TheMadScientist - 10:46 pm on Jun 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yeah, buckworks, but it's still a crime to do it, and it's somewhere in the agreement people make with the insurance company... It does not mean it's right or okay for someone to open a car and take something without permission.
youfoundjake, true enough, but does that fact someone likes MMA and can fight so they don't get picked on make it the fault of the programmer who can't for getting beat up on the street or something by someone who can and wants their wallet? They had the same 'choices' in how they spent their time WRT personal security, but rely on the laws and rules and basic decency to protect them.
How is it any different for what we're talking about?
People here keep saying they didn't take every precaution, but if you personally run into someone on the street and they kick your ass and take your wallet do you think people should be saying, 'Well it only happened because you're a programmer and not a fighter, and you should have gone to the gym and learned how to fight better, because if you had it wouldn't have happened, so it's really your own fault, because you didn't take every precaution...'?
People have different skills, different jobs and different ways to spend their time, not all of us have the same talents or abilities, or even make the same choices in how we spend our time, so to say someone deserves something because you take more precautions in one area than they do does not fly with me, because there could be other ways they take more precautions than you and you could be more vulnerable than they are but don't regard that aspect of your life as important to protect as they do, which doesn't make a wrong against you any more your fault than a wrong against them.