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Top Ten Geek Girls

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the holiday-weekend-is-starting-early dept.

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TurboPatrol writes "CNET have published a list of the Top Ten Girl Geeks throughout history. The winners include the elegant Ada Byron (the world's first computer programmer), Grace Hopper (invented the compiler) and Lisa Simpson (invented the perpetual motion machine — well, in the world of cartoons). Some of the entries are fascinating, for example Marie Curie apparently used to carry plutonium in her jacket pockets. Have they missed anyone out?" At least two entries on the list are stupid. I guess someone thought they were funny.

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Leah? (3, Interesting)

fernandoh26 (963204) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948812)

What about Leah Culver?

http://leahculver.com/ [leahculver.com]

*hawtness*

Also, Flickr Account (4, Funny)

fernandoh26 (963204) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948888)

Forgot to add, here's a link to her Flickr acct:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/leahculver/ [flickr.com]

I'm not a stalker or nothin, just wanted to post that before I go back to hiding in the bushes with my binoculars.....

Re:Also, Flickr Account (0, Offtopic)

empaler (130732) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949064)

Funny thing, I found this blog [blogspot.com] today when Googling something completely different, but found it very interesting. Anyway, I guess this book [smugmug.com] was written about you.

Re:Leah? (4, Insightful)

somegeekynick (1011759) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949174)

I'd include Sophie Germaine [wikipedia.org] [wikipedia.org] Germain was particularly interested in Joseph-Louis Lagrange's teachings and submitted papers and assignments under the pseudonym "Monsieur Le Blanc", a former student of Lagrange's. Lagrange was so impressed by the paper that he asked to meet Le Blanc, and Germain was forced to reveal her identity to him. Lagrange apparently considered her a talented mathematician and became her mentor. On a lighter note, how about Britney spears [britneyspears.ac] [britneyspears.ac]? ;) P.S. I don't post much at /.. Could someone tell me how to post a comment without replying to an earlier comment?(i.e. Reply to This).

Real geeks only please (4, Insightful)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948834)

I'm glad to RTFA and see people like Eugenia or Steph the Geek not on the list, HOWEVER, wtf is Paris Hilton, LISA FSCKING SIMPSON, or Aleks Krotoski on the list? Did they run out at 6 or 7 geeks, and needed filler? Paris Hilton is described as "She might look trendy on the outside, but inside this girl is all binary." WTF?

Re:Real geeks only please (5, Funny)

pigeon (909) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948878)

Well, inside she's mostly zero's..

Re:Real geeks only please (5, Funny)

diersing (679767) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948900)

I have a hunch where the 1 gets inserted

Re:Real geeks only please (2, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949156)

She runs on a very simple program:

10 Say "Yes, I'll have sex with you" 20 GOTO 10

-Eric

Re:Real geeks only please (2, Funny)

empaler (130732) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949254)

What do you mean, the 1? That girls is all about ones. And I don't mean cold ones [hrwiki.org] , either.

Re:Real geeks only please (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948920)

I think they meant that she's one-dimensional.

Re:Real geeks only please (3, Insightful)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949010)

I second this. One of the members of a local open source club wanted to encourage the fairer sex to join. I was gonna send this as an idea for encouragement, then I got to Paris Hilton.

Yeah, that just insulted girl geeks everyone,

Re:Real geeks only please (1)

Mooga (789849) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949318)

I do, however has a M$ tee shirt with Paris Hilton's name on it in HUGE PINK LETTERS. Thank you ACM!

Obg. Homer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949018)

LISA! In this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!!
Hey, I'm not complaining. Jesus is likely in the list of people who've made the most historical impact. Prince Hamlet's more famous than you too, deal with it.

Re:Real geeks only please (3, Insightful)

griffeymac (625596) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949108)

I agree. Owning a PSP does not a geek make. Now if Paris had a PSP and then installed Linux on it, maybe I'd reconsider....

Re:Real geeks only please (4, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949240)

Paris Hilton is described as "She might look trendy on the outside, but inside this girl is all binary." WTF?

It must be very empowering to women to know that it's apparently impossible to compile a list of even ten prominent geek women without padding it with fictional characters and vacuous celebrities.

-Eric

Re:Real geeks only please (5, Insightful)

clacke (214199) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949330)

Yes. Where the hell is Anousheh?

Ok, you go to space, you blog about it, the blog gets slashdotted. And you don't even beat Paris Hilton in geekiness? Nothing to see here, move along.

Re:Real geeks only please (1)

Randolpho (628485) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949376)

PARIS HILTON == BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Lisa Simpson, however, makes sense. Alex Krotoski I've never heard of.

