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Comment Re:Just skip it. (Score 3, Insightful) 287

Plenty of research demonstrates that friendship cures loneliness whereas romance does not

I call BS. I don't sleep (and I mean actual sleep, not sex) with my friends, and that's one of the best parts about a relationship. Sounds like some researchers spiked their studies with narrow word definitions.

Comment Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

This is very true. I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, because I was and am just part of a whole community that has fought this struggle, comprised of every gender and race, but at any rate... I've spent a serious portion of my life putting in the work. The story isn't all about rewards or recognition.

To get where I am now, I've literally spent more time at a keyboard on most days than anywhere else including asleep, most of it in self-directed study or trying to solve some problem or achieve some goal in my fields. That's the story of the majority of my teenage and adult life. And that's the real opportunity cost to operate at this level.

I'm sure as hell not telling anyone that they can't pay that cost because of what's in their pants. The more the merrier, in fact I implore and double dog dare every person reading this to put in that work - we need more of us, IMO.

Comment Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

STEM equals progress in the demonstrably vital STEM fields. That's why politicians talk about it, hopefully. I can only speak for myself, but I ain't doing this for my health. It is a passion, but at the root of that passion lies the knowledge that we are building a better world.

Comment Re:Again? (Score 3, Interesting) 613

I gave one as an example.

More like "mentioned". I didn't get to read it.

They all confirmed what I said, there hasn't yet BEEN one that found the opposite.

I'm skeptical. I'm cursorily familiar with research which actually does call into question some of these gender pay gap studies, for example.

So I could say that I know EVERYTHING about the studies that questioned my beliefs - they all ended up confirming them when tested.

You could say that, but it would sound kind of kooky.

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