They have a delusional disorder
Lol, and Scientology basically just admitted that too based on their public stance. Clearly Scientology is a refuge of particularly disordered, reluctant mental patients.
It makes sense...women in tech are in demand, and are in very low supply so are more likely to have been able to negotiate to their satisfaction...therefore less likely to entertain a new position.
That I'd be willing to bet the female profiles that were targeted were within a limited specific distance from the Google office. You're going to have a tougher time convincing a women to uproot themselves and move away from their friends/family/support system than a man, for cultural reasons...boys are encouraged to GTFO, girls are not and there are safety concerns that guys don't have to worry as much about.
This $470 dollar pc would blow your console out of the water.
Ugh. Why are 100 GB hard drives even a thing, SSD or not? News flash manufacturers, it isn't 2002 anymore!
And then there is brain dead simple stuff, like "dark matter", which happens to be so red- or blueshifted that we can't directly observe its existence. How hard is that grasp? Yet no one does.
I'll tell you who...folks from overseas who don't know the area and can get suckered into moving there!
If you've ever lived in any tech heavy area, you get to know it sucks, you get out and you never go back again. Overpriced everything, the girls who like nerds are picked over or non-existent. If you bring your wife be prepared to face an increasingly demanding attitude and possibly divorce as she eyeballs the legions of available nerds who got lucky on an IPO and have fatter wallets, who are throwing themselves at her incessantly.
People who come from overseas learn these things too and GTFO. So when your entire workforce is really motivated to leave because no one likes suffering the buying power of a feudal serf, yes a perceived shortage is understandable. But completely manufactured by the culture of the companies themselves, and BS when you consider the entire market. The idea of the "tech hub" town needs to die in a fire. Their existence lowers the standard of living for practically everyone.
I remember having to dial the 2400 baud 800 number (that you use to find your local AOL exchange) a few times just to get on the internet for something because the lines were jammed. For the longest time you didn't even need an AOL subscription to get on the internet, just have the AOL program dial the free number, set your IE proxy to ie3.proxy.aol.com and boom you're on a (slow) internet connection, no account needed.
I'd get out more if I had a partner but I really don't enjoy going stag to anything. And why bother looking, when all what is out there is garbage...single moms, pill addicts, morbidly obese...basically women who are social outcasts due to poor decision making.
You'd think an athletic guy with an engineer's income would be a hot commodity! Nope. Millenial women only seem to get interested in that when they've shit out a few love children and are desperate to move out of their parents' house. Or need money for Oxys. Or someone who has let themselves go so far I'd only think about them to stave off an unexpected boner at the office...sigh.
Maybe my standards are too high but I've dated all of the above and gave it my best, but all in all I'd rather play video games in my spare time than pretend I'm attracted to someone just to have an event partner and to avoid the guilt of masturbation.
I always thought it was a slope - a lot of bad ones, a fair amount of decent ones, and some really good ones
EXACTLY this. Those "10x more productive than anyone else" programmers people rave about are simply abusing methamphetamine. Not altogether uncommon in startups. Without the drug you'd probably observe an average to below average productivity level in the same individual.
Its a bummer. KDE was my favorite desktop since I've always had a reasonably powerful machine.
Now there is plenty to look at but much of it is broken. I just went back on my Google+ page just to check it out because of this article, and I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of content. But I tried to view a group from the "Follow the things you love" side box and nothing happened. Click click click...nada. Mind you, this is in Google's own Chrome browser.
I dunno, who wants to waste time working with something that is perpetually broken? Google could recover by making the thing actually work, then run an advertising campaign. People still pass around memes about Google+ being a social media holocaust.
People who become lawyers tend to be good negotiators. People who become accountants tend to be risk-averse. You could argue that the baseline value of these two should be similar, but it isn't because there are far more unemployed and underemployed lawyers in the market than accountants. Yet the average salary of lawyers is far higher than accountants. Why? Because accountants as a whole aren't as opportunistic, don't tolerate as much risk, and nobody is sticking their neck out to raise the bar.
If fast food work could attract the same kind of people that lawyering does, fast food workers would be some of the highest paid workers in the country. But it doesn't, that work attracts disengaged or otherwise engaged people who just need some job for the moment. People like that tend to negotiate towards a minimum of commitment and responsibility so they can focus on other things rather than towards a higher paycheck.