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Comment: Re:Hillary Clinton says: (Score 1) 143 143

She had a choice between (a) defending the client assigned to her and (b) incurring the wrath of the court for failing to obey its lawful order. (b) could have meant gaol time and/or disbarment.

Apparently you think its Ok for someone to keep their job/career at the cost of someone else getting raped.

You'd imply that Clinton's defence of her client caused the rape to occur? That's pretty silly.

Comment: Re: Hillary Clinton says: (Score 2) 143 143

I've decided to blow off the downmod I just gave you in order to explain something to you:

1. Clinton was appointed by the court to defend an accused rapist.

2. She asked to be excused from the case, presumably because she knew or at least strongly suspected the defendant had actually committed the offence.

3. The judge would not let her off the case.

ExecSummary: Hillary Clinton was *ordered* by the State to act to the best of her ability in the interest of the defendant. And this is exactly what she appears to have done. You may or may not like her or her politics, but in this case *she did the job which she was legally and ethically bound to perform*. If you cannot understand why she did so, then you've never any business ever voting in a US election or especially ever serving on a jury in a US criminal trial.

Comment: Re:No way (Score 1) 513 513

The guys at MS are professional engineers--they may have different philosophies or coding styles or project priorities than you do, but they're not slowing things down in order to make you buy the next product.

That's right--they're professionals who are coding what they get told to code.

And you might not like MS, but they haven't been a disreputable company for decades.

I must have missed that. My Bing-fu is a bit weak at the moment--perhaps you can post a link to a news article or something showing me when they started being reputable?

Comment: Re:sigh... (Score 2, Insightful) 939 939

It wasn't common knowledge to me, and I do care.

It is considered proper--even courteous--to supply citations when making a claim, and not to get in a snit when someone asks you for them in a nice way.

Thanks for the links, they make interesting reading.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.