On the wearing of beards...

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Do you have a beard?

I'm a math's teacher.
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I'm a programmer.
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I have one of those goatee beards that seem like a good idea at the time.
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Of course. Just look at my avatar.
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No. I'm not old enough or clever enough.
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I once built a computer from a circuit diagram in Popular Electronics.
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On the wearing of beards...

Postby pootman » Tue May 22, 2007 1:12 pm

My current plan for the future is to become a math's teacher when the kids get a bit older. When I was younger, beards were compulsory for programmers and math's teachers, so I guess i'll have to grow another one when the time comes. How many folks here have beards?
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RE: On the wearing of beards...

Postby donoreo » Tue May 22, 2007 1:22 pm

I had one for a while when I was in the navy, just because I could.
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RE: On the wearing of beards...

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue May 22, 2007 1:50 pm

I have had a beard since I was 18, it started off as a full beard, and has shrunk to a goatee over the years.
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RE: On the wearing of beards...

Postby pootman » Tue May 22, 2007 2:53 pm

I'm not quite ready for a full beard yet, so it's a regularly trimmed thin-beard. I've seen enough bad goatees to make an itv2 documentary, presumably approaching it from the other side yields better results?
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Postby nelz » Tue May 22, 2007 3:18 pm

I've had a full beard since I was 19. It hasn't shrunk but it the colour does appear to have faded in the sunlight :(
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Postby risc_user » Tue May 22, 2007 3:30 pm

I think I'm destined to have a beard. I have one of those 5-minutes-later-stubble beards like Homer Simpson.
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Postby M0PHP » Tue May 22, 2007 4:04 pm

I've got a small goatee, had it for a couple of years now.. I can't remember when exactly :) I'm not a fully-fledged programmer, but a scripter. Does that count? :D
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RE: On the wearing of beards...

Postby pootman » Tue May 22, 2007 4:43 pm

Maybe there's a subconscious scale. Scripts:Goatee <-> C++:Full-Beard

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Postby 1slipperyfish » Tue May 22, 2007 6:49 pm

does that count as a goatee?????????????
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Re: RE: On the wearing of beards...

Postby towy71 » Tue May 22, 2007 6:56 pm

M0PHP wrote:I've got a small goatee, had it for a couple of years now.. I can't remember when exactly :) I'm not a fully-fledged programmer, but a scripter. Does that count? :D

Don't go out in a high wind or those whiskers will get blown away ;-)

I've grown and shaved off all manner of beards and had some stuck on when there wasn't time to grow one :roll:
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Postby Rhakios » Tue May 22, 2007 6:58 pm

Well, I have a beard but none of the options fit me. I have a BSc in Biology, a subject where beards are almost as popular as they are among Geologists, but I didn't grow mine until I was about 25; then again, up till then I wasn't exactly mad-keen on shaving either ;)
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Postby nordle » Tue May 22, 2007 7:55 pm

Mine never makes it beyond the itchy stage, after a few days it HAS to be shaved off before I kill someone, or set myself on fire from friction scratching.

mmm.... I'm starting to really doubt my Slacker credentials, I'm going to have to go recompile something with --without-arts just to feel better.
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Postby M0PHP » Tue May 22, 2007 8:00 pm

towy: It's the showering I have to watch out for incase it washes off.... :D
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Postby Nigel » Tue May 22, 2007 8:00 pm

I've been a programmer for in excess of a quarter of a century, and never had the urge to grow a beard. But I've had a fair few colleagues who have... and some of them have been men :roll:
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Postby Rhakios » Tue May 22, 2007 8:05 pm

nordle wrote:mmm.... I'm starting to really doubt my Slacker credentials, I'm going to have to go recompile something with --without-arts just to feel better.


Oh just learn to smoke a pipe, or at least get one to chew on. Your adept pipe smoker will get by filling the bowl only once a day and it will be lit for hardly any of that time, so it's not much for others to object to. :)
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