Perceptions Of Required Ability Act As A Proxy For Actual Required Ability In Explaining The Gender Gap | Slate Star Codex

Perceptions Of Required Ability Act As A Proxy For Actual Required Ability In Explaining The Gender Gap | Slate Star Codex.

Interesting post that deals with another interesting paper in a very thorough way.

I did only get the metaphor with the assumed smoker and lung cancer, which I liked…

WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client

That’s right, folks!

Whatsapp from *within* your computer!! Don’t miss any messages any longer, just because you left the phone in the kitchen… Wow, now whatsapp is as useful as any other messaging program out there. Let’s celebrate!

Just point your browser to: https://web.whatsapp.com

Well, unfortunately it works only with non-iOS devices and Chrome browser…

 

via WhatsApp now has a Chrome web client | Windows Central.

 

UPDATE: The whole thing does not go down too well with everybody 😉

Why developers hate being interrupted

“If you’re an interrupter and you get a terser response than you might have expected please don’t take it personally.”

 

Woa, I remember having angrily shouted at co-workers at times… and I am a rather well-tempered guy, but seeing hours of work going up in smoke, just because somebody asked something irrelevant (which in these situations is about everything ;-)) is frustrating.

So, Ja, please, it is a *pain* to get to the state of mind, where you can wholly think about a problem, having to start again doubles it…

 

via Why developers hate being interrupted · Belfast · The Tomorrow Lab.

Wow, this is the first really cool thing from CES15

These Hidden Wireless Connectors Could Make Ports Obsolete.

And it so sounds like Apple will need/want it.

From the article: The company’s chairman is Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest and the designer of the original iPod. “For the last 25 years, I’ve had to struggle with delicate metal connectors that put unsightly holes in otherwise beautiful products,” Fadell told Bloomberg Businessweek in November. 

No holes in the surface of gadgets, that must be Jon Ive’s wet dream!

Only problem: Tony Fadell is owned by Google… dammed 😉