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Comment: Re:Sure (Score 4, Insightful) 500

by skegg (#46350659) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Good point. And thankfully, litigation is completely free and fair.

You don't need to spend thousands on a lawyer. Nor do you have to take time off work to meet with said lawyer and go to court.
Plus, you're guaranteed to get an equitable judge; one who isn't on a first-name-basis with representatives of the police department.

I wish I lived in your world ...

Comment: Re:Sensitive information? (Score 1) 152

As for the other info, I fail to see how my wedding date, educational history, etc. would be particularly useful to a killer.

The day after your wedding anniversary, your assassin could ask your wife what type of flowers you bought her and where you took her for dinner.

She'd become so irate that you forgot the anniversary that she'd do the job for him.

Comment: Re:Well yeah (Score 3, Insightful) 127

by skegg (#45911381) Attached to: Pirate Bay Founder's Custody Extended to February 5th

no, they just locked him up alone

And you're being particularly obtuse. Solitary confinement has historically been used as a way of punishing prisoners, and only ever for short periods.
X0563511 is correct: the state should foot the bill of posting a guard at his door.

Further reading: Solitary Confinement
The opening paragraph says it all.

Comment: Re:There must be a very good reason... (Score 1) 579

by skegg (#45792115) Attached to: Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy

As a Sydney (NSW, Australia) resident, I wish our electricity prices ONLY rose 33% over 3 years.
Electricity prices here have DOUBLED in the past 5 years.

"Electricity prices have more than doubled over the past five years according to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal"

Comment: Re:From Italy, yes, otherwise... (Score 1) 236

by skegg (#45784005) Attached to: Italy Approves 'Google Tax' On Internet Companies

I don't think the distinction between avoidance & evasion is lost on most of us here on Slashdot.

However, what we ARE is pleased that Google "avoiding" paying tax on billions of Euro will now be considered Google "evading" paying tax on billions of Euro.

As was summed-up so nicely by First Post: loophole closed.
(After too many years !)

Comment: Re: Not sure which is news... (Score 1) 122

by skegg (#45687943) Attached to: Australia's National Broadband Network Downgraded

For the record, I am not loyal to any party. Each election I review each party's policies and go with my gut. I think those who blindly follow a party have helped ruin this once fine country.

We cannot muscle companies around just because we can.

100% agree with you. However I believe unions have a role to play in society. Historically they have been critical to balancing the power between powerful industrialists and the lowly worker. (BTW: why is it that those who most adore free markets object to workers freely uniting?)

Also, it's worth noting that the real world isn't digital, it's analogue. And this is where politics resides. Should workers have more rights? Or fewer? There's no universal answer, just opinion.

FYI: Wrong, I ain't no whipper-snapper.

Comment: Re: Not sure which is news... (Score 1) 122

by skegg (#45687205) Attached to: Australia's National Broadband Network Downgraded

Bwahahahahahahaha yourself.

From this article:

Toyota is now in a fierce battle with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union over the attempt to reduce workers' conditions at the plant.

How DARE the union object to conditions being reduced! Perhaps you would also like to see the minimum wage scrapped?

Through creative accounting, large companies are very adept at crying poor to the government, while at the same time telling their shareholders that they're expecting bumper profits. You need to grow up, mate.

Comment: Re:Duh (Score 1) 462

by skegg (#45625071) Attached to: U.S. Measles Cases Triple In 2013

Ahhh ... thank you !!!
You have finally clarified for me something no pro-vaccination person had managed to yet explain. (Not that I particularly pursued an answer, mind you.)

I had previously enquired as to why pro-vaccination parents got all worked-up about whether or not other parents vaccinated their kids: if one's kids were vaccinated, one had nothing to fear, right? But apparently that's not always true.

Cheers bud.

Going the speed of light is bad for your age.