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Old 10-18-2002, 06:47 AM   #16
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Why 'he'?
 
Old 10-18-2002, 08:24 AM   #17
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I do program, I wrote several programs, and I have done three games, I am a hacker/ cracker I guess you would say
 
Old 10-18-2002, 12:24 PM   #18
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he or she is interchangeable in most stories

Usually if it's a generic story, the author will describe the situation as they have either seen it, or something that is similar. Also the author will usually use themselves in their minds as their example, so the author will alot of the time, show their own sex with these writings.

This is not to say women don't reap corn, but rather that Chris is a man, and is easier to put himself into a situation than someone he is not familiar with.

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Old 10-18-2002, 12:34 PM   #19
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Most languages do have a seperate, sex-neutral person that can be used. In Spanish this would be se. Se dice, se habla... you get the idea. Now, in English we do have such a person, and that would be one. The problem is that the English tend to associate the use of the person one with posh, upper class snobs. One would tend, however, to prefer its use over a sexed person such as he or she - you see? As stated above, he and she is almost interchangable in these kind of situations, and the use of he is more likely to be prevelant in computer circles because of the imbalance of male-to-female... erm, geeks. Does this clear any misunderstanding, or am I just confusing things further? Oh, and when can be get back on topic? I don't mind if we continue this thread into a man rant about things, but it really isn't in the right place for that.
 
Old 10-18-2002, 02:30 PM   #20
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This story ('he') plus acid's sig... It's too much for me. I hope it's just an accident. I'm just so angry when people assume I've got no idea about computers just because I'm a woman... And it's somehow connected. Ok, I stop.

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Old 10-18-2002, 07:24 PM   #21
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What? Who said anything about you not knowing anything about computers? Where on Earth did that come from? And what has Chris' sig got to do with anything?
 
Old 10-18-2002, 08:48 PM   #22
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Mara, you are brilliant

Really, I think you know quite a bit about Linux, so no worries while you are here

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Old 10-20-2002, 05:11 AM   #23
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Quote:
Originally posted by Thymox
What? Who said anything about you not knowing anything about computers? Where on Earth did that come from? And what has Chris' sig got to do with anything?
OK, maybe it was unclear. Look at tricky's post. You have "he" form used to explain a computer-related issue and a "she" form as a computer-related joke (where "she" is stupid). Maybe I'm oversensitive... Such jokes plus "he" form used everywhere in computer-related texts. From the other hand, hundreds of situations like "Internet. Maybe you know, what it is?" (one Internet provider).
I hope you understand it now, Thymox.
Edit: acid's post.

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Old 10-20-2002, 05:28 AM   #24
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Originally posted by Mara
OK, maybe it was unclear. Look at tricky's post. You have "he" form used to explain a computer-related issue and a "she" form as a computer-related joke (where "she" is stupid).
Which post are you referring to of mine ? The one that I posted about acid in this thread ?? I'm confused now. Not getting the computer related issue or computer related joke part ??
 
Old 10-20-2002, 06:59 AM   #25
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Sorry... It was early in the morning. I was thinking about acid's post no 15 in this thread.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 07:00 AM   #26
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OK, maybe it was unclear. Look at tricky's post. You have "he" form used to explain a computer-related issue and a "she" form as a computer-related joke (where "she" is stupid). Maybe I'm oversensitive... Such jokes plus "he" form used everywhere in computer-related texts. From the other hand, hundreds of situations like "Internet. Maybe you know, what it is?" (one Internet provider).
I hope you understand it now, Thymox.
Edit: acid's post.
Edit2: Clicked the wrong option....

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Old 10-21-2002, 07:18 PM   #27
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The tutorials on this site should be helpful if you are still looking.
http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/
 
  


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