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Comment Re:Childish... (Score 1) 412

In response to:

It is pure bullying by her parents

you said:

Victims are now becoming the bullies.

Since the gp called the parents bullies and you countered with what I presume means that the gp is calling the victims in this situation bullies, it follows that you think the parents are somehow the victims here, if I missed something kindly point it out.

As for your question, how do you know that she hasn't been filing complaints with FB for months and getting pictures removed only for her parents to re-upload them? It would appear that the parents have made it a point of pride and believe that since they took the pics, its their right to do with em whatever they want. Since its her parents we are talking about, unfriending them on Facebook does not really guarantee that people won't intentionally (or unintentionally) find their profiles and if they're uploading these pictures as public (which I believe they are) anyone can view them. Since its an ongoing problem for the girl, I believe it would become pretty cumbersome pretty quickly to keep filling out the Facebook complaint form and getting the images removed each time they get reuploaded. In this scenario, I can't see any options besides either forcefully deleting the images and any backups that the parents might have which I think is not going to go down too well (and could result in violence) or get legal help against the ongoing harassment which would possibly forcefully stop the parents from uploading the offending pics.

Honestly, talking to you has reminded me of Juror 3 from 12 Angry Men. Hmmph lets see if I can rope my pops into re-watching the movie with me...ciao angry old man, here's to hoping you resolve whatever issues you have with your son...

Comment Re:Childish... (Score 1) 412

I posed two questions in my comment and you sidestepped/ignored both of them so let me ask them again:

1. How are the parents victims here?
2. If this girl does not want her nude childhood pictures on Facebook, what options does she have after repeatedly asking her parents has failed?

And kindly read my comment again, I never said these pics had ruined her life. I did however mention/imply that they'd make her life harder and elaborated as to why I thought that, if you disagree kindly blow/poke as many holes as you can in the points I raised instead of acting like a grumpy old man throwing a tantrum about how all young'uns are spoilt li'l snowflakes who want everything presented to em on a silver platter.

You're the only one talking about prison mate, I never said or even alluded to incarceration for the parents. As far as I am concerned, as long as they take the pictures down or are forced to take them down, the problem is resolved.

Comment Re:Childish... (Score 1) 412

How in blazes do you reckon that the parents are the victims here? Reading your previous comments on this thread, I know that you're a parent yourself so I guess you're biased in their favor but come on, there's no way they're victims in this situation. I'll try and convince you as to why the girl is in the right and the parents are being jerks (obligatory XKCD comic).

There's a number of issues that nude childhood pictures plastered all over the internet create for this girl:

Bullying from Peers
All it would take is for one of her class-fellows/co-workers to find and share her nude childhood pictures with the rest of her peers to turn her life into a living hell. Not a situation I'd want to be in.

You do realize that most employers these days do an extensive online background check on any potential employees, I think nude childhood pictures are not something that any of us want to be in the list of things they find about us. I'm a bloke so I am not certain but I think this issue would be even more sensitive for women (correct me if I am wrong).

Romantic Relationships
The pool most young adults find their partners from is mainly comprised of people in their close proximity. I doubt anyone is going to take someone with nude childhood pictures plastered over the internet seriously. This, too, is probably more problematic for women (please note that when I say more problematic for women, I am not implying that its not problematic for men, just that its more of a problem for women because of the way our society is structured). Paraphrasing a previous poster, it can't be fun to have every creepy dude in your school/workplace commenting on your physical features.

Lack of Respect
Even if we were to ignore all the potential societal problems this issue would create for the girl (she does not live in a vacuum but let's be hypothetical), this still leaves the issue of her parents having a complete disregard for her wishes and trying to do what they want with her person. Dunno about you but I think that in and of itself demonstrates a pretty big failing on the part of the parents.

As the summary states, repeated requests to the parents to take down those pictures has fallen on deaf ears, could you please point out what logical or reasonable recourse this girl had besides the one she opted for? Also note that it wouldn't matter if she removed her parents from her friendlist on Facebook, it wouldn't matter if she even deactivated her account (not having a Facebook account apparently raises red flags so not sure if that's even advisable anymore), someone is bound to stumble upon her parents' profiles and find those pictures so this is not an issue that she can just ignore.

