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Comment Re:Like domain aggreggates in MS Access (Score 1) 20

It seems you'd really have to hate yourself to try.

Or just not know any better. Because they don't care to know any better.

I have seen people re-invent the database engine in Java, though.

Because they didn't want to learn SQL. Unfortunately many Java devs are like C# devs, in that they're modern versions of VB* devs.

*Where I went to school, there was the CS program taught out of the school of Engineering, and the MIS (Management Information Systems) program taught out of the school of Business. We did our programming projects in Pascal (and later C), they did theirs in BASIC. I'm interested in software engineering. My coworkers are just interested in solving business problems. Re-inventing the database engine in Java is not acceptable to the first kind of person, but adequately acceptable to the second.

I need to come up with an interviewee question, to prevent working on another team like this.

Comment Ya that part always seemed like total BS to me (Score 1) 223

His claims that if he went to Sweden they'd send him to the US. Ummmm, really? Because if there were a nation I would be worried about handing me off to the US clandestinely, it would be the UK. The UK and US cooperate to a ridiculous extent on international matters. So I have trouble believing that you could go there and feel like they'd protect you, but be worried about Sweden handing you over.

Comment No, because he skipped bail (Score 3, Informative) 223

The validity of the charges in Sweden aren't his only problem. They could drop the case, he'd still be in trouble with the UK because he fled bail. Bail is an agreement between you and the court. You agree to appear as ordered, and they let you out of jail. Often there is also a monetary component to try and ensure your compliance. However regardless of the details, you are legally required to present yourself in court when ordered.

So when Sweden said they wanted him, the UK arrested him. In the EU there's some pretty strong extradition rules so even though the UK had no issue with him, their extradition treaty with Sweden required them to arrest him. He was granted bail, and the monetary component was paid for by supporters. At the point, he had to wait for a court date when the UK courts would determine if the extradition request was valid. At that point if they did, they'd hand him off to Sweden, give back his bail money, and would be all done as far as they were concerned.

They did find it was a valid request, he challenged that finding, and so on up to the UK's high court. They ruled that yes, it was a valid request. Remember this has nothing to do with guilt, they are not interested in that. Their only interest is if the extradition request is a valid one per the treaty. It was, so they said "Ok, you have to turn yourself in and we'll ship you off to Sweden." He decided not to, and instead fled.

Well at that point he become a criminal in the UK. They now had a criminal interest in him since he'd broken UK law by skipping bail. Doesn't matter anything about the original charges. This is a separate crime, and it is an ongoing one, so no statute of limitations.

That's how it works basically everywhere. If the court says you have to how up, and you don't, that by itself is a crime.

Comment Re:What's with all the awkward systemd command nam (Score 1) 723

Aliases are not realy a fix you can not reliably write shell script with them and stay portable.

Huh? Of course you can, you just define the aliases at the beginning of the file.

And, of course, there may well be built-in aliases, especially for commands that have well-known historical names. PowerShell does exactly this - for example, "Get-ChildItem" is aliased as "ls" out of the box, and "Copy-Item" is aliased as "cp".

Comment Re:How about "no"? (Score 1) 647

To be fair, quite expressly, you do NOT have a right to broadcast or express your beliefs IF they block it from viewers only in Germany. You do not have that right. You currently have that freedom but it is not a right. You, in your country, probably have the right to say it. You do not even have a right to use Facebook - you have permission. We could say that you don't even have the right in the first place - Facebook has every right to delete any comment they want to delete.

Personally, I think they should delete them all because we're ending up with tech geared towards the lowest common denominator but that's a different subject entirely.

But no... You can't really say that you have a right to post anything, of any type, in another country - you have the right to post it to the internet, or at least permission, but not the right to not have it blocked by someone else. They're well within their rights to block your speech, if they want, at either the Facebook or country level.

Your rights end at the end of your nose.

Comment Re:Germany wants a lot... (Score 1) 647

Have you ever been intellectually honest? You live in America (or claimed to). Your very existence is because of hate speech, propaganda, traitors, and terrorism. Your laws are in place because people broke the law, with speech, and spoke out against the king.

A country has the right to control its people, certainly. It has no right to control other people. Unless FB is serving up content from German soil then, no, they do not have control over them. They can block Facebook all they want. They can make using Facebook illegal for all I care. They can make Facebook remove any servers from their country if they want.

Man, I can't believe I'm forced to defend Facebook. Twice, in one day, I've had to say something in defense of really bad people. I think this is probably because there are just too many people who are unwilling to be honest.

Life is a healthy respect for mother nature laced with greed.