Lisa Simpson? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948840)

Isn't it a little bit sad when one of the Top 10 geek "girls" throughout history has to be a cartoon character. Are there really that few women geeks to choose from?

Re:Lisa Simpson? (5, Insightful)

qwijibo (101731) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948982)

I doubt this article will end up in any history textbooks. However, I think Lisa Simpson is a much better candidate in every way than Paris Hilton. As a cartoon, she has all the fakeness of Paris Hilton, but the benefit of script writers to give her a personality. =)

Re:Lisa Simpson? (4, Funny)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948998)

What's sad is that we haven't learned from history and realized that women have smaller brains then monkeys and cannot be practically educated. Khazakistani scientists have proven it time and time again. :)

paris hilton? (0, Offtopic)

coaxial (28297) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948850)

Well I guess she does have a good publicist.

Re:paris hilton? (2, Informative)

udderly (890305) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948986)

Paris Hilton a "geek girl?" Whatever. She is the most clueless tramp that ever walked the planet. Her idiocy is legendary: http://www.thesuperficial.com/archives/2006/01/19/ paris_hilton_is_a_genius.html [thesuperficial.com] . She's the perfect example of someone who's famous for being famous.

Re:paris hilton? (2, Insightful)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949070)

doesn't change the fact that to be a geek, your IQ has to be higher than that of an average turnip. A requirement which she most certainly does not meet.

Plutonium? Unlikely (5, Informative)

91degrees (207121) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948852)

Plutonium was created in the 1940's. Marie Curie died in the 1930's.

What is interesting, in a disturbiung way, is that Marie Curies workbooks that she used while discovering radium are still considered dangerously radioactive.

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (1)

mattwarden (699984) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948930)

What is interesting, in a disturbiung way, is that Marie Curies workbooks that she used while discovering radium are still considered dangerously radioactive.

Curiously, given this story, there is a similar story floating around about Paris Hilton, albeit not involving science workbooks.

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (4, Interesting)

IWannaBeAnAC (653701) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949022)

I havn't visited her old rooms (in the basement of the Sorbonne) myself, but I've met a few people who have. If you turn off all the lights, you can see the walls, glowing in the dark.

They had a big scare a few years ago, when they were auctioning off some old furniture. Turned out some of it dangerously radioactive.

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (3, Funny)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949042)

Plutonium was created in the 1940's. Marie Curie died in the 1930's.

Holy shit... are you saying Marie Curie could travel back in time!? WTF? OMG?!

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (5, Funny)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949326)

Well she had to get plutonium back to herself somehow. I'm sure in 1985 you can get plutonium at your local conrer store but in the 1930's it's a bit harder to come by.

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949084)

smarty pants... its says "polonium" get off speed-reading

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (1)

Loconut1389 (455297) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949278)

Summary says plutonium, story says polonium, though not specifically in relation to being carried in her pockets.

Article: ... "Curie used to walk around with her pockets stuffed full of test tubes containing radioactive isotopes."

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (1)

Loconut1389 (455297) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949336)

though the graphic by #8 does say plutonium.. missed that.

Re:Plutonium? Unlikely (2, Funny)

slowbad (714725) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949086)

Is that plutonium in your pocket, Marie, or are you just happy to see me?

Plutonium in her pocket? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948860)

Some of the entries are fascinating, for example Marie Curie apparently used to carry plutonium in her jacket pockets.


After she was dead, presumably, as it was not discovered in her lifetime.

Paris Hilton??? W - T - F (4, Interesting)

$RANDOMLUSER (804576) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948866)

I'd have gone for Willow Rosenberg [wikipedia.org] instead.

And here I was... (1)

lupine_stalker (1000459) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948876)

And here I was thinking that you were going to link me to a page on "Librarian Fantasy" porn.

where the hell (4, Insightful)

wud (709053) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948890)

is morgan webb?

Re:where the hell (2, Interesting)

DrPizza (558687) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949134)

Indeed.

Or the Daemonette (Ceren Ercen).

Where TF is.... (4, Informative)

gr8_phk (621180) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949342)

Sophie Germain [wikipedia.org] was quite the math geek - even has a type of prime number named after her. Had to use a psedonym because women weren't supposed to be mathematicians back then. Clearly the folks who wrote the article didn't do any real research.

Grace Hopper (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948918)

A woman invented COBOL? This does not surprise me. *ducks*

Me and my joystick (2, Funny)

ma11achy (150206) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948924)

Hey! Maybe Paris can come over to my house and we can play games together.

I've got a great joystick.

Re:Me and my joystick (2, Insightful)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949112)

What you failed to mention is that your joystick hasn't been used by anyone other than you since 1983.

