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Comment Re:This is how it begins (Score 1) 108

Sadly people in Europe have seen it more than once that a "good" government imposed laws during times of crisis that allowed shortcuts past a limitation of power so they could act in a time of crisis, only to see a dictator elected soon after that abused those shortcuts to eliminate the separation of powers.

I don't want to say that our current governments are "evil". I just say it's dangerous to implement tools that allow for the elimination of oversight because you can't be certain that their spirit will be honored by the next government.

Comment Re:Yeah, I've worked with a few of those (Score 1) 488

So if management stops treating engineers like expendable crap we might be less inclined to spend our working hours pondering how to kill them without getting arrested for it?

Seriously, some of those wasters of precious oxygen are only still alive for the only reason that they're not worth the jail time.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead