Yes, I can come up with a thousand free market answers. And yes, that pretty much answers your question.
Would you buy a vehicle from any company whatsoever if you knew that parts were difficult to acquire? A manufacturer can play a game with parts availability only if they don't plan to stay in business.
Maybe we should go back to renting our phones from ATT as well.
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.
> I wouldn't want to drive a car which was designed on a budget restriction.
That criterion will eliminate a lot of confusing choice from your purchasing decisions.
Even out of a high-gain antenna radio waves spread enough to lower EIRP a lot compared to a laser.
So, it is tempting to resurrect Technocrat.net now that Slashdot stinks worse than the last two times I shut down technocrat.net
If you remember, we didn't get very many readers. We didn't get them because not enough people submitted usable articles.
I know that I can do it technically, and I have the server, and Cloudflare should be able to help me handle the load. But if it is like last time, and my wife observes that I'm talking to the same dozen guys all of the time, it's not going to work.
What do you think?