What is Issues: Definition and 429 Discussions

A social issue is a problem that influences many citizens within a society. It is a group of common problem in present-day society and one that many people strive to solve. It is often the consequence of factors extending beyond an individual's control. Social issues are the source of a conflicting opinion on the grounds of what is perceived as morally correct or incorrect personal life or interpersonal social life decisions. Social issues are distinguished from economic issues; however, some issues (such as immigration) have both social and economic aspects. There are also issues that do not fall into either category, such as warfare.
There can be disagreements about what social issues are worth solving, or which should take precedence. Different individuals and different societies have different perceptions. In Rights of Man and Common Sense, Thomas Paine addresses the individual's duty to "allow the same rights to others as we allow ourselves." The failure to do so causes the creation of a social issue.
There are a variety of methods people use to combat social issues. Some people vote for leaders in a democracy to advance their ideals. Outside the political process, people donate or share their time, money, energy, or other resources. This often takes the form of volunteering. Nonprofit organizations are often formed for the sole purpose of solving a social issue. Community organizing involves gathering people together for a common purpose.
A distinct but related meaning of the term "social issue" (used particularly in the United States) refers to topics of national political interest, over which the public is deeply divided and which are the subject of intense partisan advocacy, debate, and voting. In this case "social issue" does not necessarily refer to an ill to be solved, but rather a topic to be discussed.

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  1. Ah-E

    Spotting gearbox assembly issues

    The question might be a bit silly.. (asking for advice regarding the theory of machines content, not a homework). I'm enrolled in the mechanical engineering bachelor's. I applied for several internships however I couldn't pass because of a particular type of questions. The interviewer shows me...
  2. Superposed_Cat

    Debugging a Backprop Neural Network: Issues & Solutions

    I am trying for the first time in 5 years, to make a n- layer, m-width backprop neural network from scratch, My issue is, I've tried training it on XOR, where it returns 0.48 for any of the inputs instead of 1 for half of them and 0 for the other half, if you give it a dataset where the outputs...
  3. core7916

    Troubleshooting a Boost Circuit: Voltage Rise & Gate Issues

    Hello. I am creating a boost circuit and there is a lot of problems while testing. Before creating circuit i have simulated circuit in modelsim. Problems. 1. Sudden voltage rise from 40% to 50 % dury cycle. ( i am checking each duty cycle ) 2. When applying a gate voltage to mosfet the the...
  4. Vanadium 50

    Troubleshooting Linux Kernel Issues with Older CPUs

    I am not sure what the next step is: Linux kernel 4.18.0-425.3.1.el8.x86_64 work s fine. 4.18.0-425.10.1.el8_7.x86_64 works on two of my five machines. On the other two, I get the screen messages "CPU Stall" but nothing obvious in the log files. The troubled machines have older CPUs (Haswell)...
  5. R

    Backyard Tow Rope Troubleshooting: Motor Binding Issues

    Hello - We are building a backyard tow rope for my course. All of the electrical components are working as designed; however, the pulley can't consitently grip the rope when only placed around the rim. When looped around 1.5 times the rope continually shifts underneath itself causing the motor...
  6. skaiser

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  7. dom_quixote

    B Geometric Issues with a line, a plane and a sphere...

    I - A point divides a line into two parts; II - A line divides a plane into two parts; III - Does a smaller sphere divide a larger sphere into two parts, like layers of an onion? Note that the first two statements, the question of infinity must be considered. For the third statement, is the...
  8. Jessie24789

    I Doppler Shift & Christoffel Symbols Issues

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  9. K

    A How can I overcome alignment issues with a bow-tie cavity?

    Hello! I am having some issues with a bow-tie cavity I am aligning and I would really appreciate any help. The cavity is not locked, so it does have some vibrations (it is on damping legs), and I want to lock a laser to it. I am seeing some peaks, but the output power is lower than expected...
  10. M

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  11. T

    COVID Dizzy & Headache = 75% chance of Cognitive Issues as Aftereffects

    Popular article: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/seven-ten-people-long-covid-23442293 Research article: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2022.804937/full Well, that's not particularly good news. ☹️ Tom
  12. Woomir

    I Why is my magnetic levitation experiment not working?

    [Mentor Note -- Two similar thread starts merged into one] Hey all, I have been working on this project for a while now, which features suspending an object midair through the use of magnetic levitation principles. Cool right? And so I have been researching and trying, even finding ground...
  13. R

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    So I have this problem to solve, I was thinking that for k=2, the threshold value is too low and inefficient, but I'm not sure when k is at logn or more. If 2 sorting algorithms have the same complexity, won’t merging them be pointless in terms of running time? For b), i think the merged...
  14. mechorigin

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    The only thing I could think of was using Q=sqrt(6000/50)-1 = 10.9, which then gets me XL=545 and XC=550, or 96.4nH, and 0.32pF at resonance of 900Mhz. I tried seeing if Zin=Zout equation would bring me close, so I tried Z=545+(50-550)=45, then XL for 38.5nH was 217.7, and XC for 2.4pF was 74...
  15. E

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  16. theycallmevirgo

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    Just wanted to drop this here because you guys were helping me with a few projects and I bugged out for a while without leaving much notice. Nothing life threatening, but it was pretty time consuming. Now on the mend, but slowly.
  17. entropy1

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  18. K

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  19. P

    3 Phase Harmonics and Solid State Relay Issues

    I have a 3 phase problem that I think might be applicable to this forum. The setup is equipment which contains 5 resistive heaters (A through E). The unit is powered by 208V 3 phase and each of the heaters are hooked up line to line in an unbalanced configuration as follows: L1-L2: Heater D...
  20. kyphysics

    Why Age-Related Memory Issues Can Be So Oddly Specific?

