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Comment Re:immutable (Score 2) 195 195

None of your suggestions would work unless the phone is modded to S-Off mode to remove the write protection. What actually happens in S-On mode, which is the default, is that any change to the system files is actually made to a copy-on-write virtual filesystem. This virtual filesystem is reset on every boot so you'd get back to where you started. So there's no script that is run to restore the files as you assumed because the files are never touched in the first place.

Comment Re:I don't know about cities (Score 1) 100 100

I don't think Google Maps qualifies as a panorama. Just because it's a composite of many images does not make it a panorama. That's not what a panorama is. A panorama is a photo that shows a continuous view in many directions. For example, in the case of the Mont Blanc photo, it shows, from the point of view of a standing observer, the view in front and certain degrees down, up, to the left and to the right. Google Maps only show the view in one direction - down.

Comment Re:As a father with a daughter (Score 1) 950 950

Some women recant, not because a rape didn't happen, but because of the shit they'll have to face. Only 40% of rapes are even reported because women know they'll deal with all the usual shit (were you drinking, what were you wearing, did you smile at him -- which to people like you seems to mean 'she was asking for it')

This is a problem with your laws requiring proof beyond reasonable doubt that consent had not been given. The solution is to change the laws so that absence of consent is not required to be proven for a successful prosecution. If a woman accuses a man of rape, and it is able to be proven forensically that penetration happened, it should be enough for conviction of rape. Testimony of the victim would not be required and so the woman would not have to go through all that shit you talk about.

Comment Re:trickle down economics (Score 1) 227 227

You're right, if the kids could afford better education, they're welcome to have it. But the thing is, kids can't afford anything. Kids have no money. It is the parents who are paying for the education. The kids haven't done anything to deserve it.

Comment Re:trickle down economics (Score 1) 227 227

It's not about the identity. It's about the Slashdot scoring system. Posts by AC have a starting score of 0, so it would have low visibility until the post is modded up by a moderator. I say unfortunate because this means his message would have a high likelihood of being passed over.

Comment Re:trickle down economics (Score 2) 227 227

I agree with your sentiments, and it's unfortunate that you chose to comment as AC. I mean, it's generally accepted as wrong to discriminate education based on race, or gender, or religion. But why is it okay to discriminate education based on wealth? Every child should have the same opportunity to education. No child should be have the privilege of better education just because he or she happen to be born to rich parents.

My mother is a fish. - William Faulkner