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xkcd to the rescue again. Try this:
Doesn't help when software overuses such an annoying feature. A teacher at university actually insisted we respond to every user action with a popup acknowledging the action. User saves a file. Popup: "File saved". Well thank fuck you told me, because there is no way I would have noticed pressing the save button if you hadn't blocked me from doing my thing to show a popup! Or even worse: "Are you sure you want to action X?" where X is benign and completely reversable. Of course I fucking want to do X, I just told you I want to do X, why won't you do X already! I tried to explain to my teacher how I stop reading popups after the second one and how other people probably do the same, so it's better to use context based feedback. Disable the save button or something until there are changes to save again. Use popups only when it's absolutely critical to do so. But no, popups for everything. I see commercial software use this same braindead design. Needless to say, I ignore everything the software tells me, even the critical stuff.
In the backup scenario you present the users don't care. They pay someone else to care. But if shit hits the fan and they need a recovery, they will demand blood if they don't get what they paid for. Best to send warnings somewhere else instead.
No worries. Tourism NZ is already planning it's next promotion around this one: "Visit NZ - Free accommodation and food!*"
*Some conditions apply:
- - Must bring encrypted electronic device, but no password or key
- - Places are limited. First in first served
- - Eligibility will be judged on a case-by-case basis. Judges descision is final
- - Three months maximum stay
- - Must be 18 years or older
Your rant is based on a figure derived from an annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau of India. That figure is for reported rapes. Yes, India does appear to have a relatively low rate of reported rapes. But that doesn't mean that the actual rape rate is low for so many reasons. Reported rapes are a subset of all rapes. The more unreported rapes there are, the smaller that subset.
If there is a stigma associated with rape, for example if a young woman can't find a husband if everyone in her village knows she was raped, then there is a strong incentive not to report a rape. If a woman knows the perpetrator will blame her, and the police are likely to believe the perpetrator is right, then she may simply not bother to report the rape. Most rapes are committed by a relative or close friend of the family, so there may be family pressures not to report the rape. Rape within marriage is not even considered rape in India, so there is simply nothing to report because a judge can't do anything. I am sure there are many more reasons why a rape would not be reported.
So, officially a woman is raped in India every 20 minutes. In reality? Probably a lot more. The fact that so many women feel they can't even report a rape deserves everyones outrage. Maybe if India was a little less concerned with how the rest of the world sees it, and a little more concerned with actually solving its problems, then the rest of the world wouldn't make such an issue of it.
It really should be a big deal. We still have major cred overseas as that tiny country with the balls to tell the yanks to fuck off with their nukes. They still haven't forgiven us for that. Yet here we are helping them damage our own reputation as a fair, fearless, and independent nation. I guess we don't need our reputation when negotiating trade deals with other countries anymore. Maybe if we grovel really hard the US will throw us some scraps instead. Look at Australia (six prime ministers no less) begging Indonesia to save the lives of two of it's citizens on death row, a year after Australia was revealed to have spied on Indonesias’ president on behalf of the US. We don't need that. Reputation matters.
I am really happy the jury acquitted the activists who sabotaged the Waihopai spy station. It shows we haven't gone completely limp yet.
I probably will be a professor eventually," he says. "After I make all the money, and get old, turn 50-something. I'll be old and gray-haired and over-the-hill, I'll be teaching English in some rural facility somewhere. And I'll be like, 'You know, I used to be a famous celebrity. Here I am in your English class, and I used to be somebody famous.
There are too many other nuggets in there, here is just one...
The job market is really screwed up. A talented guy like me is easily worth seven figures or more in a good economy.
Gonna have a real hard time finding work now buddy. And you can forget about finding a girlfriend for a long time too. Sadly, I don't think this is the last we hear of this scum.