fun with demographics

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  1. I wonder what the corellation is between:

    - all cyclists
    - those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research
    - those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing) position in the private sector
    in a tech-based SME
    - higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff
    - other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)
    - Linux users
    - males with beards

    I think there is a very high set intersection in all these categories; with some clearly fitting
    into more than one set ;)

    Alex
     
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  2. Simon Mason

    Simon Mason Guest

    "Mr [email protected] (2.3 zulu-alpha) [comms room new build]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I wonder what the corellation is between:
    >
    > - all cyclists
    > - those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research

    No, but when I'm not doing my proper job, I lend my lab analytical skills to those graduates who
    don't have my 28 years experience. Then they get all the credit!

    > - those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing)
    position
    > in the private sector in a tech-based SME

    No

    > - higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff
    > - other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)

    Left school at 16.

    > - Linux users
    Windows XP

    > - males with beards
    I've got a 'tache lke Eddie Shoestring.

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  3. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    Mr [email protected] (2.3 zulu-alpha) [comms room new build] wrote:

    > - all cyclists

    I'm all cyclist, alright!

    > - those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research

    No

    > - those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing) position in the private sector
    > in a tech-based SME

    No - well, I am customer-facing, but not in that sense. I do systems design and analysis, and
    application design. And stuff. Lots of "stuff" :)

    > - higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff

    That would be me :)

    > - other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)

    Nah - thick as two short planks. IQ not much over 150, as last measured.

    > - Linux users

    Guilty as charged :-D Also Mac user, if that counts.

    > - males with beards

    Perrish the thort.

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    I wonder if you wouldn't mind piecing out our imperfections with your thoughts; and while you're
    about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.

    http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/09.shtml#103 http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/09.shtml#104
     
  4. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "Mr [email protected] (2.3 zulu-alpha) [comms room new build]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I wonder what the corellation is between:
    >
    > - all cyclists

    Guilty as charged

    > - those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research

    Not on your nellie!!

    > - those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing)
    position
    > in the private sector in a tech-based SME

    Used to be -- but I escaped

    > - higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff

    Are there any higher level IT people? I classify all IT people below pond life.

    > - other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)

    30 yers agoo I kuddnt speel injeanear -- now i R won :)

    > - Linux users

    See comment above on pond life.

    > - males

    Last time I looked, Yes.

    > with beards

    I haven't shaved today (yet) if that counts.

    >
    > I think there is a very high set intersection in all these categories;
    with
    > some clearly fitting into more than one set ;)

    ??

    T
     
  5. Paul - XXX

    Paul - XXX Guest

    Mr [email protected] (2.3 zulu-alpha) [comms room new build] deftly scribbled ;

    > I wonder what the corellation is between:
    >
    > - all cyclists

    Cyclist, car and Landrover driver, motorcycle rider / competitor.

    > - those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research

    Nope .. , just been made redundant from a 'high profile' position in engineering to be a caretaker
    at a primary school. It's a 'lifestyle change'.

    > - those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing)

    Used to be, but in engineering.

    > position in the private sector in a tech-based SME

    Nope

    > - higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff
    > - other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)
    > - Linux users

    Windows.

    > - males with beards

    Nope, never ..

    > I think there is a very high set intersection in all these categories; with some clearly fitting
    > into more than one set ;)
    >
    > Alex

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  6. John

    John Guest

    On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 13:34:02 -0000, "Mr [email protected] \(2.3 zulu-alpha\) [comms room new build]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I wonder what the corellation is between:
    >
    >- all cyclists
    Yes, bicycle, no car.
    >- those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research
    No
    >- those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing) position in the private sector
    > in a tech-based SME
    Yes
    >- higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff
    Sort of, Project Management Consultant for IT company
    >- other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)
    Physics Degree
    >- Linux users
    No
    >- males with beards
    Yes (at the moment)
    >
    >I think there is a very high set intersection in all these categories; with some clearly fitting
    >into more than one set ;)
    Well, I seem to have lent some support to your hypothesis

    Best regards, John
     
  7. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    David Damerell wrote:

    >> - males with beards
    > Real ale drinkers?

