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stupid frat house bullshit

Why is this hatred and stereotyping in the comments of a front page Hacker News article?

Is it particularly uncommon for someone that both drinks and is passionate about programming to write code drunk? Someone incorporated an arduino breathalyzer into a source control tool with some jokey features.

What's so stupid or frathouse-ish about that? It's not super-duper strait laced and serious, but neither is life.

If you want to get drunk and write code that's great. Good for you. But for a bunch of HN users to vote that up to the front page and be super excited about it is dumb. It's the acceptance and promotion of immature "brogrammer" culture that I find really distasteful.


So you're dismissing a project because you drew an association between it and a boogieman caricature of people that you (perhaps even rightly so) don't like? OK, be my guest, but keep in mind that's a dangerous road to head down.


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