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Comment: Bars (Score 1) 144

Or even before the "requesting ID". Let's say you're in a bar (legal: 21 in the USA, legal 18-19 in Canada). By law, persons under the age of majority should never be given entry to the premises. Yet somebody who goes home with somebody from said bar and finds they're under-age by a year or even a few months may find himself/herself facing a serious charge and/or criminal record.

Now if intent and situation were taken into place, then one should consider that one has a reasonable expectation that those you encounter at a law-abiding facility would be of age (and/or that the facility would have some liability for persons that weren't). However, I believe that this argument has been raised before and failed.

Comment: Re:Not ignoring the story is a good start! (Score 2) 375

by phorm (#49815381) Attached to: SourceForge and GIMP [Updated]

I want *blood* because the site which I use regularly but pay money for doesn't meet my exacting standards, is that right? Geeze, man, chill out a little bit. If you're truly that unhappy, then move on to another site. Otherwise, accept the apology for what it is.

Seriously, all caps. Demand for a public apology. Perhaps a "the persons responsible have been sacked" message? Geesh.

Comment: Hillary next (Score 1) 492

What I'm expecting is that if Hillary gets in, many woman voters are going to see her as a saviour only to be sorely disappointed when she either ignores any prominent womens' issues or outright craps on them, especially issues she's promised to address (similar to how Obama did to many of his supporters).

Comment: Re:So, the other side? (Score 1) 422

by phorm (#49814821) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

No, but on the other hand, I don't expect them and the CEO to rake in biiiiilllions of dollars while simultaneously cutting employees or breaking laws left and right with a little wink-wink-nudge-nudge to do so, then take the money and run when the house cards tanks while the employees lose their livelyhoods and pensions (or people lose their houses, etc)

Yes, in some cases the shareholders are unaware, but in many cases it's wilful ignorance.

Comment: Labour laws (Score 5, Insightful) 422

by phorm (#49802579) Attached to: Mandriva CEO: Employee Lawsuits Put Us Out of Business

Uh, so you got hit with penalties in court because "labour laws are very generous towards the employees in France", which really means "we weren't following the labour laws in the country in which we had an office and did business", and probably finally means "we tried to screw employees in a way that would have worked perfectly fine in North America or other countries but got called on it in France, which cost us a bundle" ...

Comment: Re:The future of MIDI (Score 1) 106

by phorm (#49799269) Attached to: Android M To Embrace USB Type-C and MIDI

Phones with intentionally lower DPI, for people with less-than-perfect eyesight that still want to use their phone.

Uhhhh, or just better "accessibility" options within the OS, and/or tuning of the resolution used by the OS/apps display. There's no need to deliberately limit the hardware in this regard (although it may also improve performance/battery-life, so could be useful in that case).

Comment: everything (Score 1) 124

Pretty much anything can be done globally, including management, but we don't see that so much do we?

Beyond that, there are some things that you don't intelligently outsource, such as things dealing with breakthrough technologies, military secrets, medical/financial systems, etc. Why, because foreign countries don't necessarily follow the same laws and domestic, and even if they do ... good luck putting the genie back in the bottle when they've leaked out and the worked is out-of-country. At least domestically if you catch somebody spying etc you can charge them and/or lock them up.

Comment: Re:It's OK (Score 1) 391

Yeah, my response to "I'm a pedestrial" would be

And I'm behind the wheel of thousands of pounds of fast-moving metal. In court, you might win by sympathy even if you crossed against the signal, but that's only if you survive, and only because they jury will want *somebody* to pay for your horrendous injuries even if you brought them upon yourself...

Money cannot buy love, nor even friendship.