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1   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 12, 3:46pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

PeopleUnited says

The only downside to the afterlife is for those who are guilty.

You're guilty of drooling self-righteousness.

2   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 11, 4:40pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

YesYNot says

Maybe it's because their brains work differently than men's, and they prioritize housework over ejaculating their ideas into the ether. Maybe they just aren't as smart, so they have to spend more time working and less time bullshitting to get the same amount done. Maybe they have to accomplish more for the same reward, so they are stuck working. Maybe they'd just rather don a wedding dress and get pounded in the ass by a real man like Putin than read about it online. Nobody knew that interpreting comments could be so hard.

You're right. Most women are too practical to enjoy discussing abstract ideas online.
YesYNot, I still think you are a woman btw.

3   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 11, 4:14pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

TwoScoopsMcGee says

He did, but that one bad word choice gave Google an excuse, because...

I’d say his aim was perfect: anti-PC and inflammatory enough as to provoke a huge moralistic witch hunt reflex against it, but true and reasonable enough that it’s very hard to justify it’s firing. A lot of men are watching this and thinking “hmm… that makes sense to me.”.
Sundar Pichai cancelled a planned meeting at Google, citing security fears, but it appears it would just be very difficult for him to justify the firing in front of a crowd, many of whom agree with the memo.

In fact the firing is dubious enough to raise calls for Pichai resignation, EVEN IN THE NYT:

Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google’s C.E.O.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/11/opinion/sundar-pichai-google-memo-diversity.html?ref=opinion
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[…]
Geoffrey Miller, a prominent evolutionary psychologist, wrote in Quillette, “For what it’s worth, I think that almost all of the Google memo’s empirical claims are scientifically accurate.”
[…]
What we have is a legitimate tension. Damore is describing a truth on one level; his sensible critics are describing a different truth, one that exists on another level. He is championing scientific research; they are championing gender equality. It takes a little subtlety to harmonize these strands, but it’s doable.
[…]
As Conor Friedersdorf wrote in The Atlantic, “I cannot remember the last time so many outlets and observers mischaracterized so many aspects of a text everyone possessed.” Various reporters and critics apparently decided that Damore opposes all things Enlightened People believe and therefore they don’t have to afford him the basic standards of intellectual fairness.
[…]
The mob that hounded Damore was like the mobs we’ve seen on a lot of college campuses. We all have our theories about why these moral crazes are suddenly so common. I’d say that radical uncertainty about morality, meaning and life in general is producing intense anxiety. Some people embrace moral absolutism in a desperate effort to find solid ground. They feel a rare and comforting sense of moral certainty when they are purging an evil person who has violated one of their sacred taboos.

4   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 11, 2:26pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

ThreeBays says

Oh I see, you think his outcome is not because of his own actions and lack of social intelligence. His outcome is because of unfair systemic bias. Sounds familiar.

Yeah, we know. Lowering the bar to hire more women is "taking away white male privilege", and if someone complains about it, he lacks the social intelligence to recognize that his being discriminated against to paper over biology is in fact fair.

We need women in this field - at all cost.

5   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 11, 2:22pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

bob2356 says

and so many women (50% of medical school students now) become doctors how? It's very highly competitive with a bigger commitment of time (4 years undergrad, 4 years med school 4-7 years residency with hours averaging over 90 a week) and they don't get a job at all until they are in early to mid 30's. Your anecdotal experience doesn't jib with real life.

And medical students are never red pill people that discourage women from entering that field?

6   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 11, 10:38am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

drBu says

I teach at a university, have a large research group that is about 20% women, and can confidently say that this is absolutely not the reason.

If women, as a group, invested as much energy and efforts into coding as they do complaining about men, the patriarchy, they would dominate the tech industry.

7   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 11, 10:31am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Onvacation says

I just realized why there seems to be very few female posters on patnet.

Why? Women are so delicate they can't tolerate to be exposed to unfiltered male thoughts?

