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Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by St.Creed (#48148559) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Ofcourse there are risks. But my pictures are in a drawer. Too bad if a burglar gets them, but that's what it takes. The problem is that many people still consider the pictures to be some sort of physical asset, rather than virtual assets that will be stored in literally dozens of places. And that's where the problem comes in. Because snapping a polaroid and physically giving that to her boyfriend would have been the same thing, but much safer (unless you have a nasty break-up). So there is a difference there that is very hard for people to grasp, apparently.

Comment: Re: if you ban cash (Score 2) 314

You may laugh. But last week I got a serious request from an acquintance to verify whether 2000 Kg. of unsorted Euro coins were real or fake. Pretty weird. So I did some research.

In 2012 in Germany, some folks managed to trade in 29 tonnes of coins at the Central Bank of Germany. Must have been quite a counting machine :) But they got 6 million euro in return (in notes) so I guess the trunk full of unmarked quarters was a pretty good deal. However, they weren't legit.

In 2013 some entrepreneurs tried it again with a container full of "old metal" that turned into Euro coins after customs, which they tried to trade in at the Central Bank of Belgium. Having been forewarned by the Germans, they had the enterprising Chinese arrested.

So I declined the opportunity to trade in 2000 Kg. of coins :)

Comment: Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

by St.Creed (#48133435) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Yes, I'm sure she asked her frigging PR firm for advice when she wanted to send nude pics to her boyfriend.

"So, old manager guy, I want to send some nude pictures to my boyfriend on internet. What's your advice?"
"Well, just send them to me first and I'll have a team check them out to see if that's a risk."

Besides, Apple fanboys are rife in the area of PR and marketing, so don't expect anything more than "ofcourse nothing will go wrong! It's APPLE!"

Comment: Re: Read below to see what Bennett has to say. (Score 0) 622

by St.Creed (#48133409) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

Technically, 24 is a pretty good age to have kids: your body is done growing, you probably finished your studies and you are in the prime of health with respect to viability of your eggs, the sperm of your partner and your resilience to the huge changes your body will go though. And after you had the kids and they're off to school, employers won't be thinking "oh, she's going to have kids" because you already have them so you won't be gone for 2x4 months or so (or years, in Germany)

Comment: Re:um (Score 2) 135

by St.Creed (#48125683) Attached to: Feces-Filled Capsules Treat Bacterial Infection

Within 8 weeks ... saw a complete resolution of diarrhea after consuming 30 or 60 of the feces-filled capsules.

Um... that's an improvement? That's like advertizing "We found a new cure for hemorrhoids! It takes 2 months and involves a soldering iron!"

It's an improvement over suffering from diarrhea until you die, months later. And *a* cure for hemorrhoids actually does involve something like a soldering iron (laser). It's just a bit faster than 2 months, although recovery will be quite a few days. And incredibly painful if you're part of the unlucky 2% or so of the population who have nerve endings in the wrong place.

Comment: Re:Three year s ubscription... (Score 3, Informative) 204

That's exactly the right way where I live. You start with a complaint, then escalate with a letter giving them a last chance to fix the issues. You give them a reasonable term, such as 30 days. After that, you terminate the contract and ask for your money back due to breach of contract.

You'll be much better off if you let a lawyer handle this sort of thing, by the way. But that goes for signing the contract in the first place, too.

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