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Tue, May. 30th, 2006, 09:08 am

Today is a definite downturn in my "Faith in humanity" stock. This imbecile is going to do whatever she can do get attentio.... avoid giving birth on 06/06/06 and there are others arranging caesareans to avoid it too.

Then of course, despite the way Harney could manage to push through legislation banning the sale of magic mushrooms mere hours after some tool got high and decided he could fly from a first floor window (as Bill Hicks said - "If he thought he could fly, why didn't he take off from the ground first?" our glorious ministers for various things have still, a week later, have yet to even begin closing the loophole that is allowing our nation's child molestors to challenge their convictions which, in the first case to hit the courts, was based on the forty year old man pleading guilty and admitting he knew the girl he slept with was twelve years old. Of course, if the basis of your appeal is "Well... when I said 'yes, I slept with that twelve year old girl' I actually *meant* 'I thought she was eighteen'" then I don't rate your chances of getting out any time soon.


It also looks like that hard disk is pretty much broken, even the lowest level tools I can use are seeing nothing but the occasional bad sector. I decided "Sod it" last night and started formatting it so I could get back to downloading and installing but worryingly, after leaving it formatting all last night it had managed about a third of the disk before I left for work this morning. This does not bode well.
I have my suspicions based on rumour, heresay and google searches that WoW does indeed have a tendency to screw up the disk it is on but to be honest I probably can't be bothered spending time finding out if this is true because it isn't like Blizzard will 'fess up and buy me a new hard drive and the alternative is that I waste time fretting about it when I know full well I'm going to install and play the damned thing when I get a chance.

Two 200Gb SATA drives in Raid0 seem like the logical option at this stage given the frequency with which my disks get accidentally formatted, fried or otherwise cleared of contents.

Tue, May. 30th, 2006 10:11 am (UTC)
theadydal

[Of course, if the basis of your appeal is "Well... when I said 'yes, I slept with that twelve year old girl' I actually *meant* 'I thought she was eighteen'" then I don't rate your chances of getting out any time soon.]

That won't get them out being prosecuted under a law that is unconsitional will :(

http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0530/rape.html

Tue, May. 30th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

How on earth did we get from "High court says 'not every instance of a bloke sleeping with someone under the age of consent is statutory rape and destroying a fella's life because he was seventeen and slept with his sixteen year old girlfriend is plain dumb'" to "This is an unconstitutional law, everyone prosecuted under it should be freed and anyone can get a kid drunk and abuse her".

God... that guy has *balls*... though hopefully not for long.

Tue, May. 30th, 2006 10:53 am (UTC)
theadydal

He was not allowed to try and enter the defense that he tought she was of consenting age and is what is seen as unconstitutional that the law reguarding statutory rape as it stood did not permit.
So then it becomes the case of he was not allowed to defend himself properly
so the conviction may there for be deemed unsound.
I am not sure what will happen, will it be retried, can it be retried.

Personally I am incredible angry at this,
there is a huge difference between meeting a 16 year old out in a pub and she is drinking and assuming by her appearance demeanour and the fact she is drinking in a liscenced premises that that she is 18 and getting a 12 year old drunk to take advantage.

Tue, May. 30th, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
theadydal

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/05/30/story261120.html
and it just happened :(

Tue, May. 30th, 2006 03:08 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Oh you have *got* to be f*cking kidding me....