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That wasn’t the conclusion of the study at all; It only sought to establish if there is indeed a correlation between between diversity and a company’s EBIT margin (essentially, a cost management index) in three seminal McKinsey studies. It did not aim to discuss the effectiveness of diversity in corporate hiring in a broader sense:

While our results do speak to the lack of robustness of McKinsey’s (2015, 2018, 2020) studies vis-à-vis large public US firms, they do not speak to the connections between racial/ethnic diversity in employees and/or Boards and either firm financial performance or non-financial firm goals, nor to intra-firm activities. Nor do they speak to any social or moral contributions that racial/ethnic diversity in US executives provide.

We conclude that in light of the prominence of the connections between firm financial performance and the racial/ethnic composition of their employees, not just in the US but around the world, there is great value in future research that would seek to empirically test for the presence, sign, magnitude, and direction of any causal relations that exist. Such longitudinal and causality-oriented study may also help bring into sharper focus the identities and sizes of the costs and benefits, as well as the risks and returns, that are associated with higher or lower racial/ethnic diversity, not only in firms’ executives, but in their Boards of Directors and rank-and-file employees.

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It’s acceptable in the following contexts:

  • In a comic
  • In content designed for children

That’s pretty much it.

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As are many other sans serif typefaces.

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According to research, the space between letters is more important for people with reading disabilities than rotational distinction.

Typefaces may affect web accessibility, but if you want to provide a better experience for readers, Comic Sans isn’t the only option. The best practice is to use a widely available font with no extra decorations or flourishes.

In addition to Comic Sans, the British Dyslexia Association recommends Arial, Verdana, Tahoma, Century Gothic, Trebuchet, Calibri, and Open Sans.

boia.org/…/does-comic-sans-benefit-people-with-dy…

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I’m not defending Biden, but the view that Trump would be any less prepared to keep sending Israel weapons is utterly baseless. He wouldn’t even pretend to care about the Palestinians, for one thing.

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And the award for the dumbest take of the thread goes to ∆

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Furiosa has a few major challenges up against it, really:

  • Its running time is longer than the average Blockbuster
  • it’s R rated and violent
  • Mad Max is a fairly niche IP to begin with
  • It’s a backstory for a secondary (albeit important) character from Fury Road
  • People are feeling the pinch financially right now

Having Tom Hardy playing Max as the main character might have bumped the opening weekend Box Office a bit, but not hugely IMO.

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I’d argue it’s the opposite. To most of the people who attacked the encampment, Palestinians are just some faceless brown Arab people half a world away, whereas the protesters are the SJW/Marxist/Anti-Americans who are ruining America.

The former, they are more or less indifferent to; the latter, they really hate.

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Hoo boy, I can’t wait to see how the State Department try to spin this one.

Edit: who am I kidding? It will be “Israel has admitted this was a mistake and we believe they remain committed to minimizing civilian casualties”.

Edit2: Ah, no. Turns out they instead played the “We are waiting for the results of Israel’s investigation into its own actions” card. Was a 50/50 chance.

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My favorite way to tackle these rooms requires a little prep:

  1. Stand back from the door and throw a random object to keep it open
  2. Step on a swiftthistle or otherwise activate hourglass trinket to freeze time
  3. Toss a potion of paralysis into the centre of the room, immediately followed by a potion of toxic gas and then a a liquid flame for good measure
  4. Wait for time to come back and watch the damage meters/kill messages go brrrrrrr.

If all goes well, you should only have one of two stragglers left at the end to finish off, if at all.

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And completely free of ads, microtransactions, and locked content of any description.

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I use FLAC for long-term storage, 256kbps Ogg when transcoding for mobile devices.

Opus is the best lossy codec in terms of efficiency, but many devices/apps don’t properly support it.

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Why are we giving this odious little twerp the oxygen of publicity?

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They make a good point. Mad Max is a relatively niche IP, compared to your usual Blockbuster action movies. Furiosa is a little overlong, and violent. All-in-all, offers a limited appeal unless you’re already a fan of Fury Road.

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Most Catholics tend to lean much more towards an allegorical interpretation of the Bible when compared to, say, Evangelical Protestants. They also tend to quote scripture a lot less.

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Yeah, without evidence that Activision/CoD were intentionally in cahoots with arms manufacturers, this is pretty flimsy.

I do think the case against Daniel Defense is stronger, though. I can see a legitimate argument being made that guns should not be advertised directly at teenagers and young men, and that firearms shouldn’t be advertised on social media in general.

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And that’s an X with a Chinese pronunciation, no doubt.

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Saw the new movie today. It’s not as full of CGI as the trailer makes it look, but, granted, it’s more noticeable than it was in Fury Road. There are still some great practical stunts in it, though, it was still an enjoyable experience. 75% as good as FR, for me at least.

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In the video, the CEO specifically claims that the device contains a proprietary AI that can do all sorts of things, when in fact it appears to be ChatGPT with a bunch of hard-coded scripts slapped on top. If that’s indeed the case, then it would be an obvious scam and most likely fraud.

Some questions about fedora

Hello. These questions are self-hosting related, but I feel they do partially belong here as they are also about fedora linux in general. I have a server which is currently running Debian. It has an arc GPU, and no matter what I do, video encoding refuses to work. I was thinking I might move it to Fedora, but have some questions...

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I’ve personally had issues with Fedora’s version updates - once with Fedora and another with Nobara (which is Fedora based). In both cases, dependency conflicts broke the update and they were a considerable pain to fix. It was enough for me to switch to a rolling release distro and never look back.

Victim reports his father missing. Police instead interrogated him for 17 hours, said they killed his dog, and withheld his meds from the victim. Victim tried to commit suicide in the room. (lemmy.world)

At one point during the interrogation, the investigators even threatened to have his pet Labrador Retriever, Margosha, euthanized as a stray, and brought the dog into the room so he could say goodbye. “OK? Your dog’s now gone, forget about it,” said an investigator....

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The tax payer pays up almost $1M and these scumbags remain employed. How predictable.

Also, just in case anyone isn’t aware: rule number one if you’re in the US and police ever bring you in and try to interrogate you is to shut down and demand a lawyer. Legally, the interview has to stop immediately until you have one present. If the officers don’t comply, then you know they’re corrupt and there’s no reason to believe anything they say from that point onwards.

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Saw this yesterday - really great retro horror movie that doesn’t rely on jump scares. They nailed the late 70s feel of the whole thing.

aleph,
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I use huggingface.co/chat/, which is an open source alternative to ChatGPT.

Their privacy policy is here.

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Just got out of Furiosa. It’s about 75% as good, I reckon.

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