From what I've been reading about the case she was paid MORE than her peers and got passed over for promotion because she is a bitch.
Women make less than men over their careers because they have babies, and that process requires taking a lot of time off work. It's a fact of life. If you don't like it, sue God.
Fewer women will get hired. Period.
Whenever you make hiring a particular person (woman, minority, gay, etc) riskier because of lawsuits, fewer such people will be hired. I know that if I were doing the hiring (and I do) this kind of risk would factor into my thinking. Would I say anything, would I put it in writing? Absolutely not, I'm not an idiot.
What Ellen Pao is doing with her lawsuit is making herself unemployable. And an anchor around Reddit's neck.
No one should have to perform INVOLUNTARY SERVICE for anyone.
A Christian baker should not have to bake a wedding cake for a gay "marriage". Likewise, should a muslim photographer be forced to photograph it?
For that matter a gay baker shouldn't have to bake a cake for a real marriage.
Freedom of association. It's in the Constitution.
Your question about white dwarfs is spot-on though because those stars are pretty much what #49246567 describes. A star fuses enough hydrogen that the mass of its outer layers drops off, inner reactions then push that layer outward to form a red giant, the red giant sheds those outer layers, and a white dwarf is that hot, deuterium-rich star left behind. That star then cools and dims over time.
Not all stars that were large enough to do core hydrogen fusion become red giants. Most red dwarf stars won't because they are fully convective, meaning that they will fuse almost all of their hydrogen in the "core" and not have hydrogen fusion in the shell (and no red dwarf has enough mass to do helium fusion). When low mass red dwarf stars run out of gas they simply pass directly to the white dwarf stage (burnt out core)
White dwarf and neutron stars are the remnants of stars that had core fusion during the main sequence.
Brown Dwarf stars never had core hydrogen fusion and thus are failed stars. The smallest thing you can truly call a star is a Red Dwarf because they at least have core hydrogen fusion.
I was going to say much the same thing. If it doesn't do (or didn't do in the past in the case of white dwarfs) hydrogen fusion in the core is it really a star?
I don't think that it is. Just being massive enough to emit some energy isn't enough. Jupiter, for example, gives off some heat but no one would argue that it's a star.
Milky Way is larger than Andromeda? Andromeda has always been thought to be larger, but I recall an article a couple years back saying they thought the Milky Way was larger than previous thought but not 50%...
Great Scott! It appears I've been leading a sheltered life thanks to AdBlock, Ghostery and the like. I did not expect that level of douchebaggery from them, though. Well, hope AdBlock is ready for this.
Yeah, it's like the HORROR the web looks like when you are working on an end user's PC and they only have Internet Exploder.
I guess there will be HTML5 blocker extensions soon.
And I'll use them. Why? I hate ads. To me there is NO SUCH THING as an acceptable ad. I will never surf without ad blockers running. And if you don't like it, take your site offline.
Governments don't "allow" profits (or losses), what they do is either respect PRIVATE PROPERTY and private financial transactions or they don't.
If VPN's in an islamic Tyranny like Iran are profitable and being allowed to remain open it can only be because they either fear the consequences of shuttering them, or (much more likely) the people profiting from them are too well connected to the Mad Mullahs that run Iran to be shut down.
No no no, you got it all wrong! It was not intended that they get caught! The whole injecting their own ads into the stream, that's a feature!
And they think no one will notice this? Do they think we're stupid? Oh, wait, they do. And they'd be right most of the time. Look at the criminals and traitors we elect. Look at the popular talentless Disney AutoTune Pop Princesses that couldn't write their own name in a pile of cocaine, much less a song, that even if they could, couldn't SING it anyway without AutoTune?
Doesn't seem too smart of a purchase to me. Not only can it spy on me (for marketers or government, both intrinsically evil entities) but it's going to pop up ADS at me?
Fuck that. Sticking to "dumb" TV's is the smart move.
They sold the PC business.
They sold the server business.
Basically Lenovo+Lexmark is the IBM we knew after 1981 when the PC was introduced.
What's left of IBM is little more than newer (and smaller) versions of their 1960's mainframe and minicomputers. And "services". Services for what? What do they sell anymore other than warmed over AS/400's?
Basically IBM snuffed itself out.
I didn't get my first FM radio (ironically) 6 months before my first computer (1981), so most of my early memories of radio was AM radio, back when AM still had DJ's and played music. I never remembered epic blocks of 10 minutes of straight commercials back then as they do now.
And the drive-by malware. Don't forget about the malware that makes it into even the best of ad networks.
That is one reason I use ad blockers. NONE of the ad networks (including Google) do a fucking thing to keep malware off their networks. They have no standards for content and do no policing whatsoever. And by being so irresponsible they are INVITING the FTC to start forcing regulation on them.
If I said malware was THE reason I use blockers I'd be lying. I hate ads. I do not find ANY advertising to be acceptable. Indeed, I avoid ads on purpose.
Am I stealing by turning down the radio when an ad comes on or changing the station? Am I stealing by leaving the room and muting the TV when the commercials come on?