Women of childbearing age are statistically at higher risk than others for being lower performers for a company in the long term, both during and after pregnancy
Please provide link(s) to said studies with said statistics.
I laid that out very concisely myself, by pointing out that women would have to sustain a higher than average efficiency to make up for not being there when on leave. My basis of assumptions for the thought experiment (and belief in real life) is that men and women have very similar IQs and can be recruited at similar strengths and abilities to perform a given job. I suppose there are some jobs where the workers are pretty much cookie-cutters and interchangeable; but in the kind of jobs I care about, it matters very much having each specific member of the team there, and you notice if somebody's contribution is absent... even for the noblest of reasons, which care of a newborn certainly is.
And mods, please do NOT +1 Informative such posts without links. They certainly can generate interesting discussion, but not without something to substantiate their viewpoint.
Do your own moderating, Mr/Ms. AC.
I have a huge problem with society-enforced institutionalization of untruths. Don't demand that people smile, nod their heads, and repeat along with politically correct mantras that are obviously false. Tell it like it is. People can (learn to) handle it. Women of childbearing age are statistically at higher risk than others for being lower performers for a company in the long term, both during and after pregnancy. Maybe we should or shouldn't allow discrimination (I'm not commenting on that because I'm making a different point), but the numbers don't lie. Neither should we.
Full disclosure: I am a male who as a teenager and twenty-something was charged higher auto insurance rates than females my age, because (once again) the numbers don't lie.
He would die of shock [...] And then her body would be torn asunder.
So you think a black hole would accomplish a gender change on the subject? Interesting theory.
The SCOTUS actually ruled correctly in that case. Freedom of speech in this country applies to everybody, including to people who join together in commercial enterprises (which we call corporations). Yes, shockingly enough, corporations consist of people. The day we see corporations consisting instead of evil, Terminator-esque machines, then I'll agree with the liberals in denying them freedom of speech.
you have no idea what you're talking about. [blah blah blah] you can't necessarily be called a moral guy according to moral code A. Why ? Because you may be following moral code A not out of your free will and judgement but because you fear that if you don't, the invisible guy in the sky will send you to hell. So no you are not a moral guy just because you follow the moral rules of moral system A.
No, my friend. _You_ have no idea what you're talking about. Search the Bible sometime for the phrase "fear of God".
No? Then, not guilty. Anyone that offs themselves is solely responsibly for that act.
So if I lock you in my basement and threaten to torture you for the next ten years, and you find a way to kill yourself, nobody should ask me any questions. Your death was your own fault in that instance, right? I grant it's an exaggerated analogy, but it refutes your fallacy concisely. Somebody contributed to threatening an American citizen with decade(s) of prison time over essentially mild internet mischief, and I for one would like to know who is to be held accountable for that.
Almost all my contracting work has been T&M, and has involved cautious feature creep as the customer's understanding of their needs evolved. The one major fixed bid project I did happened to be a success, because it was managed on the customer side by highly competent engineers who knew exactly what they needed.
Good luck, hope it goes well for you!
It improves over gzip by a mere 3% or so, but takes an order of magnitude longer to compress [...] it's practical merit is virtually nil.
Maybe it's useless to you as a developer(?), and to most people. However, you benefit from this kind of technology all the time. Compare this to video encoding, where powerful machines spend a heck of a lot of time and CPU power to gain extra 3%'s of compression to save bandwidth and give you a smooth viewing experience.
This tool could have many useful applications for any kind of static content that is frequently served, including web services, as well as embedded content in mobile games and other apps. Every little bit of space savings helps (as long as it isn't proportionally slower to expand, which the article says it stays comparable).