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Comment: Only if you are insecure (Score 1) 441

by mrego (#48317787) Attached to: The Other Side of Diversity In Tech
So what's wrong about "feeling different"? She must be an insecure person. Get over it. You are the diversity if you think different (that was Apple's motto wasn't it?). What I want to know is: Do Nursing, Cosmetologist, or Secretarial blogs (or whatever traditionally female predominate occupations you want) fret about the lack of diversity in their industries? Or are only perceived male-dominate industries (like tech) subject to criticism?

Comment: A better option: 30 miles above Venus (Score 5, Interesting) 219

by mrego (#48140551) Attached to: When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?
A better, more hospitable place to visit and colonize would be the upper atmosphere above Venus (about 30 miles). This position would offer perfect gravity, plentiful solar energy, nice temperature, good pressure to hold breathable air in place, CO2 and nitrogen for growing plants, natural radiation shielding, materials (silicon, iron, aluminum, magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium) easily available (a space elevator would help), and several times the available room on Earth. Sure there would be issues avoiding corrosion and you would probably need to bring your own oxygen and water (as you would to Mars), but it is doable. Billions of humans could one day float happily there.

Comment: This is old news... happiness is what matters (Score 1) 447

by mrego (#48129945) Attached to: Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage
Or maybe other people (relatives) paid for the big wedding? But I read the same thing about couples who have big weddings tending to stay together 30 years ago, so this is VERY old "news". My theory is that these couples just did not want to spend a similar amount for another wedding and figured that they could not count on many gifts from the same people who were invited the first time after that marriage flopped. But none of these studies tell you how HAPPY people are in their marriages, which is the most important thing. Next we may have a wave of same sex divorces which may change this analysis in ways I can't predict.

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