use plaudit in a sentence.
If a person is fired from a company, and that person doesn't really know why, it is not a plaudit for that company or the managers involved.
You get more for fixing the thread dispatcher:"Everyone in the company sees [your] plaudits and can pile on more unicorns if they agree that [you] did an awesome job.
Also a UI change can get more plaudits by virtue of the placebo effect, IMO (I've not done double blind tests!
This is very true - for example, his VP Propulsion Development, Tom Mueller, spent 14 years as a rocket product manager at TRW, and spent 6 years leading a team of 80 engineers developing a candidate engine for the Delta IV, and winning plaudits like a chairman's award for technical excellence but without anything he worked on actually getting launched.
I understand the grind as a tool for personal sharpening better than a successful graduate would because it is all I have to take from the experience - no plaudits, no social or familial approval, no resume bullet (rather more like a gaping resume maw, depending upon the attitude of the person reading it).
Wow - unlike other commenters, I think you deserve plaudits for not letting your work define you and going after what you are passionate about and believe.
The crucial part of the linked article is when he talk to Josh Susser, one of the initial tweeters who triggered the issue, and who organizes GoGaRuCo, which receives plaudits for diversity.
Apple themselves have said that they don't know how to build a cheap netbook that isn't crappy (I think that's almost a direct Jobs quote) so I don't see why they should be getting plaudits for sitting out a market that they've decided is difficult, when you're calling out the folk who actually make products for their lack of quality.
HN is a kind of echo chamber, with most people expressing the same (tired, accepted, safe) opinions & receiving plaudits and upvotes in return.