Dostoyevsky

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    an evil person (IMO) is someone who knowingly for his own purpose causes deliberate severe harm and suffering to others without any regret or empathy.

    I side with Moonboot. Harmful could be defined in reference to the Universal Declaration of Human rights.

     

    So, ER, define the purpose of your question!

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  2. Jonathan Safran Foer has written a hilarious book about a sad subject; it's full of crazy ideas:

     

     

    What about a teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out, so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me? I could invent a teakettle that reads in Dad's voice, so I could fall asleep, or maybe a set of kettles that sings the chorus of "Yellow Submarine," which is a song by the Beatles, who I love, because entomology is one of my raisons d'

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  3. Another point is that especially child abusers are often close friends with the family or even members, so it's questionable how much a sex offender registry may help in that cases.

     

    Regarding rehabilitation of child abusers I heard that it's like when dealing with alcoholism--it's a life-long task and you never get over the urge. So the question is how society can deal properly with those people whilst still giving them a chance to rehabilitate.

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  4. I am considering to start a UK limited company and got an offer to let one set up for me for 49 EUR. However, I am wondering about the long-term costs that are involved, I assume they differ between service providers -- can someone give some broad figures?

     

    Thanks!

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  5. Take an image of the monitor's background and set it as the desktop image:

     

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    (Highly confusing)

     

    Another idea is to take a full screenshot of a warning message and set it as the desktop image, and then watch people desperately clicking while the dialog won't go away.

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  6. ER: The problem is that the buyer/donee, Mr Rieger, has been convicted for hate speech and using Nazi symbols in the last years. So if he's planning a right-wing education center, people have every right to be asked first on the same grounds as they're asked whether they'd like to have brothels, airports, or waste dumps in a particular area of their town.

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