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Comment Re:On behalf of the rest of the world (Score 1) 52 52

Approx. 1.6094 km. Give or take a few cm.
For smaller distances/speeds, you can use eight fifths - this is what we always did.
For larger distances/speeds, you can just ask Google. (or wolframalpha)
321869 km/h

But, yeah, miles. Sheesh. Come on, USA - even Canada now uses km/h (since 1977). It's really just you and the Brits (didn't the USA, like, split from the Brits some years ago?)

Comment The basement... (Score 1) 940 940

This is why I never rented - I didn't want to be paying someone else's mortgage, and getting stuck in this rental loop.

I stayed at home longer, putting up with living longer with my parents, in order to get the down-payment and buy my own place. It was worth a few short years.

So just move back home (assuming it's possible), and then move out again the right way in a few years.

Comment git encrypt? (Score 1) 107 107

Mount the drive-storage solution 'normally', and use it as a local git repository.
If you use something like you can encrypt all files that you store in git, hence on the cloud. There are likely similar solutions for svn, and cross platform solutions.

Comment Re: This isn't a question (Score 2) 623 623

Which church? Which religion?
One religion's rules have no binding any anyone not in that religion, especially other religions.
Of someone founds the Church of Homosexual Christians and decide to marry same sex couples, they are as within their right to do that as your church is to deny these unions.

Comment Re: This isn't a question (Score 2) 623 623

The law effectively defines the terms of the contract. It's actually easier that way.

If you like, you can enter into a contract with your partner and leave the state out of it. But you'll run into issues with, for the sake of example, of your other half is incapacitated - the hospital solicitor/lawyer would need a copy of your contact to see what agreement is in place with regard to your next of kin rights, and your rights to make decisions about their treatment.
Having a state defined contract means that everyone already knows what rights you have, this speeding up access to treatment.

Comment Re: This isn't a question (Score 4, Insightful) 623 623

Goats are not legal entities, don't have the capacity to understand marriage, don't have the capacity to comprehend the (do you take this person) question, don't have the ability to answer the question.
Marriage is a contract that is entered into willingly by both partners. A goat cannot willingly enter into a contract (lack of comprehension. etc), this cannot get married.

Maybe, one day, when goats evolve sufficiently... But certainly not today.

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