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Amazon discontinues AI recruiting tool after discovering it shows bias against women submitted by shadow332 to technology

nan_ren 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago

I spent a few years working for one of the major IT consulting firms. When I was doing that, I'd say that perhaps 20-25% of the workforce was made up of people of that type.

I was on the East Coast and our area lead was a woman, so that 25% was exclusively composed of women. Then we got an Indian woman as the lead of our area, and that 25% largely morphed into Indian women. They were all the same, though; completely innocuous, mother of 2 or 3 kids, come in at 9, leave at 5, no travelling, no working at night, no overtime. It was understood when you spoke to them that they would understand nothing outside of the tiny piece of the technical picture that they were working on. And unless they were stupid enough to bite the hand that fed them, they'd move up the ladder just as fast as the good employees.

American men aren't as keen to get into professional computing anymore because of this. The work conditions are shit, you spend as much time in meetings as you spend doing tech work, you see numpties being pushed up the ladder and turned into managers, and a company will let you go as soon as look at you. Who needs it? Better to just learn a trade or get into finance.

Trump is calling for retaliation against China for their hacking (rightly so). But the problem is that we no longer have that know-how anymore - we've largely stopped creating native programmers. Most of our best developers these days have been imported from other countries. China and Russia have become genuinely better at this stuff than than we are.

Protesters gathered outside a Long Island, New York, public library Saturday to speak out against the library's decision to host a Drag Queen Story Hour with children as young as four years old. submitted by Anam to news

nan_ren 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago

Perfect description of things. And I'm saying this as someone who was on their side until 5 years ago.

The minute a group starts telling other people that they can't speak or disagree, they can fuck right off.

THE BEST---------Republican Senator totally destroys stupid protesters ------- this will go down in history, insanely funny submitted by Vibratron to GreatAwakening

nan_ren 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago

I didn't even notice the elevator at first. I was too absorbed with him nonchalantly striding off with the ruins of those women burning behind him.

Add the elevator thing and the whole thing is like a clip from a comedy movie.

The BEST part is the fact that the protesters are the ones who recorded and posted this. Even later on, with hindsight and having reviewed the video, they think they won and decided to show their pants-down spanking to the whole internet.

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I would rather America be a poorer country if we didn't have to import niggers for slavery submitted by LaughterLies to Niggers

nan_ren 5 points -4 points (+1|-5) ago

That's not really true.

The average Confederate soldier was probably fighting because of Southern nationalism and pride most of all, then media that fired him up on the topic, then the fact that his friends and neighbors were also going off to fight. And it was all encouraged by family members and girlfriends/wives.

But - the guys at the top who actually made the decision to secede? For most of them, it was about the economic benefits they were getting from slavery.

Check this out:

Mississippi Declaration of Secession

I think it was pretty much like any other war. The rich guys who kick it off do so for one reason. The people who actually fight the war do so for other reasons - reasons that might be accurate and true, or not.

I would rather America be a poorer country if we didn't have to import niggers for slavery submitted by LaughterLies to Niggers

nan_ren 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

Yes - a lot of the people making the decisions in the North, even abolitionists, had no intention of letting the niggers continue to live here afterwards. That's why Liberia was formed. The Jim Crow laws were also enforced more strictly in the North too, I hear.

Most common Union soldiers probably didn't give 2 fucks about abolishing slavery. Most were just poor people who were trying to get by in life. A fair amount of them had just barely gotten off the boat from Europe.

All that said - I never claimed it was 100% about slavery. But it was a major factor.

Account Deleted By User submitted by John20 to AskVoat

nan_ren 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago

'A lot' is a bit of a stretch. Especially since the renaissance.

You didn't include Africa in your statement. Why not? Haven't black Africans invented anything?