We hate the term "brogrammer," and so should you. However, a recent gaffe by some Microsoft coder somewhere gives a bit more evidence to the idea that a wee bit of immaturity might be lurking in the company's coding rank and file. According to a message posted by Paolo Bonzini to the (unofficial) Linux Kernel Mailing List, a small snippet of code found in Microsoft's Hyper-V a virtualization server was used every time a user loaded Linux within the virtual environment. The joke? The code itself, written in hexadecimal, was the string, "0xB16B00B5." Get it? "Big Boobs."
Rafael De La Torre
lol. So it's a programmer being a guy. I remember in Jr. high we use to do this on calculators. Oh wait...that was Jr. high after all...
Yep, immature and probably harmless, but they definitely have a point here about making the profession feel like a boys' club. Definitely not the right way to move forward.