Oh, yes. Just replace Patriarchy with Matriarchy. That will solve all problems. Not. It will be a bit different, but it will be evil fuckery just the same.
Far more men than women are interested in joining the sciences as a career.
So really, Science is predominantly male and that is by choice of the women. The good thing is that any woman that wants to be a scientist and has the talents and skills can be one in the western world. The reality is that most do not want to. Deal with it.
I disagree. We do _not_ need the "cheap" programmers as what they write has negative worth. The reason C persists is simple: It is the best tool for quite a few jobs and it is a good tool in the hands of an expert. The damage caused is indeed unnecessary, but it is never a tool's fault when it is wielded incompetently.
Because that is the real kicker: The copyright industry believes every infringed copy is a lost sale. Quite a bit of research found that it is actually the other way round: Copyright infringement increases legitimate sales. Hence these more effective practices to reduce copyright infringement should also reduce legitimate business.
Will be interesting to see, especially if this turns out to be happening and the content mafia cannot believe it.
The Australians will either come to their senses of find themselves squarely in the second world in the long run. Some researchers already left the country and a lot more will be thinking about it. It will be interesting to see what will happen.
However, if recent history is any indication, Australians like to get screwed over by their government, hence they keep voting for anti-citizen politicians. Must be some kind of collective masochism going on down under.
... or a lot worse, vote for a Republican.
The US political system is completely screwed with only bad options left for the voters.
Actually: Stop having people program C that do not know how to program securely in C. 0-terminated strings are fine in some contexts and not in others. The problem is people that cannot tell which is which.
At the time these utterly stupid laws were made, these ciphers where still somewhat secure against most attackers. The problem is that encryption software and parameters can stay in use for a long time.