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  1. Miranda

    Can we stop depicting women like sluts now?

    I feel like I should get involved here given that I'm a female software engineer and I'm also a hip hop dancer... But damn, I don't even know where to start... The short version is, I have no problem with "sexy" dancing (hey, it's fun!) but I do have a problem with the "harem" thing. My thoughts are that it's all in the perception. Maybe if we get rid of the whole idea of a "slut" everything would be ok?
  2. Quote:Original post by u235 It could just be me, but I think that's only slightly easier to say when the hair being removed is at most 1/16 inches, while I am covered in hair that's 1.5 inches at a minimum on my upper body and not much shorter below the waist (except for the nether regions, that stuff is easily the longest hair I have below the neck line). [grin] clippers are your friend...
  3. hahahah boys are such wusses :) it really doesn't hurt that much... just makes you wince a little.
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    Four days, to one year...

    hah wait until you hit 7 years! then you'll run out of ideas... as for advice, just make sure you do something or get her something that SHE would really like. It's hard, I know. But if it is genuinely thoughtful, it won't matter how big or "romantic" it is. Heh some of the best presents I have gotten from my bf are a new keyboard and a wireless router! haha
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    The GDC 07 Thread

    Quote:Original post by trojanman I will be taking notes, and if those are interested I can post them here for all to read. yes, please do!
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    job question

    yeah, the more I read it, the more I'm not so sure it would get me where I want to go. Thanks guys.
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    job question

    I don't think I would want a programming position, I'm not the type that enjoys programming all night... I enjoy doing project management (I have a small amount of experience in that) which does involve some administrative tasks. So if I enjoy management, would an entry level position be more of an assistant / associate producer? thanks again :-)
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    job question

    I understand that, but they say that they don't take phone calls because of the great number of applicants. And I fear that any email I send would be left at the bottom of the pile because they are hiring a few positions at the moment. So I was hoping people with experience in the industry might be able to help me out. thanks.
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    job question

    Hi Everyone, long time no post... anyway, just a quick couple of questions. I'm looking at this production job and wondering... 1) is this something that would lead into a production / project management role? 2) how low down on the food chain is this? It kind of just looks like admin... 3) would I be wasting my IT degree and my 2 years programming experience in something like this? I want to get into management, but I'm not sure if something like this would be the right way to go about it... would I just be better to stick with my development work and get more project experience before I move up? Thanks
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    Cover letter advice

    Hey, check this document out from my old uni. Let me know if it asks for a password and I can email the document to you. A cover letter should basically explain why you think you would be good for the job. It is deinately a good opportunity to show off your writing skills. Good Luck!
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    So i might have had a semi-stroke!

    You don't have to feel panicky before a panic attack comes on. Usually the first one is totally random and seems to have no cause. It is still a good idea to see a doctor anyway, just to be sure. If it is panic it may have been a one off event or it may happen again, so best to be equipped with the knowledge to be able to handle it if it does happen again. I hope for your sake that it doesn't as panic attacks are horrible to live with [sad].
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    Assumption: More men than women?

    Quote:Original post by Oluseyi In short, it's your fault, EE/CE/CS folk. You drive them away. I think you're right there... While I do think a lot of geeks/nerds are cute, some of the conversations that go on in my office drive me insane! The guys there (I'm the only female) drone on and on about what is good and bad (mostly bad) about some new piece of technology / game / OS and it bores me to tears! While I have an interest in these things I don't care enough to talk about it for an hour and bitch and moan that they don't make [insert dull topic here] like they used to. [rolleyes]
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    So i might have had a semi-stroke!

    Quote:Original post by knowyourrole Hmmm, a similar thing happened to me about 4 days ago, however I had just been sitting calmly for the last half an hour. I was sitting on a bus, and all of a sudden start feeling very dizzy, heart palpitations, and tightness in the chest/slightly difficult breathing. Needless to say, I was rather worried for five to ten minutes. The only thing I can think of is that I was on my way to a gig for the first time in a while (fear factory =D), so it could have been the excitement maybe, or perhaps due to the lack of ventilation on the bus, I'm not sure. I dont think it has anything to do with a stroke however, it could have been caused by any number of things I reckon. Anyways, if you're worried about it, I'd go see a doctor, no harm in that, I know if anything similar happens to me again I'm going to. That's exactly how I feel when I have panic attacks. They don't always seem to have a cause either, just come on randomly. And while they really suck and can be quite scary, they are not actually harmful.
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    Assumption: More men than women?

    Quote:Original post by Oluseyi Quote:Original post by agi_shi I mean, really. You won't go somewhere and ask a bunch of girls what they do for fun and hear them say, "program". Enjoying something has no bearing on doing it for fun. I enjoy my job, but I don't do it for fun: I do it for money. If I had money, I wouldn't be doing that job. Exactly! I'm a programmer and I love my job, but I have never and will probably never program in my spare time for fun. I would much rather do things that don't involve staring at a computer screen when I'm not at work. I always want to add something insightful to these kind of threads, but you can just never get a definate answer. As a female programmer, who never even considered this as a career until halfway through uni (I used to want to be a fashion designer [grin]), I feel like I should have some kind of profound answer as to why there aren't many female programmers, but it's impossible. Just after I graduated and got my "cool" job, my university asked me to be invloved in talking to high school girls about careers in IT, to try and encourage more girls into it. The girls I spoke to didn't seem to have any of the "IT is for guys" mentality, but I guess it just doesn't sound as exciting or glamourous as advertising, marketing or law! Anyhoo, in answer to the OP's question... No idea!
  15. Miranda

    So i might have had a semi-stroke!

    It could also have been a panic attack...
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