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Comment: Re:If you hate Change so much...... (Score 1) 487

by briancox2 (#49136403) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10
Of course itzly, you know this has nothing to do with getting your job done better.

This issue is about style. One of the things that has a big impact on a human being's mood is being exposed to a new aesthetic. I will have plenty of time to sit around in the same stagnant environment for eternity when I'm dead.

For now, let's just embrace the fact that constant change is here to stay.

Comment: Re:Cry me a river (Score 1) 779

by briancox2 (#48964351) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes
I did not comment on cultural or societal trends. Let's go over this again!

"There is only one kind of systematic prejudice in today's institutions."

And that is exactly correct. The only systematic favoritism that practiced in schools is to single out people who are not white or not male. That is absolutely indisputable fact.

It may please some goal you have to "fix" something you've seen. Just don't go around pretending that your "fix" is only affecting the people you've decided to care about. You cannot systematically favor everyone who is female without also targeting everyone who is male with disfavoritism.

But I get it. It doesn't bother you that a poor, disadvantaged young white boy, who may have instability or poverty at home has no one to give him that extra help he may need. But he does watch everyone else in a similar situation to his own get extra support while he gets none.

Do you think his heart will grow to let go of prejudices easily? Maybe its time your "protected status" crusade should include him as well.

Comment: Re:I got a solution (Score 1) 779

by briancox2 (#48961803) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes
If I hadn't already posted here, I would UPVOTE this insightful. Because, if we are to have a meaningful workforce in 20 years, EVERYONE needs to know something about how a computer can be controlled. Otherwise, we will only have nearly useless button pushers protected by unions, the government or some other criminal element.

Comment: Institutionalized Prejudice (Score 5, Insightful) 779

by briancox2 (#48959917) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes
There is only one kind of systematic prejudice in today's institutions. And it is against white males. And if you happen to be heterosexual too, no one will target you for any favoritism.

We will truly evolve in our values when we finally return to egalitarianism. When we finally admit that you cannot push people ahead in line because of their race/sex/sexuality without simultaneously pushing someone else back in line because of theirs, we will be truly enlightened.

Comment: So the value of the lectures diminished? (Score 1) 416

by briancox2 (#48575035) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin
I don't think MIT really gets what their lectures mean to the world. They aren't about a Puritan representation of the institution itself. They are about offering knowledge to the world, including poverty stricken areas whose culture may not yet have evolved to look down upon catcalling.

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato