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Comment Re:Don't count on HR (Score 1) 675

In french work law, HR employees (incuding basic clerks) are automatically considered as members of the direction and you have the right to be assisted by the person of your choice (including someone not employed by the compagny, such as a lawyer, even if a local syndicalist is the most common choice) whenever you have to interact with them.
I never needed such assistance, but I really think it's a good thing that possibility exists.

Comment Re:Yeah right (Score 5, Funny) 857

That's the very idea, they will never tell you do do it or how they expect your logs to be autenticated, so everyone will be on the wrong side of the law and the days some cops will be pissed that he didn't find any weapon, drug or libertarian literature while reading your house, that will be one more of the many reasons he could arrest you anyway.

Comment Re:If I were a jury member (Score 1) 583

Ok, if I understood well, you propose a $20 workaround uncompatible with installed base and that probably has an effective reaction time over 5s (unless you apply brakes to your disk, which brings new opportunities to damage it) to their cheap ommission of a $0.50 protection gear that every other disk player manufacturer uses.
I think that makes you look stupid enough to qualify for jury duty.

Comment Re:Nope, not the same. (Score 1) 417

Your definition is the clinical death, wich is only a legal threshold based on the medical constatation that this state is most likely irreversible. But on a biological point of view, the tissues are still alive until after the patient is unplugged.

Doctors need that kind of codified definition because the grey area between a functional body and a rotting corpse (and particulary the no return point) are not that well understood.

and BTW, in some cases (for example drowning in cold water), people can seem dead but still be resurected quite a long time (half an hour) after they stop breathing thanks to the lack of oxygen going to their brain (it causes a kind of "emergency shutdown" that delays cell destruction).

A sine curve goes off to infinity, or at least the end of the blackboard. -- Prof. Steiner