Somewhere out there, a woman named Sarah Perez is probably very frustrated by technology. No, not me, a different Sarah Perez. She signs up at websites to receive information, and it never comes. Friends invite her to gatherings, and she never hears about it. She tries to reset her password, but the password reset never arrives.
Technology has played a major role in bringing women into the workplace, and provided a largely gender-neutral communications platform. But there is still a way to go in terms of achieving full gender equity in the IT&T sector and more broadly in society.
A highlight of yesterday's excellent LinuxCon and CloudOpen conference was definitely the kernel panel featuring Sarah Sharp, Ted Ts'o, Greg K-H, Linus Torvalds and moderator James Bottomley. Some quotes:
Sarah: "There are misconceptions about the kernel community. Younger people don’t see linux as sexy, but perhaps Android makes it more of interest.
For some bizarre reason between now and 2 days ago, my Google voice switched from being a female voice to a male one. It also sounds quite British now (not sure, only heard 2 words)?
But I haven't changed any settings, still on English (US).
Anyone else been experiencing Google Now being quite ambiguous in the gender department? I was a bit startled :p
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We have asked for the display (optional) of your gender. So this way if a male is talking to a female and she doesn't like that the male is refering to her as a male, or vise versa, you now have the option in user cp/profile edit/all the way at the bottom, you can select male or female and the default is nothing the way it is now.
I'm trying to install MS Office with wine1.5 on 32bit Ubuntu 12.04. I've followed the instructions here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1885051 and everything worked fine setting it all up, but now that I come to try and install the .exe file nothing is happening.