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SexyCyborg FAQ

SexyCyborg Jun 11th, 2015 (edited) 70,615 Never
  1. SexyCyborg FAQ
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  3. I’m flattered that anyone is curious but it was taking a lot of time to answer the same questions and this way I can post one version with decent, proofread English that’s a bit more readable.
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  5. *I remember you- why did you stop posting last year?
  6. I got tired of reading unpleasant comments about me. It was both men and women, not a sexist thing. I just seem to bother some Westerners in a way Chinese have no problem with. It stopped being fun posting on overseas websites, so I just stopped. I've decided to post some recent projects and see how that goes but I this time I think won't be reading or replying to online comments and PMs. So if you say something to me and I don't reply it's not because I'm being rude, it's because I'm busy trying to make more interesting things to post:-)
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  8. *Where are you from?
  9. Shenzhen, China. It is in Guangdong province- I’m Cantonese. My pictures show life here. It’s a pretty great place and I am happy here.
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  11. *What is your job?
  12. I am a web developer using Ruby on Rails but transitioning to JS. I primarily do software but I have a little bit of exposure to hardware- Arduino and 3D printing. I am passionate about Open Source. I work at home doing freelance work for overseas companies. None of my clients know about my online persona. I'm keeping it that way until I see what sort of direction things take me and if there are any significant negative repercussions. That being said, coding is becoming increasingly challenging given the Internet access issues we have here in China so I may transition to something else.
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  14. In the past year I have become much more involved in Making, and the Maker movement. My projects are still very simple but I enjoy working on them and people seem to find them fun. I am well aware that the attention they get has little to do with their technical merits.
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  16. *Do you have a website? Where can I buy things from you?
  17. Very kind of you. Sorry I am not selling anything. Please just enjoy the pictures. All of the ones I have are posted here: http://sexycyborg.imgur.com my videos are here:
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  19. I don't have any commercial affiliation or endorse any products at the moment. All this is still just my hobby. I also have no Instagram, Kik, Facebook or Weibo account, anyone claiming to be me there isn't.
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  21. *Why do you look like...that...
  22. Visible body modification, weight issues and odd (or even inappropriate) taste in clothing are pretty normal for technical types. I'm just take it in direction that makes some people a bit uncomfortable (which artistic expression kind of should sometimes I think?). I live in a city of 12 million and not a single other person has my style clothing or my body mods. I don't know a person in my profession who looks like me. As a creative person that is a source of pride, as person living in a society were we are taught from an early age to value conformity above all else it is also very challenging.
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  24. "If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity." Bill Vaughan
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  26. It may be harder to be taken seriously looking how I do, but I don't play any game on Easy mode. If I can't convince someone of my competence within a few minutes of conversation the problem is my skill level, not my clothing. Frankly my skill level *is* an issue and knowing that I will be constantly called out, questioned and doubted makes me work that much harder to get better.
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  28. *What you are doing is unfair, a woman's appearance should have no bearing on her professional success.
  29. In an ideal world, sure. But men in tech use their appearance to their personal benefit:
  30. http://news.mit.edu/2014/study-says-attractive-men-fare-best-in-gaining-venture-capital
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  32. Why shouldn't we? I've met any number of guys in the startup world whose job is looking mature and patrician to VC types and have no hard skills other than height and greying temples. The shorter, bearded alpha-geeks don't cry "no fair!" they just use the tools at hand and get the job done. Demanding others "play fair" or play to the rules we like has not worked. Linguistic, data driven, hardware- or meatware, if your goal is to persuade why handcuff yourself with arbitrary rules no one else follows?
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  34. *How can you wear those clothes?
  35. Not an issue here in Shenzhen. No one bothers me. They notice but there is no problem. Our sex workers do not wear this kind of clothing as Chinese men prefer an innocent/cute/childish look. You can see from my 360 videos that aside from curious looks no one bothers me or cares very much. Most older Chinese women love it and are incredibly sweet and supportive since when they were my age during the Cultural Revolution all clothes were identical. Back then it was a real risk to sneak even the smallest alterations in order to give them a more feminine fit. In general most Chinese treat my clothes and appearance the way I do- as an exploration of newly found creativity and personal freedom.
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  37. For people making negative comments- while sex workers in your country might wear some similar clothing, women in your country also wear and do things that only sex workers in other, even more conservative countries would do. While we all would like to think our country sets the standard for the world it’s polite not to impose our standards on each other- no matter how surprising the differences. You can be sure if I visited your country I would dress so as to not cause offense.
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  39. *Why are you so skinny?
  40. Genetics. Like a lot of geeks I have less than ideal diet and exercise habits. Basically I eat an enormous amount and never exercise. My mother is the same. I mostly eat meat and vegetables though. I don’t like bread, rice or pasta very much.
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  42. *What are your measurements?
  43. I’m only 161cm tall :-( 41kg (5’3” 90lbs).
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  45. *How old are you.
  46. I don’t like to post my age since it makes it easier to identify me. I am a bit younger than I look. University age.
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  48. *Are you a model?
  49. No.
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  51. *Why don’t you model?
  52. My current work situation is really ideal and I have no desire to change or add to it.
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  54. Just cause you're hung like a moose doesn't mean you have to do porn
  55. -Kumar Patel
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  57. *Were you a guy before?
  58. (People actually ask this!) No, I was always a girl.
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  60. *When will we see nude pictures?
  61. This is illegal in China and the law is actively enforced. People on Reddit harass me endlessly about this, but since this is not my job there is no reason for me to take any chances. Please respect my choice and do not push.
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  63. *When will you post more projects?
  64. Sorry but I work full time and don’t often get the chance to take them. I post projects and pictures as I can. Please be patient.
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  66. *Are your boobs real?
  67. No. They are 800cc cohesive gel implants. I got them in Thailand, the largest size available in China is 600cc. The incision is under my arm. They are soft, but the skin is still a little tight. I have no pain, loss of sensitivity or problems with them.
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  69. *Why did you get implants?
  70. I could not get longer legs (height is most important in China) so I decided a big chest was the next best thing for looking better (or at least more interesting). I am a transhumanist with an interest in any kind of human augmentation. Any robot parts I can get I would- that’s why “Cyborg”.
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  72. *When will you visit America/Europe etc.?
  73. Probably not for a while. I really like China. There is a lot of opportunity here and I can wear what I like and look how I like. I am told this would be a problem elsewhere.
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  75. *Why do you speak English?
  76. For this FAQ I had it proofread and corrected by a native English speaker. Normally my English is just ok- particularly if I am writing quickly and trying to answer questions. I still work on it. We study English in school but the quality of instruction is not very good. I had private tutoring which helped a lot. Mostly from watching American TV shows and transcribing them for writing practice. Now I work in English, that helps.
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