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Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support

Bahumat Re:Dont do anyone any favors (644 comments)

What the father failed to do in this situation was draft up a contractual agreement with the other woman in this case, with her agreeing to reimburse him for any expenses or support related to the child in perpetuity.

Which would still leave him out-of-pocket until he could collect from her, but it would (probably, IANAL, your state or provincial laws may vary) be a legal arrangement.

Source: My family law lawyer (Alberta provincial and Canadian Federal law.)

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Ideas and Tools To Get Around the Great Firewall?

Bahumat Re:Breaking laws (218 comments)

Because that invites reciprocation of that attitude from other countries. Most people tend to get angry when foreigners from anywhere come into their country and intentionally disrespect the local cultural mores and laws.

I'll give you an easy, hyperbolic example:

By that same argument, how do you feel about Sudanese refugees performing female genital mutilation just down the street from where you live? How do you feel about them snorting in contempt at you when you show outrage, saying: "If a country doesn't respect my cultural norms, then why respect it at all?"

Etc. Etc.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Most Underappreciated Sci-Fi Writer?

Bahumat Re:Peter Watts (1130 comments)

Seconding this.

"Starfish" and "Blindsight" are brilliant, dark pieces of claustrophobic sci-fi. I'm stunned that neither has been optioned for movies yet.

about 2 years ago
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SETI Running Out of Money

Bahumat Re:That's sad. (312 comments)

Uh, don't you mean "Where that big light will be eight and a half minutes from now"?

more than 2 years ago
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Psychics Say Apollo 16 Astronauts Found Alien Ship

Bahumat Psychics != Physics. :( (285 comments)

I was way more excited about this until I realized I'd misread "psychics" as "physics". Sigh.

more than 2 years ago
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Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Bahumat Re:Gameplay (279 comments)

What's this plaxinum you speak of? I'm very curious.

more than 3 years ago
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Compiling the WikiLeaks Fallout

Bahumat Re:Democrats loved the Pentagon Papers (833 comments)

As a non-american, I will continue to financially support Wikileaks (to a modest $20 a year, they're part of my christmas charity allotment), because while you may see this as damaging to american interests, I see it as furthering the interests of the entire world. I too, have looked through a good chunk of the released documents, so far. What I found allotted to "The stuff we already knew, but here's the details" of america's dirty laundry. Meh.

Long live wikileaks. I *do*, however, hope their next big releases focus on other countries, not just the USA. The current amero-centrism of wikileaks major releases is rather disappointing, but is probably more the result of opportunity than it is country-specific targeting.

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube's Bandwidth Bill May be Zero

Bahumat Re:So it's like when I got my Brother a new PC (188 comments)

The question is, though: To whom would they be selling those gobs of bandwidth? The nature of bandwidth, overall, remains geographically fixed; you can't sell (much) of your bandwidth capacity in the united states to a company in Japan; they still need the pipes going, overall, from Point A to Customer B.

At the volumes in which they are dealing with, they don't really have a lot of customers who can conceivably use that much bandwidth. So it's definitely in their best interests to trade with them preferentially.

If the options are A) Trade to defer costs, or B) Try to sell to others and discover nobody else wants to buy a tenth of our capacity, they'll usually find that A) is a smarter business decision.

more than 4 years ago
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First Creation of Anti-Strange Hypernuclei

Bahumat I hate you, Register. (179 comments)

I swear to god I'm going to write a script for my browser that blocks loading any page with the word "boffin" in it.

Anywhere I can get a SERIOUS interpretation of this event that isn't busy self-fellating over how gigglingly clever it's own writers are?

more than 4 years ago
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Electric Car Nano-Batteries Aim For 500 Mile Range

Bahumat Re:Well I wish them luck (650 comments)

Where can I find information on these RWGS process engines and this specific means of manufacturing gasoline? In the modern parlance of our time, I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter.

more than 4 years ago
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Small, High-Resolution LCD Monitors?

Bahumat Re:Killing desk space? (370 comments)

I use the 22" version of those monitors, two of them, and depending on what I'm working on I use the built-in portrait swivel and switch to portrait mode at times. Particularly useful for working on projects that span four or five documents at a time.

more than 5 years ago
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Sex Offender E-Mail Registry Signed Into Law

Bahumat Sounds like "epic lulz". (459 comments)

As the kids would say, sounds like "epic lulz" for Anonymous, if there's no control against adding email addresses to such lists.

more than 5 years ago

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