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Comment Re:"sexual misconduct"? (Score 1) 253

RTFA. It means: "kissing her and groping under her skirt" while the woman wakes up from blacking out.

They were kissing, and she claims she was too drunk to remember what happened before that. There is no evidence that she was passed out.
By itself, it proves nothing, however other women since reported similar stories.

When work colleagues are away from home, drinking heavily, and in one of the most romantic cities on Earth, things are bound to happen.
Some of them will be regretted. There is a simple old-fashioned way to avoid such problems: chaperones.
If the university does not want such encounters, ban the assistants from being alone with their bosses after hours or after drinking. If they stay in groups of two or more, they are safer. And it protects the professor from change-of-mind allegations.

A fact of life is that middle-aged men are extremely vulnerable to approaches from young attractive women. They need protecting, just as young employees need protection from those with power over them.

Comment Re:British Airspace (Score 1) 198

But our government is called the "British Government" even though it governs the whole United Kingdom, not just the island of Great Britain.

"Great Britain" refers to the largest of the British Isles. Ireland is also British, once known as Little Britain.
They'll probably still call it the British Government after Scotland secedes, so as not to upset the Welsh.

Comment Re:Well d'oh! (Score 3, Insightful) 109

The sarin/taurin rockets, mustard shells - they're real. And horrifying. But 'WMD' ?

More relevant, these were very old stockpiles, leftovers from the Iran-Iraq war. Probably useless.
As the line goes, the West already had proof of those older weapons because they'd kept the receipts.
They were not evidence of any renewed domestic weapons program, as claimed by the Neocons.

Comment Re:Three words : content addressible storage (Score 2) 284

They *already* do this, not because they're scanning things, but because they index files on their hashes in the first place.

Yes, I thought that was obvious. Do people think Google really stores a million copies of that cat video that has been emailed around?
At the very least, they must index hashes on whole files.

The hypothetical sounds a bit like "if you could strangle Hitler as a baby". Sure we would, but the precedent is of concern.

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