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Comment: Re:Which actions to blame (Score 2, Interesting) 622

by Stargoat (#48131765) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

If I have sex with a woman who lies to me and tells me she is on birth control and becomes pregnant, carrying the fetus to term, I am on the hook for birth control. She is allowed to do with the sperm what she wishes.

If I receive nude photos from a woman and I lie to her, telling her I will not upload these to the Internet and then I do, I am likely to get sued to even face jail time.

The law here is inconsistent. Nude photos sent to someone should constitute a gift and be treated accordingly. There should not be special laws. A person's potential embarrassment should not preempt personal freedoms.

Comment: Re:all in all (Score 2) 221

by Stargoat (#47958327) Attached to: Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

It already is a fortress. In time of war, nations protect their leaders. And the US has been at war for twenty years.

Open the doors of the Temple of Janus, acknowledge the truth. Every day that the US drops a bomb somewhere in the world is a day that the President of the United States should not sleep easy in his bed. One cannot be angry when one nation attacks another, and that other nation responds in any manner it can.

Comment: Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (Score 1) 192

by Stargoat (#47936497) Attached to: On Independence for Scotland:

I am pleased that Scotland has the opportunity to vote for independence, but believe it would be a stupid decision. The UK is a large, important country in Europe. They have the ability to influence world decisions with an infrastructure built up across two world wars and the cold war. Should Scotland spin off, the Scots themselves will lose world influence.

Comment: Re:Interesting what he chose not to answer (Score 1) 106

by Stargoat (#47928681) Attached to: Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

I find this show difficult to watch, because it seems to mock the people and groups I grew up with. I have since married and become a bit more "normal", giving up my D&D and video game habits. I do not like seeing my friends (and my self) mocked. I do not believe I have ever met people as lovely, self-effacing and generous as those called geeks.

Those would have been valuable questions to ask.

Comment: Re:TDD FDD (Score 1) 232

by BiggerIsBetter (#47925065) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Having some experience with both FDD and TDD, I can attest that test driven culture where automated testing is fully integrated into the dev process pretty much addresses all three of your conditions.

Or combine them. I've seen amazing things happen when the developers are fearful of the testers.

Comment: Re:Good luck. Nice knowing you. (Score 2) 78

by Stargoat (#47861723) Attached to: Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

I'm not so sure about this. I could see an argument being made where the cell phone carrier blocked the service, and not the PRC government. Yes, the carrier was told to do so by the government (or CCP, which are not necessarily exactly the same thing). But, according to the PRC constitution, they are not allowed to censor needlessly. Rather than have the government lose face, the carrier is found to have needlessly censored.

I do not believe that this would cause any changes down the road, but this case in particular could be interesting.

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