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Comment Re:Diversity is not a virtue (Score 1) 265

I agree. It's certainly fine for google to see that statistic and do some due diligence to make sure their are not any issues in their hiring managers/process. But the answer is almost certainly in the available pool of people who apply. I'd definitely be interested to see the percentage of people who applied that are white vs black, male vs female. If those percentages are way different than their work force make-up, then maybe there's something more to look at. However you'd then have to investigate a large number of individual examples to see if qualifications and interview results show a valid reason for the difference. All-in-all the likelihood that it involves racist HR/hiring managers at google is extremely unlikely.

Comment Re:Bring back text-to-speech dammit! (Score 1) 321

Having an hour plus commute each way is an excellent time for an audio book for the "sighted". Enjoying a book is meant to be done in a way that the person with the book can enjoy it. I've listened to quite a few audio books as part of my commute and I've enjoyed them immensely. I definitely have certain books that I would only read, especially horror genre. But for me, and for AC you responded to, as well as many others, the text to speech option would be of use. Certainly not as good as a professional read audio book, but better than having to listen to Froggy 91 FM ALL CRAZY ALL THE TIME every day.

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