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Puzzled by English - the "prejudice" word
Authored by: kuroshima on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 08:21 AM EST
I am not a native English speaker. It is in fact my 4th
language (in order, Spanish, Catalan, French and English). I
can usually pass as not completely clueless on forums (I can
speak English, though my accent is really strange, or so I'm
told, as it's a mix of British, American and French -
anyway, I would never pass as a native). However, it seems
that English conflates two similarly spelled Spanish words
into the word "prejudice":

"Prejuicio" -> literally "before (pre) trial (juicio)".
Refers to a bias against something, usually before trying
it. "I am prejudiced against Apple" would show that despite
not owning an Apple device, i am unlikely to buy one.

"Perjuicio" -> damage, hurt, something that is detrimental.
This seems to be the equivalent of the legal meaning of
"prejudice", as in "dismissal with prejudice" or "this

action would not prejudice the other side"

In Spanish, most people mistake one word for the other, but
in English, it seems that that mistake has been enshrined
into the language. Am I right? or did I completely mess it

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Feel like swimming
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 11:21 AM EST

Fa ntastic pictures of a flooded Venice. Wonder how badly the insurance rates will rise?

FYI, Venice is on my bucket list, along with Florence.


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Scalia on politicization of the courts
Authored by: YurtGuppy on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 11:47 AM EST
Part of a longer interview with Scalia wherein he discusses the politicization
of the Supreme Court nomination process (making points which I think could also
be more widely applied)

a small fish in an even smaller pond

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AAPL value
Authored by: UncleVom on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 11:47 AM EST
Is it now too late for Apple to fully recover from the litigation game and its
side effects?

I think so.

There are a lot of things, such as competition, affecting the stock price, but I
think the legal battles have set the tone.

Kinda reminds of the old SCO death watch, but I don't think Apple is heading to
the pink sheets anytime soon.

Four hundred bucks before the calendar New Year after the Christmas sales?

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Germany - Federal Court: Parents Not Responsible For Their Teenager’s Music Piracy
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 12:04 PM EST
The Court ruled that the parents had met their parental obligations when they informed their child of “basic do’s and don’ts” including that file-sharing copyrighted content online is illegal.

Furthermore, the Court ruled that the parents were not required to monitor their child’s online activities nor install special software to restrict his online behavior. This would only be required should the parents have “reasonable grounds” to presume that their child would engage in infringing activities online.

enigmax, TorrentFreak

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Visualizing Prime Numbers
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 12:16 PM EST
a fun read if you're into that sort of thing

[ Reply to This | Parent | # ] The numbers don't lie: There is Android and then there is everything else
Authored by: SilverWave on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 12:38 PM EST
The numbers don't lie: There is Android and then there is everything else

RMS: The 4 Freedoms
0 run the program for any purpose
1 study the source code and change it
2 make copies and distribute them
3 publish modified versions

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BC - Police use of licence plate scans breaks privacy law: information and privacy commissioner
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 12:58 PM EST
Denham's main concern is about what happens to the numbers that do not appear in the RCMP's list. The ALPR system also records the time and location of the scan and takes a picture of the vehicle and the licence plate.

"This is personal information about the owners of vehicles that are scanned by ALPR, but who are not of interest to police," she wrote in her report, which considered whether the Victoria police department's practices comply with B.C.'s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

"In my view, the use and disclosure of this information for unspecified purposes would not be justifiable under FIPPA," she said. "Collecting personal information for law enforcement purposes does not extend to retaining information on the suspicionless activities of citizens just in case it may be useful in the future."

Andrew MacLeod, The Tyee

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Will Your Paycheck Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff? Link to paycheck calculator.
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 01:29 PM EST
If Obama fails to get the needed changes in the tax code will you know how much the Repubican party will cost you? OUCH!!! Clicky here

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eBay sued over will-not-recruit agreement with Intuit
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 16 2012 @ 08:02 PM EST
eBay sued over will-not-recruit agreement with Intuit - REUTERS

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