Oct 23 2013

So true


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    Bahahaha…ahh, wait, I wanna laugh. Am I allowed to laugh? Damn the misogynistic rats in life for undermining the little humour in life :(

  2. 2

    What the hell are you talking about.

    Play pits are amazing.

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    Gregory in Seattle

    @chalchiuhtotolin #2 – Being a woman at a tech conference… not so much.

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    @Gregory in Seattle #3 – Pretty much yeah. Which is why play pits should be to contrast being a woman at a tech conference, rather than to compare. :P

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    Excuse me, bortedwards, my rats are not misogynistic. The girls would smack them into next week if they tried.

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    My perpetually filthy mind also thinks “orgy” would fit into that middle circle.

    It would be a very bad idea to combine all three.

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    Dalillama, Schmott Guy

    It would be a very bad idea to combine all three.

    Although the idea of an orgy in a ball pit generates some amusing visuals.

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    chigau (違う)

    How do you wash the balls in a ball pit?

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    UnknownEric the Apostate

    How do you wash the balls in a ball pit?

    The teenage me wants so badly to make a Beavis and Butthead reference right now.

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    with a ball-washer. I think they had one in an episode of Supernatural.

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    Well, since it’s vaguely on-topic… I recently attended a tech conference and after noting that most of the presenters were men, deliberately attended (with one exception for a session I thought would not be useful to me at all) all the sessions presented by women that I could. I ended up going to at least a couple that I probably wouldn’t have without this consideration and ended up seeing 4 presentations from men and 6 (could have been 7) from women. Including timeslot conflicts 33% of all sessions had at least one woman presenting. I noted on the conference feedback that this was an improvement from last year (25%), and that the diversity was otherwise a little lacking (100% white, and this city isn’t that homogeneous).

    Was this a bad idea?

  12. 12

    HA! I adjusted this a bit and sent it to my wife who’s at ASHG right now

  13. 13
    John Horstman

    @2: Agreed – I do not understand the hate for play pits I occasionally encounter.

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    I wouldn’t know. I don’t go to these conference things.

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    Pieter B, FCD

    Ball pits and bacteria: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/10532011/

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