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Comment: Re:We really must blame someone? (Score 1) 342

by briancox2 (#48070049) Attached to: Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline
My wife is a nurse. And neither of us have heard of any dedicated effort to hire men and encourage men to pursue education in the field of nursing. Do you have a link for one that has a significant exposure? Because my lack of finding any makes me believe that our culture doesn't care about the idea too much. That's all my point was.

I graduated with an Engineering degree in 2011 from a major state university. There were groups, posters and promotions ALL over campus to encourage women to be a part of every field of STEM. I never saw a single one encouraging a man to be a nurse, psychologist or educator.

I'm not against being educated about this interest in promoting men to be nurses. Please, help me get rid of this ignorance. Show me.

Comment: We really must blame someone? (Score 2, Interesting) 342

by briancox2 (#48062731) Attached to: Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline
Is it not even remotely possible that it could be caused by a naturally occurring preference of one gender to enjoy the field and a preference for another field to not find the activity as fulfilling?

You'll never see this kind of desperate hand-wringing over the lack of diversity in the nursing field for the last 100 years. But that's because we have a current sociological neurosis that says we have to force women into every field whether they want it or not. And we don't care what men do as long as they aren't getting in the way of women.

I know that sounds intolerably cruel and snide, but I really don't mean it that way in the slightest. It's a very accurate analysis of attitudes that I see in our current culture. And if people would be honest with themselves, I think they could see that. They have justifications for that attitude. But they still have it.

Comment: Re:This is insane... (Score 1) 76

by briancox2 (#48058287) Attached to: JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households
I wasn't referring to transactions where a card is physically present. I'm talking about the online use of the information where the only thing required is a static set of numbers. But I would also like to see disposable (one-use) numbers available for physical transactions using my phone as a 2-factor auth.

Comment: This is insane... (Score 3, Interesting) 76

by briancox2 (#48055685) Attached to: JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households
Why have Visa and Mastercard not changed their purchase validation system?

A static number that, once discovered, allows anyone to make a purchase until that number's use is deactivated? I should have 2-factor auth on all purchases, my credit card number should only act as a public key, or I should have the ability to generate new disposable numbers on the fly.

They've pushed this nominclature of "identity theft" (which attempt to make consumers feel as though they've been robbed) when in truth these are just cases of fraud that were made possible and likely because Visa and Mastercard haven't improved THEIR security for about 20 years.

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