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ryeoldfashioned75 karma

How tricky was it to take fuel from a KC-135? the SR-71 couldn't have been good at handling at those relatively low speeds, could it?

BTW I did avionics maintenance on KC-135's a million years ago.

ryeoldfashioned9 karma

Do people still actually pay to subscribe to "adult" cable channels?

ryeoldfashioned6 karma

Having one of the highest GDP per capita in the world is not normally the formula to create armed insurrection.

ryeoldfashioned4 karma

I'm sure you've heard about the recent study showing that countries with the lowest gender wage gaps tended to have lower female participation in STEM fields.


On the scatter plot, Sweden stands out as having the 3rd lowest gender wage gap (after Finland and Norway), but also a lower percentage of women graduates in STEM fields than many other countries, including first world countries such as Germany, Denmark, UK, and Italy. And, in the main point of the study, all of these countries had a lower percentage of women STEM graduates than much more unequal countries such as Indonesia, UAE, Turkey, Albania, etc.

Do you have any opinions on why this is the case, and do you see it as a problem that needs solving that there isn't a higher percentage of women graduating with STEM degrees?

ryeoldfashioned1 karma

Wow, you guys sure come across as neutral, impartial journalists who don't have an axe to grind. That's my sarcastic voice in case it wasn't obvious.