No, it's way too early to use the 2nd. Besides, you'd just be gunned down by many more people with many more guns.
Now is the time to organize at the grass-roots level, work with your neighbors and others in your community and vote the bastards out.
Oh, and when ever anyone brings up terror, point out that they must be really scared of cars, since they kill far more people than terrorists ever will.
I accept your premise, but I reject that North Korea changing their codes and our agencies having a harder time listening in being worth giving up our Constitution for. A few downed planes a year isn't worth giving up our freedoms for.
One of my favourites was WriteNow, a word-processor for the Mac OS, and later NeXTstep, ~100,000 of assembly language.
Look at these images of Ada Lovelace
Is she wearing jeans and a t-shirt? No.
I hope you feel properly ashamed and will stop kicking women out of STEM who might have otherwise had a happy life there but didn't fit your tiny mental model of who should be in STEM.
Women already in Engineering are
They are only one kind. You are excluding people you THINK would not be interested out of hand; why?
There are programmers who like good clothes. Why can't the same be true of women? Here's an amazing thought; perhaps a person can have multiple interests!
The point is, women who are highly interested in being fashion consumers are unlikely, IMO, to be interested in getting involved in the nitty-gritty details of technology
But my point is this line of thinking is at best barbaric, and totally wrong! It's exactly that kind of thinking that is keeping so many women out of engineering because everyone is constantly saying "oh you are interested in X, therefore you cannot possibly be a good programmer of electrical engineer".
I know good male programmers who have good fashion sense and also like good clothes. So why the hell should that not the be the case for some women too?
For whatever reason women are simply less inclined to even try STEM areas of work. So lets not go around building fucking walls to keep even more out than naturally already discard the thought out of hand even though they would enjoy it.
Again, you CANNOT get the size of a group to increase be being highly selective and exclusionary!
If you want to make STEM careers attractive to a larger set of the population, the answer is simple: increase the pay
WHAT THE FUCK. The pay (and job stability) is *already* extremely compelling and just about any STEM field. That's OBVIOUSLY not any kind of solution.
But now people on Slashdot, for some odd reason, want to bring more uninterested people into this career field?
NO you idiot. We want to bring people into STEM that have a natural love of it (and those are the only people that would stay anyway, you cannot force anyone into STEM which is why programs to herd women into STEM en-masse are stupid). But utter morons like yourself are driving them off before they can find out they do in fact like STEM sorts of work, and that means many females are in fact doing something they like far less than they would like working in STEM related fields.
Finally, if this is such a great idea, why don't we use a variation of it to bring more men into STEM careers?
We do, there are tons of things everywhere that make STEM seem interesting to boys. In fact that is a problem in itself though, in that there probably are a significant number of men that also would be happy in STEM that do not pursue it.
I catch all the typos in my books.
Do you really think you'd notice a pattern of extra trailing spaces behind the last words of certain paragraphs of certain chapters?
Wasn't acquiring MySQL probably intended to eliminate a large portion of the competition anyway?
If I remember correctly, Sun acquired MySQL prior to being acquired by Oracle, and Oracle's reasons for buying Sun had nothing to do with MySQL. Somebody correct me if I'm mistaken!
Discussing the requests openly, either within or beyond the walls of an involved company, can violate federal law
Any act of congress that purports to deny our freedom of speech is not a law at all, but a usurpation. Congress has no power to trump the constitution.
Are ebay bucks taxable under income?
I wouldn't think so. That feels more like a promotional discount (like a coupon). You can't sell them, transfer them, or even use unless you're spending even more money through eBay. Taxing eBay bucks would be like taxing the use of the coupons they print out for you at the grocery store register - those are only "worth" something if you're in the store buying more goods later, at a slightly lower promotional rate.
H. Beam Piper posited that an archeological team, finding the remains of a reasonably advanced civilization would be able to puzzle out their language(s) based on the fundamentals of math and chemistry in his novel ``Omnilingual'':
I wonder what he would have thought of this, and how many other useful representations / arrangements there are of the periodic table.
I've known lots of women in engineering (and dated a couple). They were definitely NOT the kind of women interested in fashion clothes
Yes but remember THEY ARE ALREADY IN ENGINEERING!!!!!!!
I'm not saying this fashion thing is the best way but it's stupid to say that things that don't appeal to the women in STEM today have no value, because if you want the number of women in STEM to increase substantially you have to reach out IN SOME WAY to the women who are NOT in engineering!!
Why can't a woman who likes fashion ALSO be interested in STEM if approached in the right way? Applying technology to the creation of fashion can be fascinating and I think is an excellent way to draw in more women that may have been uninterested in technology otherwise.
> You know ARM chipsets are going to have it because it is going to come bundled with Android
Looking over the list of common ARM SoC's using in Android, I see that about 50% support VP8 decode, and about 5% support encode. The relative numbers for H.264 are 100% and (something smaller I can't really quantify).
It's too early to call for VP9, of course, but VP8's update was poor to middling. The "just because it's google" argument is not a strong one.
Children should be brought up having studied the Constitution and bill of rights and fully understand what it says
That's not going to happen as long as we put up with government schools.