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It's the natural tendency for people to interpret evidence in the way that supports their prejudice. Go to any football match (I'm thinking soccer as I'm a Brit, but I guess USian football is probably the same) and ask two supporters from different sides what they honestly thought of the merits of a referee's decision. 90% of the time they will agree with decisions that went their way and disagree with decisions that went the other way.
My mum watches a load of those "psychic detectives" TV programmes, and whenever I watch one with her, I steadfastly refuse to accept as credible anything I'm seeing. Why? Because I don't believe in psychic powers. All that evidence, all those police officers saying they would never have solved the case without the psychic's help, I disregard it out of hand. I don't know why it's invalid, I can't prove that any of them are lying and I don't have the statistics to hand about how often "psychics" turn out to be time-wasting frauds that get in the way of investigations, I don't care. I've made my mind up and I ignore any evidence that I am presented with. I guess I'm just as bad as AGW-deniers.
He's talking nonsense, but he's talking about diagnosis. Withdrawing from the NHS would involve withdrawing from treatment as well, so that's not really a fair challenge.
Of course the other way to look at this is as one of linked services - Ford can't sell a car that mandates Ford tyres or Ford petrol, so maybe Google can't sell an OS that mandates Google search.
Or are the rules different in Russia, that you don't have to be a monopoly in order to come under antitrust regulations?
Birth is a death sentence.
Considering that the environment in IT is actually more hostile to men than to women, the question is kind of moot.
I've not encountered that, but anyway the specific problem in IT is purely a numbers game. Even assuming mysogyny and mysandry are equally pervasive, if 50% of people are hostile to men and 50% are hostile to women, then in a department of mostly men, each man will feel threatened about half of the time but women will feel threatened all of the time, because there are fewer targets and so each one becomes the target of mysogyny far more often. The same can be said for any minority. When one group dominates, the minority suffer even if bias is evenly distributed.
Yeah, this is going to be great. What's the betting someone finds a remote vulnerability and hacks these drones to invert the flag so they just fly straight to the nearest no-fly-zone?
Until we can read and write in huffman encoding, that's the way programming languages will always be.
Maybe this problem is more prevalent in the UK. I don't think it's my fault, I prefer to think that I notice it more than most men might do.
Naively, doesn't conservation of energy also suggest that particles can't pop into existence out of nothing? But they do.
Do they? Hawking Radiation has never been observed or proven. It's a theory. And in any case, the black hole would lose the same amount of energy as was in the radiation.
...and playing the universe's expansion in reverse would imply that it started at a single point. How do they account for this?
They're saying that under this theory, playing it backwards does not imply that it starts at a single point. I could point to someone blowing up a balloon, and say "it must have started from an infinitely dense singularity". I'd be completely wrong.
"Every post like mine"? What's wrong with my post? I've worked in dozens of places, and most of them have had highly toxic macho cultures, men talking about women like they are pieces of meat and belittling their abilities, even when women are present. If the truth reinforces an accurate portrayal, that's not irony.
The article is talking about primary school children, not women. 50 years ago women (generally speaking) weren't interested in management, politics, science, high level medicine, or a host of other traditionally male occupations. So now, if women generally aren't interested in IT (largely due to the hostile environment that any male dominated sphere inevitably creates), should we maintain that prejudice for future generations?
Absolutely. It's inconceivable that there's something specifically wrong with American elementary school teachers. The same thing is happening all over the world, and there isn't a grand global conspiracy to indoctrinate primary, elementary, prep, whatever the local term is, teachers with a male-centric view of IT.