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TR's Hot Topic: IT is run by illiterate, idiotic men

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
TECHREPUBLIC COMMUNITY NETNOTE NEWSLETTER for November 8, 2005

TR'S HOT TOPIC: IT IS RUN BY ILLITERATE, IDIOTIC MEN

The question of the week seems to be " Is IT degenerating into a field
where idiots rule?" The prevailing notion that most IT pros can't speak
or type properly dovetails nicely with this theme, but the related idea
that IT has been and forever will be a male dominated profession does
lend itself to some interesting, ironic, and often comical conclusions.
The solution, it seems, is to elect a new IT Queen from amongst the
TechRepublic membership, which will solve all out tech-related
problems.

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE TECHNICAL Q&A QUESTIONS

1. HOW DO I EDIT A GIF FILE
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2. SERVER DESIGN
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3. HARD DISK INFO RECOVERY
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4. NETWORKING ERRORS
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5. WINDOWS XP PRO, GPEDI
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6. PC REBOOTING: PART 2
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7. MEMORY NOT REPORTED CORRECTLY
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8. WHAT'S LOCKING OUT MY DOMAIN PROFILE?
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9. WINDOWS 2000 SERVER LOSES SHARES AFTER RE-BOOT
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10. ONLY BOOTS WITH REBOOT BUTTON OR RESTART
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=183739&start=0

Find more open Technical Q&A questions with our All Open Questions
filter.
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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

1. IS IT DEGENERATING INTO A FIELD WHERE IDIOTS RULE?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11189-0.html?forumID=3&threadID=183755&start=0

2. SHOULD IT PROS BE REQUIRED TO SPEAK AND WRITE LITERATELY?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=183641&start=0

3. WHY IS IT NEARLY ALL MALE?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=181966&start=0

4. EVERYONE VOTE TO MAKE ITGIRLI THE NEXT QUEEN IN IT
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=183853&start=0

5. WHY WORK WHERE YOU AREN'T HAPPY?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11181-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=183711&start=0

6. HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH YOUR CURRENT IT JOB?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11181-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=183551&start=0

7. ROCK AND HARD PLACE
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8. UNEXPECTED FAILURE
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=96&threadID=183791&start=0

9. IS IT EVER RIGHT TO YELL?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11179-0.html?forumID=7&threadID=184016&start=0

10. DEBUNKING THE MYTH OF A DESPERATE SOFTWARE LABOR SHORTAGE
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11181-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=183300&start=0

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"TOO HOT FOR TR"

The following discussions were sufficiently non-technical or
controversial to be suppressed from TechRepublic's Hot and New
Discussions lists.

1. WHY ARE ALL THE GURUS ASIAN?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=183810&start=0

2. IS THERE AN ABSOLUTE RIGHT AND WRONG?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=183741&start=0

3. FRIDAY YUK? ANYONE? ANYONE?
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=184030&start=0

4. I HATE DEMOCRATS
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=183299&start=0

5. HAVE YOU HAD A DIVORCE? NEED TIPS.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=169818&start=0

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