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Comment: Start with the CEO (Score 1) 561

by just_common_sense (#47660861) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

According to CEO Tim Cook, he's unhappy with Apple's diversity numbers and says Apple is working to improve them

Simple solution, Mr. Cook... Just suggest to the Apple board that they replace the CEO with a more "diverse" choice. That way you could be a good example instead of putting other people at a disadvantage because of their race or gender.

Comment: Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (Score 1) 280

2.X requires Mono if you want to run it on Linux or OSX.

KeePassX 2.0 (only alpha releases so far) uses the 2.X database format and has a native Linux/OS X version. I'm using it myself and don't have mono installed. It does have some nuisances, though... The big one for me is that when you save the database, it changes the file's user/group. Also, I don't think there's browser support yet.

Comment: Re:Work is not the most important thing (Score 0) 245

If it's not nature, then why is the maternal care for young children universal? Not only that, but gender roles occur throughout the animal kingdom, not just in homo sapiens. I don't think it's reasonable to hold the position that gender has zero impact here.

Comment: Re:Work is not the most important thing (Score 0) 245

OK, I'll clear things up. I agree that it would have been better to say "mothers and fathers", but this discussion is specifically about women, so it wasn't really me who singled out the gender. Now, that being said, I do think that mothers are better caretakers for young children, as I said in my other reply. It's just the way nature has set things up. My overall point is that we should appreciate what women are doing for society, instead of putting so much emphasis on fields of secondary importance.

Comment: Re:Work is not the most important thing (Score 0) 245

Someone needs to raise the next generation. Young children need lots of attention, and women are more naturally inclined toward caring for them. That's not to say that fathers can't also do a good job, but it's not as instinctual for them as it is for mothers. Also, I do think that everyone should work for the good of society. Hopefully, this will make you happier as an individual, too.

Comment: Work is not the most important thing (Score 0, Flamebait) 245

Unfortunately, the effort to equally represent women in science usually ends up devaluing the other, more important work that they do... raising a good family. Society has a greater need for mothers than scientists.

Comment: Re:Taxation wrong? Sorry, don't get it. Foreign. (Score 0) 701

by just_common_sense (#43963705) Attached to: The Free State Project, One Decade Later

The problem with this is that when the government takes on welfare projects, individuals effectively lose their ability to help these people. This, in turn, makes people more selfish: The people who receive welfare checks don't see the personal sacrifice that is made on their behalf and the people who are taxed do not experience the fulfillment of lending a helping hand.

Another big problem with social welfare programs here in the U.S. is that they often result in able-bodied people refusing to work because they will lose their benefits. It's really terrible to see people become dependent on the government for no good reason, and I've seen this first-hand.


Earth-buzzing Asteroid Would Be Worth $195B If We Could Catch It 265

Posted by Soulskill
from the i'll-give-it-to-you-for-$99B dept.
coondoggie writes "The asteroid NASA says is about the half the size of a football field that will blow past Earth on Feb 15 could be worth up to $195 billion in metals and propellant. That's what the scientists at Deep Space Industries, a company that wants to mine these flashing hunks of space materials, thinks the asteroid known as 2012 DA14 is worth — if they could catch it."

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen