More gynocentric gender-leveling behavior meant to destroy the male aggressive creativity of a company. A company and an industry gets what it deserves.
They should vigorously fight the present day force toward the gynocentrification of all plots and the forced equality of women in all things - as we absurdly saw, for example, when the ship's counselor and doctor became trained to do bridge duty on Star Trek: The Next Generation. All kinds of TV series today start out with a vigorous male theme and then rapidly decline into female soaps. ST 1 was a glorification of male attributes and culture in a sci-fi setting. To boldly go where no MAN has gone before. It was a different time. Change the tone and destroy the verisimilitude of this endeavor.
As someone who eagerly awaited each episode as a teen in the 60s I have to say these episodes are spot on. Great job. Amazing. But Spock should stop accenting his speech with head movements.
Emotions are the state indicators of the Human Motivation Array (HMA). The degree of satisfaction of the HMA of an individual is indicated by the face and voice and movements of that individual. In complex social interactions (civil society) it is essential that we be able to quickly and accurately assess the state of the person"s HMA that we are interacting with in order to adjust our own behavior. I believe the male facial hair is not a sex indicator but meant to obfuscate the state of one's HMA, to hide it from other males. We must not, in evolutionary time, show fear or anxiety before other males. We take that beard off in complex societies to communicate more effectively, not for hygiene reasons. Women have no facial hair because their internal state must be read more accurately both by other females and by males. We know females have greater communication needs and skills. Their emotional state, and therefore the state of their motivation array is more clearly expressed to those who can read them. And human females have no trouble identifying and mating with a human male with no beard. It can't be much of a male identifier. More primitive societies still retain beards because there is more male to male fear in their beliefs. This is why a Vulcan society based on the suppression of emotion is not possible. They would have no idea if that Vulcan opposite them is about to kill them or cooperate with them. They simply would not be able to read each other.
Zero out of twenty-nine women made it through the U.S. Marine Corp. combat officer training course. Now there is talk about lowering the standards. Gynocentric gender-leveling is destroying excellence, even to the point of endangering our ability to fight and win future wars. It won't surprise me if there are quotas imposed in science and technology to the detriment of advance in all subject areas.
Somebody throw a straitjacket on this guy before he surrounds the entire Earth with space junk.
Words have meaning.
"I have two daughters of my own coming up on college age," he said to the NYT. "I want them to have a world that's got equal opportunity for them."
I know it is presently small, but could this be a response to the rising vinyl movement?
I suggest slashdotters are actually not pure geeks, but are really a hybrid geek/responsible-tech-manager entity and that the true geeks don't really show up here. Occasionally one will show up and geek away, but usually, not. Go to Adafruit and watch the geek videos to see a true geek tech environment.
That tech should be bought every six months. The truth in the real world is that once a system is put in place and works, it is kept for as long as it works. The USPS is using many sorting machines that are twenty years old and use ICs from the 70s-80s. Why? Because they work and they have been paid for many years ago. They do the job. At they same time, in the recent decade, the USPS bought and installed a billion dollars worth of flats sorting machinery. Keep what gets the job done. Buy new when the need changes.
They have to stay in the habitable zone. Many of those "in habitable zone" don't spend all their time in the habitable zone and thus their water freezes or boils.
Yes, busythink seems to consume this site at times.
And that very very few of them can support life.
The same RV measures that are used to find exoplanets would apply to our own planetary system. And the nonsensical "Dyson Sphere" would react how?
We seem to have accelerated evolution. I suspect that species that have changed little over millions of years probably have little to no cancer risk.