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Comment: Re:Waste of money (Score 1) 341

by Stonent1 (#48755767) Attached to: Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech
As far as computing goes, well into the 70s, computers were a mainly female dominated industry. In the 80's people started getting computers into their own homes and elementary schools. Then people could learn computer skills without attending a university. If I want speculate why women dominated at that time, I would guess it started in the 40s during the war. Civilian women in mathematics (like Grace Hopper) were recruited into the computer industry to help with the war effort while many of the men were abroad. Grace became an officer in the Navy as a result of her previous professorship. Women who were not college educated who had experience typing were likely recruited into computing as well to do data entry and to convert hand written programs into punch cards and such. Many of them I'm sure picked up some knowledge of programming along the way.

Comment: Where's the problem? (Score 1) 242

by Stonent1 (#47440231) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
There's an old survivalist trick where you can use a pit with water, waste, urine, etc and you put a collection can/bucket in the middle, stretch plastic over the top and put a rock in the middle. The water evaporates and condenses on the plastic and gravity pulls it down to where the rock is in the center and it drips into the collection can. It is essentially distilled and clean to drink as long as nothing else is evaporating and condensing.

Comment: Re:A tragedy in any other country is success here (Score 1) 894

by Stonent1 (#45697719) Attached to: How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School
In order to own a gun, at least in Victoria, you have to compete in a certain number of competitions per year. Essentially making it cost prohibitive. You can however join a club and rent "gun time" at the target range and use one of their guns. I know a girl who's a "gun nut" near Melbourne and she said on the one hand she feels that they should be allowed to own a gun but she said that everyone there's a horrible shot because they have no experience.

Comment: How will this work with emissions? (Score 1) 290

by Stonent1 (#45647035) Attached to: New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button
EPA emissions on cars regarding greenhouse gas emissions have to cover all amounts emitted including gasses released from paint, used in the making of plastics and tires. By adding this button they facilitate a way to release smoke and other gasses from the tires into the air.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.