Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
Dude, that is absurd. Even a BURKHA / ABAYA is vulnerable from some angle.
Massachusetts Court Says 'Upskirt' Photos Are Legal
Obviously, I imagine an upskirt picture does not reveal any more than what you would see at a beach in any western country. I think the issue is that, a person being made to reveal more of herself than she is consenting to, to a person she does not know, and usually without her knowledge. It would be the equivalent of someone being forced to take off her skirt in public without her consent.
Also, what if the woman is not wearing any underwear? It is her business if she is, or is not, and by wearing a skirt she has a reasonable right to privacy in that matter.
Electric Bikes Get More Elegant Every Year (Video)
I think that bike is pretty cool, and I've been lucky to never have a bike stolen, but at that price tag, they better have put a LOT of thought into security before I would consider buying one.
Also, is it just me or does that bike scream hipster?
Ask Slashdot: When Is a Better Career Opportunity Worth a Pay Cut?
Most decent programmers will find themselves in your position at some point in their careers. I did too. I know nothing of your financial situation and commitments (mortgage/family/etc.) but don't take a pay cut if you can at all help it. The fact that you feel any uneasiness would seal the deal.
I would readily agree to a pay cut in only the following situations :
1) Need a job desperately and gotta make rent. Hopefully this situation never arises
2) Major promotion or opportunity in a company I strongly strong believe in. The idea being that I will work my ass off for peanuts, but believe in my heart that I will come away with a huge sum of money at the end, or the ability to make a huge sum of money.
3) I am going to work for or with someone who is absolutely exceptional and is going to be teaching me something I couldn't already learn on my own.
It does not sound like you are getting any of those three. If you are bored, keep looking for a better or different job. In the meantime, If you want to scratch your intellectual itch, do it on the weekends.
You have my 2 cents worth.
Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead
I am sick and tired of this racism against Mexican and latin american people. I do not find your racist joke funny. It is also perpetuating a completely inaccurate stereotype. Google "Mexican fertility rate" and educate yourself.
US Fertility Rate = 1.89 Births per woman
Mexican Fertility Rate = 2.28 Births per woman
US Life expectancy = 78.64 years
Mexican Life expectancy = 76.89 years
I am not Mexican or latin american. Mexico, and most of latin america, have a LOT of social, cultural and economic issues. But give them some respect, they aren't backward savages like most american's seem to believe.
Bitcoin Currency Surpasses 20 National Currencies In Total Value
Yes of course. China is the one that is going to want its trillions in dollar denominated us debt holdings to be worth peanuts.
Amazon Fake Products and Fake Reviews
This is an issue that you can see Amazon and users taking seriously. If you notice Amazon allows you to meta moderate reviews, as well as comment on reviews. I have spotted a lot of fake reviews by reading comments on reviews, and I make it a point to comment on fake reviews as well providing my rationale for why I think it is a fake review. Just like on slashdot, community moderation is key here.
Amazon also provides an additional level of verification with the "Amazon verified purchase" where by Amazon lets you know that this reviewer at the very least did purchase this product from Amazon.
In the end reviews are like asking for advice. Often you get bad advice, often you get advice from people with hidden motives, and often you get good advice. Amazon's review system is just a representation of real life. Go anywhere on the web, or go call up some real estate agents/mortgage brokers and ask them "When is a good time to buy a house?" and the answer will almost invariably be "If you can afford it, _now_ is a good time to buy a house". They have a hidden agenda they want to push.
I am not singling out real estate agents though. They are doing their job. Dealing with people is dealing with hidden agendas. :)
You Are Not Mark Zuckerberg, So Stay In School
My boss doesn't have a college degree and he is a good deal sharper than I am (I have a Masters in Comp Sci.) When I look at a resume, or interview a candidate, I look at the education portion the same way I look at the hobbies section if the applicant has included it. Nice to know, but not important one way or the other.
In fact, If a person spent 4 years of his/her life making some solid contributions to open souce projects (perhps became a core committer to some of them). I would actually be more likely to hire him/her than someone who had finished a 4 year college degree. Provided everything else was equal.
Oracle Wants Proof That Open Source Is Profitable
They weren't exactly a wildly successful company before they embraced open source. They were already in a downward spiral when they decided to open source some of their projects.
AP Suspends DoD Over Altered US Army Photo
If changing the background is okay with you, then lets not photoshop a zebra into the savannah but instead photoshop a picture of a zebra in a zoo and put a savannah background in. :)
Rubber Duckies For Global Warming Research
What are the chances that these rubber duckies end up inside the tummy of some sea creature? In which case, that is just more pollution floating around in our oceans.
Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer
I dont think anyone is BLAMING the stupid woman who gave away $400K to a liar (or group of liars).
They are doing exactly what you did in your post "the person who left them there like that is, yes, pretty stupid."
The reason scams such as the nigerian 419 one work, is that intelligence like everything else is distributed over a curve of some sort. By definition, approx. half the people you see everyday are of below average intelligence. Scams such as these target people who sit in the below the bottom 1% on the intelligence curve. Which explains their mode of operation, "if you blast this scam to enough people, eventually you'll find someone who'll bite". In other words, "if you look hard enough, eventually you'll find someone stupid enough".
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