Come one... this /. you were asking for it :)

Re:Me and my joystick (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949304)

That's not what your mother said last night....

BUCKFUTTER!!!

What about... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948928)

Uh, hello? Fiorella Terenzi?

http://www.fiorella.com/fiorprofile.htm [fiorella.com]

Re:What about... (1)

MERVERNATOR (589408) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949090)

thats right. exactly who I was going to post as a reminder. btw.. I recently updated that profile page for her.. just in time. lol.

Cynthia Breazeal! (4, Insightful)

PHAEDRU5 (213667) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948932)

It's a shame they missed her: http://web.media.mit.edu/~cynthiab/ [mit.edu]

Re:Cynthia Breazeal! (3, Funny)

tb3 (313150) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949256)

'Fess up, you were watching PBS last night, weren't you?

Huh? (1, Redundant)

IWannaBeAnAC (653701) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948934)

Are there really so few geek girls out there that they can't even make a TOP 10 list, and need to pad it out with Lisa Simpson and Paris "throw up in my face" Hilton ? How insulting can you get - if they really couldn't think of more than 8 real, live, girls, then even Trinity would have been a better choice.

I wonder... (1)

tkrotchko (124118) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948936)

...about the selections. I assume Paris Hilton is on the list just to be controversial and create a buzz. Daryl Hannah? Huh?

And to be kind, the "facts" about Grace Hopper can be disputed. Contrary to the layman's belief, she didn't invent COBOL. There is a dispute about whether she invented the compiler (there are many people who give credit to John Backus at IBM), and certainly she didn't discover the first "bug" nor did she popularize the term. Now Grace Hopper was brilliant, but I always got the feeling that the Navy made sure we knew about Adm. Hopper just because her story was so appealing to the public.

(Next thing you know, somebody will claim Henry Ford invented Mass Production, or that Columbus discovered the world was round).

Re:I wonder... (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949392)

Ada Lovelace's contribution was somewhat exaggerated as well. Plus she was a bit of a nut. I'd recommend Doran Swade's "The Cogwheel Brain" - about Babbage and the Science Museums recreation of the difference engine.

As for Grace Hopper, while there's a lot of exaggeration, I'm sure she contributed a lot to computing.

Yuck. (5, Insightful)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948938)

Ah, CNet. Just when one thought you couldn't get any less useful, you squander a potentially really neat article idea on tired Simpsons and Paris Hilton jokes. I hate to say this to anyone.. but you are really not funny.

A girl geek friend of mine works for CNet. I wonder how well her and her fellows are taking this.

Paris Hilton or Madame Curie... hmmm (5, Insightful)

maynard (3337) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948940)

Did I just see Madame Curie and Rosalind Franklin compared with Paris Hilton and Lisa Simpson? One two time Nobel Prize winner and another near Nobel Prize winner compared to a coke snorting self promoting gamer and a cartoon character.

I give up.

Re:Paris Hilton or Madame Curie... hmmm (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949346)

I must take issue with your comment - Lisa Simpson certainly is *not* a coke snorting self promoting gamer.

What about Heddy lamar? Spread Spectrum anyone? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948942)

Seriously, Heddy Lamar helped develop the ideas behind spread spectrum that we use today.

Paris Hilton should be on every list (5, Funny)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#16948958)

Paris Hilton is the loveable hateable icon of absurdity. She should be on every list. Sexiest woman (#47 Paris Hilton), best actress in a foreign film (#23 Paris Hilton), world's strongest man (#97 Paris Hilton), most downloaded interent video star (#3 Paris Hilton), most likely running mate for Barak Obama (#2 Paris Hilton), and people who remind you of the Olsen Twins (#1 Paris Hilton).

We laugh today... but I wouldn't be surprised if Paris isn't the first female US president... and most likely will be the first president to put electrolytes in the water supply.

welcome to most read article ever by /.ers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948964)

haha hahaha haha *snort*...

Niggers (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948972)

What about all the black geeks over in africa? They're so smart and inventive... LOL!
 

Emmy Noether (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16948978)

Emmy Noether?

Lise Meitner (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949000)

Mother of the Internet: "CNET, to go to your room" (2, Interesting)

chudik (746965) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949006)

how about Radia Perlman?

Re:Mother of the Internet: "CNET, to go to your ro (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949366)

I couldn't believe she wasn't on the list, lollipop shaped addressing looses out to Paris Hilton because she plays video games? WTF?

Hah (0, Troll)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949008)

The fact that they had to include a fictional character, and Paris Hilton, shows you just how little women have ever accomplished in the realm of technology.

Paris Fucking Hilton? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949014)

Paris Fucking Hilton?