8   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 10:45pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

TwoScoopsMcGee says

The guy lost the game when he called some behavior "Neurotic". He was riffing hard, making sense, then botched a few bars there and killed his claim with that.

In this interview he disarmed a lot of booby traps. Presents himself as moderate. Dismisses links with alt-right. Says he is in favor of women access tech positions, and he is only talking of what women WANT to do. Says tech guys themselves are a few percent of the male population, etc... He comes out as pretty reasonable.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-08-10/fired-engineer-damore-i-feel-google-betrayed-me-video

9   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 10:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

PeopleUnited says

I expect to see Mohamed in the afterlife, but he won't be sending me anywhere. Zeus may even exist, as a fallen angel

Pure suppositions.
Why do you believe that?
Let me tell you why: your parents believed it and they brainwashed you at a young age.
If your parents had been Muslims, you'd be an Islamic devout bending over 5 times a day toward the Levant.

PeopleUnited says

The only myths are the one's that are not true.

Myths are other just people religions.

10   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 6:37pm     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

PeopleUnited says

Tell that to Jesus when you meet Him.

What if you meet Mohamed in the afterlife and he sends you to hell for being Christian?
Or Zeus?

You have to admit that there is no proof one way or an other and so it's all the same: mythology.

11   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 6:34pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

PeopleUnited says

You and I have an eternal soul.

Question: if you see one day an AI talking to you and making sense like an other human being and appearing to be conscious, will you then admit we have no soul, but that it's all mechanics.

12   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 4:08pm     ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Evolutionary psychology predicted she would react emotionally rather than by a logical argument supported by facts.

13   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 12:10pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

On one side "Global warming" deniers, on the other side "Evolutionary psychology" deniers.

We're fucked.

14   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 11:05am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's not logical enough for Dan.

15   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 10, 10:38am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Trailing P/E 4.45
Forward P/E 8.89
So this is a company that humm... cheap maybe but is estimated to lose 50% of its earnings in the next year?
And again 50% the following year?

16   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 9, 10:37pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Dan8267 says

Again, you're thinking of conservatives. They are the ones that tell you that you can't

- be nude in public

- say hateful things

- swear on television and radio

- burn a flag

- fly the KKK Confederate battle flag

- marry someone of the same sex or of a different race

- blasphemy

- buy alcohol on Sundays

- watch porn

- engage in witchcraft

- like an ISIS video on Facebook

- smoke pot

- tell a cop to fuck off

- tell a judge to fuck off

- have a truly private conversation with someone

Yep, that's all conservatives. They suck.

Conservatives suck is a tautology, however every society has norms. Enforcing them is not a negative thing.
Here we some illiberal leftists trying to force their ideal (not a norm). It doesn't matter if they want to do good. They shouldn't force it on other people.

As a comparison, communists also initially started with some very generous ideas: making people more equal. They tried to impose it. When that didn't work they started killing anyone suspected of opposing them. In several countries, this led to a massacre of millions. All this because of trying to force an ideal on the world. The world doesn't respect ideals. There is no equality in life. This is just a fact. You have to appreciate the world the way it is.

17   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 9, 5:56pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

SpecialSnowflake says

Did you read the comment?

18   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 9, 2:29pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Better not taunt him. You never know.

19   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 9, 2:27pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   quote    

NuttBoxer says

He's a programmer for Google. Betting the guy has interviews lined up out the ass, if he's not vacationing in Ireland or something ;)

He's probably going to be a pariah in a variety of places.

20   Heraclitusstudent   Aug 9, 10:52am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/technology/the-culture-wars-have-come-to-silicon-valley.html
- Amy Siskind, president of the New Agenda, a women’s advocacy group, tweeted that Mr. Damore is “every white male Trump voter feeling threatened” that women and people of color, “if given an equal chance, will reveal his mediocrity.”

- Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, said on Twitter that “censorship is for losers” and offered to hire Mr. Damore. Steven Pinker, a Harvard University cognitive scientist, said on Twitter that Google’s actions could increase support for Mr. Trump in the tech industry.

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