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Comment Re:Bug in English (Score 2) 61

that would not let similar flaws to plague the hypervisor ever again

Can we trust people to critique code who can't even manage English grammar?

Yes. Very few program is written in English. C is more common.

And looking at the Qubes OS team https://www.qubes-os.org/team/, I'd bet English isn't the primary language for most of them.

Comment Re:Tools (Score 3, Insightful) 889

Ufnfortunatly most of the programing tools I use for embedded systems are windows only.

Wait wat?
Which embedded systems do you target? I've been doing embedded systems for 10+ years now, and the only tool I need Windows for is Excel - to fill in the company travel expenses.
Synopsys, Mentor, Xilinx, Altera, TI, ARM - they all run on Linux. Plus all the compilers for the microcontrollers tend to be gcc based anyways. And the small startup companies' embedded system IDEs seem to invariably be built on Eclipse.

Have I just been lucky? Or do we define 'embedded' diferently?

Comment I for one... (Score 1) 106

I want to be the first to welcome our poison-injecting robotic overlords.

I do hope whoever wrote the pattern recognition algorithm checked, double checked & triple checked it.
And then sent it for code-review, static and dynamic code analyzers and finally
open sourced it for the swarm of eyeballs that surely audit the code for free.

Comment Re:Here's a bold idea... (Score 1) 212

Alternatively, because procreation is a societal good, we can incentivize specifically mothers in this fashion. I trust that women wouldn't just have kids to get this benefit, and who pays for it is an open question, but it still seems like a perverse incentive - and in any case it may not be legal to do this.

I see this thread is completely pointless from now on & uptill now.

Comment Re:Here's a bold idea... (Score 1) 212

should be payed. That's the crux. I don't think anyone disagrees that the majority of the gender gap is due men and women doing different jobs, on average. Its just that not everyone thinks the causality is one-way.

No two persons can be evaluated to be of equal value, and have equal pay, especially in expert positions (which CS mostly is). And if gender correlates with pay differences, that means that gender discrimination is happening.
Or that the one sex is better than the other at that particular job. But with the quality of the work being extremely difficult to measure objectively, we can only assume the former.

There is no point in sticking your head in the sand by saying the gender gap is illegal to uphold. It won't change status quo.

There is very little future in being right when your boss is wrong.