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Comment Re:Equality (Score 3, Insightful) 490

I'm not female, so excuse the potential mansplaining, but I suspect it has a lot to do with changes overall in software and society. Back in 85 the people getting into CS were hardcore nerds, male or female, not just looking for a job that was popular or going to make a lot of money. This means that it was full of true nerd culture, and not either "brogrammer" or "SJW" culture, both of which I think repel true nerds. Then more overall societal pressures mean that non-nerd men are much more likely to get into software than non-nerd women, whereas the nerds of either gender didn't care what society thought.

I also suspect (and this is where the potential mansplaining comes in, but I do have backup) that the fact that women in tech are now WOMEN in tech, versus women IN TECH is probably driving away nerdy women who just want to get their nerd on and not deal with conferences about women in tech, etc. I think this article is a really good read (and the comments from people criticizing her for it are also telling): http://www.linuxjournal.com/co...

Comment Re:What are they going to do? (Score 2) 230

Umm, it's clearly in the text of the threat.

We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.

"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen