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Comment: Re:But why? (Score 1) 634

by nitehawk214 (#49571865) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

So when we don't force women into tech and nobody joins, what do we do? We still have this huge tech disparity between the genders. And someone things this is WRONG. So the next stop is, what, pay women twice as much as men for the same job?

Also, before someone brings the wage gap up. If women were getting paid less for the same job as men in engineering, wouldn't companies what to fill their rank with women in order to save money? As far as I know the wage gap only exists because men and women tend towards specific jobs. I am all for eliminating the stigma of a female truck driver or a male housekeeper... but aside from either giving out incentives that are unfair to another group... what can we do?

And yes, I am aware that there are still "boys club" or brogrammer organizations out there. Yes, this should be stomped right out. I haven't worked for one in over a decade though, so I don't know where they are. None of the major companies that employ around here would dare have sexist or racist hiring policies.

Comment: Re:But why? (Score 1) 634

by nitehawk214 (#49571817) Attached to: How To Increase the Number of Female Engineers

created equal

Equal opportunities, not equal outcomes.

Socialism I can live with, people should help one another out. How we do it and how much it costs are debatable. But Social Marxism where nobody is allowed to succeed at all? Where we force people into roles and jobs that don't want to have? What the hell, man?

Comment: Obligatory (Score 4, Funny) 161

by nitehawk214 (#49562641) Attached to: Has the Native Vs. HTML5 Mobile Debate Changed?

If you are Target and I just want to see what you have available in your store, then no, you don't need an app.

If you farm out to lazy app developers that simply ask for every permission on the phone, then no, you don't need an app.

And if you make a phone-specific version of your site, it will almost always end up crippled.

Comment: Re:Obviously (Score 3, Insightful) 298

by nitehawk214 (#49361001) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Makes Some Code Particularly Good?

The door wings both ways though. Sometimes six-months-ago-me is a pretty cool guy.

Like that time I was searching for an answer to a problem on Stack Overflow. At first I thought "Ha, what a coincidence, the top rated answerer has the same name as me." It was not a coincidence... it was me.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.