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Comment Re:Because you say so? (Score 2) 161

Yeah, I take any accusation of "sexism" from a woman with a grain of salt. They often aren't even referring to anything especially serious, even in their minds - they might overhear a co-worker complain about his nagging wife, or hear somebody say "manpower" instead of "person power" and think, "welp, there goes that 'workplace sexism' again". To too many women, sexism just means "anything I don't like".

Comment Re:The modding system here still is broken, though (Score 1) 130

I now have to constantly browse at -1 because poor modding often results in the most insightful and worthwhile comments ending up at -1

I don't know that I've seen too many insightful (or even useful) comments at -1, but I browse at -1 because otherwise the threads don't make any sense: somebody posts a top-level comment, it gets downvoted to -1, and 50 people respond to tell him why he's wrong. With browsing set at 1, all I see are the responses.

Comment Re:Perhaps a better method... (Score 1, Interesting) 1001

I'm with you. I've never understood why so many programmers are so offended at being asked relatively straightforward questions. I think that the people who don't do well in those types of interviews would be better off in technical liaison roles like project, project or release management rather than hands-on coding.

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