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Grace Hopper is a cool person, but using COBOL as an example of something to be proud…
"COBOL has been criticised throughout its life. It has been criticised for its verbosity, design process and poor support for structured programming, which resulted in monolithic and incomprehensible programs. It has also been alienated from computer scientists since its creation."
1 reply http://www.fastcompany.com/3031944/most-creative-people/why-silicon-valley-needs-the-coder-grrrls-of-double-union-the-feminist- >The room doesn't feel particularly “radical,” as Greenhall refers to it; it feels casual and inviting. However, providing that kind of environment for women in the male-dominated tech industry is certainly unique. Both at their jobs and at the area's other hacker spaces, women at best feel out of place, and at worst are harassed out of participating in activities related to their profession. Double Union offers women a place to go where they don't have to worry about tokenism, or potentially being violated. >tokenism >let's fight discrimination with segregation
1 reply https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vgzhMHFHpY > Checking every season if there is new chinese cartoon with cute girls experimenting with weed in the funk club after school. > I'm currently in the process of learning to draw because if they never release it I will have to produce it. My drawing tumblr is http://goodmanfeels.tumblr.com/ (slightly NSFW) You can send me ideas for episodes I might use thme in few years. I plan to watch K-ON because I kinda want it to be like K-ON except not gay or like idolmaster minus the autism. > Everybody will be having good time and grooving and jamming. There will be lolis with afro and it will be gay and autism
0 replies https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7726620 > This is a part of what's wrong with modern western culture. Statements must be filtered not by truth, but by how comfortable they make us feel. If someone is made to feel like they're not special, they become instantly offended.
1 reply http://nypost.com/2014/05/24/son-finds-his-lost-mother-in-a-stone-age-tribe/ >There, he stumbled upon Yarima’s tribe. He was enthralled and fascinated, and made so many return trips that the Yanomami came to regard Kenneth as one of their own. >“The head man of the village said, ‘You know, have a wife — you’ve been here for so long.’ ” >In 1978, he was offered Yarima, who was then about 9 to 12. Good was 36. He saw no real problem. >“Living down there, of course I didn’t care, and the Yanomami didn’t care,” Kenneth says. “Our culture is obsessed with numbers.”
I suppose "Bring Back Our Girls" strikes a more emotional chord for Jane Doe than "Bring Back Our Rights" :P
I have three questions for you, if someone is reading this:
1) Can America focus on many issues at the same time? 2) How should we prioritize issues? A riot in LA is certainly more important than a riot in Delhi, but should the erosion of civil rights in America be more important (to us) than oppression in North Korea?