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Comment: Re:Out of step with reality (Score 2) 149

by maxwell demon (#46493453) Attached to: Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

Just don't take pictures of people who obviously don't want to be in your photo and you're fine

Must be a great place if you're a thief.

No, because in Germany, while you're forbidden to publish the picture without consent of the person, you're not forbidden to take it, nor to show it to the police.

Comment: Re:Out of step with reality (Score 1) 149

by maxwell demon (#46493321) Attached to: Hungarian Law Says Photogs Must Ask Permission To Take Pictures

No, there are usually exceptions for that type of photography. Also there are typically exceptions for people of special interest (that is, if you photograph a politician, he cannot forbid you you to publish it, at least not on the ground of that law) and for certain other common cases.

Comment: Re:Yes they did. (Score 5, Insightful) 572

For example, I have to pay travel expenses from my own money, and then get them reimbursed afterwards. That is, I may have a legitimate reason to access my bank account in order to e.g. pay my flight. But that doesn't give my employer the right to access my banking password (and possibly look what's going on in my bank account).

Also, if I'm not allowed to access my bank account from the company network, the right thing is not to decrypt it, but to block it.

Comment: Re:He's s shill probably (Score 1) 194

by maxwell demon (#46315221) Attached to: Internet Shutdown Adds To Venezuela's Woes

No under capitalism no one is exploited.

What colour is the sky on your planet?

Values exchanges for value and nobody does anything forcibly against their will.

Sure. And people can just decide not to eat for prolonged time whenever no acceptable way to generate income is available. </sarcasm>

It's only when you add government activity beyond the protection of private property that you get exportation.

You mean, government activity like protection of lives? Protection of freedom? Or protection of any other human rights?

Comment: Re:again with the assumptions. (Score 1) 108

by maxwell demon (#46310099) Attached to: Making Sure Our Lab Equipment Isn't Tricking Us

It's independent of whether you describe it graviton based or geometry-based. Indeed, the very same apparent problem also occurs in electrodynamics:

Assume you've got a charged particle orbiting a much heavier particle of opposite charge, and let's assume we can neglect the back-action of the radiation that orbiting particle inevitably emits. The orbiting particle feels an electrostatic force towards the central particle it orbits (which, due to its much larger mass, essentially is at rest).

Now look at the very same system in a frame of reference where the whole thing is moving perpendicular to the orbital plane. Now you would naively say that the electron should orbit a point slightly behind the central charge (because — and that has been experimentally verified — the electromagnetic field also propagates just with the speed of light, and until the field has reached the orbiting particle, the central particle has already moved on). However if you actually calculate the electric field, you'll find it points exactly to the point where the charge actually is — or more exactly, at the place at which the charge would have been predicted to be at the time when the current position of the orbiting particle could be reached with light speed if one assumed that the central particle continued to go with its current speed unchanged. That is, if the speed of the central charge changed afterwards (that is, the central charge was accelerated in the mean time), the orbiting particle will still orbit the point where the central charge would have been until the information of the change (the radiation from the accelerated central charge) arrives.

Real computer scientists don't comment their code. The identifiers are so long they can't afford the disk space.