Tuesday, July 24, 2012

"Big boobs" hidden in code

Lousy Canuck has a post up about some rather immature behavior from programmers at Microsoft. A constant in some Linux code was defined as 0xB16B00B5, which means "Big Boobs."

Is this juvenile and silly? Yes. Is it also harmful? Yes. This is just another papercut contributing to a chilly culture for women in STEM. The brogrammer culture actually makes me wonder if women in computer science have one of the toughest environments to deal with.

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