* Posts by James Broome

4 posts • joined 27 Jun 2011

The freakonomics of smut: Does it actually cause rape?

James Broome

I have read Andrea Dworkin

I have read the book you mention, MMMM, and it led to me believe that the author had no concept of "evidence", and would only be satisfied if all men were kept in cages.

Porn is not rape - not by any definition, nor by any logical process. Most prostitution is neither rape nor porn. And since you ask, I would rather my daughter end up a prostitute or porn actress than my son a soldier.

Oracle: 'Google owes $2.6bn in damages'

James Broome

Easy choice.

Oracle (Offensive Rapacious Anti-Competitive Lying Enterprise). They might be right in their claim, but I still want them to lose spectacularly.

Budget airlines warned over 'hidden' debit card charges

James Broome

Jet2 have virtually the same unavoidable charges ...

... but at least their planes look as if they will complete the flight! As a bonus, when I flew with them earlier this year, the plane had a lot of legroom even in the standard seats, because they have done away with reclining seat backs ...

German chemical giant depending on biscuit-based security

James Broome

So don't allow iPhones in the building!

Surely it can't be beyond the wit of man to say "That is a security risk, you aren't bringing it in here". However, then we are back to the significantly simpler and more elegant solution - don't allow any phones where sensitive stuff is being discussed. However, there is so much stealth recording technology available, it is probably irrelevant to anyone that really wants to breach the security of the meeting.


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