Comment Re:Next the gov't decides YOU have too much money. (Score 1) 579

Au contraire - this is actually a pretty rare example of enforcing the rule of law equally on people and multinational corporations. Here's how:

1. Apple and Ireland negotiated these deals over a period of several months.
2. At the time these deals were negotiated, Ireland was already a signatory of the EU rules (the EU was called EEC back then).
3. Ireland was, and always has been, free to walk away from the EEC (now the EU) just like Britain.
4. The EEC rules regarding these matters were common knowledge.
5. Individuals can't use ignorance of the law as a legal defense and neither can companies, which is fair.
6. Under the terms of the deal Apple negotiated with Ireland, Apple has been paying taxes for goods sold in Ireland only while paying 0 taxes on goods sold in the rest of the EU (ignorance my ass).
7. Apple has been told to pay taxes which it has been avoiding.
8. No fines or other legal sanctions have been imposed on Apple.
9. Ireland might get fined by the EU once the legal process has been completed (which is why they're running around like headless chickens).

If there was less overall pandering to multinational corporations, the quality of life of the people would improve as opposed to the current situation where these corporations have hundreds of billions of dollars stashed away in some tax haven (not certain but it seems like a dick waving contest at this point). No idea where you got 'end of "Rule of Law"' from this entire debacle or how you can think of Apple as some sort of a victim here, please feel free to elaborate.

Comment Re:Is Linux really any better? (Score 1) 81

Luckily I have always used KDE so getting focus-follows-mouse to work has never been that much of an issue for me. Even got it to work on Windows 7 (through several registry hacks).

I tried to get KDE to build on OS X as a last ditch effort, ran into dependency hell which I couldn't resolve despite a lot of effort and in the end figured that it was probably not worth the time I was pouring into it.

The only real gripe I have with Linux is the problems SystemD is introducing by trying to 'correct' the Unix way of doing things.

Pretty much all the games I want to play these days are available on steam with Linux support (I am probably in the minority there but as long as I can get my fix, I'm not fussed).

Comment Re:Is Linux really any better? (Score 1) 81

Sorry for the delayed reply, been very busy.

When I said I wanted a panel on both screen, I meant something like what KDE has but since you're not a Linux person, you can think of the Windows 7 panel (which has the start button, the taskbar, notifications tray and a clock) but where Windows 7 only lets you have the panel on the primary display, I want it on both displays (and the taskbar on each panel to display programs that are running on that screen). The only alternative to the standard dock that OS X comes with that came close to what I wanted was uBar but I could only get it to display on one of the screens instead of both of them (I was using a free trial, it costs $20).

I can't stand docks (on any operating system). I don't need that many applications permanently pinned to an edge of the screen, I need Netbeans or Ninja IDE along with Firefox and/or Chrom(e)(ium) and maybe one or more of GIMP, LibreOffice and a virtual machine. The whole concept seemed broken and wasteful to me and even when I removed all the unnecessary items from the dock and left only the ones I wanted, the windows of the same applications were still grouped together into a single item on the dock instead of having multiple entries despite acres of space (eg if I had 5 windows of Firefox, there was a single firefox icon which I had to click to get to a list of the windows that were open).

With focus-follows-mouse, I got it working through one of the terminal solutions but the experience was sub-optimal (at best). The unified menubar made it nearly impossible to use and in the end I just gave up. I did not come across BinaryBakery but that does seem interesting.

If I have to whip out XCode to roll my own solution, how is it different from what I have to do with Linux (where KDE has me covered on the GUI side of things but I need to faff around with config files to get hibernation working, probably won't be an issue if I bought a Dell with Ubuntu or a System 76)?

I understand that no OS can cater to everyones needs/wishes but I think this is not an improvement over what I have at the moment, it actually seems more painful. Won't you agree?

Comment Re:Is Linux really any better? (Score 1) 81

I am writing this from a laptop running Kubuntu 16.04 and while there are things which I find inconvenient/annoying, I am generally pretty happy with the overall experience.

