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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

internetcommie Re:All the movies had women in business (479 comments)

Business meant dressing in glamorous, expensive clothes. So does romance, and particularly marrying. It is very important to advertising media to convince women to spend a lot of time and money on constantly buying loads of expensive clothes, shoes and accessories they don't need. If they sat in front of computers coding, they wouldn't have time to worry about being dressed in the "right" clothes. So for advertising media, it is very important that women don't code. It would be bad for business.

6 hours ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

internetcommie Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (479 comments)

But do you want your daughter in a career where she is seen as less capable just because she is female? Where she will be subjected to daily microaggression from male coworkers who know they will get away with it because the bosses are all male? And nobody can prove a thing!

This is what is happening today. For a large group of men, it seems to be important to portray women as incapable of programming a computer, or doing anything "technical" at all. I have no idea why, but I see it every day.
If a young woman asked me for advice about studying computer science or related fields, I would be very conflicted about how much of the misogyny in the field I should tell her about, because it is massive. At the same time I know many women have more talent for "technical" work than for more traditional "women's" work, and should not be scared away from doing something they want to do.

8 hours ago
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I'd rather be spied on by ...

internetcommie Re:Canada (324 comments)

Gallons and gallons of Tim Horton's coffee. And poutine. Molson and ice hockey fans, mixed together. If that's your definition of benign, I don't want to know how you define evil.

about a year ago
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Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

internetcommie Re:"in bed" (151 comments)

Of course, the pr0n-surfing executives who cause the malware infestation are exactly the same executives who decided the company will not switch to Linux. Probably because they're afraid there's fewer boobies to look at there? ;-)

about a year ago
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WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

internetcommie Anybody but me who noticed... (350 comments)

... that this story came from FAUX News???? Nothing about it makes any sense at all. Apart from that moving the servers to Sealand would be illogical and stupid, it would take more than one boat as they already are in many different locations. And investors who might consider buying a boat for the purpose must have so much money that it is likely they already own at least one boat that could do the job. In addition, of course, boat can be hired or rented. Somebody are trying to drum up hysteria about Wikileaks again; probably to cover up something that is really happening. NOT news, but normal operational practice for media.

more than 2 years ago
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TSA Doing Random Truck Searches On Tennessee Highway

internetcommie Re:What happened to the constitution? (578 comments)

I have a totally different way of dealing with them. Ride a big, noisy Harley. Can't hear a word over the engine, and to be sure I keep revving it up, making excuses about my motor occasionally quitting on me. And of course my starter has problems so there's no way I'll shut it down! In reality the bike is as healthy as can be, and if it wasn't I wouldn't be that far from home on it, but smarts was never a requirement for that department... Not that they stop motorcyclists very often anyway; can't smuggle much on them and no room for illegals.

about 3 years ago
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What HP's TouchPad Fire Sale Teaches iPad Rivals

internetcommie Re:Wrong question (312 comments)

I would say, in general, that all Android phones, and the Android operating system itself, are fantastic ideas. It is just that so far, Android is just an alternative to iOS, and the main selling point is that it is NOT iOS. Most people just don't care (or even understand) about open systems. They just either buy a shiny gadget.

When somebody comes up with a phone or tablet that in some way is really different from the Apple gadgets they compete against, AND is somehow brilliant in its own right, then Apple has real competition. That would be good both for Apple and consumers.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO

internetcommie And my first reaction was ... (1027 comments)

... that this will trigger a huge blowout sale of Apple stock, which will enable me to buy a pile and get rich when it quadruples in value the next few months.

Then I remembered that the stock marked already has crapped out so I don't have any money to buy Apple stock with. Crap!

Anyway, just shows what the tech world has come to; even us engineers are greedy bastards who think of nothing but money. Sad news, indeed.

more than 3 years ago
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What HP's TouchPad Fire Sale Teaches iPad Rivals

internetcommie Re:Wrong question (312 comments)

I think the problem (and it is a problem) is that Apple seem to blind everybody with every new, shiny gadget they introduce. And everybody who are blinded by Apple's shiny gadgets either want one really, really badly (call them fanbois if you like; they are just consumers like all of us) or they really, really badly wishes they came up with this shiny gadget first. So they simply try to make their own version of the same shiny gadget, with some unimportant twist like Flash or an open operating system, but no real innovation. To compete with Apple, companies would need to either sell their similar products considerably cheaper than the shiny Apple gadgets, or they would have to offer something different and useful, or at least desirable. In short, they need to innovate, not just copy what Apple did and put a different label on it. So far I've seen very little innovation, and that means Apple wins.

more than 3 years ago
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US Dept. of Energy Wants Bigger Wind Energy Ideas

internetcommie Re:Washington DC (252 comments)

There would be too much shit hitting the fans!

more than 4 years ago
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Twitter Sells "Trending Topics" To Advertisers

internetcommie I really hope ... (67 comments)

... that the advertisements also are limited to 140 signs!

more than 4 years ago
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FAA Adds a Study On Adding Drones To Commercial Aviation

internetcommie Hey! (215 comments)

Don't call my ass "nothing", you insensitive clod!

more than 4 years ago
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Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

internetcommie Re:Signal strength: [Y__] (615 comments)

Not true. Just ask the many foreign exchange students and tourists who are using cell phones from their home countries in the US, with service plans from their home countries as well. They often get more bars than I do with my US cell phone. And they pay less than what my contract costs too.

more than 4 years ago
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Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

internetcommie Re:And yet... (615 comments)

Maybe the terrorists paid cash so they can't be traced by their credit cards?

more than 4 years ago
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Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

internetcommie Re:include 'common-sense' returns false. (615 comments)

Yeah, but it might help the coppers catch the stupid criminals who don't have fake ids, or screw up and use their real one. Assuming they have a real one, of course.

more than 4 years ago
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Porn Industry Tiptoes Into 3D Video

internetcommie Re:Who cares about eyeglasses!? (292 comments)

Since this is Slashdot, you might want to explain this concept a bit more thoroughly!

more than 4 years ago

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