How Can You Tell if a Cable is Male or Female?

How can you tell if the plug (or port) on the end of your cable is male or female? While it may seem like common sense in most cases, some cables can pose a bit of a challenge when determining the "sex". In this video, LockerGnome's Brandon Wirtz instructs me on the finer points of determining the gender of various cables.

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