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Comment Re:Not quite a monopoly (Score 0) 97

Ahh, so since we have screwed up once, we have no choice but to simply keep screwing up?

Your local municipalities, school districts, counties, and states will do anything to grow their castles. That I see you granting your government more power and authority for the sake of netflix access shows that your vote can be bought with the simple promise of convenience. You are just what your local bureaucrat is hoping for.

Comment Re:Straw Man (Score 1) 622

Should you take picture of the front and back of your credit and debit cards?

Rarely a month goes by without someone's debit card pic getting retweeted 1000 times.

Some stuff is private. You don't need to make a record of it.

I didn't say it was their fault. I said that the conventional societal wisdom, as puritanical as it may sound, of "don't take picture of cum all over your face" would have probably served some people well.

Comment Re:Straw Man (Score 2) 622

The thrill of eating too much candy, playing in the street, and sharing needles has always been there. There is nothing new here but the general laziness of the populace in enforcing standards or taking personal responsibility. Religion, social mores, and scare-the-kids cautionary tales may be entirely made up and arbitrary, but it got mankind all the way from cavemen to what we have today.

If you are fine with your kids doing crazy shit, sit back and sigh that you are powerless against the need to be a cool parent.

There is a world of difference between someone getting a nude photo of you without your knowing in a place where you have a reasonable expectation of privacy, and what we are talking about here today.

If some stalker had gotten the photos through a crack in the curtains, yeah.... a pure don't-blame-the-victim scenario. What we are talking about here? Not that scenario.

Comment Re:So we can't call anyone stupid anymore (Score 4, Insightful) 622

Don't you think people SHOULD be able to walk around inside the lion exhibit at the zoo?
The blame for the crime is on the mugger, rapist, account cracker, etc.
The blame for being stupid, in some cases, is on the victim. Life is hard. It's harder if you're stupid.
I know we aren't supposed to talk about the girl in the skirt, but what would YOUR advice really be to YOUR daughter or son regarding sexual assault, mugging, or lion-exhibit safety?

Comment Re:Straw Man (Score 5, Insightful) 622

Too much bullshit going on.

My advice to my son or daughter would be the same regarding photos of semen all over their faces: if you don't want people to see those photos, don't take those photos. Do not allow those photos to be taken. Do not allow them to exist.

I don't remember all this bullshit when it was Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton, or even Kim Kardashian.

Comment Re:Not sure about this. (Score 4, Insightful) 195

performance cars are marketed in ways that make it clear that they are intending for them to be driven in excess of posted speed limits.
closed circuit course. professional driver. unreadable text

arresting someone because they produce a product that can be used illegally? first off, "they" get to make anything illegal even if they don't technically have the power. then they will interpret the laws however they want. and now, prosecute people who even enable the breaking of arbitrary laws. gun, alcohol, car, knife, baseball bat, and spray paint makers should worry about the implications.

in fact, electronics tinkerers, makers of kits like arduinos, 3d printers, and about a billion other groups should be concerned with governments who grant themselves infinite power. "stalkers"... so like pedophiles and terrorists, a group we can invoke whenever we wanna get shit done.

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