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Well, I was actually hoping to spend this Friday performing my usual duties, perhaps enjoying a little light banter with my colleagues, and then sauntering out at lunchtime to get society-endangeringly drunk. But it would seem that this very modest dream of mine is to remain in the realms of fantasy. This is because, despite my …

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wim

SV650 ?

You really need a Husqvarna 510R or 610IE

a KTM supermotard will also work.

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Unhappy

RE: S&LiAR

"Anyway, on the point of tech support males being useless, what about 99% of women in tech support - I've *never* met a woman in proper tech support [especially desktop support - network support lasses seem calmer] who don't have some kind of personality/psychological disorder - they all seem to be alcoholics, cokefiends, show signs of bipolarity[swinging between mania and depression] or are just generally appearing to be trying to make up for the fact that they are working in a 'mans world'."

Ever thought those women are like that *because* they work with short, stinky, autistic men - it's their coping mechnism? I forgot to mention initially the issue of wind, whether oral or anally expelled. That itself would get me lined up with Sarah, with either a golf club or an AK47, or a bloody great cork.

"Reminds me of a story on of the women on my degree course told me:

The scene: She wanted to get onto a Mech Eng course at university. She is invited to an interview at a London-based uni.

Interviewer: "I notice you went to an all-girls school. Are you just applying because you want to be on a course full of boys?"

Friend: "..."

Yeah well, the next step on from there is being accused of getting your first class honours degree *because* you are woman. I've never entirely understood what benefits we have managed to get, but we can safely rule out sleeping with the lecturing staff, since they obviously have the same unhygenic, stunted genes as industrial engineers.

S&LiAR

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@ All the bikers

I call you all out as fair weather wimps.

What kind of fool would use a Gixxer of a ZX6R to get to work every day, or to ride two up for any distance, or on a wet winter road?

Personaly I would go for a BMW F800 S/ST, but then they are about twice the price of the SV650.

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Anonymous Coward

Well

to counter the argument, I am well dressed, good hygiene (armani aftershave), single and straight.

The down side is I only have a 9" penis.

As for male dominated industry, yes it is but our support section is about 30% female...

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Unhappy

Fairweather bikers

@Paul

Those are fighting words - I ride my ZX6 to work everyday, all weathers as I have no car and refuse to use public transport except for those sad occaisions when I need to buy something that can't be bungied onto the back of my noble steed.

Unhappy because my gloves are soggy and they've turned the heating off in our building again. And LCDs have many benefits over CRTs, but you can't dry gloves on them.

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Heart

Re: Well

Can you breathe through your ears AC?

S&LiAR

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I never cease to be amazed

How often Reg comments break down into a battle of the grammar pendants. I'm starting to think the history books are wrong - the American colonists did not set sail for religious freedom - they were fleeing grammar tyranny! :p

I think I'll shoot an email to MS and the OpenOffice group and attempt to persuade them to include "ya'll" in them thar spellcheckers.

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Coat

El Reg Lonely Hearts Club

Like S&LiAR, I am in a similar predicament, albeit I am a male twentysomething in a creative media position, where the female:male ratio appears to be inversely proportioned to that of the IT/engineering sector.

I am a ‘creative’ in a web-based company surrounded by girls who either a) read heat magazine and believe that the intrinsic value of anything can be automatically raised if it is encased in pink (example: the Sony Ericsson Z610i) or b) think that having the dramatic personae of Disney's Winnie the Pooh displayed as a screensaver is acceptable for anyone aged 23.

WLTM a woman for whom a dinner plate is an offensive weapon as well as a piece of crockery, and can entertain conversation well above and beyond Sex and the City.

Myself: 6' 5", trim figure (one of the very few at my work who exercises the right to use the office gym – no pun intended), well read, educated, incredibly charming and modest, light social smoker and real ale quaffer. Additional statistics available on request.

P.S. Note to El Reg: you could make a mint out of a dating service here. With girls like S&LiAR and given than all those who work in IT probably harbour some form of sexual perversion (that's just going on a handful of some of the comments on this page alone), there's a real niche here right under your beak.

P.P.S. Sarah – please note my attention to grammar and spelling. I missed out on the opportunity to put my question to you – perhaps next time?

Mine's the Moss Bros suit jacket (navy with sky-blue pinstripes).

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Heart

Re:El Reg Lonely Hearts Club

6' 5"? Sigh. I think I'm in lust......

S&LiAR

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Re: Re:El Reg Lonely Hearts Club

Edinburgh is a little far for me here in the deep wilds of southern Wiltshire, but if I get sent up to cover the THUS/C&W takeover (admittedly unlikely), well its only a short(ish) hop on the train over from Glasgow.

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Flame

its and it's

There's a difference and all these years I didn't know it.

--Glenn

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Coat

Re: I never cease to be amazed

[quote]I think I'll shoot an email to MS and the OpenOffice group and attempt to persuade them to include "ya'll" in them thar spellcheckers.

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Get it straight then, first. Any self-respectin' Southerner (not a Yankee, gol durn it!) knows it's properly spelt "y'all," being a contraction of "you all."

Geez, Limey SOBs can't even write their own language...

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Coat

@Fairweather bikers

"I ride my ZX6 to work everyday"

Ha! I ride my EX250 to work everyday, highway nearly all the way.

A moped, anyone? :-P

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IT Angle

@J

At one point, many years ago, I had a 50cc Mobylette style thing. (I don't think it was even a real Mobylette, just a clone.)

Oddly enough, the only vehicle I managed to sell on for slightly more than I paid for it.

IT? Because there really isn't at this point, is there?

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@Fairweather bikers

Honda Shadow VT1100. Hear me coming from a mile away, and get off of my road!

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Boffin

Help Me

My jet black jeans fall gracefully over my cuban heels and my shirt and tie are always co-ordinated, I shower daily and have a range of deoderants and aftershaves. I am of average height.

However, I am still a rather geeky IT guy and as such am terrified of women. The moment I meet an attractive woman I start acting like a complete idiot, even though I am well adjusted in any other social situation. Is there anything I can do about this?

Help me moderatrix, you're my only hope.

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Happy

The bike question....

Thanks to the Moderatrix for the suggestion... but SV650? I may rue the day but I feel as if I may have to go GSXR750, might not be as handy around town but it will sure be fun.

I used to ride a CBR600 to work every day, admitadly I would have to get to the office a bit early to change from the leathers (or wet weather gear) but it was worth it... its a great warming feeling when you pass your boss when he is stuck in traffic (or even better when hes not and you blast past his brand new "mid life crisis" sports car")

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Happy

The Dating Game

If any of you got a shag because on any of this, I'm totally moving to the UK. Because the thought of this site working match making into its schematic is to MIND boggling to fight, so I might as well just join in.

Because the passive aggressive are a happy people...

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@Liam in Lincoln

You poor inferior being !! Perhaps a bit more application of skull-sweat and a better education might release you from such lowly servitude. You will be pleasantly surprised by the benefits enjoyed by those on a higher plane of IT when they humbly invited to sort out problems in those horrendous mega-projects that proliferate around the world !!

Travel, they say, broadens the mind. Long hours in a plane are also known to broaden the posterior !!

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