PARIS FUCKING HILTON!?!?!?!

Aside from the cartoon this is a list of women with admirable intellectual
ability. And then they end the list with ***PARIS FUCKING HILTON****!?!?!?!

Hedy Lamar (4, Informative)

Hazrek (900706) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949036)

Seriously, Paris Hilton and Lisa Simpson, but they snubbed Hedy Lamar [wikipedia.org] ? I mean seriously, how can you top a gorgeous movie star geek?

Hedy Lamarr (November 9, 1913 - January 19, 2000) was an Austrian/American actress and communications technology innovator. Though known primarily for her great beauty, she also co-invented the first form of spread spectrum, a key to modern wireless communication.

Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil received U.S. patent #2,292,387 for their Secret Communication System. This early version of frequency hopping used a piano roll to change between 88 frequencies and was intended to make radio-guided torpedoes harder for enemies to detect or jam. The patent was little-known until recently because Lamarr applied for it under her then-married name of Hedy Kiesler Markey. Neither Lamarr nor Antheil made any money from the patent. It had expired by the time the U.S. military barely began using this system after 1962. It took electronics technology a long time to catch up with the concept.

Lamarr's frequency-hopping idea served as the basis for modern spread-spectrum communication technology used in devices ranging from cordless telephones to WiFi Internet connections. In 1997, the two of them received an EFF Pioneer Award for the invention.

Now that's hot, Paris.

What???? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949056)

No Bill Gates?

Come on, everyone who had the pleasure of hearing him scream with his high pitch voice knows better.

Can we replace? (1)

GreggBz (777373) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949068)

What a dumb number 1. Both figuratively and actually.

Can we replace Paris Hilton with Jerri Ellsworth [wikipedia.org] , please?

Boob picz plz (-1, Offtopic)

scenestar (828656) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949072)

Or GTFO!

The Girl(s) from Mythbusters? (2)

HardSide (746961) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949074)

I mean come on, what about the girl(s) of the mythbuster team:

Scottie Chapman [discovery.com] and Kari Byron [wikipedia.org]

Re:The Girl(s) from Mythbusters? (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949340)

I think Scottie quit or something.

VAVOOM!!! (1)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949078)

YEAH YEAH YEAH BABAY [wikimedia.org] !!!!!

S2N (1)

Toby The Economist (811138) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949092)

One of the ways to improve signal to noise is to cut down on the NOISE.

COBAL (1)

Loconut1389 (455297) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949100)

the article says she invented COBAL- thinking maybe there was something I didn't know, I googled around and found several other articles that say COBAL in one sentence and then COBOL in the next. Are all those articles typos, or is there a COBAL?

Re:COBAL (1)

tkrotchko (124118) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949260)

I think they misspelled CABAL. Grace Hopper invented the CABAL which led directly to a lot of secret meetings on whether to release the information to the public.

Re:COBAL (1)

Loconut1389 (455297) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949386)

funny, they seem to have corrected the article already- presumably after my comment on their site.

What about Hedy Lamarr (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949116)

and her "frequency hopping"??

Asian girls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949126)

I can't believe not a single asian chick made that list.

I have my own personal asian geek girl. How many of you do also? Muhaha

She's given me "access" to her fun parts with chmod strings, can kick my ass in video games, and spends every waking moment in lab.

Yeah, where is Asia Carrera? (2, Interesting)

georgeha (43752) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949188)

She knows her way around Solaris and UNIX.

Re:Yeah, where is Asia Carrera? (1)

jizzypop (981895) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949302)

I agree, Asia should definitly be on there, more so than Paris.

"geek girls", that's lame (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949132)

and a woman's place is in the kitchen making sandwiches.

Ada Lovelace (1)

laffer1 (701823) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949142)

I found it interesting that Ada Lovelace was listed as the first programmer. I thought recently new notes were discovered that indicate Babbage had done most of that work himself and she was merely interested in the machine. When I looked at this issue a few months ago, Wikipedia's article indicated Ada Lovelace was not the first programmer. Then again its wikipedia...

Anyone know what the current consensus is on Lovelace as the first programmer? My wife was taught that she was in her CS program, but I was taught there were questions on it. (i started after her)

She's on every internet list (1)

kbox (980541) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949150)

What "list of girls" on the internet would be complete without paris hilton.

Rock Bottom (1)

funked (719114) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949160)

This may be the worst article I've ever seen on /.

Re:Rock Bottom (2, Funny)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949264)

Didn't you hear? Slashdot was bought out by 12 year old girls.

Yes, they are indeed going to change the CSS to "OMG Ponies".

