"Hello, I'm a Mac." "And I'm a kiddie porn collector."

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I don't mean to make light of this, but this absolutely has to be the best reason to own a Mac over a PC:

    Now, I guess I could've put this topic in the Current Events forum, but given the subject matter and the part I highlighted in bold, I thought it more appropriate here.

    First of all, this is new to me. I literally did this -- :eek: -- when I read the story. But the part that's really tragic is that these people can't get compensatory damages. I have to wonder if this "cap" isn't part of the tort "reform" that conservatives are always pushing for. If it is, then it's pouring salt in the wounds of poor families like this one.
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    it's amazing the lengths these spineless letches will go to to not be caught :mad:
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Definitely but also completely awful (albeit in a different way) is the cap on compensatory damages for those who were truly innocent but had their lives ruined by the accusations. It's shocking that a computer virus can do something THIS sinister.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    Nasty. In many cases I wonder if this is simply a method to get even with someone, rather than being completely random. Either way it can completely destroy someone's life.
     
  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    just read it off for me mother, in hopes of converting her from pc to mac, :D *fingers crossed* lol
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    This plays into the hands of some tort reformers. Just like any other issue, there is a broad spectrum of changes that people would like to see enacted. The tort reform that is most commonly referred to, for medmal cases, usually refers to limits on punitive damages that would be available to individuals suing their doctors and other healthcare providers.

    This cap, on the damages available to someone who was prosecuted and found not guilty, is a different matter. Should people be able to recoup all costs expended in defending themselves if found not guilty? One problem with not capping is that people would be encouraged to expend money on frivolous defenses that would increase the government's cost of prosecution, all in the hope of getting something to stick. While it is important to get an effective defense, allowing full recovery would lead to people demanding more than just an efficacious defense (additionally, what happens when they spend all this money and are still found guilty - and then can't pay).

    What would be beneficial would be for individuals to show negligence or another failure to take reasonable measures on the part of the investigators/prosecution, and recover full costs if that can be shown. In this case, it seems absurd that it took that long to determine that there was a virus on the computer. That is something that the investigators should have caught during the investigation.

    Pedophilia related charges mroe than any other demand greater investigation because of the greater harm that can result of charges. In modern America, I think a reputation takes less damage from accusations of sniping motorists out of the trunk of a car than it does from being accused of molestation by three little girls because you scolded them during gym class.
     
  7. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Don't be an idiot and you won't get a virus on your computer.
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Most of the time. But if someone wants in, and is targeting you specifically, chances are they will get in...
     
  10. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    The problem is the definition of "idiot" changes every day. Network security does not make for a great application of a "blame-the-victim" strategy, if indeed there is one.
     

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