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The stereotype of the socially-awkward, white, male programmer has been around for a long time. Although "diversity in tech" is a much discussed topic, the numbers have not been getting any better. On the contrary, a lot of people inside and outside of the IT industry still take it for granted that this stereotype is the natural norm, and this perception is one of the things that is standing in our way to make the profession more inclusive and inviting. So where does this image come from? Did the demographics of the world's programmer population really evolve naturally, because "boys just like computers more"? What shaped our perception of programmers? This text is about some possible explanations I found when reading about the history of computing.
natsort provides a function natsorted that helps sort lists "naturally", either as real numbers (i.e. signed/unsigned floats or ints), or as versions.
If Only Happiness Were As Easy As Marriage, a Big House, and Kids "People are exposed to many messages that encourage them to believe that a change of weight, scent, hair color (or coverage), car, clothes, or many other aspects will produce a marked improvement in their happiness. Our research suggests a moral, and a warning: Nothing that you focus on will make as much difference as you think."
Representing symbols, characters and letters that are used worldwide is no mean feat, but unicode managed it - how? Tom Scott explains how the web has settled on a standard."
A web app that works out how many seconds ago something happened. How hard can coding that be? Tom Scott explains how time twists and turns like a twisty-turny thing. It's not to be trifled with!"
Leading game programmer and virtual reality engineer John Carmack is honoured with the Fellowship, the highest accolade given by BAFTA, in recognition of his outstanding and exceptional contribution games"
Bernie Sanders has spent his entire life fighting economic, racial, and social injustice. He knows what a just and moral nation we can become when we stand together and fight for change. Please help share his message with the world, and help us elect the President we deserve to have."