Girls should be attracted into STEM by developing an educational/social environment that nurtures any indication that an individual female (or male) child is showing some interest.
Tempting girls into the field by dangling a carrot on a stick in the form of higher wages seems demeaning and backwards. What's more, in an age where automation is taking away more and more jobs it seems sensible to cultivate attitudes where enjoyment of work and achievement is valued more than direct personal income generation.
In any case, research shows that in countries where females are the most financially and socially free to do what they want they naturally tend towards roles related to medicine, caring and education, leaving the highly systematic jobs to men (engineering, computer science etc.). There's nothing wrong with that in and of itself, its just a difference, but we just need to make sure that anybody of any gender that exists on the spectrum of humanity is as free as possible to do what makes them happy.
I don't see your point. I don't see anybody in here (yet) saying that the article we are discussing (or any other article defending Eich) shouldn't have been written or published - merely some people disagreeing with it. I have seen plenty of people over the last week or however long it has been saying criticism of Eich should not have been written or published because to criticise somebody for their views is being 'intolerant'.
Nobody that I have seen said Eich shouldn't have any job anymore. Just that he wasn't a good choice for this particular leadership role.
I'm not privy to what happened within Mozilla, but it does sound like it was internal disagreements (i.e. Mozilla employees begin unhappy with the appointment) that lead to him leaving the post, more than bloggers or HN commenters. That is just the nature of taking a leadership role. If you can't take the staff with you then your position isn't tenable.
A CEO post have everything to do with the public perception you create of the company, though. And deservedly or not, his position coupled with his opinions on prop 8 have come to have an impact on the perception of Mozilla. In that respect, the personal views of a CEO often does have something to do with their personal views in a way that is rarely the case for less public-facing positions.
Reputations? What reputations, exactly? The only reputation CryptoCat developers have is for writing incredibly poorly thought out software full of holes. Combined with their taste for publicity I would rather call them a public menace.
As far as I understand it gravitational waves are "ripples" in the fabric of spacetime caused by the motion of high velocity, high mass bodies. That's why they're called "gravitational waves" not "gravity waves", i.e. they're not waves of gravity, rather waves caused by gravitational bodies.
Actually, I think it will be healthy. I'll probably do 2-3 interviews a week, so it's not like I'll be eating burgers for every meal. Burger Bear's burgers are made with very good quality beef. I am somebody who exercises regularly, and from my work at my startup Tribesports, I'm very aware of how to balance my activity and diet. In fact, one of the things I might do on the blog is record my weight and health throughout the project.
My grandfather ate about 8-10 eggs per day for about his whole life, because they lived on the country-side and they ate what they could produce (e.g. had hens that produced eggs). He was also drinking about 1 letter of milk daily straight from his cow and in case you never drank raw unprocessed milk, let me tell you it's freaking fat compared to what you find in store. He was also drinking about 1 letter of his own wine and a couple of shots of his own brandy per day. His favorite dish was also raw pig bacon though because of their relative poverty, this wasn't happening often, maybe once or twice per month.
He died at 99, one month from turning 100. Never had heart disease, never had cholesterol problems. He lived in an area in which all the people have similar dietary habits. In fact if you'll ever come to Romania, you'll notice that only the French eat fatter and IMHO the jury is still out on that one, because while the French use tons of butter for everything, I think we are eating more pork-based dishes (bathed in sunflower oil), more than anybody else, pork being way more popular than fish, beef or even chicken (during the holidays). You should see my favorite dishes ;-)
The above is just an anecdote of course, but do take studies with a grain of salt, especially studies on nutrition. Such studies cannot control or even estimate all the variables involved (short of keeping subjects in a cage locked away for 20 years) and cannot be conducted doubly-blind. We are a long way off to understanding anything about the impact of our diet.
Also, it should make you wonder why in the world your medics declared war on fat since 1960, while they ignored the biggest elephant in the room, which is our increased intake of sugar.
My grandfather seemed to subsist on half a bottle of whisky, one raw egg and a packet of Trebor Extra Strong Mints a day for the last 30 years of his life and lived into his 90s ... I wouldn't recommend that diet to anyone though.
Angular has managed to do things in a remarkably different way to most of the other JS frameworks out there. Opinionated app structure, enforced strict separation of concerns, views are live DOM, strictly no DOM manipulation in controllers, promises used liberally, testability right up front, etc. ... I agree its just a framework and your heuristics for framework evaluation are still valid, but it's at least understandable that your average jQuery/Backbone dev could feel some trepidation before diving in ... it may represent an enforced "level-up" in terms of their entire approach to building web apps.
I agree with you except the "level up" word choice. That implies that it is necessarily better, whereas I still think that's up for debate.