    My father has some sort of elderly, age-related cognitive decline and/or disease (possibly dementia or Alzheimer's) that we haven't officially diagnosed yet (beyond his primary care physician simply saying that some cognitive decline is natural with age). One thing that puzzles me is why he...
  21. R

    Gold jewelry and fertility issues

    Hello! According to recent studies, gold nanoparticles play a negative role on male fertility (reducing the motility of sperm cells, among other things), So, the question is, is the amount of gold absorded from donning gold jewerly enough to have noticeable spermatotoxic effects?
  22. BillTre

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  23. jim mcnamara

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  24. P

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  25. Kaushik

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  26. U

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    So essentially I followed pretty much what is in the picture here in this solution. https://www.slader.com/textbook/9780134162430-chemistry-a-molecular-approach-4th-edition/242/exercises/79/ My question is essentially why does he do the 0.07XXX mol f2 * 2mol clf3/3mol f2 * 92xx g/2mol f2 =...
  27. J

    Fortran MinGW64 GFORTRAN Issues newer versions

    http://www.chemroc.com/programs/NEC2Test.zip I don't understand what has happened with newer versions of GFORTRAN/MinGW64 . This is a very old FORTRAN program that I had edited years ago to compile and run with GFORTRAN. It doesn't work with newer versions. Can anyone help? I included link to...
  28. The-dude

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    Hello, I'm trying to solve a material placement issue at work and I'm exploring the idea of using static electricity to solve it. We currently combine two materials together using a heat activated glue that's sandwiched between the two materials and pressed together using a heat press...
  29. W

    I Countability of Finite Product Sets: Foundational Issues?

    Hi, I gave my friend a proof that the set of pairs ##\ mathbb N \times \mathbb N \times...\mathbb N ## (Finite product) is countable. I gave an injection : ##(a_1, a_2,...,a_n) \right arrow p_1_^{a_1} p_2^{a_2}...p_n^{a_n}## Where the ##p_i## are distinct primes. My friend is telling me this...
  30. marciokoko

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  31. jim mcnamara

    Policy for pandemic issues and how models shape it

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/mathematics-life-and-death-how-disease-models-shape-national-shutdowns-and-other This shows how policy can be informed about differing effects of control policies in different environments. One of the bleak aspects of UK choices is shown as a graph...
  32. Vigardo

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    Dear FEA experts, I’m trying to analyse* some finite elements model of a thin walled cylinder with variable cross-section, but I’m observing four weird issues in the buckling modes. The structure is vertically (along z-axis) and horizontally (along y-axis) loaded on top. Would you help me to...
  33. RJCanz

    Calculating Capacity of Steel Rack: Yield Stress Issues

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  34. Sofa

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  35. O

    Teaching Forces - Having issues with directions & vectors

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  36. S

    Solving Power Delivery Issues in a 5V Series Circuit with a 1.5V Rated Relay

    Hello, I'm using a "TQ2SA-1.5V Panasonic 2 Form C AS Single side stable, 1.5VDC 2A DPDT NON-LATCHING SMD Relay" (specifically the coil side of this relay) that is rated for 1.5 volts that is connected in series to this circuit (as the last device in this circuit shown below), which in this...
  37. jtbell

    Potential issues with Face ID versus Touch ID?

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  38. W

    What Causes #HREF! Errors in Excel 2007?

    Hi all, I am having #HREF! issues in Excel 2007 when copying formula-based data from one sheet to another. The suggested solutions online are not working. I understand what the issue is: when copying from one sheet to another, Excel is trying to use data from the previous sheet, sheet_j...
  39. D

    Clear Ice industrial generation issues

    Summary: Problems generating industrial clear Ice tube. The ice is cracking and we don't know why. Summary: Problems generating industrial clear Ice tube. The ice is cracking and we don't know why. Hi all! I'm an engineer from Spain and I'm working in a new project (factory ice). We have...
  40. BillTre

    Protective Hormone may Raise Issues of Treatment vs. Enhancement

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  41. Auto-Didact

    A Is QM Foundations Facing a Crisis?

    This thread is a shootoff from this post in the thread Summary of Frauchiger-Renner. The topics are related, but this thread offers a new perspective that diverges from the main subject of that thread. In QM foundations, the sheer amount of interpretations, disagreement among experts about what...
  42. Wrichik Basu

    Automotive Death of a car battery and related issues

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  43. J

    Meshing & connection issues for a beam/line solid

    I designed two geometries (one for beam/line reinforcements and other second for a solid block shown below) in Ansys workbench spaceclaim for static structural analysis. In Ansys workbench Mechanical, I got a weird mesh for the reinforcements which I modeled as beam in Spaceclaim (shown...
  44. ohwilleke

    I Are there issues with Conformal Gravity as a DM solution?

    One approach that has been proposed to replicate the description of dark matter phenomena in galaxies with a gravity modification that is set forth in a simplified manner in the phenomenological toy model theory MOND is to do so through a variation on Einstein's General Relativity known as...
  45. B

    Gaming PC in my 2018 Kenworth T680 Truck -- Power Issues?

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  46. YoungPhysicist

    Wood/Glass/Metal Reusing Lead: Why is My Ingot Oxidizing?

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  47. L

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    Installing an EOT crane in a factory (ceiling clearance issues)

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  49. C

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