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by cspirou
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why capitalism sucks...I think...
Replies: 196
Views: 18269

Re: Why capitalism sucks...I think...

Capitalism is good thing. But you can't have good capitalism without good regulations. If you don't want a socialist system then you're going to have to accept regulation to function. There's certain things about capitalism that aren't really solved. In a society where profit is the main motive then...
by cspirou
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)
Replies: 106
Views: 8961

Re: How do you take your coffee? (Or tea)

I like my coffee like I like my women...

.....bitter.
by cspirou
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:44 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Persuade an American Swing Voter
Replies: 179
Views: 14209

Re: Persuade an American Swing Voter

I can tell you that of all my options I will not vote for McCain no matter what. Primarily due to one reason. When the Supreme Court ruled on Habeas Corpus this is what McCain had to say. The Supreme Court yesterday rendered a decision which I think is one of the worst decisions in the history of th...
by cspirou
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

You are assuming that every single male is doing the harassment. That is total bullshit especially in academic field. What is happening is that there's a few guys from the old school that still hold positions of power. That one guy is usually enough to push a woman out of the field because people g...
by cspirou
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: copyright law
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: copyright law

The main thing is the t-shirt issue. I told a friend of mine that I would never get a tattoo unless it was something adsurd like a Far Side comic cell. He they said I might run into some copyright issues if I do that. I didn't think there would be but it seems like there would. That being said I wou...
by cspirou
Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

There is strength in numbers. One woman who experiences sexual harassment at the hands of her 30 male colleagues is less likely to do anything, or be believed if she does, than fifteen women who experience harassment at the hands of their 15 male colleagues. When we've put some women on the tenure ...
by cspirou
Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:18 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?
Replies: 69
Views: 5998

Re: It's July 14th, 2008. Why did we invade Iraq?

As someone has already said we went to war in Iraq because of the military industrial complex. They own us. Which was corroborated with other corporate interest and oil in particular. I think it's absolutely disgusting that this war was privatized in a large percentage. I was watching the documentar...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: copyright law
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

copyright law

This seemed like the best place to post this. I've been wondering to what extent copyright law works. Particularly for comics. My assumption is I can do what I want with it as long as I don't profit off of it and it's in my domain. So if I buy a comic and make a custom wallpaper from one of the stri...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

I'm not saying that sexism doesn't exist at all. I just haven't witnessed it. What I have noticed is an anti-male bias particularly at universities. 60% of university students are women and it's expected to rise. Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are dominated by female teachers a...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

@Sebeka2 I always wondered about the new family dynamics in society. I was fortunate enough to have a stay at home mom as I grew up until me and my siblings were all school age and she would go to work. I truly believe that it is important to have a parental figure during child development. I don't ...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

Do you look at a field, before you decide to gear your academic career towards it? I never have. I choose physics because I loved it. Maybe it's unwise but I always assumed that if there's a degree for it then there's a job for it. So I really never thought about what career I would get out of it.
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

@captainspirou: Why do you say that women "choose" not to go into science, but assume that fewer men than women are in college because of an anti-male bias? Because there is a large drop between girls taking science in high school and girls majoring in it for a career. After being in a nu...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

It's also bullshit. Both boys and girls are showing great improvement in elementary, middle, and high school. Boys are doing better. It's just that girls are getting better faster. Not a crisis. So then you would be in agreement that women don't need extra legislation beyond what is already being d...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

Attacking science for being biased when education as a whole is biased towards women and this isn't perceived as a crisis. They sound like separate issues to me. Yes and no. My issue is Title IX is explicitly being called in for science when it's a universal for all subjects. If all other departmen...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Re: Sexism in Science

I'm not saying that sexism doesn't exist at all. I just haven't witnessed it. What I have noticed is an anti-male bias particularly at universities. 60% of university students are women and it's expected to rise. Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools are dominated by female teachers an...
by cspirou
Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sexism in Science
Replies: 63
Views: 4037

Sexism in Science

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/15/science/15tier.html?ex=1373860800&en=1ef4c9e1c62d27a8&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink It's an article about applying Title IX to science and engineering. The article personally infuriates me. It continues the myth that men and women are t...

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