Re: Saving democracy
You don't hear them in the city because 99% of them have left for the wilderness.
I am certain you could creep up and rob someone using the sound of crickets fucking to drown out your footsteps.
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The first legitimate use for anonymity is walking down the road. You will pass potentially thousands of people who have no legitimate reason to know who you are and a non-zero number of people with highly illegitimate reasons to want to know who you are. The thing protecting you from them is that it's too bad for them, they don't get to know who you are.
Agreed. If you have a humiliating accident in public, e.g. trip over a paving slab and end up covered in mayonnaise from your shopping bag, the twats laughing at you from across the street shouldn't automatically know your home address and where you work.
Anonymity, protecting the innocent from trolls since forever.
I have wondered for a while why people aren't actively making properly educational porn videos. Not learn-about-sex educational, something like this could be made into porn with very little change needed.
Sexy cancer is the new fetish.
Couple of years ago where I was living in the uk there was a (relatively for the area) massive invasion of bitey insects. I had a landlord inspection in the middle of it and apologised for the cobwebs explaining that I was trying to keep the flies under control by letting the spiders get established.
"Good idea!" said the landlord enthusiastically and the inspection proceeded without a hitch. I guess someone else had been bitten recently.
Put them both together and I've been there. Network professionals leaving a PFY instructions to refresh a network adapter that don't specify which of the adapters you do it to because to someone with 30 years experience the idea that a noob wouldn't get the right one becomes unthinkable.
Though what amazed me was how long it took to get someone qualified to push a button on the site.
Happy Blade Runner Year, one and all.
I went to university around the time it became compulsory if you wanted to continue working in IT. So I got there in the early aughts.
It was Kazaa which forced my university to lock things down, since most of the IT labs were unusable when a couple of machines were running it 24/7.
I'm pretty sure I had a mechanic (who had sold me one extra option and smelled blood) deliberately damage my sump plug in order to sell me an expensive repair.
The oil leak was slow enough that I took it to someone I trusted who re-threaded the sump to a larger size, fitted a larger sump plug and saved the oil into the bargain.
So yes, I'd say there are unethical everythings. Though I couldn't say that the service manager didn't lean on him to do it.
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