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Comment Filter bubble (Score 1) 299

The Filter Bubble

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ya need to move beyond it.

Maybe women don't like to work with ugly nerds, maybe they're not smart enough, or maybe they just don't like it. Stop blaming everything on us,

You are the problem.

So the question remains, what do you want to do to solve the problem. Technical people like to solve problems, why can't they seem to solve this one?

Comment I disagree with the premise... (Score 3, Interesting) 238

With eight qualified candidates for every 10 openings

To me that means that the companies are being far too selective and / or not using screening methods that reflect positive employment outcomes.

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As google's selection process has shown, rejecting qualified candidates just because they do not do well on some obscure testing hurdles is not the way to find qualified candidates.

Comment apples and oranges (Score 2) 120

...China's biggest e-retailer, totaled more than $3.1 billion, doubling the $1.5 billion spent by U.S. consumers on Cyber Monday in 2012.

How many people live in China? How many people live in the US?

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A more valid comparison would be the amount of money spent per person, that removes the bias of large-populations.

Comment It's a commodity now... (Score 1) 169

When you had to spend a couple hundred dollars to buy a software package, the reviews were useful.

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Now the software package has become the app, and is priced very cheaply.

The resulting high-volume, low-cost business model produces an audience for the app that gives ad hoc reviews via social media and other word of mouth communications.

Comment Re:Another day, another anti-Apple story (Score 1) 326

At what rate would you think it proper to publish anti-Apple stories? An anti-Apple story is published once a year? Once a month? Weekly? Daily? Hourly?

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Given the number of happily-satisfied Apple users (is there any other kind of Apple user), maybe the number of anti-Apple stories published should be zero.

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