SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe children’s television show Thomas the Tank Engine pushes a conservative ideology and relegates female characters to the back of the train literally concludes a study by a University of Alberta professor.Political studies professor Shauna Wilton came to that conclusion after watching 23 episodes of Thomas with her three year old daughter.Full story.She noted that characters are discouraged from “thinking outside the box” or from trying to express an independent point of view. But what bothered her the most were the roles assigned to females.The steam engines were at the top of the hierarchy, and they looked down on the “dirty diesel engines,” and everyone looked down at the cars that were pulled by the engines, which are mostly female characters.Do shows like Thomas the Tank Engine need to be updated to reflect modern society or are we reading too much into it?Does Thomas the Tank Engine need a modern makeover?(surveys)Are there other children’s shows you feel should be re examined?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
It takes Dominos 30 minutes or less to make, bake and deliver a pizza but it takes 2 hours for a pharmacist to take 20 pills out of a big bottle and put them in a smaller one. You typically only do two years, so it doesn last forever. It also allows you to specialize in a specific area of pharmacy (ambulatory care) if you so please.
There are also shields out there which allow you to plug a SIM card into them and access the cellular network (again, you have to purchase a plan). If you wanted to be entirely self sufficient, you could get your ham license and set up a broadcast station at your house and transmit to your robot (depending on frequency, power levels, environment, and many other factors, you could transmit a signal more than 10km away).Hope this gets you off to a good start!First, I would like absolute localization because at any instantaneous moment I would like to know 1) what street I on 2) what the nearest house number is. The current challenge is more about where in the world I am rather than immediate localization.I guess getting internet should not be much of an issue, my phone can probably hotspot it for now.