Posted On: Thursday - July 2nd 2020 7:28PM MST
In Topics:   Genderbenders  Websites  Humor  Political Correctness
If you're not a geek, it's not that you couldn't understand, but just that you don't WANT TO understand.
Stack Overflow is a very good website for searching for solutions to software questions. The graphic above is a screenshot of something that was part of the solution to a minor database question that came up regarding this site. I ought to right a quick post sometime about my appreciation for the folks that come on forum or Q/A sites, or make youtube videos, just to help others out.
Sure, sometimes on youtube, the idea is to eventually "monetize" that knowledge, and some of the help sites are designed to get revenue somehow. Many people, though, just want to help out on what may have been a frustrating project (such as car repair, or a software-related stumbling block, and they want the viewers/readers to not have to go through it. Thanks to all of you! I have not returned the favor yet.
I notice lots of times that the answer to my question was written years ago. That is REALLY bad when you have a follow-up question or think the solution is probably right, but you're missing something. It ain't like the guy will come right back on, awaiting questions from people like you. He could be long dead.
Well the screenshot above is from a simple answer, really a tutorial, with an example and everything - very nice. The example given of a column with a low cardinality, meaning there is only a small range of data that can be in it, is the Gender column of this example table. OK, I get it, so let's see ... Uh, oh, I want to learn, but then I don't want to be politically incorrect and shit... should I even be reading this?? OMG! It says right there "And finally Gender has only two possible unique tuples* thus [Low Cardinality]." What'd it just say? I think I'm gonna be sick.
Two Genders?!! In the words of cis-gendered* Butch Cassidy, in conversation with the Sundance Kid, "who ARE these guys?!" I can't even ... remember, oh yeah, they were the Regulators... in the movie. This ain't about movies, this is serious - there are many genders, there are many genders, your dBase column is unsound, there are many genders, there are many genders, there's no place like home. Toto, let's get the hell out of Kansas, this database, and StackOverFlow, for that matter.
Now this is the problem with old information. It may help some computer geek somewhere, but it could also have very outdated, un-Politically Correct data too. StackOverFlow has overflown the PC stack. This is egregious and deserves a thousand mean tweets and a protest. I think it's time to put the hurt on StackOverFlow.com.
You'd better damn well find another site to answer your software questions, geeks, because, if this gets out, they ain't long for this internet.
----------/----####----//--H--***-- .. ey, I can type again. Whewww! Sorry, readers that was the dark side of Peak Stupidity. Now that he's been conquered and relegated to the mirrored site on our server in San Francisco, everything is back to normal.
Here's the best take I've heard on the multiple gender question, and there's probably a best-selling book too:
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. All the other recently invented genders are from Uranus.
PS: That was some real serendipity. I had saved that line in a Notepad file months ago and just happened to look at it right before I wrote this post.
* Don't ask. I dunno. I didn't need to know, but I think I get it in context - 2 possible values?