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Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 622

by daemonhunter (#48134303) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

True, but from your original post:

"You don't blame the person if they left the house unlocked."

I'm telling you the cops won't, but the insurance company will. There's a big difference between the legal consequences of our actions and the social consequences of our actions.

Yes, someone 'hacked' their accounts. Yes, there should be consequences for that sort of thing. At the same time, celebrities shouldn't be shocked that nude photos of themselves are a [disturbingly] valuable commodity on the internet. The fact is, these should have been better protected, (either by the celeb or their management) and that has some social consequences apart from the legal standing. And frankly, this shouldn't be shocking news to celebrities. It's not news to any of us out here in the real world.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 1) 622

by daemonhunter (#48131715) Attached to: The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

The police will most certainly blame the person who broke in to your house.

The insurance company will most certainly blame you for leaving your house unlocked.

This isn't an either/or situation. It's both/and, as has been pointed out numerous times over the last few weeks.

Why are we still talking about this? (Oh God. I'm part of the problem....)

Comment: Re:What do I think? (Score 4, Interesting) 225

by daemonhunter (#47526173) Attached to: Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

The thing these programs [try] to bring isn't so much help with learning as much as EQUAL ACCESS to learning. It attempts to level the playing field between the kids at home with no pc for research and the more well-off kids with greater tech access.

That said, it doesn't provide in home internet access, satellite or 3g coverage, so many times it seems like a wasted effort, but it allows students greater flexibility than previous generations. They aren't tied down to a classroom, or getting shuffled out of the lab so a new class can come in. They can do their work anywhere there's free wifi. Further, it adds a value to your district in less tangible ways: showing kids you trust them with not-inexpensive hardware does interesting things to their psyche.

Comment: Re: "Immigration Reform". (Score 1) 341

by daemonhunter (#47337377) Attached to: If Immigration Reform Is Dead, So Is Raising the H-1B Cap

How is leaving Mexico because the cartel makes daily life unsafe any different than leaving Syria because radical Islamists make daily life unsafe?

When refugees show up at the Jordanian border, we all weep for their loss. When they show up at OUR border, we truck them back to the hell they came from and blame them for causing us trouble.

You tell me what's off base about having some compassion and asking intelligent questions about WHY they left.

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928

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