    Same thing, surely?

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    Guy
    ===
    I wonder if you wouldn't mind piecing out our imperfections with your thoughts; and while you're
    about it perhaps you could think when we talk of bicycles, that you see them printing their proud
    wheels i' the receiving earth; thanks awfully.

    http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/09.shtml#103 http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/09.shtml#104
     
  8. "Mr [email protected] (2.3 zulu-alpha) [comms room new build]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I wonder what the corellation is between:
    >
    > - all cyclists

    If I'm not, I want to know who's left all the oily bits lying round my house

    > - those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research

    I work in academia, but I'm not doing the research

    > - those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing)
    position
    > in the private sector in a tech-based SME

    Nope. Don't like the private sector - they expect results :)

    > - higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff

    Theoretically, but usually I doubt it....

    > - other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)

    No.

    > - Linux users

    When necessary. And Unix. And Windows. And Macs. And.... well, I'm sure you get the idea. I think
    it's an extension of my juvenile tv addiction - anything with a VDU.....

    > - males with beards

    Male, clean shaven.

    > I think there is a very high set intersection in all these categories;
    with
    > some clearly fitting into more than one set ;)

    Ain't we a bunch of conformists.......

    E
     
  9. David Nutter

    David Nutter Guest

    Tony W <[email protected]> said:
    >
    >
    >> - Linux users
    >
    > See comment above on pond life.

    I always think of Windows victims^Wusers as close relatives of a certain type of motorist; they both
    blindly use inefficient systems regardless of fitness-for-purpose resulting in frustratation, anger
    and eventually a crash...

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

    Regards,

    -david: male, Linux-using, research assistant...if only I had a beard
     
  10. "Simon Mason" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Left school at 16.
    >

    Perhaps I was unclear (I suppose I had confused things by mentioning the title Dr, although there
    *do* appear to be several of these on this froup!) - but by "brainy" people I did not mean that they
    *must* posess a degree or similar qualifications.

    There are also the self-taught types (myself included, I left after a-levels) - I had always
    considered Simon to be a very intelligent chap - and he always seems to be conducting some kind of
    experiment when he is not listening to odd stuff on the wireless or re-housing sundry felines,
    like one of those old-school Northern "inventor / mad scientist" types. This is the sort of spirit
    I admire ;)

    And I can only think Guy was being ironic when he said 150 wasn't a *high* IQ ;)

    Alex
     
  11. >- all cyclists

    I am a cyclist

    >- those who are working in academia of some sort in high level research

    Not in research, but I do some work tutoring 1st year PhD students in science communication.

    >- those in an equivalent "research" (i.e. internal customer-facing) position in the private sector
    > in a tech-based SME

    Train various subjects in private sector too

    >- higher level (i.e. real technical people, not just helpdesk droids) IT staff

    Oh no, I couldn't describe myself as a techie - but I do train people coming into HE who are of a
    more "mature" age who may not have used a computer as a tool of academic life in how the computer
    can be a useful tool in their studies

    >- other scientists and "brainy" people (Doctors, medical or otherwise and the like)

    Last time IQ was measured it was 150 something or other. I'm doing an MSc - does that count?

    >- Linux users

    Sadly, I am a Macrocr*p XP Professional user :(

    >- males with beards

    Nah. Nor am I a female with a beard. I am however, married to a bald man with a beard - does
    that count?

