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Dilbert Classics

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 6 months ago

    I would like to have seen more women scientists in federal civil service who had degrees in a science. No reason why they couldn’t have gotten the degrees. However, Clinton changed the hiring rules in 1993 and waived qualifications. The typical “scientist” and “engineer” in federal civil service has a high school diploma or a liberal arts degree. For example, the local forest at one point had 7 women “engineers” and not one had a degree in engineering. The same for most science specialties.

  2. Lakegal

    Lakegal said, 6 months ago

    Like the Sanitary Engineer who picks up myntrash every week?

  3. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 6 months ago

    Hey! That guy’s thinking outside the scientific parameters of STEM-men. Is he an imposter? A liberal arts geek?!

  4. Strod

    Strod GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur The typical “scientist” and “engineer” in federal civil service has a high school diploma or a liberal arts degree.

     
    Yeah, that’s actually not true.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 6 months ago

    I went to school for engineering in the 80’s. Easily a third to half the students were women. And most of them very smart. Couldn’t always say that about the guys.

  6. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, 6 months ago

    I just retired from DoD as a program manager. When I was a deputy program director in a highly technical field, my Chief Engineer was a woman. The engineering field has a positive degree requirement, and has since before 1993. I have never seen engineering qualifications “waived”.

  7. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The weirdness of brilliant dismays me. Last Friday night, at my home, we had an informal MENSA party, and somehow the conversation got into the origin of the word condom. Six people came up with twelve different origins, none of them correct, and all wrong.
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    After about 45 minutes I passed around the two catalogs of a small, but productive company in France, “Fabrique de Latex Condom.” One catalog from 1863, and one from 2012. I told them to look at the city name where the company is: Condom France. I told my guests that this was the first company in the world to make dip molded latex condoms, and the town name is the origin of the word, “Condom.”
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    They also make rubber gloves and surgical hose.
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    No one could believe that.

  8. Black4dder

    Black4dder said, 6 months ago

    @ossiningaling

    “I went to school for engineering in the 80’s. "

    Me too. There were six women in my class of about 100.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    So which law did Clinton enact to change the rules? Presidents can’t do that arbitrarily. Do you know know that despite everything presidents still are not full on dictators.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 6 months ago

    @Strod

    @Nabuquduriuzhur is brilliant at this nonsense information. He is loaded with it. Which explains a few things.

  11. Astroman007

    Astroman007 said, 6 months ago

    And those women reportedly said,

    “The odds were good, but the goods were odd!”

    With credit to Jorge Cham, author/cartoonist of the fabulously witty Piled High and Deeper comic strip who, AFAIK, coined that phrased or popularized it!

  12. Esperanza Martinez

    Esperanza Martinez said, 6 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    AAAH! holy crap! no one cares!!!!

  13. Carl R

    Carl R said, 6 months ago

    and…where did the name “Fig Newton” come from?

  14. R French

    R French said, 6 months ago

    I was trained as an engineer in the early 70’s. Roughly 1/2 of people were female. this included petroleum, mining, metallurgical engineering as well as chemical and various space-related tracks. Oh, yes, mustn’t forget the computer engineers. Can’t say how many stayed with it over the years but females were most definitely represented then.

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