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Comment: Not surprising (Score 5, Insightful) 684

by Oxdeadface (#42033341) Attached to: Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying
Here's a small collection of recent headlines:

The Election is Over, and the Math Geeks Won.

Obama's data geeks have made Karl Rove and Dick Morris obsolete

The Real Election-Day Winner? Math Geeks.

Math nerds score big wins with superstorm Sandy, Obama victory

A library datebase, not just for science nerds

This is only from recent events, but the same type of headlines are repeated all the time. Why the hell would any child want to be good at something that puts them into a category that is openly disdained in our culture?

Data Storage

+ - Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Roll Out Electron->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 (935744) writes "President Obama this week issued a directive to all federal agencies to upgrade records management processes from paper-based systems that have been around since President Truman's administration to electronic records systems with Web 2.0 capabilities. Agencies have four months to come up with plans to improve their records keeping. Part of the directive is to have the National Archives and Records Administration store all long-term records and oversee electronic records management efforts in other agencies. Unfortunately, NARA doesn't have a stellar record itself in rolling out electronic records projects. Earlier this year, due to cost overruns and project mismanagement, NARA announced it was ending a 10-year effort to create an electronic records archive."
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+ - Google project maps U.S. geothermal energy potenti->

Submitted by infodragon
infodragon (38608) writes "Excluding inaccessible zones such as national parks and protected lands, the United States has enough geothermal energy, accessible using current methods, to generate 9,000 times as much power as our current coal output."
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