    Cheers, helen s

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  12. Simon Mason

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    "Mr [email protected] (2.3 zulu-alpha) [comms room new build]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Simon Mason" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    > >
    > > Left school at 16.
    > >
    >
    > Perhaps I was unclear (I suppose I had confused things by mentioning the title Dr, although there
    > *do* appear to be several of these on this froup!) - but by "brainy" people I did not mean that
    > they *must* posess a degree or similar qualifications.
    >
    > There are also the self-taught types (myself included, I left after a-levels) - I had always
    > considered Simon to be a very intelligent chap - and he always seems to be conducting some kind of
    > experiment when he is
    not
    > listening to odd stuff on the wireless

    That's very nice of you to say so :) I conducted an experiment at 0500 in bed the other day lying
    there half asleep. My minidisc remote control has a directional AM radio inside. I tuned into the
    Voice of Russia on 1323 kHz, which I know broadcasts from a relay station at Wachenbrunn in Germany.
    I rotated the radio until the station was nulled out. The radio was now pointing at the transmitter
    site in Germany.

    Then tuned to 1386 kHz, which was broadcasting the same programme, but from Bolshakovo in the
    Kaliningrad exclave of Russia. Moving the radio to null out this new transmitter made a second
    angle. By triangulating the two angles I could work out that I was indeed in bed. Aha, you might
    say, I could be at the exact opposite point, having only two angles to work with. Yes, but that
    would put me in Armenia and it would be 0900 there and light. It was dark, so I must be I
    Yorkshire :) I thank you.
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  13. Tony W

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    "David Nutter" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Tony W <[email protected]> said:
    > >
    > >
    > >> - Linux users
    > >
    > > See comment above on pond life.
    >
    > I always think of Windows victims^Wusers as close relatives of a certain type of motorist; they
    > both blindly use inefficient systems regardless of fitness-for-purpose resulting in frustratation,
    > anger and eventually a crash...
    >
    > Sorry, couldn't resist. :)

    Horses for courses. For a lot of things Windows is (sadly) the de facto standard. Its 'orrible, not
    suitable for any real computing (i.e. real time control systems) or much in the way of number
    crunching. As a type writer its OK until the screen goes blue :(

    I've used over 20 OS in my career -- and still think George IV on the old ICL 1900 series was as
    good as most (removes tongue from cheek!!)

    T
     
  14. "Simon Mason" <[email protected]> wrote: ) It was dark, so I must be I Yorkshire :) I
    thank you.

    "Clap, clap, clap."
     
  15. Danny Colyer

    Danny Colyer Guest

    >>> - males with beards
    >> Real ale drinkers?
    >
    > Same thing, surely?

    Nah. Like I mentioned yesterday, my missus won't let me grow a beard
    :-(

    I only want to because shaving's such a PITA.

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  17. Tony W

    Tony W Guest

    "Danny Colyer" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Mr [email protected] wrote:
    > > And I can only think Guy was being ironic when he said 150 wasn't a *high* IQ ;)
    >
    > It's not all that high, just about high enough to hold an intelligent conversation ;-)
    >
    > (165 at last - actually only - measurement).

    I feel fick
     
  18. Just Zis Guy

    Just Zis Guy Guest

    On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 20:21:19 -0000, "Tony W" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I feel fick

    Here, have this bucket.

    Guy
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  19. Nick Kew

    Nick Kew Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, one of infinite monkeys
    at the keyboard of "Tony W" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I always think of Windows victims^Wusers as close relatives of a certain type of motorist;
    >
    > Horses for courses. For a lot of things Windows is (sadly) the de facto standard.

    Erm, I think you just made his point. As in "Horses for courses. For a lot of things Cars are
    (sadly) the de facto standard" You actually sacrifice more by dispensing with a car than by getting
    rid of windoze.

    > Its 'orrible, not suitable for any real computing (i.e. real time control systems)

    That's a specialist task. Most of the systems that beat windoze for desktop and server use aren't
    suitable for that, either.

    > or much in the way of number crunching. As a type writer its OK until the screen goes blue
    > :(

    My screen doesn't go blue. Period.

    > I've used over 20 OS in my career -- and still think George IV on the old ICL 1900 series was as
    > good as most (removes tongue from cheek!!)

    Hmmm, I have very faint memories of (IIRC) George III, before my then-Client upgraded to VMS.

    --
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