They could re-use all the things they said in North Carolina, when passing legislation requiring coastal development planning to ignore sea level rises.
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From a 1990 essay comes the insight
"The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets. There are some people who are extraordinarily good at manipulating- organizations to serve their own ends. The Russians, who have suffered under such people for centuries, have a name for them-- apparatchiks. It was an observer of apparatchiks who coined the maxim, 'The scum rises to the top.' "
It is as insightful in its own way as "The Mythical Man-Month".
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted is a solid resource.
Poul Anderson pointed out in a 1967 story that a supernova could have devastating electromagnetic pulse effects.
Since then, we've found that supernova explosions are asymmetrical. There is plasma moving at very high speeds near a new neutron star's magnetic field and not in a neat way where the effects cancel out.
How far away would you have to be in order not to have all your electronics fried?
There's no good way to match the rate of high explosive delivery a battleship could implement in support of an amphibious attack.
Two 2,000 pound shells every minute from each of 9 guns is throughput an F-35 just can't touch.
Starting in 1999. There was no corresponding drop in autism rates. That fact alone, all by itself, tells you all you really need to know on the subject.
You *have* to get them a peer group made up of real peers including people more intelligent than they are.
When the company was still run ethically, the ethics included opening the engineering department to women, not just on paper but in real life.
The word spread. Women in engineering schools knew where to apply when they graduated. HP had a larger pool of bright people to choose from, people who were shying away from their competitors.
There's more to being open than sticking the phrase "Equal Opportunity Employer" on the recruiting ads. Get it right, though, and it's sound business.
That's the thing, gallium is not that exotic and has recreational uses. Casting equipment?! A staggering range of uses for thousands of years.
BTW "stabilize" is in the metallurgical sense. If the open literature is correct, and I hope it is full of booby traps for bomb makers, plutonium is less of a nightmare to put into controlled shapes if alloyed with gallium.
Also an assertive woman risks being called a "bitch", then women get blamed for not negotiating high enough salaries.
Groups aren't interested in things, people are, and pre-adult female people get a lot of messages about what should interest them which are outright toxic and which we should compensate for. Getting them some exposure to CS and programming may partially make up for a lifetime that begins with their brothers hogging the computer and which continues with outright anti-intellectualism in school.
See the book "Unlocking the Clubhouse" for the results of hundreds of interviews with bright highly motivated female CS students.
> equal opportunity based upon relevant attributes (ie demonstrated interest and aptitude)
That's a good thing to focus on since we're not there yet and have more work to do.
By that standard it should be a Steve Wozniak stamp.
It makes sense to study what drives the inhabitants of this planet, which is often their religion.
Maybe not quite as bad as the Therac but definitely should be taught in engineering school.