Re:Rock Bottom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949296)

Worst article ? You must be new here !

love it or hate it :-)) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16949162)

The list is great! And all of them deserve being on it. This list itself is totally geeky.

LS and PH -- it's too bad they won't live! But then again, who does?

cb

Two time Nobel lauerate ... (1)

CSLarsen (961164) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949182)

[Marie Curie] is the only person to have won a Nobel Prize in two different scientific disciplines.
Just to be pedantic. Linus Pauling [wikipedia.org] was awarded both the Nobel prize peace prize and for his work in chemistry.

Re:Two time Nobel lauerate ... (1)

GigsVT (208848) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949208)

Peace prize isn't scientific. If we are being pedantic, that is. :)

Re:Two time Nobel lauerate ... (1)

Moraelin (679338) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949320)

It says in two _scientific_ disciplines. Keyword: scientific.

Being awarded a Nobel peace prize is no doubt an achievement, but it's hardly science-related in any way.

My list of Top Ten Geek Girls (1)

SpaghettiPattern (609814) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949206)

My list of Top Ten Geek Girls:
  • Helen Duval
  • Busty...
Wait Girl Geeks ... never mind.

Terrible List (1)

Kainaw (676073) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949216)

First of all, why isn't it 12? With 12, you can make a calendar. Then, you could get current geek girls to portray the original geek girls and make a mint off the geek market.

Second, Paris is not a geek. A shallow, stupid, waste of oxygen - yes. A geek - no.

What definition of Geek are they using? (1)

Jawood (1024129) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949222)

definition of Geek [wikipedia.org] : is an individual who is fascinated, perhaps obsessively, by obscure or very specific areas of knowledge and imagination, usually electronic or virtual in nature. Geek may not always have the same meaning as the term nerd.

I understand how the scientists on the list made it, but Paris Hilton, Lisa Simpson, Mary Shelly, and Daryl Hannah?

Umm... What About... (2, Interesting)

Spud Zeppelin (13403) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949224)

Eve Andersson?

Mena Trott?

Barbara Broccoli?

J.K. Rowling?

Zoe Lofgren?

This seems like so much of the usual CNet feature-story drivel....

Odd... (1)

Vexorian (959249) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949232)

It is certainly odd to see that Marie Curie got 8th while lisa got 7th...

insulting? (1)

tomstdenis (446163) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949286)

That out of all the women in the world for geekyness they had a cartoon character and hilton ... [who's SIDEKICK was hacked, not blackberry].

Tom

You're kidding!!! (1)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949300)

What about Mae Ling Mak.....naked and petrified??????

Paris Hilton? (2)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949306)

Hey, the girl might be fun for 15 minutes at a time about once a month as long as you have your weiner wrapped in five condoms held on with duct tape, but a geek or a friend to geeks? No way.

Where the hell is Kari? (5, Insightful)

chibbie (859702) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949316)

Kari Byron [google.com] from MythBusters.

WTF?! Some of the entries are total bullsh*t. (4, Insightful)

WidescreenFreak (830043) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949324)

I want to know what the hell the author was smoking when this was written, beause that's some really potent stuff!

Why the f**k is Darryl Hannah on this list? She not a f**king geek! She's a left-wing, activist actress! Oh, wow, she made two board games. So what? That does not qualify her to bear the category of "geek" in any way, shape, or form.

Lisa Simpson? Paris Hilton? Others have discussed the stupidity of these entries, so I'm not going to bother reiterating them.

Why the hell are two of the most prominent girl geeks around not on this list -- Aluria Petrucci (aka Cali Lewis) and Amber McArthur [tv.com] ? Cali Lewis is one of the most famous tech geeks out there with her GeekBrief.TV video podcast that gets tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of downloads every day. Even if she's just a nice-on-the-eyes presenter, she still has far more qualifications than Hanna, Simpson, or Hilton. And Amber McArthur is just about every geek's wet dream - intelligent (holds several college degrees), co-host and producer of several tech podcasts and TVs shows, host of commandN video podcast, clearly has a love for tech, and is incredibly easy on the eyes.

I certainly can agree with Marie Curie, Ada Byron, and the others. I'll even give the nod to Mary Shelley. But some of the entires in this list completely destroy the credibility of whoever the person is who made this list.

Lucky to have seen one of them.... (1)

CrazyTalk (662055) | more than 7 years ago | (#16949362)

Grace Hopper recieived an honorary degree and spoke at my college graduation (Syracuse U. '86) - truly an amazing person. But, the whole "She invented the computer bug" story is part myth - the moth was discoved in the computer, true, and they called it the "First actual omputer bug" but they said that as a joke - the expression of calling a defect a "Bug" was in use prior to that.
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