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Jesus, if you saw me in real life, you'd know this isn't about being fat .
Punching above weight is a boxing term IIRC - implying a boxer is so good they are capable of fighting someone in a heavier weight category.
The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
Mmmm, the problem I can see is that by telling kids "Computer Programming is the Future" you are going to create a government style foul up. A friend of mine who was in the IT/networking side of things, took a 'gap' year(s) came back as a teacher, now is fed up with it. He like a lot us was one the Techie/Geeky kids who though 'I wonder how...', he has found that trying to inspire kids to program is hard. Programming you have to make lots of errors and learn by them. I think its built in rather than taught... Mind you it might be possible...
Why stop there? We can make CP available in strip clubs too. That way, instead of boozing up and having fun at a place like that, people can go and learn how to program a computer while having strippers and loud music all around them. You haven't lived until a thong is the reason you forgot that semicolon!
If chicks wanted to be in IT, they would. Thus balance is already restored. And I've met more than one geek type chick, they're boring. I'd much rather see more chicks getting their wild on so they stay interesting.
So they are boring, because they know more than you ?
Feeling threatened aren't we? And no, they don't know much outside of video games or some computer crap actually. But that's not even it. They're boring because, like this message you're posting, they'd rather attack anyone real and are closed off, than to do something like grow up and come out of their shell.
Says the man who, a few messages ago, referred to women as "chicks", denied that there was any reason for them not to enter IT, and then suggested that they should "get their wild on" in order to "stay interesting".
I think you've single-handedly answered the question of why there are so few women in IT.
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