Friday Links

Data Show Gender Pay Gap Opens Early

The data, which cover about 1.7 million graduates, showed that median pay for men exceeded that for women three years after graduation in nearly 75% of roughly 11,300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs at some 2,000 universities. In almost half of the programs, male graduates’ median earnings topped women’s by 10% or more, a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from 2015 and 2016 graduates showed.

#business #education #sexism

Boffins rate npm and PyPI package security and it's not good

Very bad news, but not really much of a surprise.

#cybersecurity #maliciouspackages

In praise of mischievous people. Their wit and light-heartedness make the world a better, more amusing place

Mischief is essentially a form of misbehaviour, and its practitioners are generally met with punishment and reproach rather than praise, at least when they are caught. Why is it, then, that tales of mischief so often elicit in us such a positive response? Could it be that there is something virtuous about mischief, and something noble about mischievous people, considered as a type?