Day: July 21, 2019

Google Settles Age Descrimination Lawsuit

Long-time Slashdot reader sfcat quotes Forbes: Almost a decade ago, courts sounded a clear warning bell that Google’s culture was tainted by illegal and pervasive age discrimination. Inexplicably, Google didn’t listen. And so the Los Angeles Times recently reported that Google has agreed to pay $11 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging Google engaged…

Marvel’s Shang-Chi star Simu Liu first asked for the job on Twitter – CNET

“Thanks for getting back to me,” Liu tweeted to Marvel after the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con. …read more Source:: CNet

I walked on the moon 50 years after Apollo 11 – CNET

At Comic-Con, an impressive virtual reality experience starts aboard a space station, where you’re led by a flying robot. …read more Source:: CNet

Comic-Con 2019 — Everything to know about Star Trek: Picard – CNET

Patrick Stewart beams back into the world of Star Trek as Jean-Luc Picard. Here’s all the latest news on the cast, plot, release date and dog. …read more Source:: CNet

See every DC Comics TV show trailer from Comic-Con: Arrow, The Flash and more – CNET

See what’s in store for Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Batwoman, Black Lightning and more in shows airing this fall on The CW. …read more Source:: CNet

Comic-Con Trailers Include ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ Series

“At Comic-Con, Sir Patrick Stewart took to the Hall H stage Saturday afternoon to discuss his new series, Star Trek: Picard,” reports CBS News: The series will focus on what caused famed captain and admiral Jean-Luc Picard to leave Starfleet, and his life since…. Patrick Stewart — who is also an executive producer — answered…

Mahershala Ali to star in Blade, Marvel reveals at Comic-Con 2019 – CNET

Didn’t see that one coming… …read more Source:: CNet

Atlassian’s Changes Annual Performance Reviews To Stop Rewarding ‘Brilliant Jerks’

Australia-based Atlassian”has implemented a new performance review strategy designed to give their workers a better evaluation of how they’re performing,” reports Business Insider, adding that Atlassian’s global head of talent said the company wants to measure contributions to a larger team effort. “We want people to get rewarded for what they delivered.” In 2018 it…

Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?

There’s already nearly 5,000 satellites orbiting earth, “and many of them are non-functioning space debris now, clogging up orbital paths for newer satellites,” reports Universe Today. Yet over the next five years we expect to launch up to 2600 more — which is prompting a search for solutions to “the growing problem of space debris…

‘Fortnite’ Creator Epic Games Supports Blender Foundation With $1.2 Million

Long-time Slashdot reader dnix writes: Apparently having a lot of people playing Fortnite is good for the open source community too. Epic Games’ MegaGrants program just awarded the Blender Foundation with $1.2 million over the next three years…to further the success of the free and open source 3D creation suite. It’s part of the company’s…