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    So what difference does it make if someone is male or female?

    If someone can answer a (technical) question, then that's fine. If not, then that's too bad.

    If you want to "date" people [at least if you are male and want to meet eligeble females], you are probably in the wrong place - the balance is seriously shifted to males here - it's a male dominant industry. Out of the 20 or so people sitting around me here in the office, there are three females. That is likely to be roughly the ratio in other places in this business too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    vart! don't get me banned! pleeeeeeease!
    Oh! It is easy for me. I have no right to ban on this board. So I just continue doing what I'm doing here anyway - and whoualya - I'm satisfying your petition (If all request were so easy to satisfy...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    So what difference does it make if someone is male or female?

    If someone can answer a (technical) question, then that's fine. If not, then that's too bad.

    If you want to "date" people [at least if you are male and want to meet eligeble females], you are probably in the wrong place - the balance is seriously shifted to males here - it's a male dominant industry. Out of the 20 or so people sitting around me here in the office, there are three females. That is likely to be roughly the ratio in other places in this business too.

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    What?! You want to say that if I'm [unknown gender] programmer who wants to date a male - I'm in the right place here?!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vart View Post
    What?! You want to say that if I'm [unknown gender] programmer who wants to date a male - I'm in the right place here?!!!
    Perhaps not in the right place, but certainly not quite as wrong as the male ones wanting to meet a female, if you see what I mean.

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    You're even in the right place if you're a male who wants to meet eligeble males

    > Out of the 20 or so people sitting around me here in the office, there are three females.
    Ohh, you go you player you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    If you want to "date" people ...
    if it is directed to me . . .
    i DONT! thanks.

    of course i know this is not a place to look for a girl. and by the way i don't like (my
    personal humble opinion, no offense) programmer girls.

    i just made a point that even if there are any females doing c/c++ there aren't many.
    the number is very small. no offense. no gender bias. no ill intention. no. nothing of that sort.

    i don't give it's gender any thought, if it answers my question.
    for me a board member's answer is most important. the poster is just an it. no he. no she.

    what benefit will i get by trying to prove every one here that there are almost no female c/c++
    programmers. and it hardly matters. i just said there aren't many. (just maybe a few).
    agree or disagree. your wish.

    and for dating i do yahoo chat. you are invited

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    The whole thread at least confirms that this isn't a bad place to date if you're a girl, there's a few old timers on here, you know -- from the times of 5 1/2 inch floppies

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    I'm just glad girl germs can't travel through copper wires.

    > so my logic deduces that there maybe females doing c/c++ (or even assembly >_<) but they prefer
    to keep in disguise. why? they don't visit such boards. why?
    Because it's irrelevant, for example -- "Hi I'm a female, 165cm, 58kgs -- and I'm having problems compiling this code." is just stupid. It's not relevant to the nature of these boards, nor the problem.
    they can just have a girl like name. that's enough for me. happy.
    i am not looking for girl here. no. not at all. abk was (probably)

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    Bah. Manav, males are just trying to prove you wrong. But females understand it's useless to even try to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator View Post
    Bah. Manav, males are just trying to prove you wrong. But females understand it's useless to even try to do it.
    maxorator, you may be right, i may be crazy.

    >The balance in other subforums may be totally different than in the General Discussions.
    i agree. but that's not indicative of female presence. i myself love General Discussions here,
    Bar on a python board, Heap on an assembly board.

    as an aside (we can start a thread on this), you say this in your sig.
    but since technology is so advanced today, why don't processor makers make such enhancements
    to their processors that can be fully utilized by using compilers only. and no need of hand optimizing in assembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    as an aside (we can start a thread on this), you say this in your sig.
    but since technology is so advanced today, why don't processor makers make such enhancements
    to their processors that can be fully utilized by using compilers only. and no need of hand optimizing in assembly.
    When you learn this stuff more you will understand why processor architecture must be low-level.

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    off topic:

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    thanks. i wish i never have to learn it
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    to the topic:
    zacs7 wrote:
    Because it's irrelevant, for example -- "Hi I'm a female, 165cm, 58kgs -- and I'm having problems compiling this code." is just stupid.

    although not to offense anybody some do it. see Elysia (sorry!) has Goddess of Sky in here profile.
    and on another (programming related) board too I have seen such profiles.

    but a computer programmer is an IT

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    Quote Originally Posted by manav View Post
    they can just have a girl like name. that's enough for me. happy.
    i am not looking for girl here. no. not at all. abk was (probably)

    No I wasn't. I made it clear in an earlier post, when Todd said something like "I think I know where your are going......"


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    I think I know where you are going with this
    Nothing like that , just a general question out of curiosity.

    I am innocent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    there's a few old timers on here, you know -- from the times of 5 1/2 inch floppies
    That's old timers? You were probably alive already when windows 95 was being shipped also in 5 1/4 inch floppy disks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacs7 View Post
    The whole thread at least confirms that this isn't a bad place to date if you're a girl, there's a few old timers on here, you know -- from the times of 5 1/2 inch floppies
    5 1/4", thank you very much.

    And before those, there were 8" floppies. HA!! I used to "punch up" system wide online tests (OLTEP) on them using an IBM 3540 Diskette Reader/Writer. Basically, a keyboard, with an LED display, so you could type right onto the diskette. This was the early '80s.
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