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Comment: Re:No, Salaries (Score 4, Insightful) 321

by dontbemad (#46140423) Attached to: James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering
I don't know how it is in the UK, but as a STEM graduate (and a software engineer), I can't really understand what you're implying about science and engineering not already being well paid jobs. Sure, management generally makes higher than the average engineer, but the average engineer has a pretty high salary as well.

Comment: Re:here we go again... (Score 1) 489

by dontbemad (#45932641) Attached to: Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts In High School
I mean, for what it is worth, I knew plenty of males who experienced that exact same situation. Except without being able to pull the ovary card, all they figured was that the teacher just inherently didn't appreciate STEM fields.

This just in: teachers possess biases about what fields they think are best. News at 11.

Comment: Re:No one taking coffee seriously should buy this. (Score 1) 145

by dontbemad (#45677135) Attached to: Engineering the Perfect Coffee Mug

there are times when I simply don't have the time to sit down and chat for a while

I really don't understand how one could interpret that to mean that I *never* have time to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Or whatever beverage I like. There are plenty of times at work where I'll take 10-20 minutes and enjoy a cup of green tea while just relaxing. But occasionally, I may have a meeting that I have to go, immediately following an hour or two of trying to work through some bugs in code. In that three hour block, I would like some coffee, but there aren't any breaks possible.

Maybe you guys never really go to cafes or coffee shops, but in my home town, there are around 6 starbucks at various locations, and they are almost always full to the brim of people sitting, relaxing, and enjoying a hot drink. And that's usually the same picture I see at most starbucks and coffee shops in general.

It is definitely easy to cherry pick the occasions when working individuals unfortunately don't have time to stop and enjoy a cup of coffee, but then again, I find that cherry picking is usually the basis for most arguments i read...

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