having a strong and stable partner who will look after their children is more likely to propagate their genes.
Of course human beings are not genes, we are rational beings with far more complex goals and desires. Just saying "it's the natural thing" doesn't make it right or desirable. The natural thing is to die when you get cancer, but most people prefer to be cured. Similarly most people, men and women, prefer to live in a modern society, not one based on guys fighting each other for the chance to have sex with all the women in the tribe.
As it happens this does create more burden for men to suppress their natural desires in favour of rational ones. I think as most men age this happens naturally anyway as they realize just how empty shallow relationships and one night stands are, and how lonely it is when all their friends are now married and no longer good for the occasional fuck.
It's not like women are burden free though, being the only gender that can have children.
Lack of time for meeting people is only a small part of the problem. The major one is the cost of bringing up children. Japan is an expensive country anyway, and the days of one parent being able to support a family are coming to an end.
Women wanting careers is also a big issue. Of course there are laws protecting them if they need time off to have children, but they feel like they are letting their co-workers down and the bosses are often not very understanding.
In any case, there are plenty of European countries who don't have that kind of culture that are doing far far better than the UK and US, so it isn't necessary for academic excellence.
If you are producing a production road car that people are going to drive on public roads, yet it is so unstable that the slightest mistake causes a violent crash, then yes I'd say some stability control is necessary to meet basic safety standards. By all means have a button to turn it off when you are at the track, but for day-to-day use you probably don't want a vehicle that crashes due to minor human error.
Most high end car manufacturers off that. Ferrari won't even let you drive some of their cars on the street, they deliver them to the race track and take them away again when you are finished.
But if you want to live in a Hollywood fantasy world where hackers can set off fire sprinklers, that's fine.
I used to work at a place that made fire alarm/smoke extract systems. The tech was ancient, barely worked and was barely capable of what they were trying to do with it. It suffered from massive feature creep - when it was new most programs were three lines long, simply opening a vent a turning on a fan if there was a fire. Today they try to do all kinds of stuff like day-to-day ventilation tied in to the HVAC system, emergency lift control and remote monitoring.
Yeah, remote monitoring. Needless to say the security is pathetic, bordering on non-existent. In fact if you have physical access to the fire alarm panel a puny lock is all that prevents you from turning on the sprinklers, but thanks to the remote access feature you don't even need that any more.
You need to move your business outside of the US, to somewhere with a saner legal system. Then when you get a DMCA request you can just respond with "not applicable in this jurisdiction" and perma-block the address. Maybe report it to some anti-spam blocklists, since that's all it is.
Seriously, who would be crazy enough to run any kind of media stream/file storage/innovative website in the US these days?
I keep an old Pay-As-You-Go SIM around just to give the number to spammers. Clear our the inbox every six months, just to keep it alive. I enjoy wasting their money on pointless SMS that will never be read.
You can't just block their number?
Seems improbable. Digital TV channels are multiplexed together, so one frequency carries multiple channels. If you can receive one okay then you should be able to get all the others on the same multiplex okay as well, since they are just different chunks of data in the same stream.
What is your explanation for this?
On what do you base those claims? Personal experience? There seems to be a lot of innovation coming out of Google, things like Glass, self-driving cars, Now, Android and so forth. Okay, all the developers can't be doing cutting edge stuff, but Google doesn't seem to be suffering from an exodus of bored employees.