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Comment Start with the CEO (Score 1) 561 561

According to CEO Tim Cook, he's unhappy with Apple's diversity numbers and says Apple is working to improve them

Simple solution, Mr. Cook... Just suggest to the Apple board that they replace the CEO with a more "diverse" choice. That way you could be a good example instead of putting other people at a disadvantage because of their race or gender.

Comment Re:Dumb dumb dumb advice... (Score 1) 280 280

2.X requires Mono if you want to run it on Linux or OSX.

KeePassX 2.0 (only alpha releases so far) uses the 2.X database format and has a native Linux/OS X version. I'm using it myself and don't have mono installed. It does have some nuisances, though... The big one for me is that when you save the database, it changes the file's user/group. Also, I don't think there's browser support yet.

Comment Re:Work is not the most important thing (Score 0) 245 245

If it's not nature, then why is the maternal care for young children universal? Not only that, but gender roles occur throughout the animal kingdom, not just in homo sapiens. I don't think it's reasonable to hold the position that gender has zero impact here.

Comment Re:Work is not the most important thing (Score 0) 245 245

OK, I'll clear things up. I agree that it would have been better to say "mothers and fathers", but this discussion is specifically about women, so it wasn't really me who singled out the gender. Now, that being said, I do think that mothers are better caretakers for young children, as I said in my other reply. It's just the way nature has set things up. My overall point is that we should appreciate what women are doing for society, instead of putting so much emphasis on fields of secondary importance.

Comment Re:Work is not the most important thing (Score 0) 245 245

Someone needs to raise the next generation. Young children need lots of attention, and women are more naturally inclined toward caring for them. That's not to say that fathers can't also do a good job, but it's not as instinctual for them as it is for mothers. Also, I do think that everyone should work for the good of society. Hopefully, this will make you happier as an individual, too.

Comment Work is not the most important thing (Score 0, Flamebait) 245 245

Unfortunately, the effort to equally represent women in science usually ends up devaluing the other, more important work that they do... raising a good family. Society has a greater need for mothers than scientists.

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