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  • jacob
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    Originally posted by rmoog View Post
    What about being an immigrant?
    I'm not an expert but I believe that being an immigrant is only acceptable if 1) you are an illegal immigrant; or 2) you come with a background, behaviour and way of life that is as alien to western values, norms and customs as possible; or 3) failing that, you live off the dole and spend your time on Tumblr ranting about what a horrible place your new adoptive country is. If you came to Britain officially and legally, work, have learned English, pay your taxes and abide by the law of the land, then it won't save you. In fact, Poland being overwhelmingly catholic, it's probably an aggravating circumstance.

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  • Volta
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    Originally posted by rmoog View Post

    Where were those outreach programmes when I was eating mold off the walls because I couldn't afford food and rent because the British simply do not hire Poles for anything more ambitious than cotton picking?
    Furthermore, they betrayed their Allies and stole tons of Polish gold.

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  • jacob
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    Originally posted by Britoid View Post
    I think Outreachy spots a problem and I can't fault them for wanting to help, but imho it's going the wrong way about it.

    The reason why white men dominate STEM area isn't because white men are somehow discriminating against everyone else and thus you need to discriminate against them to fix it, it's because of stupid society stigmas and education. If you want to fix it, go into schools, get rid of gender-specific toys, campaign for free education for all and help on fixing society.
    With names like Marie Curie, Caroline Herschel, Barbara McClintock, Melanie Klein or, in our case, Adelaide of Lovelace or Grace Hopper, only an ignorant could seriously pretend that women haven't contributed greatly to STEM. Which is of course the reason why only progressive activists and graduates in social so-called "sciences" are the only ones who seriously entertain that idea and play the "society's fault" card. No wonder, because they wouldn't know who Lovelace was. Their Critical Gender Theory teacher never told them about her achievements.

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  • moilami
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    The thing why hetero carnivore males go into tech is that they get a job with decent salary, and with that decent job and salary they get married. There is no such incentive for females, hence females are not ready to go through hardship of becoming a tech pro.

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  • Wojcian
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

    Correct a certain imbalance? That imbalance exists because these people are simply not imterested in coding...
    Or not able to do so. I have nothing about other races, but I don't but 'everyone's equal bullshit'. I'd love to see black pianist playing Chopin on good level or white runner beating runners from Africa.
    Last edited by Wojcian; 06-27-2019, 04:26 PM.

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  • Wojcian
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    Originally posted by treba View Post
    That sounds great! The gnome people do an immense job with little manpower. As for the outreach programs, I hope they succeed in making gnome and foss in general more accessible to people who are not white/east-asian guys.
    Are you planning to replace their brains? It seems non white/east-asian guys and woman aren't good programmers.

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  • EricBlair
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    Think of all the features they'll be able to remove thanks to this extra funding!

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  • danielnez1
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

    Oh no, did Griffin suddenly gather access to your machine?
    And try to change the refresh rate to 144Hz?

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by lumks View Post
    Thats why it's good that linux now have a standard desktop with gnome. its growing, its improving and it attracks people to create and spend time and money. Thanks gnome, linux and all the people involved!
    Oh no, did Griffin suddenly gather access to your machine?

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  • Britoid
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    I think Outreachy spots a problem and I can't fault them for wanting to help, but imho it's going the wrong way about it.

    The reason why white men dominate STEM area isn't because white men are somehow discriminating against everyone else and thus you need to discriminate against them to fix it, it's because of stupid society stigmas and education. If you want to fix it, go into schools, get rid of gender-specific toys, campaign for free education for all and help on fixing society.

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