Yeah, Swedish only got rid of this during the 1970's, as part of a conscious effort. Before then, you'd call everyone who you weren't on intimate terms with "ni" (you plural), or a title ("sir", "doctor", "teacher" etc), or even just "he" or "she" (yeah, as in "could she pour me another cup of coffee?" to your… » 3/09/15 2:18am 3/09/15 2:18am

Uh, she convinced a depressed teen to get back in the car when he had second thoughts. I'm not saying it's illegal, but she's clearly a psychopath or a sociopath with a touch of Munchausens by proxy. She sounds like those firefighters who set fires themselves in order to be the hero. » 2/28/15 12:28pm 2/28/15 12:28pm

I already have a Vita (I'm one of those people who consider it a must have, most Indies are better on the Vita than on any other platform), and I'm not interested in a whole new one - I would however pay for an updated Vita, with better remote play and standard SD cards. » 2/20/15 4:35pm 2/20/15 4:35pm

Well, I think it's both. In the Justine Sacco-case, it was painfully obvious that she meant it as a slightly off-colour comment on white privilege and ignorance; she wasn't a clueless white person, she was commenting on being a clueless white person. HOWEVER - she did it in a way that is only obvious to other liberal… » 2/14/15 4:32am 2/14/15 4:32am

I'm not sure about the best (Rollerball?), but the absolute worst is without a doubt Quidditch. It is so obviously made up by someone who doesn't enjoy sports. It could be an ok game without the Snitch, or if the snitch was nerfed, but the way it's set up now, it is basically a game between two Seekers, with lots of… » 1/22/15 7:57am 1/22/15 7:57am

Yeah, if I remember my Media Law correctly, the test in the UK was that it was libel if one could prove that 12 people in the UK would recognize you. The only places where you are safe from a libel or slander suit are in court or in parliament; though if you report, as a journalist, that someone is accused of being… » 1/21/15 4:00am 1/21/15 4:00am

As an outsider, it sometimes seems like US corporations literally get actual idiots elected and then just run them like puppets. There're stories like this one, but also those pre-printed statements where the congressmen were supposed to add their own name but instead went with "blank". » 1/16/15 1:17am 1/16/15 1:17am