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Comment Re:Well, I guess I've got to watch it now. (Score 1) 356

Let me guess, you're up in arms due to the word 'shyster'. Try select, right click, Search for ...

Note the relevant bit: Various false etymologies have suggested an anti-Semitic origin, but there is no proof for that.



The etymology of the word is not generally agreed upon. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says it is based on the German Scheißer (literally "shitter" but also used to refer to deceivers),[1] but the Oxford English Dictionary describes it as "of obscure origin", possibly deriving from a historical sense of "shy" meaning disreputable.[2] Various false etymologies have suggested an anti-Semitic origin, but there is no proof for that.[3] One source claims that the term originated in Philadelphia in 1843 from a disreputable attorney named "Schuster."[4]

Comment Re:Do a prenup (Score 2, Insightful) 447

If both party's motives are pure, they should have no problem with one.

Well, if someone asks for a pre-nup he or she is already considering divorce to be a event with a rather high likelyhood. Is it really smart to marry someone who considers divorce a likely event?

It means nothing of the sort. It means they understand that life isn't a fairy tale, that anything is possible in human relations and that includes divorce, like it or not. Is it really smart to marry someone who lives in a fantasy land where bad things like divorce don't happen? Or worse, just don't happen to them because they're somehow special? Likelihood isn't the issue. Possibility is. Its always possible.

Comment Re:good (Score 1) 238

At some point, the user has to actually pay attention to what they are doing and put some personal effort into it.

Ding! Ding ! Ding! Ding!

You just nailed it spot on.

Perhaps this is why we call them 'users' (and why we're the 'other' industry that refers to its customers as 'users').

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