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Comment: Re:Sexist? (Score 1) 125

by HJED (#48447581) Attached to: 2014 Hour of Code: Do Ends Justify Disney Product Placement Means?

Who the hell is saying that? I certainly haven't been. Women and men are different, and women by and large do not like to code. Why should we force women to do something they clearly don't enjoy doing? To try and balance out a meaningless diversity pie chart?

If you want an example of real sexism, this part of your post is. It is also incorrect in my experience, some of the best programmers I know are female.

In regard to you point about targeting one particular gender group as being sexist, unfortunately society divides us at a very young age and you need to appeal to kids interests to get them involved. I'm sure there is equally as many (probably more) male targeted programming courses.

Comment: Re:Because it sucks when you can't compete..... (Score 1) 96

by HJED (#47860493) Attached to: European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation
Which companies? As far as I can tell the only companies that are complaining about this are other search engines or other people who compete directly with google in another area (e.g. maps).
In the case of search engines if you search for "search" Google isn't even the top result (Yahoo is...), Google is third. If you search for maps Google Maps comes first (which makes sense as it is probably the one most people link to on websites), followed immediately by whereis. As far as I can tell Google isn't intentionally manipulating the results there products are just more popular so get more links and are hence ranked higher (which is fair, this is how Google ranks everything. It is their core product.)
So in this case they appear to be in the right.

You see but you do not observe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"