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first_imgLaura Hanna-White had another view:But is the trouble really that they’re not hiring women/other ethnicities or that these other demographics just aren’t training themselves in the skills needed?I’m female, studying computer science with artificial intelligence. In a year of ~200, I am one of 15 girls. Out of those 15, only about 3 or 4 of us are on the “technical stream” (ie. programming), the rest are studying business computing.If there were more women and other minorities in IT with tech skills, then we could blast Twitter and Google for lack of diversity, but the fact of the matter is… there’s not.So maybe instead of pointing blame at these companies, we could point blame at the education systems and ask what’s going wrong that we aren’t teaching more people these skills, and why more aren’t interested. Source: /Photocall Ireland1. Alan Biddulph‘s opinion of Sky News following Colin Brazier’s mistake at the MH17 site earned him 2,273 thumbs up.  Classy as ever Sky News.2. Meanwhile, Petr Tarasov was not impressed with Waterville’s anti-American carry on. And 2,207 of you agreed. Waterville is a lovely town but this simply isn’t on. Apart from anything else: don’t bite the hand that feeds you.3. Ray D’Arcy came in for a lot of criticism from our readers following his interview with MMA fighter Cathal Pendred. Adrian Bane got 2,196 thumbs up for this: Didn’t have a problem interviewing Katie Taylor after she threw slaps and won a Olympic gold medal. Doesn’t have a problem interviewing steve Collins who’s former opponent put a guy in a coma once… He has started to of my head in lately. Doesn’t seem to be impartial anymore!4. Maggie may‘s sympathy for the Skeffington family following the tragic death of their two sons received 1,737 green thumbs. How terribly sad for their parents. To lose two sons in such circumstances. Unbearable.5. And, sneaking into the top 5, is another comment criticising D’Arcy. This one from Matt Dobson got 1,562 green thumbs. What I found hard to believe was Darcys laziness , the arrogance to invite someone on to his show 48 hours after the biggest win of his life and have to ask : Who he beat, what weight he is ,did he win by KO or points? If was on one of his bandwagons ie a rugby player he’d have his homework done.I suppose it’s easy become lazy when ur basically paid to read out texts for a living. The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Poll: Would you support the expelling of the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland? (544 comments)2. Councillor removes Israeli flag from Dun Laoghaire Harbour (418 comments)3. Israeli shell hits UN school in Gaza killing 15 people, including UN staff (351 comments)4. Rebels are ‘blocking investigators’ from MH17 crash site (344 comments)5. Mick Wallace and Clare Daly released after being arrested at Shannon Airport (308 comments)The big issue this week Palestinians run from tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the Israeli military action in Gaza yesterday. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe conflict in Gaza is a hugely divisive issue but colm fahy tries to boil it down here.When you have to protest to stop people killing children, there’s something wrong with humanity. EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about the Gaza conflict, jobs for the boys and Ray D’Arcy.So here are the standout comments from the week that was.The 5 most popular comments this week Pun of the weekA Chinese man fed his dog a marmot and Dermot Lane made a pun.Marmot is one of those things you either love it or hate it…Some of our favourite comments Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTubeAfter this happened, Eric Lensherr nailed it:Evidently a motion was passed in Leinster House last night.There was good debate on a piece about Twitter’s hiring policy during the week, kicked off the by the question: But if these White and Asian males are the best people for the job why not hire them?David Burke replied:Because they aren’t the best for the job and only an idiot would think so.People hire people like themselves and have always done so. Only when they are forced to be more inclusive will they hire a more diverse workforce.Could anyone honestly believe that women aren’t capable of being part of the technology sector? You genuinely hear it often but that’s because the technology sector is one of the most insular and bigoted parts of the economy.Women couldn’t be doctors until we discovered women are often better doctors. The women can’t code bulls**t is just a reflection of the nasty elitism in tech.Go back to business insider. Spot any good comments? Send them through to us by email at [email protected]last_img read more