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Comment Re:Lacking empathy = mentally ill (Score 3, Insightful) 412

Maybe you don't care but she's entitled to a different opinion.

She certainly does. She's even entitled to a different opinion on whether or not she should sue her parents. That doesn't mean that I'm not allowed to have an opinion.

I can get on board with the notion that suing might be overkill here but there is no objective reason for the parents to persist their behavior.

I don't disagree. Her parents should remove the pictures. But the original question was what should she do. Her father is evidently a jackass; she can't control that. In reality, it would be better for her, her parents, and everyone else if she were to let it go rather than going to the extreme of suing them.

Comment Re:So, what's her other option? (Score 2) 412

OK, let's say she has a mental illness in which those photographs cause her a lot of distress.

If that is the case, then the correct option is still not to sue her parents. The correct option is to help her get the medical help she needs.

Of course, you're not going to agree with this, because you framed your answer in such a way as to imply that mentally ill people have no right to sue to have their rights respected.

There is no right to not be distressed, regardless of whether or not you are mentally ill.

Comment Re:So, what's her other option? (Score 4, Insightful) 412

You're telling me it's "absurd" for her to sue, and she should "Grow The Fuck Up (tm)". But you're not telling me what she should actually do. What choices does she have other than suing?

The obvious answer is to ignore it. Non-mentally-ill adults do not experience "emotional distress" over the fact that people may see some of their baby pictures.

Comment Re:Taxes = theft (Score 5, Insightful) 579

Police wont do shit to stop you getting robbed. Best you can hope for is they turn up not too long after and give you a crime reference number so you can claim on your insurance if you have any. In America they might turn up quicker on the off chance they get to shoot someone.

I suggest you spend some time in a country that doesn't have a strong police presence and then re-think that statement. In a lot of countries around the world, if you have any significant possessions, you have to live inside of a cage to keep from getting robbed. In America that is the exception rather than the rule.

Comment Re:Where?? What is wrong with MORE CHOICE (Score 1) 551

How do you propose hooking this phone to the car audio system now? Has to be wired as no car stereo supports this new format or are they doing both bluetooth and this new format?

It is exceedingly unlikely that they would be removing bluetooth support (and if they were, somebody would have mentioned it by now.) Presumably they will be supporting both.

Comment Re:Not Impressed (Score 1) 37

Parent has the 2012 edition. You're probably on the 2013 edition like I am.

Mine is a 2012, and it still works pretty good. (I did have to "downgrade" from the updated Android version back to an older version of Cyanogenmod, though.) It's not useless by any stretch of the imagination; I use it almost every day.

I have started having problems with it occasionally crashing, which I suspect is hardware-related. If there's a new Nexus 7 when it finally bites the dust, I may get one.

Comment Slashdot filter (Score 1) 23

Could we get all of the "accounts at X compromised" stories put into a dedicated section that we can filter out of the front page if we so desire?

I get that these are important to those people who are affected, but it's getting to the point where there's at least one, sometimes more, of these stories every day. There's nothing new to be said about the topic.

Comment Re:Put up or shut up (Score 2, Interesting) 410

The point here is that the EU is punishing _Ireland_ for giving Apple that deal, and requiring Ireland to make Apple pay back taxes.

It requires some real mental contortions to paint grabbing 13 billion Euros from Apple as punishing Ireland. Ireland got what they wanted out of the deal already -- more tax revenue and jobs than they would have had otherwise. This is obviously an attempt to punish Apple.

Comment Re:Checklist marketing (Score 1) 160

Why do many of them need to be on the small screen in the first place? You are going to interface the camera with a computer at some point so why not offload the menus for the rarely/never used settings to a PC or tablet?

While not having used this camera, I'm not going to comment on the merits of its interface, I don't really see why you think that the mere existence of an interface on the camera to change these settings harms you. If these settings really don't need to be changed often (/ever), then bury them in some sort of "advanced settings" menu that you can then ignore. Yours is the same mentality that we see from a lot of UI "experts" -- they proclaim that the way they want to use a product is the right way, and prevent anyone else from doing something different. Witness the whole GNOME interface disaster.

If the menu options get in the way of changing commonly-used selections, then the solution is to adjust the menus so fix that, not to remove everything that sjbe doesn't use.

Comment Re:some stats (Score 1) 415

hough, California has a higher-than-usual Hispanic population, so maybe nationally the % of Hispanic AP Exam takers is less than 7.

"Higher-than-usual" is putting it mildly; as of 2012 38% of the california population is hispanic, as compared to 17% of the U.S. population. (Source here), which seems to agree with other sources I found with a quick Google.

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