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Comment Re:how many scientists are enough? (Score 1) 551

From my personal experience (computer) engineering pays a reasonable starting wage but there is no career path to speak of unless you jump into management. I do plenty to keep my skills up to date and all that really does is keep me at the same senior level salary I had 7 years ago...

Oddly enough, my organization has opportunities to move up and stay technical by moving to the research side of the house. The problem is, you also have to move to the geographic location of one of the labs.

Comment Re:Nothing to worry about (Score 1) 379

Considering Tarzan or Hunchback original stretches the meaning of the word further than any word should ever reasonably expect to be stretched.

As opposed to Snow White or Sleeping Beauty? You might as well limit it to "Steamboat Willy"! (Even Bambi is based on a book that had come out ~20 years earlier.)

What Disney has traditionally been good at is retelling an older story in a format that both kids and their parents enjoy watching.

Comment Re:Taste (Score 1) 366

Interesting. I wonder what other liquors, or even wines might benefit from this trick?

Well, wine is already in the 10%-20% alcohol range (as opposed to whiskey at ~40%), so you've essentially already benefited from this effect. Essentially any mixed drink made with a harder liquor is going to take advantage of this, however

Comment Re:Women don't want to do CS? (Score 1) 1563

People treat little kids differently based on whether they are a boy or a girl, regardless of what you as a parent want (or even what the kid wants).

I'd love to hear an example of that. Remember, I'm talking about kids who aren't even 1 year old yet.

Sure. What do kids get as a gifts for (insert holiday celebration of your choice) from their relatives (especially Grandma/Grandpa)? Do the girls all get Bob the builder toys and the boys get a play kitchen and dolls? Probably not.

Your "wearing pink" example is silly. How would a 9-month-old know that pink is a "girl" color?

How do you know that pink is a "girl" color? It's societal. Society thinks that pink is a "girl" color, so people tend to give girls pink clothes. The girls then either like the color or recognize that they get positive reinforcement for liking it (e.g. grandma smiles and says "How cute!") and wear it more often.

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