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Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 1) 322

by amiga3D (#49358853) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

What? No beautiful women in marketing? They don't have to be engineers to talk about a product. Hell, engineers suck at talking about products to anyone other than engineers. I bet if I had a product to market to a bunch of male CTO and CEOs I could find some attractive, professional female marketers to sell my product. I'd throw in a couple of guys just to keep it from being way too blatant and for the ones that are frightened by intelligent women.

Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 4, Insightful) 322

by amiga3D (#49349117) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

Maybe he thinks he can change human nature. Women don't really even have to be all that attractive to have an effect on men. Just the right personality and a sweet smile can do wonders to a man. Yes, I know she is not going to blow me but really I'm happy just to be in the same room with someone who's very presence works on the pleasure centers of my brain. I doubt it would cause me to buy a product but it will cause me to listen to what she has to say.

Comment: Re:Bummer (Score 2) 322

by amiga3D (#49349067) Attached to: RSA Conference Bans "Booth Babes"

I got the point are men and most men are turned on by women. I've worked with beautiful or even just not ugly women and I was never once unaware that they were women. I treated them with respect and acted professional but often it took some real self control. People selling or promoting things are aware of this fact and will take advantage of it. Some men have less self control and their brain will almost totally shut down which does make this practice worthwhile.

Comment: Re:Cool idea with a problem (Score 1) 225

by amiga3D (#49348945) Attached to: Russian Official Proposes Road That Could Connect London To NYC

But it is. Tanks travel faster and with less breakage on a road. They are capable of cross country travel but wear and tear goes up greatly the longer they travel over hill and dale. Roads and bridges make lightning war a possibility. Plus the ammo carriers and fuel trucks and other logistical equipment needs those roads. Modern warfare is all about logistics.

Comment: Re:Countries without nuclear weapons get invaded (Score 2) 228

by amiga3D (#49341435) Attached to: How Nuclear Weapon Modernization Undercuts Disarmament

We involved ourselves in the conflict between China and Japan. Two countries that had been at war many times over history. All in all I feel it was the best move for US interests but I can see Japan's view. They were at war and we were trying to hold them back. Countries do what is in their interests. There is no real right or wrong there is only survival. If we can cooperate and all survive that is great. If not, we have to survive. Japan miscalculated and the Japanese government and a lot of it's people did not survive. The US did. Personally as a citizen of the US I'm okay with that. I know if things had turned out the other way the world would be far different. Most likely even worse than the fucked up mess it is today.

In seeking the unattainable, simplicity only gets in the way. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982