Debunking more STEM sexism

I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you. For example, we could look to the percentage of women majoring in computer science at highly selective colleges and universities. Women currently make up about 30 percent of the computer science…

The 99% vs. 1%…who is exploiting whom

From Vox Day: The only way to raise wages Regarding individual socioeconomic achievement, how does one disentangle the role of the individual versus the responsibility/role of society. Are societal factors (culture, economics, government, etc.) chiefly to blame for inequality, or factors intrinsic to the individual…

North Korea : What Happens Next

Tensions between North Korea and the US continue to roil the volatility markets, although the overall stock market ended the week only slightly negative. The problem is, unlike past pivotal moments such as Brexit, the 2017 French election, and the 2016 US presidential election, there…

Not Worried about North Korea

Here is the best summary I could find of the North Korea situation: North Korea Finalizing Test Missile Launches Aimed Toward Guam North Korea said Thursday it is finalizing a plan to launch a salvo of four ballistic missiles off the shores of the U.S….

James Damore firing…what happens next

Unfortunately but not surprisingly, James Damore got the boot and is exploring legal remedies. He could try to make the case that his memo was a work of satire that was misconstrued, but then that would mean repudiating the memo (and also his principles if…

The Google Anti-Diversity Memo: Why is it such a big deal?

I’m sure by now everyone has heard of the the Google anti-diversity memo (it would be impossible not to). In years of blogging, never have I seen such a firestorm over a culture war story [2]…the amount of attention this memo has gotten is unprecedented….

Tyranny advances under the banner of freedom

Classic Scott from 2010 Okay, we get it, you don’t like tyranny: (see “Government should fear the people…“, “Power always thinks…“, “Those who give up liberty for security…“, et cetera)   Yes, whoever would give up liberty for security deserves neither. Okay, government should fear…