Microsoft sorry over 'big boobs' software code

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  1. gilaet

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    The string "0xB16B00B5", a hexadecimal value, was found in software
    that allows Microsoft programs to work with Linux, the open source
    operating system.

    It prompted widespread criticism of Microsoft and debate over whether a
    “boys club†culture deters women from entering the software industry.

    Microsoft quickly apologised for the inclusion of the term and updated the
    code to remove it.

    “We thank the community for reporting this issue and apologise for the
    offensive string,†a spokesman said told the IT news website Network World.

    It also emerged that a similar reference - "0x0B00B135" or "boobies" -
    appeared in an earlier version of the same software code.



    The issue was first raised last week by Paolo Bonzini, a contributor to a
    Linux developers’ mailing list and sparked fierce debate.

    “At the most basic level it's just straightforward childish humour, and the
    use of vaguely-English strings in magic hex constants is hardly
    uncommon,†said Matthew Garrett, a developer at the Linux firm Red Hat.

    “But it's also specifically male childish humour. Puerile sniggering at
    breasts contributes to the continuing impression that software
    development is a boys club where girls aren't welcome.â€

    Others, however, suggested talk of sexism was over-the-top.

    “By reacting to such nonsense - and the code does not come from any
    Linux kernel developer, it is all from a Microsoft developer - Garrett has
    trivialised a cause that requires, perhaps, a little more than boy scout
    behaviour to be tackled,†said Sam Varghese, a writer at ITWire.

    For Microsoft, the controversy has unwelcome echoes of
    embarrassments last year, when the High Court heard claims that male
    executives had sexually harassed female colleagues and that
    “drunkenness and outrageous misbehaviour were rife†at the firm.

    The software giant was also forced to apologise in June, after it
    promoted its cloud computing services at a conference with an
    all-female song and dance routine it admitted “had vulgar language,
    was inappropriate and was just not okâ€.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/microsoft/9415234/Microsoft-sorry-over-big-boobs-software-code.html
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    the yankees should make an offer
     
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    if you're offended by a hidden hex value that sort of reads big boobs, you're a fuckin skag and a puss.
     
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    [ipspoiler]|-|3>< (0D3 pR0Ph4|\|17'/ 15 53R10U5 bU51|\|355.[/ipspoiler]
     
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    Good timing, HAL.
     
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    THIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cuss:
     
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    some people are wound up a little too tight.
     
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    The Perfect Pair Of Boobs
    (o)(o)
    Silicone Titties
    ( + )( + )
    Perky Hooters
    (*)(*)
    Tits With Huge Nipples
    (@)(@)
    Tiny Tits
    o o
    D Cup Melons
    { O }{ O }
    Push Up Knockers
    (oYo)
    Chilly Nipples
    ( ^ )( ^ )
    Lopsided Boobies
    (o)(O)
    Tits With Pierced Nipples
    (Q)(O)
    Boobs With Tassles
    (p)(p)
    Saggy Old Woman Breasts
    o / o /
    Against The Glass Breasts
    ( )( )
    Body Builder Breasts
    | o | | o |
    Celebrity Breasts
    ($)($)
    Mamogrammed Breasts
    ___ ___

    Blemished Boobs
    (^o)(o)



    :boobs:
     
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    I like ( o)(o )
     
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    (O )(o)
     
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    When are they gonna apologize for this....:pctired:


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    ME was good
     
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    It amazes me how sensitive people can be. Buncha horseshit. Lighten the fuck up or shit the fuck up.
     
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    Dum and Gay :facepalm:
     
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    It was cool
     
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    one should never apologize for big booooobs :nono:

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