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To Hug or Not to Hug? Hacker News Commenters Unsure of How to Interact With Real Live Human Ladies

(Photo: Heated Forest)

It’s simply a part of life: sometimes, when you emerge from the depths of the Internet to refill your Star Trek mug with Stumptown coffee, you accidentally encounter a real live girl. You know, that genre of human being that has boobs and always keeps a copy of Lean In on her desk. Your heart might skip a few beats as you’re forced to pass by her, dreading having to interact with someone outside of your favorite IRC channel. A wave of relief hits you as she keeps her eyes glued to the floor and doesn’t acknowledge you: you’re safe. For now. Read More

Pinkwashing

Like Duh, Here are All the Things Wrong with the Fujitsu ‘Floral Kiss’ Laptop for Ladies

Not pink enough. (Photo: Fujitsu)

When we first caught wind of the fact that Fujitsu had finally, finally answered our prayers and developed the Floral Kiss laptop especially for people with two X chromosomes, we were so ecstatic we engaged in an impromptu pillow fight with our devastatingly beautiful female roommate. It’s a well-known fact that lady people don’t know how to use a regular computer–all those buttons, amiright?–so it was a total relief to know that there’s a company out there that understands that women prefer devices with names that sound like a tampon brand. Read More