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Comment Re:"Little Progress" (Score 1) 200

Is there some kind of superpower that you think HR people have where they can look at someone and see exactly what dollar value they will add to your company?

No superpower. Just the interview process, which is the best tool available to evaluate a potential employee -- even better then *gasp* skin color.

Diversity can lead to a more productive work place or a great idea that you might not have had access to otherwise.

I see this concept parroted repeatedly in discussions like these with nary a real-life metric to back it up. How, pray tell, does having people with different colored skin lead to a "more productive work place"?

Comment Re:"Little Progress" (Score 1) 200

Ah, and you've hit the nail on the head. Racism and sexism don't always serve to exclude or deter certain individuals. Sometimes, as in this case, they serve to artificially manipulate the race and gender makeup of a group to facilitate nothing more than a perceived (and unfounded) belief that diversity is more important than work ethic and skill set.

Comment "Little Progress" (Score 2, Insightful) 200

They've made "little progress"? The word "progress" denotes an increase in a desirable attribute.

Why would any employer want to do anything other than hire the best, most qualified employee for a given job? If that happens to be a black woman, great. If that happens to be a gay Indian man, hire him. But, if Facebook's job requirements are predominantly filled by white males, what is the problem?

Comment Re:If no one goes to jail, it means nothing... (Score 3, Insightful) 143

I can't run over someone with my overclocked desktop. I can't go at such an unsafe speed that I lose control and crash into others with my modified router. Your analogy is wrong. We treat vehicles very differently because of what they can do. "We" the Slashdot crowd that understand that are not opposed to modifying things that can't go at speeds that can kill someone if operated wrongly.

Have you even been following the story? You do know that this has little to do with the cars being able to run at *cough* dangerous speeds, right? Just checking.

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