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Comment: Re: Votes mean nothing (Score 1) 121

This is a case of non-democracy - an executive decision by the PM. If a democracy was less executive, at the very least calling for a vote of parliament, or better yet, citizens' vote, we wouldn't have this problem. Even a citizens initiated bill like you have in California would have some hope of overturning something like this.

Comment: Really (Score -1) 191

by countach (#49509241) Attached to: Assange Talk Spurs UK Judges To Boycott Legal Conference

If... oh say Iran, declared the chief justice of Scotland to be a fugitive, would it make it so? I would say no, because the chief justice is not in Iranian jurisdiction, and not in a jurisdiction subject to Iranian extradition. The same goes for Assange. If there's a difference, I'd love to know what it is.

Comment: Bad advice maybe? (Score 1) 232

by countach (#49377595) Attached to: Why You Should Choose Boring Technology

What he suggests has a lot of merit. On the other hand, there are so many companies languishing under inappropriate technology whose problems would be solved if they weren't so boring. Applications that would be transformed if they only used an object database for example. Business logic that would actually be maintainable if they used a functional programming language. Unmaintainable COBOL that would benefit from an object approach. Yes, there are a lot of times you'll ship something faster by being boring. But whether you'll get the best quality? Not so sure.

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