I like software development. But when I go home, I do other things than write more code (write/record music, write/shoot/direct/edit short films, cook foods, breed fish, exercise/martial arts, spend time with my OS (aka Her), etc). Apparently, to some developers, this means I don't take my job seriously and I shouldn't be in the industry because I'm not spending every moment living and breathing code. I don't even own a github. And frankly, if that's the expectation, I'd rather not work in that sort of environment.
PD: I didn't get the position and, looking back at it, I'm glad
On one side, I understand your frustration with those disrespectful during a meeting. On the other, I think that you take your reaction too far and become quite an elitist if you base your reaction on someone's rank. The idea of a meeting is collaboration, and if you collaborate with some and not others then you are not being a good team player.
That said, is using computers in meetings OK? How about tablets? How about a very large cellphone...? The line is blurring, to me what is important is whether or not what you are doing is beneficial/detrimental to the meeting.
That said, I don't think this discovery is going to be particularly useful in it. Sure. Great they're doing this research and good for them for finding something. But the clock they found appears to be correlative instead of causative. Its a log. Its tree rings. It doesn't cause the aging it is instead caused by the aging.
"You can't improve what you don't measure" - Someone who was NOT W. Edwards Deming
On wonders what the Obama administration wants to achieve with such raids.
Since Obama is Kenyan he was just looking for any excuse to help out the Kenyan government. We can see a parallel here in that Bush invaded Iraq solely because he is Turd-ish.