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    Talking Computer:: Male or Female??

    As you are aware, ships have long been characterized as being female (e.g., "Steady as she goes", or "She's listing to starboard, Captain!"). Recently, a group of computer scientists (all males) announced that computers should also be referred to as female. Their reasons for drawing this conclusion follow.

    Five reasons to believe computers are female:

    1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
    2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
    3. The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you."
    4. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
    5. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

    However, another group of computer scientists (all female) think that computers should be referred to as if they were male. Their reasons follow.

    1. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
    2. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.
    3. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.
    4. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
    5. Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.

    Now, u decide

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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    আসলে এভাবে কখনো ভেবে দেখিনি তো! তো যাই হোক, আমার সিদ্ধান্ত হল "Computers should also be characterized as female."

    Quote Originally Posted by abir View Post
    1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
    2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
    3. The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you."
    4. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
    5. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
    Tick.

    Quote Originally Posted by abir View Post
    1. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
    2. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they are the problem.
    3. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.
    4. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
    5. Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.
    ROFL at the 4th point.

    By the way, although I agree with point #1, #3 and #5; I disagree with point #2 (we are NOT problems :mad: ) and pertially agree with point #4 (same goes for females, depends on how you define "attention"). If you really take the second set of points into account, then ships and countries should be referred as males as well.
    Last edited by proton_chain; November 19th, 2010 at 10:13.


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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    it would be better if the actual fact of naming cables 'Male' or 'Female' e.g. 3.5mm Male would be included
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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    +1 to proton, lol.
    But had a very fine laugh, thanks.

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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    Quote Originally Posted by йЦммєя³¹ View Post
    it would be better if the actual fact of naming cables 'Male' or 'Female' e.g. 3.5mm Male would be included
    umm i think thats pretty obvious :S

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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    Computers are female.
    Two reasons (in no particular order:
    1. Most males love their PC
    2.
    Quote Originally Posted by abir View Post
    another group of computer scientists (all female)
    THIS doesn't exist.
    The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
    Please do not PM me for support. You will NOT get a reply. Post in the relevant forum section.

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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    hmm i have written this before in some other forum i think.

    desktop computer is male and laptop computer is female as style is more associated with laptop.

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    Default Re: Computer:: Male or Female??

    lol i cant come to any conclusion, but i had a good laugh out of it thats for sure

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    Female Points are More Striking

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