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Comment: Re:All the movies had women in business (Score 1) 755

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#48204735) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Waterfall vs Agile. Waterfall, you get the spec, go and code. Agile you get lucky to code a couple of hours a day, the rest is ALL spec gathering, and then you stay up all night for the sprint right before you submit the code for user acceptance testing.

Comment: Re:Can we stop trying to come up with a reason? (Score -1, Troll) 755

by ShieldW0lf (#48198699) Attached to: NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

Men and women both contribute to creating people.

A mans contribution can be completed in a single night.

A womans contribution requires 9 months, during which time any distraction, disruption or stress can cause the "person creation" process to fail catastrophically.

This is the reason we systematically transform men into specialists instead of men. It is a waste of precious resources to turn a woman into a computer programmer when she's a lot more valuable as a mother.

It's not that women are incapable of being computer programmers. It's that they have more important duties, and when they neglect those duties, the entire human race suffers for it.

At the end of the day, the problem is people like you, who don't care about the fate of the human race as long as you get what you want out of life before you die, and, frankly, the solution is NOT diplomatic in nature.

Comment: Re:Dongle Bells! (Score 1) 119

I remember, back in the early 80s, some friends and I pooled our allowance, bought an Atari joystick, then tried to make an adapter for the 9-pin Apple IIe joystick connector- not realizing the reason the Apple joysticks were so damn expensive was because they were analog.

Comment: Re:Lenovo phones (Score 1) 73

by ShieldW0lf (#48192023) Attached to: Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

People do get that the only thing that knocked RIM from the top of the heap was the lawsuit filed by patent troll NTP, right?

They weren't beaten on technical merits. They weren't beaten because they "don't understand consumers". They weren't beaten on style, or execution, or anything else.

They were beaten by a corrupt US legal system that forced the guys running the company to stop running the company, hang around in a court room for years and in the end pay over half a trillion dollars to patent trolls.

Looking back, what they should have done was shut down US operations immediately, allowed the US government to implode and gone on to greener pastures.

Moral of the story, don't do business with Americans. One way or another, they'll fuck you over in the end. That's how they got where they are today.

Smart men just don't do business with the sharpest horse trader in town.

Comment: Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (Score 1) 422

by cas2000 (#48183899) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

I wrote "spoilt" and i meant "spoilt'.

            adj 1: having the character or disposition harmed by pampering
                          or oversolicitous attention; "a spoiled child" [syn: {spoiled}, {spoilt}]

if you're going to be a spelling nazi, at least get a fucking clue first.

and WTF is this "Juan" shit? is that some lame attempt at a coded racist slur, implying i'm mexican or spanish or something? i don't even live in the police-state shithole known as the USA, i live in australia - mexicans are extremely rare here.

Comment: Re:'Regardless of... income and education level' ? (Score 2, Insightful) 422

by cas2000 (#48182133) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

spoilt white boys often have a huge chip on their shoulder and are obsessed with denying their priviledge. it's why they make absurd strawmen and rant about them at any opportunity, regardless of whether it's relevant in context or not.

i.e. "white boys burden".

this particular spoilt white boy seems to be suffering from the idiotic meme that white males are really the oppressed victims in modern society.

...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor. - Fred Brooks, Jr.