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Although you are correct, in this case I see it wise to report this in the Lounge to get extra help in cleaning it out. At one point there were over 20 straight pages of the stuff in QA. That's more than 400 consecutive posts.
There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't.
It's just adding clutter and duplicating messages. And those of us who regularly do spam cleaning tend to see the messages, and/or check the Spam forum on a regular basis. I generally check the Spam forum in the morning before coming to the Lounge.
Athena is a simple device with a big mission - protect women from physical assaults at the touch of a button.
I know several young women who have been sexually assaulted, and I can see how it hurts not only them, but their friends and loved ones as well. I think that this device is going to be a great way to help with stopping these assailants in their track.
What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
The metaphorical solid rear-end expulsions have impacted the metaphorical motorized bladed rotating air movement mechanism.
Do questions with multiple question marks annoy you???
I think a better design would be a silent system that sends out a text with a location every 30 seconds. The loud noise would draw the attacker's attention probably followed by a foot coming down on it and breaking it.
Much better to have a silent device so that if the person being assailed is being dragged off into a car they can be located more easily and it being silent means that the attacker is not immediately aware of the beacon.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
Er ... no ... sorry. A silent alarm is worse than no alarm at all. The whole point is to make the attacker think twice - rape alarms are piercingly loud and obnoxious for that very reason - whilst alerting anyone close enough to respond in time. Even if it only distracts the assailant long enough to waste his energy on destroying the device that is a precious moment during an attack increasing your chances of escape. Simply waiting for someone to respond from a distance while the attacker blithely sets about completing his work is not an option from which the victim has anything to gain. Any measure of prevention, no matter how small, is always preferable to cure in this situation.
There is no question that alarms are effective. The problem has been that they have been too large and inconvenient to be reached instantly when required. In that regard my only concern would be the 3 seconds required to activate the alarm. That is really quite a long time to maintain pressure if you are under attack.
(Yes, rape is a serious and intrusive violation. Silent alarms are not the solution, nor the loud ones for that matter. IMHO the best way is to avoid being attacked all together. Don't walk alone in the middle of the night. Learn self-defense, get some mace in your handbag and follow your gut feeling: if you're feeling scared, act on it. If all else fails, some form of alarm might save you, although I doubt it )
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the best footballer in the world and comparable with the game's all-time greats.
He should be careful what he thinks, but that's okay as there is a fall back. As the great Ferenc Puskás said "The greatest player in history was Di Stefano. I refuse to classify Pelé as a player. He was above that."
Ronaldo isn't even good enough to clean Pelé's boots.