Friday, 26 December 2008

Lumps of Coal

Yes, I'm not supposed to be blogging. But yesterday I wrote out a short post which I put up on Sensory Overload. It's a simple proof related to the twin prime series. Check it out if you're interested.

You see, math problems are my only source of entertainment (albeit, a great one). So, I've been spending my breaks working on getting the hang of infinite series in calculus which, for some absurd reason, we don't study in school. CBSE... bah!


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

So Long And Thanks For All The Net

I am confronted with a set of highly paranoid and partially ballistic parents and so, my net connection is on quota. Sweet.

I might be able to regain computer rights after my pre-board result which will be somewhere mid-Jan I reckon. For the mean time, blogging is suspended. That too when I finally got an idea or two and started a new blog. Ah! what a wretch. I was looking forward to writing something on Bees And Quantum.

Anyhow, see you lot in roughly a month. Though, I will drop by every once in a while to invade your blogs, worry not.
Merry Christmas and enjoy the new year.

[Edit: Results out on 3rd February.]


Saturday, 13 December 2008

Yes. No. Maybe?

Today I read an article about a court ruling in Maryland. In this particular case, a woman agreed to sex and then in the middle of it, that is after penetration, she said no. The man, Baby (it took me a moment or two to realize that was in fact his name), continued for 5 to 10 seconds after she had told him to stop. Baby was convicted of first degree rape.

On the woman's side of the argument, it can be said that it is for her to decide whether or not she wants to have sex. And the right to this decision does not end with the beginning of sex. But here is what's bothering me, the only form of defense for the person being convicted of rape is the absence of physical injury. If now you say injury is not a criterion nor is consent to sex, then how in god's name is the man supposed to defend himself?! Since it's just her word against his, he'll inevitably end up in prison for the next year or two. Seem a bit sexist?
Under different circumstances, say had he carried on for minutes after she said to stop, the act would qualify as rape for then he would be forcefully having sex. But not here. In this instance, the guy may be called a variety of splendidly obscene names but he is certainly not a rapist.

P.S.: I think Baby appealed, I don't know what happened after. I was too lazy to do the research.