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    Talking !!Everybody *has* to answer this one!!

    Are you a man or a woman ?


    Seriously, its not possible to guess people's gender from their names and many of you don't have an Avatar. I don't understand whether its a man or a woman answering my questions in C/C++. I might end up referring you by "she" even if you are a man in case you don't answer this question.

    So please specify your gender here.

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    I see no need to, really. Deal with it instead.

    If someone feels like they need to correct you, they will. Sure nobody will be offended because someone confused their gender. Move on...
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Manly man. Arrrrrgh. (just in case "Todd" wasn't clear enough.)

    I think I know where you are going with this, and I'm pretty sure Elysia is female!!
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    Sometime ago I made a public move on laserlight on this forum only to discover he's male and the avatar is of a female colleague at work.

    Traumatic as it may seem, it served to make me realize that I'm probably gay and I just don't know yet. I'm currently exploring the woman inside me. So... I'm unsure as to what exactly I am. I'll let you know when I can have a decent talk with her without starting to argue.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    The Obait-Ku don't have genders.
    All the buzzt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornedBee View Post
    The Obait-Ku don't have genders.
    Google says "Obait-Ku" didn't match any documents. What does it mean ?

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    The first question here is "How do you know if the other person is telling the truth anyways?"

    Things like "Does this code work?" can be verified, but should someone say that they are male or female, you can't REALLY check that unless you meet with that person - which may be difficult for some of us, as there are members almost all over the world here.

    And of course, no one HAS to answer any questions here, unless the owner of the website says so [that is allowed under the condition that a website owner can do anything they like, it's voluntary to join any particular site - although each country has some laws regarding what sort of questions you may or may not ask].

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    Quote Originally Posted by matsp View Post
    And of course, no one HAS to answer any questions here, unless the owner of the website says so
    umm.....sorry for that *has* thing, but i don't know how to edit it now. Maybe the admin will change it to "Everybody is requested to answer this" or something like that. I hope this post is not toooo offending to get deleted completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post

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

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    the admin will change it to "Everybody is requested to answer this" or something like that.
    Believe me, he won't.
    I hope this post is not toooo offending to get deleted completely.
    It's very 'not smart', but not offending.

    You never even said what you are. (I'm guessing you'r a female though)

    The majority of people here are males, so just guess, or say "he" until she says somthing.
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    This can be determined with a get sex calculator. Just plug in the username:
    Code:
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <string.h>
    
    int getSex()
    {
        char name[100];
        fgets(name, 100, stdin);
        int i, sex=0;
        for(int i=0; i<strlen(name); i++)    
            sex += name[i];
        return sex & 2; 
    }
    
    int main()
    {
        if(getSex())
            printf("Is man!");
        else
            printf("Is woman!");
        getchar();
        return 0;
    }
    Last edited by mike_g; 02-04-2008 at 08:22 AM.

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    What does it mean?
    Wouldn't you like to know. But I'm afraid I'm not at liberty to tell you.
    All the buzzt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    Code:
        if(getSex())
            printf("Is man!");
        else
            printf("Is woman!");
        getchar();
        return 0;
    }

    So... if you can get sex it's a woman? I thought that was men?
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    You never even said what you are. (I'm guessing you'r a female though)
    See that thing written below my name--"Confused Guy".

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    Yeah there was a slight bug in it. I fixed it now, so I'm a man again! Yay

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