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All Else Being Equal: Disputing Claims of a Gender Pay Gap In Tech

BreezeDM Money talks (427 comments)

If I could hire females with the same qualifications, same productivity, and willing to work the same hours why would I hire a male if I could pay females 75%? We could cut payroll by 25% by just hiring women. I believe that misogyny exists, but i doubt it would be enough to increase payroll by 25%. Even the most misogynistic business owner would hire just females to save on costs. Since this isn't the case, we know women are not being paid less than their male counterparts generally.

about a year ago

AOSP Maintainer Quits

BreezeDM Re:Much Noise, No Change (221 comments)

I was thinking of getting a new phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, but since I heard about this I am no longer interested. What chip makers/producers are friendly to AOSP?

about a year and a half ago



Emergency responders test digital tools at Disaster City

BreezeDM BreezeDM writes  |  about a year ago

BreezeDM (2887189) writes "National Guard members tested new digital tools in simulated disaster training ground named Disaster City. Among the things tested were a deployable LTE 700 MHz network and interactive situational awareness map GeoSuites by General Dynamics. Emergency personnel can upload information for decision-makers away from the scene. In addition, they tested cellphone application that measures gamma rays through the phone's built-in camera chip named GammaPix."
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One Low-Tech Reason To Be Optimistic About Nuclear Arms Controls

BreezeDM BreezeDM writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BreezeDM (2887189) writes "Fast Company reports, Nuclear devices have gotten smaller, simpler, and easier to deploy, so the federal government is crowdsourcing arms control in the hopes that regular smartphones can help authorities track dangerous devices. Why We Should Be Optimistic About Arms Control?
Though no “nuclear material detection” smartphone apps currently exist, GammaPix, a radiological detection app, just released a full version of their app after months tinkering with user feedback from using their free version."

Fed up with publishers, former Mythic Employees turn to Kickstarter for funding

BreezeDM BreezeDM writes  |  about 2 years ago

BreezeDM (2887189) writes "City State Entertainment, led by online game pioneer and Mythic Entertainment founder Mark Jacobs and code guru and CSE co-founder Andrew Meggs have started a Kickstarter campaign to fun their next MMORPG, Camelot Unleashed. From their Kickstarter page:

...publishers/designers tried to simply “out-WoW WoW”, leading to most MMORPGs becoming more risk-averse, more “casual player”-focused, and overall, less challenging. This produced, among other things, a loss of the pride and sense of accomplishment that came from succeeding in the older, more difficult titles.


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