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Comment: Role models (Score 1) 288

I don't see why there's so much hate and jealousy regarding this issue. If the company wants to spend their money on these initiatives, then that's their prerogative. The first thing people comment about every time this issue comes up is "reverse sexism" or the plethora of free information online. Does anyone ever consider how role models come into play? How many amazing female coders out there compared to men? Very few. People gravitate towards role models that inspire them as a child and I'm sure one of the inspirational factors is whether or not that role model looks like you. These programs make up for that by creating a safe and encouraging environment for them to learn about this field. If a girl takes a class and hates it and never wants to do it again. That's fine. At least she was given that opportunity. Why is this a problem?

Comment: no different from evolution (Score 1) 377

by akume325 (#45641773) Attached to: Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking
even with ideas there is a survival of the fittest. young ideas aren't going to just be blatantly accepted. they must be challenged and also challenge what has been established. if they are as strong and as brilliant as they seem, they'll come out on top. also just thinking creativity means nothing, you have to execute creatively. sometimes that means playing your boss' ego against them to get the idea made. a person that can do that is seriously creative.

Comment: Re:Taking Apple's side on this one... mostly (Score 1) 348

by akume325 (#33877566) Attached to: iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS
I bought my Macbook Pro 3 years ago and it's just as powerful today as it was back then. You get what you pay for. I foresee me using my laptop at least another 2 years before I'll need another one. I'm tired of people complaining about how expensive Apple is. If you can't afford it, then don't buy it, and don't complain about it either, just enjoy what you got. Btw, Apple doesn't make the most expensive laptops. Here's an article posted a while back that did a breakdown of the Mac tax, HP tax, Dell Tax, http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/03/31/1744204/Mac-Tax-Dell-Tax-HP-Tax

Comment: Re:Taking Apple's side on this one... mostly (Score 4, Insightful) 348

by akume325 (#33877224) Attached to: iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS
I gotta agree. I owned a 3G. Never put a case on it but I did have a belt holster. Never dropped it, and it remained intact. I now own a Iphone 4 and I expect the same behavior will allow me to have a crack free screen. It as simple as taking care of your stuff. The other day one of my co workers placed a glass of wine next to her new Macbook Pro. Her 2 yr old was pretending to a major league pitcher through a sock right at the glass splashing the entire glass onto the keyboard. Any idiot who leaves a beverage next to a computer deserves whatever disasters that may strike. Similarly, not taking care of your phone deserves the same. Even the toughest phones can break. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqPGtJUzUx0&feature=player_embedded

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