Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 21:46:44 +1100
Reply-To: "Karsten M. Self" <karsten@IX.NETCOM.COM>
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From: "Karsten M. Self" <karsten@IX.NETCOM.COM>
Subject: Re: first name mapping to gender
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com>; from peter.flom@NDRI.ORG on Mon, Feb 12,
2001 at 02:13:37PM -0500
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on Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 02:13:37PM -0500, Peter Flom (peter.flom@NDRI.ORG) wrote:
> There was an interesting article in the NY Times today. Apparently,
> it's very popular in China to take names out of English dictionaries.
> One woman changed her name to Satan. According to the article, it is
> also popular to change your name in China
I know a Chinese "October", met whilst mountaineering in Death Valley
(hmm...paradoxical even). Now...is that male or female...
China (and even more so Mongolia) suffers from a surfeit of distinct
surnames. Various solutions have been proposed.
I once exploited this fact when identifying userids on a China-based box
which was spamming some systems of mine -- turned up four non-system
userids in six guesses....
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal