Men in nursing has been increasing for a while, although the figures are still pretty small.
Don't you think that the attractiveness of that job to men is at least somewhat offset by the social stigma against men in nursing? Men should be nurses, but many are choosing not to against their financial interest simply due to the social stigma around it. That isn't fair for men, and likewise for women in programming.
Yep. Come take a look around in NYC. Nobody's doing business. Nobody.
If only we had some good capitalists.
Um, you do realize that there are networking technologies to protect the network from practically every scenario that you mentioned?
Four nines availability means that a network is down 52 minutes per year. Five nines means five minutes per year, less than a second a day. I'm sure few are actually timing it, but I highly doubt Apple is even achieving 4 nines with all of their services. Would anyone notice if iTunes is down for a few seconds a day?
Looks like my next car will be a Leaf.
I love what Tesla is doing with technology, but I'm really disappointed with their marketing. If they could explain their story and their limitations clearly, without calling it "self driving" or "autopilot", they would gain so much credibility and advance the state of the art without endangering the public's acceptance of self-driving cars by needlessly pushing social limits.
This team was responsible for building a network at Apple that was so reliable it would never down. Not rarely — never.
Leave it to business insider to make ludicrous claims about network availability. If Apple's network had 99.99% uptime, and it would cost ten billion dollars to add another 9 to it, I'm pretty sure they'd rather pocket that money than spend it on more redundant switches/routers.
Wow, 80 days to make a 777? It takes Toyota only 17 hours to make a car! Wow, 17 hours to make a car? It takes my corner deli three minutes to make a sandwhich!
False comparisons anyone?
ISS, like the Space Shuttle program before, is more of an ongoing PR promotion (and jobs program) than any kind of useful scientific mission. Either send humans to Mars or stick with unmanned missions.
How would sending a handful of astronauts to Mars to live on life support for a few days be any less of a PR stunt than the ISS?
The thing that made America great in the last half of the 20th century was the ability for citizens to build and keep wealth.
Maybe it was also that all the factories and wealth in Europe was destroyed, and that the U.S. was one of the few countries in the world with working infrastructure. Maybe all of this is just inevitable.
There are always things that distract parents from family time.
Television has been far more harmful than smartphones or the internet. An entire generation grew up from the 70s to mid 90s totally glued to television programming and their sponsors. Smartphones have a bad side, but they are at least moderately active, requiring users to search and find content they like. TV is as passive as it gets, total brain rot.
It is just unfair, that the rich have a better life than the poor... The government must mandate equal quality of life for all!
I get that you're being sarcastic, but if you believe that the internet is as trans-formative as electricity, roads, or in-door plumbing, then there is a good argument that it should be available to all.
My guess is the lawyers will go after whomever has the deepest pockets that they think they can force to a settlement, liability be damned.
In a perfect world people wouldn't be dirt bags so this wouldn't happen. In our world i would guarantee you're 100% correct.
They're not necessarily dirtbags for doing so. Those with the deepest pockets also have the greatest ability to prevent accidents. If you have the ability to prevent an accident, you're more responsible for preventing one.
Do smart cars need lines on the road they can actually see or are the faded-to-nothingness lane and directional dividing lines sufficient?
Absolutely, faded lines should be sufficient! Nobody would get into a car if they knew they would die if the lane dividers were faded.
That said, it's reasonable to assume that having brightly lit lines will allow cars to move faster on closer. Similarly, with smart roads: I can see them being used to increase efficiency, but they should not have to be necessary.
If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law. -- Roy Santoro