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Comment: Re:Confetti on the Charles (Score 1) 230

by anonymous_wombat (#46883713) Attached to: One-a-Day-Compiles: Good Enough For Government Work In 1983
There was a dorm at U of Penn in 1979 where people would dump their cards from the indoor fifth floor balcony at the end of the term.
I avoided CS until my last semester, when they moved to terminals.
Still, it was satisfying watch the cards spin as they fell to the floor.

Comment: Groups tend to cluster (Score 1) 608

by anonymous_wombat (#44692295) Attached to: Could a Grace Hopper Get Hired In Today's Silicon Valley?
In my experience at a variety of jobs, some companies had a lot of female programmers, and others had very few or none.

This was also true of Indian and Chinese programmers; they weren't distributed randomly across companies, but some companies had a lot of one or both groups, and others had almost none.

I don't know what the reasons are for this, just an objective observation.

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp