Men & Women, Tech ← Previous post Next post → Comments BeijaFlor Aug 24 2018 at 12:15 am “Engrams.” Please, Chris, for the love of Xenu, please don’t tease the old Dianetics / Scientologists with this loose-lipped talk of “Engrams.” TomZ Aug 24 2018 at 1:10 am Chris may have taken the word “engrams” from Star Trek (TOS) episode ‘The Ultimate Computer’. David Gonzalez Aug 24 2018 at 12:36 am People have sexes—and there are only two. Words (specifically, nouns) have genders. In my long-ago Latin studies (Jesuit High, Tampa—and yes, I attended with Lou Pinella and Ken Suarez, for you MLB fans), we were taught that there are three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. The gender assignments always seemed somewhat random to me, but I’ve never claimed to be a Latin scholar. Most of it I learned by rote—particularly the liturgical Latin (I was an alter boy—and no, I was never approached by a pervert priest!). John D. Egbert Aug 24 2018 at 9:36 am If one wants to really split hairs on sexes (but not infinitives), eunuch (sp?) and androgyne could be considered. Otherwise you have the right of it. With the exception of guppies and cockroaches, bi-polar sexuality is the rule on this pretty blue-green marble we call Earth. To borrow from Baron von Richtoffen, “All else is rubbish.” Although I would characterize deviation as the ravings of a lunatic mind. Chris muir Aug 24 2018 at 3:28 am 3 m’s in decommissioned,argh,i’ll Get it tomorrow cmblake6 Aug 24 2018 at 6:35 am You have a penis, or you have a vagina. Anything beyond that point is what you choose to do with said unit. Merle Aug 24 2018 at 10:02 pm sadly, some poor souls are born with both – what to call them???? cmblake6 Aug 24 2018 at 11:30 pm Hermaphrodite. But, even in that, one is dominant. Make babies, or have babies. Grunt GI Aug 24 2018 at 6:55 am Redvolution website is now “Time after Time?” Sounds very interesting….. Halley Aug 24 2018 at 8:03 am I believe it’s now 58, officially. Re female computer-people: one word – Minerva. BeijaFlor Aug 24 2018 at 9:25 am What about Dora, on Lazarus Long’s yacht? And Athena, on Tertius? (Well, OTOH, they weren’t decanted into meat bodies. Pity….) John D. Egbert Aug 24 2018 at 9:37 am Also want to add Gay Deceiver MommaMackie Aug 24 2018 at 1:28 pm Have you ever read “To Sail Beyond The Sunset”? Final volume of the Howard Family series. Seemed at the end, all the computer people were flesh and blood and married into the Long Family, including Mike. Halley Aug 24 2018 at 2:46 pm Have I ever read it? The question is how many times have I read it? Lost count after 5 or 6… goes for all the middle-late novels, too. Yes, it is implied, flesh and blood Longs one and all. Best career-ending, ever. Deplorable B Woodman Aug 24 2018 at 8:45 pm Stop. You’re making me misty eyed. I miss RAH. Alan Aug 24 2018 at 12:05 pm hardware/software mismatch? or as a software tester would say, “a system integration fault” WayneM Aug 24 2018 at 1:04 pm I wonder if the LBGTAlphbet gaggle picked 52 as the magic number of imagined genders because of the number of weeks per year? armedandsafe Aug 24 2018 at 3:50 pm You are just spelling phonetically, with what most of us are saying, ringing in your ears. mmmmmmmmmmmm!! JTC Aug 24 2018 at 10:00 pm Sex is hardware…there are objectively two. Gender is software…they are subectively infinite. Diagnosis? Easy enough. Insanity. Leave a Reply to John D. Egbert Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.