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I'm a software engineer based in Edinburgh. My main concerns are Human-Computer Interaction, Requirements Analysis, and Software Architecture.

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comment Is there a word analogous to 'shooting yourself in the foot'?
Your first scenario is an example of the Streisand Effect (attempts to censor information can result in wider distribution of the information) named after Barbra Streisand:- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
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comment What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
Very useful when you start talking about "third parties" (Alice gives $5 to Eve to give to Bob), or declining to be a participant ('"I won't be a party to this nonsense!" said Charlie'). Curiously the term is "third party" even when they are in fact a fourth, fifth, etc. In contrast to a third party, the original direct participants are called the "Principals"
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