That said, this particular parenthetical remark isn't all that great, albeit for reasons other than the one you cited.
Original post in russian - http://uuner.livejournal.com/55238.html
Reddit is beyond repair: http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/6syas/Tetris_wr...
Or are you suggesting "female hacker" is a shameful label and that something like "she-hacker" or "hackeress" would be preferable?
Even just "Tetris written in sed" would be sufficient, since it was obviously done by a hacker.
Hey, is Julia a girl, or would it be better to refer to her as a "female hacker"? Not trying to be a troll, just thinking we should be careful about using "girl" to refer to women, if that's the case.
Example: We're also in a domain heavily dominated by white people. Would "Tetris written (by a black hacker) in sed" seem as celebratory to you as the female variant?
Personally, to me neither are true celebrations, just tokenism. People, whether women, men, black, white, whatever, don't like to be tokenized and patronized.
Female behavior is different because males and females /are/ different. If you were to generalize male and female wants and needs, there are clear differences between the sexes in terms of their priorities.
These priorities /tend/ to result in women not entering the sciences, though there are many women who do (and thrive). These priorities also /tend/ to result in not many men entering the caring professions although, again, there are many men who do.
The fact that men and women are difference is not something to be shielded, hidden, or "resolved." As long as everyone has the same potential, our differences should be celebrated and we should focus on what we want to do, rather than what society wants us to do.
No. Opinions define attributes of an individual (e.g. "liberal", "conservative", "masochist") but are not physical.
P.S. No "damage control" is needed as no "damage" has been done. You see controversy where there is none.
This happens surprisingly often when you defend stuff that you don't really believe.
"Wiring of the brain" was a poor cliché to use to refer to the innate physiology of the brain, if accuracy is demanded. The physiology of the brain, of course, does differ in a number of general senses between males and females.
Opinions, however, are typically based upon memories - and judgments built upon those memories - although emotion and some hormonal factors (such as serotonin and dopamine levels) have a significant effect too.
Short term memory and the executive acts of judgment are defined by variations in potentiation between neurons in the prefrontal cortex. Whether or not you consider "electrical" patterns in the brain to be as "physical" as actual brain layout is, of course, likely to remain a contentious point.
Now.. if you take it out to long term memory, you might, at least, have forced a stalemate. Long term potentiation between certain neurons (as in the formation of long term memory) does, indeed, result in a "physical" change through the formation of synapses. I don't personally consider these changes as "physical" in the sense of my original argument (which was not written with the consideration I'd need to back up the terminology used) but I accept that there is a potential stalemate here, since almost everything can be reduced to physicality depending on how detailed a view you wish to take.
My argument is really that attributes free will cannot change (such as biological gender) are physical in nature, whereas those attributes free will can adjust are not. In this sense, I maintain gender is entirely based upon physical attributes, whereas other human attributes are not necessarily.
I don't believe that anyone has ever truly been inspired by this feel-good crap.
sed arkanoid (http://sed.sourceforge.net/grabbag/scripts/arkanoid.sed)
sed sokoban (http://sed.sourceforge.net/grabbag/scripts/sokoban.sed)
while (sleep .5); do xvkbd -text "\r" 2>/dev/null; done & sed -nf sedtris.sed; pkill sleep
(Note: I tried just using echo with a pipe but couldn't get it to work. That would naturally be a better solution. If you can get that working, let me know.)
# sed -e sedtris.sed
sed: -e expression #1, char 11: unterminated `s' command