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Meaning of GENDER MENDER

 
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(Or "gender bender", "gender blender", "sex changer", and even "homosexual adaptor") A cable connector shell with either two male or two female connectors on it, used to correct the mismatches that result when some loser didn't understand the eia-232c specification and the distinction between dte and dce. Used especially for EIA-232C parts in either the original d-25 or the ibm pc's d-9 connector.

There appears to be some confusion as to whether a "male homosexual adaptor" has pins on both sides (is doubly male) or sockets on both sides (connects two males).

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