Thanks for bringing that up, Max. I agree that the gender/IQ effect will likely be there. In fact, if the original commenter’s claim had been that we could expect male programmers to be slightly more intelligent, which might translate into male programmers being somewhat better than female programmers on average, then I wouldn’t have questioned it. But the actual statement was that “women in tech would be much worse programmers if there were as many women as men in tech.” Much worse? I think that’s a strong statement that needs some better evidence than what we have seen here so far.
it is said that americans will tolerate anything but inconvenience. perhaps that is what we need to change most of all. taking responsibility for one’s actions may be inconvenient. but perhaps there is a benefit.
my family has a small solar voltaic array. as with two previous homes we owned and added solar space and water heating along with solar electric, we started with baseline energy use and developed a plan. we added envelope insulation and storm doors. we opened window to the sun in winter and not in summer. we made insulated window coverings. we turned the heat down, switched to cfl and led lights, and used energy star appliances. in short, all the things everyone knows we should do. that put the house at 550kw/month. then we put up a small 2kw array. surprisingly, the power usage dropped more than expected. perhaps because we are involved with the system more, we take more care in using it? this month usage was 237kw–a bigger drop than can be accounted for with a 2kw in the pacific northwest, residential usage is about 1000kw/month, probably because electricity is cheap–about 10-cents/kw. if modest conservation can reduce that to 550kw, and a modest renewable system cut that much further, could we tolerate the modest amount of inconvenience needed to responsible for ourselves? could we scale that up?
The structure of an essay can really make it or break it for you. Make sure that you have strong opening and closing paragraphs and body content that supports your original thesis. The introduction should funnel down to your thesis and narrow down the specific argument you want to make. Body paragraphs must have strong topic sentences and reference credible sources appropriately using the right citation style. Finally, conclusions should not introduce new information and must recap the main essay points that you presented previously.