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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-10-07 07:31 PM
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38. What about "male" and "female" connectors?
That bothers me a lot more than "master" and "slave" since it invokes the image of genitalia where no image is needed.
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  -'Master' and 'slave' computer labels unacceptable, officials say (any updates on that?) The Straight Story  Feb-10-07 03:02 PM   #0 
  - this is ignorance, and just plain silly, IMO  ixion   Feb-10-07 03:05 PM   #1 
  - Does the "slave" computer wear a ball gag and dog collar?  derby378   Feb-10-07 03:07 PM   #2 
  - A gimp in every computer  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 03:34 PM   #12 
  - Damn, how did you know I was watching Pulp Fiction?  TommyO   Feb-10-07 07:40 PM   #44 
  - Isn't the same terminology used in cars?  Coventina   Feb-10-07 03:08 PM   #3 
  - Ayup. (NT)  Tesha   Feb-11-07 07:09 AM   #54 
  - Yes, it is a common engineering term.  Crabby Appleton   Feb-11-07 08:54 AM   #59 
  - I thought blacks weren't allowed to own computers anyway.  geomon666   Feb-10-07 03:08 PM   #4 
  - I lived in LA till May 06 and I always heard "master" and "slave"  Larissa238   Feb-10-07 03:09 PM   #5 
  - This is just too funny  The Traveler   Feb-10-07 03:10 PM   #6 
  - if its good enough for the bible and the koran it oughta be good enuff for computers nt  msongs   Feb-10-07 03:10 PM   #7 
  - IN my master hard drive, i find an article that says its just fine, and should remain as is  Tom Joad   Feb-10-07 03:14 PM   #8 
  - Man it's got to be bad,  badcau   Feb-10-07 03:21 PM   #9 
  - LOL that's great  danalytical   Feb-10-07 03:29 PM   #11 
     - It hides the beatings in US schools  rakovsky   Feb-10-07 04:21 PM   #23 
  - I propose a name change..  BobRossi   Feb-10-07 03:23 PM   #10 
  - Or Set da little jumper here or the little jumper there.  Dr.Phool   Feb-10-07 03:48 PM   #13 
  - The sad part is that "master" and "slave" drives...  Tesha   Feb-11-07 07:14 AM   #55 
  - if only these puritans could prevent computers from "going down"!  unblock   Feb-10-07 03:54 PM   #14 
  - Oh lord, I can see the fundies now banning the phrase "going down"  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 03:56 PM   #15 
  - Oh, good Lord.  Clark2008   Feb-10-07 03:59 PM   #16 
  - K. How about Dom and sub instead?  incapsulated   Feb-10-07 04:02 PM   #17 
  - Do slave drives  Lurking Dem   Feb-10-07 04:37 PM   #29 
  - This is my slave, his name is filth.  originalpckelly   Feb-10-07 04:03 PM   #18 
  - PC on PC gone batshit hogwild.  karlrschneider   Feb-10-07 04:08 PM   #19 
  - Can I still refer to "male" and "female" connections? (n/t)  Retrograde   Feb-10-07 04:10 PM   #20 
  - No, they are outies and innies, or something like that...  Solon   Feb-10-07 04:28 PM   #27 
  - Of course not, you pervert... everything has to be gaily ambiguous!  HypnoToad   Feb-10-07 07:20 PM   #32 
  - Are "male" and "female" pipe fittings next?  dorkulon   Feb-10-07 04:12 PM   #21 
  - don't forget about "nipples" n/t  LibFromWV   Feb-10-07 07:32 PM   #39 
  - It died after much laughter and derision as best I can tell  Solo_in_MD   Feb-10-07 04:14 PM   #22 
  - During school, we were not allowed to use the term "motherboard"  EvolveOrConvolve   Feb-10-07 04:21 PM   #24 
  - um, what was their objection to that????  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 07:16 PM   #30 
     - I dunno, but the female instructors were especially strict about the rule  EvolveOrConvolve   Feb-11-07 09:42 AM   #63 
  - There are differences between Primary and Secondary, compared to Master and Slave...  Solon   Feb-10-07 04:24 PM   #25 
  - I have Master/slave throttles on my boat.  Lurking Dem   Feb-10-07 04:27 PM   #26 
  - They can ban it all they want  Canuckistanian   Feb-10-07 04:34 PM   #28 
  - Okay... this is beyond ASININE. I'm going to hook up my MASTER drive to my MOTHERBOARD,  HypnoToad   Feb-10-07 07:19 PM   #31 
  - Ohhh, Master !  SoCalDem   Feb-10-07 07:23 PM   #33 
  - If I rub my bottle hard enough will a genie pop out?  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 07:25 PM   #34 
     - Wouldn't it be more fun if you allowed me to rub it? I'm strong yet oh so gentle...  HypnoToad   Feb-10-07 07:25 PM   #35 
     - As long as you are not really bender and you bend it :) (nt)  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 07:26 PM   #36 
     - One never knows, does one:)  SoCalDem   Feb-10-07 10:10 PM   #49 
  - I agree everyone start using SCSI  LibFromWV   Feb-10-07 07:28 PM   #37 
  - What about "male" and "female" connectors?  undeterred   Feb-10-07 07:31 PM   #38 
  - For some geeks that is the closest they will get to getting laid  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 07:33 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, but I'm the only female geek in the room  undeterred   Feb-10-07 07:43 PM   #45 
  - I guess you have never had to work with various and odd connectors.  sleipnir   Feb-10-07 10:20 PM   #51 
     - I guess there might have been a time when it was mostly men  undeterred   Feb-11-07 09:12 AM   #61 
  - When descriptive words lose their menaing  TorchesAndPitchforks   Feb-10-07 07:34 PM   #41 
  - This is really quite ridiculous  steve2470   Feb-10-07 07:37 PM   #42 
  - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Posted: 3:24 PM EST (2024 GMT)  steve2470   Feb-10-07 07:38 PM   #43 
  - Holy Cow Consider Me Fooled.  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-10-07 10:03 PM   #46 
  - Did you know that Master Lock Co. used to spend it's entire ad budget on 1 Super Bowl ad?  QuestionAll   Feb-10-07 10:07 PM   #47 
  - Does this seriously bother anyone? (Honest question.)  Katherine Brengle   Feb-10-07 10:09 PM   #48 
  - No, but I have seen rather serious articles on electricity and black being negative  The Straight Story   Feb-10-07 10:18 PM   #50 
     - There's a point...  Katherine Brengle   Feb-10-07 10:25 PM   #52 
  - The concern, albeit silly, will obsolete itself. M/S drives (PATA) are fading....  MazeRat7   Feb-10-07 10:41 PM   #53 
  - It's been called "Server - Client" for ages  rman   Feb-11-07 07:23 AM   #56 
  - That "discrimination complaint" is just too silly  maine_raptor   Feb-11-07 07:28 AM   #57 
  - Master and Slave are also still used in MIDI terminology,  slampoet   Feb-11-07 08:37 AM   #58 
  - oh please!  SemperEadem   Feb-11-07 08:59 AM   #60 
  - Panties in a twist?!  undeterred   Feb-11-07 09:40 AM   #62 
  - We obviously need another terrorist attack  antfarm   Feb-11-07 10:24 AM   #64 
  - What insanity!  MadHound   Feb-11-07 10:34 AM   #65 
 

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