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Comment This isn't a victory for Behring-Breivik. (Score 3, Insightful) 491

Someone once pointed out that hoping a rapist gets raped in prison isn't a victory for his victim(s), because it somehow gives him what he had coming to him, but it's actually a victory for rape and violence. I wish I could remember who said that, because they are right. The score doesn't go Rapist: 1 World: 1. It goes Rape: 2.

What this man did is unspeakable, and he absolutely deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. If he needs to be kept away from other prisoners as a safety issue, there are ways to do that without keeping him in solitary confinement, which has been shown conclusively to be profoundly cruel and harmful.

Putting him in solitary confinement, as a punitive measure, is not a victory for the good people in the world. It's a victory for inhumane treatment of human beings. This ruling is, in my opinion, very good and very strong for human rights, *precisely* because it was brought by such a despicable and horrible person. It affirms that all of us have basic human rights, even the absolute worst of us on this planet.

Comment Re:More alarming than the "hack"... (Score 0) 346

I'm replying strictly because you have none, and I usually lurk. This one is too interesting to let go.

I am highly intelligent, and went to public school (I likely could have used a private school or otherwise if it was anywhere near my parents means). Yes, shenanigans go on there. You don't have to be a part of it though - it really usually is a small group of those out to just break the rules. It's not that crazy, I often befriended such types to keep from getting bulllied (verbally was the worst part, I'm quite capable of the physical but it should really not come to that). It's not the outlaw country you're portraying, though I can see how you would get that from a private school POV.

It's funny to watch private school types melt when presented with real life problems or someone thinking irrationally.

Comment Re:Scary ... (Score 1) 228

I'm an auto tech and inspector where I reside, and I deal with this all the time. Some BMWs have places to put them (not required usually unless they fob is really dead), some have nowhere to put them (cupholder looks great), some like Audi have you push the key fob into a slot as the start button, then it ejects back out to a run position until you pull it out. As far as I can tell, it makes little difference if they key leaves the vehicle other than an annoying message. Leave it running and you're home free. I have all sorts of customers walk away with the fob, and it makes no difference except to the fuel they burn inside.

Comment Re:Really, really depends on the game (Score 1) 101

Nailed it - I used to make all sorts of money on random things 12 years ago - As an adult working 60 hour weeks, it just don't happen like that anymore. It happens in all sorts of markets, like used cars. Someone is willing to let it go for less than it's worth, someone else is willing to hold on to/repair it, and someone else is willing to pay more for it just because it's immediately available.

Comment Re:Eventually... But not yet (Score 1) 406

I think what the GP was getting at was not that it isn't on the market, but more likely that you're going to be strictly presented with VGA if it isn't YOUR projector.

source: four years in university with hundreds of rooms with projectors, that aren't going to be updated strictly because "something new, must have."

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