I am not trying to troll you but I like my computer's environment set a particular way and I am actually genuinely interested in knowing if the OSX GUI can now support my workflow instead of me having to adapt so here goes; I use a multi-monitor setup with a panel on both screens, each of the panels has its own Application launcher, taskbar (which shows only applications from the screen the panel is on and does not autosort/group applications) and a notifications tray and I like to use focus-follows-mouse instead of click-to-focus. Last time I checked (with Yosemite, a friend let me keep their old Mac Book Pro for a month to play with), OSX wouldn't let me do either of these things (I could not get the dock to show up on both screens or get it to not group windows of the same application together and even when i eventually managed to get focus-follows-mouse working, the unified toolbar (which I couldn't switch off) made it nearly impossible to use). I realise someone somewhere might think that the interface of OS X is perfect but as far as I am concerned, I could not see myself using it in it's default configuration and since I couldn't modify it either, I didn't really see the point of getting a Mac if I was going to install Kubuntu on it at the end of the day anyway.

Comment Re:I was young and stupid once. (Score 1) 113

I never said there were no good charities or that giving to charities was a bad or unacceptable thing...I have a direct debit set up with a couple of charities that I support (two cancer research/treatment non-profits, one disaster relief charity).

What I was pointing out was the utter stupidity of what the AC was saying, who decides what charities help people more? There are charities which provide medical aid or housing or legal aid or food or an education or a myriad of other services/products to the underprivileged, who decides which of these are more deserving of someone's money? The AC? I don't think so.

Also, how is giving to charitable entities the same thing as making a political donation? If I decide to donate to a politician, it'd be to help a candidate who at least claims to hold the same ideals I have, it might not pan out or it might, but doing nothing and hoping for things to change is just plain dumb. I guess the only people who think that giving to a politician in the hopes of effecting change are either the people who think that the world as it is today is perfectly fine and does not need to change or the people who are so extremely dejected that they feel that no matter what someone does, nothing would ever change. If the AC falls into the first category then they are a fucking imbecile whereas if they fall into the second category, they need a psych eval and probably should be placed in a padded white room before all that anger and frustration boils over and makes them do something extreme!

Comment Re: Giant problem (Score 1) 405

Who's talking about playing a song someone bought for $1 in a theater you pillock? Besides lacking any common sense, you clearly aren't very good at reading comprehension, are you?

Let me try and spell it out for you, this time actually try reading and understanding (I know that will be hard for someone like yourself but try nonetheless) what's being said before responding, so here goes:

If someone licenses a MOVIE to play in a theater they own, on top of the licensing fees they've already paid for the movie, they have to pay a separate licensing fee for the MUSIC CONTAINED IN THAT MOVIE.

Now go ahead and explain to the rest of us who is stealing from whom in this particular case. I'll wait

Comment Re: Giant problem (Score 1) 405

or maybe it's like saying music is copyrightable so if you play a movie in a theater you own, an army of lawyers will descend on you unless you pay separate licensing fee for the music in the movie. LOOL. Oh, whoops, wait a sec, that one actually does happen.

I haven't ever accused anyone of being a shill, you just might become the person to win that honour

Comment Re:Employees are now training their replacements. (Score 1) 474

bwahahaaa :-D BEST RANT EVER...

Some free advice, ignore that idiot...he thinks the Left is responsible for everything from terrorism to war to malaria and pneumonia. He always finds a way to whine about the Left even if everyone else is talking about space travel or operating systems.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 122

Additionally, America doesn't have a political left (the way the rest of the world perceives left anyway). You have far-right (the Republicans) and centre-right (the Democrats) so I have no idea what, how or why you have a beef with the Left (since you are always whining and moaning about Left this, Left that so it is only natural that I presume that you have some grudge against what you perceive to be the Left), methinks you should be mad at some shade of Right!

Comment Re: Really? (Score 1) 122

While I think this lawsuit and the court's decision are absolutely bonkers and the right to privacy is somewhat curtailed in a public setting (such as in markets, parks, bus/train terminals etc), I do think everyone has a right to privacy (for instance in their homes, in private gatherings, in personal communications, etc).

I, for one, would hate it if someone were constantly snooping on me while I was sat in my home minding my own business, won't you?.

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