The Great Beards Of Computer Science

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The Great Beards Of Computer Science

Posted 14 October 2008 - 10:05 AM

Any self respecting Computer enthusiast, programmer or scientist will sport a beard. Do you wear one?

Just check out Stallman, the god of beards:

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Otherwise, just put pictures of nerd/geek beards here :D

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:14 AM

Damn! I need to grow my beard out!
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:00 PM

Here's my Data Organization professor. I'm self-respecting but won't ever grow a beard. I'm sure Gabe is self-respecting and he won't ever grow a beard... I think.

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Re: The Great Beards Of Computer Science

Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:27 PM

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that

beard != "Great computer scientist";


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Re: The Great Beards Of Computer Science

Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:37 PM

I ironically share a similar name with this data organizer you speak of.

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:55 PM

The computer industry seems to be far above the average when it comes to facial hair.

I did a quick search, looking for a particular post I'd once seen. Strangely, I found two, two parters. This one forecasts success or failure based on the beard. Hair 1, Hair 2. Of special note, the on Python dev grew a beard subsequent to part one; now that's commitment.

Another pair is more of a rogues gallery, with emphasis on the hair.

I half tempted to post a photo; I'm pretty sure I have RMS beat. :P

Edit: Python, not Ruby

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 12:57 PM

What about pony tails?
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:19 PM

View Posthomemade-jam, on 14 Oct, 2008 - 03:57 PM, said:

What about pony tails?


Only if you take the hair tie out for the photo op. :P
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 01:22 PM

But of course - I trust you sport facial hair similar to hagrid?

Edit: One of those links reminded me of an internet game I found once where it showed you a picture of someone and you had to guess whether they were a serial killer/rapist or a famous programmer/technologist; unnervingly, it was fiendishly difficult!

Edit2: One quick google later... http://www.malevole....isc/killerquiz/

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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

I knew it! That's not Hagrid! That's a picture of you :P
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:49 PM

View Posthomemade-jam, on 14 Oct, 2008 - 03:22 PM, said:

But of course - I trust you sport facial hair similar to hagrid?

Edit: One of those links reminded me of an internet game I found once where it showed you a picture of someone and you had to guess whether they were a serial killer/rapist or a famous programmer/technologist; unnervingly, it was fiendishly difficult!

Edit2: One quick google later... http://www.malevole....isc/killerquiz/


I got 8/10. I'm surprised they didn't have a serial killer programmer.
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Re: The Great Beards Of Computer Science

Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:05 PM

View Posthomemade-jam, on 14 Oct, 2008 - 03:57 PM, said:

What about pony tails?

Any Unix admin I've ever worked for or met, has a long gray pony tail. Ironic!

What about the face of a liar & thief?

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Re: The Great Beards Of Computer Science

Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

Well I don't have a beard well not anymore but during the summer I sported a beard for a month or so, most of the programmer I know sport mustaches but none of them with a beard.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:27 PM

Programmers with those cop mustaches are soooo retro 1980's. Goes back to even the day when all programmers were expected to wear ties, stuffy shirts, and carry around a cup of coffee even if they didn't drink the stuff. But back then not drinking coffee was insane.

Those programmers are now burn outs that probably ran away into the woods to live as hermits. I read of one programmer who ran off and went into a log cabin, developed Apple Writer on nothing but paper and pencil by candle light.
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Re: The Great Beards Of Computer Science

Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:37 PM

& then there are the kind like Hans Reiser who write a File System, then hide their wifes body.
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