You may fire when ready Gridley
This reminds me:
I once heard an explanation - geared towards children - of what electricity is. It went somewhat like this - "Don't ever ever ever do this, but, if you were to cut open an electric wire and look inside it, you would see a blue spark. That is electricity"
Intuitively, heavier objects fall faster.
Note that nothing in the linked article says that *scientific* journals are the only problem.
A much more inviting target for cost savings would be the many specialized humanities journals that publish a steady stream of papers that nobody ever cites or even reads. We'd probably be better off if nobody bothered with them anyway - maybe then the philosophy and literature faculty can get back to doing something useful - like *teaching*
Electric Cars have all been commercial flops
Therefore Electric Cars are not a good idea
Therefore Open Source Electric Cars are not a good idea
Wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy a 30 KW generator?
Sounds like the answer to the parent's question is no.
The problem is that this is a mostly fact-free article. There's one anecdote about women's experience in the workplace, and a note that female CS enrollment is down, and a link about "brogrammers". Really makes a compelling case - *not*. More revealing is the link that supposedly makes the case that age works against software talent. The linked cites some actual data - but it's about the *semiconductor* industry not software.
Really this doesn't deserve the response its getting here. It's just a third rate columnist blathering on about conventional wisdom.
I hear Hilary Rosen is available
In ancient Rome, they would always say that food prices were too high, and there were ships full of Egyptian corn offshore, just waiting for the price in the marketplace to rise.
During the seventies the rumor was that Sixty Minutes had film of tank trucks of gasoline being dumped in the desert to keep prices high.
Now mobile providers are holding back on capacity in order to raise prices.
It worked for Nina Sharp
The real mistake here is the idea that articles from AlterNet are likley to be remotely factual.
For example: The linked article has this bogus narrative about how Silicon Valley broke overtime taboos etc. Really? That's how it happened?
It's more likely they just make this stuff up.
I'm pretty sure that Navy ships have lots of passive firefighting features already.
Fire in the confined spaces of a warship is a truly terrifying prospect, and the Navy is always looking for the latest in fire suppression technology.
To be in a feature film is to volunteer for commercial use. Don't expect Hollywood to change its stripes to save the purity of the Lorax.