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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:Killing us with rent (475 comments)

* it's full of hipsters (any subsequent person who denies/contests this is in all likleihood a hipster themself)

What's a hipster, and why is it a bad thing?

Bear in mind that my personal observation is that pretty much any definition of 'hipster' would automatically include anybody that uses the term in a derogatory way.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:entertainment value (475 comments)

There's a description of an interview a woman had at Amazon, where she was upset because she only was interviewed by males who didn't make eye-contact with her.

It took me several years and a lot of conscious thought to keep eye contact with people while talking to them. Even now that's the case.

It's got fuck all to do with gender; clearly she was discriminating against the socially inept by calling out their problem.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:Slashdot: polical-correct leftists anti-freedom (475 comments)

Fuck you and your associating of inarticulate incoherence with Aspergers Syndrome.

Here's a thought for you: People with Aspergers are highly articulate online as they don't need to deal with the complex and difficult non-verbal conversational cues that cause them issues in face to face conversations.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:Bullshit Stats. (475 comments)

I'm a man, but my profession has more women in it than men. Someone wanting to do good things for society is not a justification for paying them less.

Do you earn more than your female colleagues?

Irrespective of whether you feel teachers are paid enough or not, "teachers get low pay" is a recognised phenomenon and anybody entering the profession should know in advance that they wont be getting rich from it.

In other words, low pay for teachers is not a gender issue, irrespective of whether it's a profession dominated by one gender, as people deciding to become teachers are consciously choosing to enter a low paid job.

They could choose instead to embark on a career that has above average salaries. It's not mens' fault that female teachers don't make that choice.

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:Bullshit Stats. (475 comments)

And yet the feminist response to CEO pay is to demand quotas for women in the boardroom.

Which means that as a man my already miniscule chance of ever getting a C level position would get reduced further as if I ever do get to the level of experience, capability and contacts needed for such a role, I may still miss out purely because of my gender.

You are highlighting 'female' professions; how does your assessment change when we throw in some 'male' professions such as street cleaning, mining and military service?

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:Bullshit Stats. (475 comments)

Surely you meant "When men stop putting women down"?

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As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Cederic Re:I bet Amazon would love to hire more women. (475 comments)

The fact that his salary lost parity due to time out of the workforce is the reason some of us don't give any credibility to the alleged gender issues to which you refer.

It should be perfectly normal for a woman to make the same as a man, for doing the same job, working the same hours, making the same contribution, having brought the same level of experience to the role.

In fact, it is.

yesterday
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:Barbie Remix (536 comments)

inexplicable pillow fights

I refute the suggestion that any pillow fight is inexplicable.

There are people. Pillows are present. Pillow fights are a logical outcome.
The alternative is that there are pillows. People are present. Pillow fights are almost obligatory.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:Math is hard (536 comments)

Sufficiently advanced maths is hard for anybody. It's a great leveller: Everybody eventually bumps into a maths problem that they find hard.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:So close, so far (536 comments)

Make her watch Clerks and learn a far superior way to get her nails done.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:So close, so far (536 comments)

I find that curious. My manager couldn't do my job - he's happy to admit it, his background doesn't give him the skills or experience for it, he's shown no desire to learn it and he just can't do it.

What he can do, exceedingly well, is his job. I really like that, I consider it a great attribute, it means I can learn new and interesting skills from him and it means I can delegate shit I can't be arsed with to him too.

I'm much happier than if he could only do my job.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:So close, so far (536 comments)

Women end up taking a back seat (statistically speaking) because they are not as aggressive.

Explain the pay discrepancy between unmarried women with no children, and unmarried men with no children of the same age?

Note : the women earn more. Are you telling us they're more aggressive, or are you just full of shit?

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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:So close, so far (536 comments)

Society has low professional expectations for women, and pays them according to those expectations

Hang on. Someone working pseudo-part time (whatever the fuck that means) remotely is paid less than someone working fulltime in the office, and you're blaming that on gender?

Just fuck off with your ill informed misinformation, bigoted perspective, flawed belief that men get paid more for equal work and pretence getting to stay at home with the children is a "battle" for women.

It's bigoted cunts like you that perpetuate the current disparities in employment. I'd fucking love to be working part time on a partial wage, supported by someone working my current hours earning my current wage.

Trust me, I know several women that would have to work more for less pay to match. But that's fine, apparently it's because expectations are less on them. I don't give a flying fuck, I expect them to deliver more value than me to reflect their higher pay.

2 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Cederic Re:From Experience (536 comments)

I did that today.

Ok, I went one step better. I convinced the programmers to write up everything for me.

2 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Cederic Re:Moat? Electric fence? (211 comments)

Be thankful - the alternative might have been Dwarf Fortress and then you'd have never dared try the bridge..

2 days ago
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Congress Suggests Moat, Electronic Fence To Protect White House

Cederic Re:Moat? Electric fence? (211 comments)

Hmm. You could call it an Iron Curtain too, that's a nifty name. Set up some checkpoints for legitimate visitors, maybe just letters for names - the phonetic alphabet might work here.

Who knows, maybe it'll prove as impervious as its namesake. i.e. Not very.

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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Cederic Re:On the other hand, it's EA (222 comments)

Yeah, Dragon Age : Origins was a genuinely excellent game - when I could play it.

The online DRM made it unplayable around 20% of the time, and as a result I refuse to buy any further entries in the Dragon Age series, and I refuse to buy EA games.

Then they release Dragon Age : Inquisition with Origin based DRM AND another separate DRM scheme that apparently fucks over SSDs AND needs online checks that regularly fail.

EA are basically begging me not to buy their games. I'm happy to oblige.

It's a shame, the game is probably excellent. I feel sorry for the development team, but they shouldn't have picked such a fuckwit publisher.

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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Cederic Re:That's because (222 comments)

Anywhere from $5 to $60, same as for PC games.

erm. The last seven games I bought cost me $6.66. Not 'each', $6.66 got me all seven. It actually got me nine games, but I already owned two so I'm being kind and not including them.

Although you can spend $60 on a PC game, it's incredibly rare. E.g. Company Of Heroes 2 Ardennes Assault, an AAA game, released this week, £18.31 ($28.77). Shit, the limited edition is only £22.

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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

Cederic Re:TFA: "what happened to freedom of speech?" (302 comments)

The bit that makes me laugh is that although this has caused media interest, although Trading Standards have become involved, although the reviews are probably going to cause the hotel to get serious attention from health and safety bodies, the local council and other government bodies, the stupidest thing of all is that the reviewer didn't even do anything that might incur the £100 charge.

Their review was relevant, accurate, succinct, informative and useful. I'd say it's a bloody excellent review, and that means it doesn't fall foul of the 'bad review' clause in the first place.

2 days ago

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L1NUX for sale

Cederic Cederic writes  |  about 7 years ago

Cederic (9623) writes "The vagaries of the UK car licensing system mean that in 1993 the number plate L1NUX was given out as a valid UK number plate. Surprisingly it's taken until 2007 to reach Ebay. No, I didn't bid."

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