Guns, Knifes, Tasers, anything that could be used as a known weapon, should be banned, from both the students, facility staff, teachers AND anyone who is on the premises of any public educational facility.
Once again just being curious here, how do you go about enforcing such a policy without having someone who is armed to enforce those rules?
Also, not sure how you would define "anything that could be used as a known weapon". Would pencils be considered something "that could be used as a known weapon" in the light of this story:
Age is generally irrelevant, but I also share similar concerns like Kenichi.
I agree that age is generally irrelevant. And I don't necessarily agree or disagree with his stance on this particular issue. My observation is based his cumulative comments - he doesn't seem to carry his ideas and thoughts out to their logical conclusions and I was wondering if that was due to a lack of real world life experiences, that's all.
I have a question for you kenichi. How old are you?
I'm not asking to be an asshole or anything, I'm genuinely curious. The reason I ask is because quite a few of your comments come off as being from a cocky 17 year old who hasn't seen very much of the world beyond his high school walls.
If you have user submitted code, it is your duty to audit it before releasing it. What else is there in the code? Trojans? Malware? Who knows, we just get the binary, and they don't audit until they get sued...
Then look at what is on Jdownloader's beta testing download page:
JDownloader 2 is not in a stable final state. The current JDownloader 2 version is ment to be used for testing purposes only. This means that there will be unfinished features, bugs, many updates and even untested modules, code & plugins.
These installers require a internet connection for installation, because they download the latest version directly from our update servers.
So people who stand up for themselves and demand dignity and equitable treatment in the workplace should somehow apologize for that to people who have not done it in their own workplace? Sorry, I don't think so.
Hmm. Maybe you should stop looking down your nose at the *real* world around you. Your ivory tower view is a bit distorted.
First point: Unions only represent less than 12% of the US workforce. Less than 7% if you remove government workers.
Secon d point: Union support by the general populace is waning. Michigan, one of the traditional places were union support runs high recently passed a "Right to Work" law that made it illegal to prevent someone from working at a union shop even if they don't join the union or pay the dues. Nationwide support for these type of laws is at 74%.
Third point: Most innovation and 39% of the GDP comes from small business, not major corporations. Small businesses have the viable option of going out of business, instead of bowing to unreasonable union demands when forced with unionization. Not much bargaining power for unions there.
And if the software guys formed labor unions the way that the motion picture industry workers have, they'd have such a "sweet deal". Clearly the software industry generates the income to provide those things for their hourly workers, but asking politely will never get you there.
Yes, I'm pretty sure that the software industry has good benefits also. That wasn't really my point.
I was just reminding you that the majority of your customer base, the people who spend money on your products, don't consider things like affordable health care and retirement benefits as an automatic given these days. It's not the 1980's anymore.
When a website owner is not doing anything to curb the behavior of inappropriate content, then the owner of the site SHOULD be held liable. After all, website owners all around the world are being held liable for the content posted by their members.
You realize (well maybe you don't, based on your previous comments) that you wouldn't have been able to post your comment here without Section 230 in place, right? Web 2.0 wouldn't exist at all because of the liability concerns.
But software doesn't suffer from nearly the amount of piracy that music, motion picture and television do.
Incorrect. Here's a quote from PCMAG. Although, they are using the BSA, RIAA and MPAA numbers, which I think are all overinflated:
According to the Business Software Alliance's most recent report, 42 percent of all software used in the world is pirated, and the commercial value of unlicensed software put into the market last year totaled $59 billion—nearly double the figure from 2003. By comparison, a study cited by the Recording Industry Association of America claims a total annual loss of $12.5 billion. The Motion Picture Association of America doesn't break out its own share but cites the total loss to digital piracy of all kinds as $58 billion. Source
Nor (at least as far as I know) do the people who write software receive residual benefit from their work. In the motion picture industry, retirement plans, health insurance and income (SAG, WGA and DGA) are funded by the downstream revenue that's subject to the corrosive effect of piracy.
That's because the software guys are focusing more on creating the next cool thing instead of resting on their laurels waiting for the residual check to show up. As for the health care and retirement plans, that's a sweet deal - too bad the average joe sweating it out on a hourly job in the real world doesn't get such things these days.
How does taking the creative output of others and monetizing it for yourself get characterized as "innovation"?
I just love it how you guys downplay the "creative output" of those who write the software and build the systems. It's almost like they are second class citizens to you, instead of on equal footing when it comes to creativity.
I want to search for a professional assassin in the Yellow Pages. Waa waa, I can't!!
Leaving aside you conflating the traditionally civil crime of copyright infringement with a serious criminal charge of killing someone, your analogy still doesn't hold much water.
Search engines are not like the Yellow Pages. More like the White Pages - if there's a phone number it's included, unless you specifically request an unlisted number. The Yellow Pages are more like the sponsored links on Google - they pay for placement.
The White Pages most certainly do not vet the owner of each and every number and (AFAIK) the Yellow Pages does not vet the businesses they list either. If you pay them, you get listed. Nor do I believe that listing a professional assassin would even be illegal. If someone was really stupid enough to do that, more power to them. It's like putting a giant flashing arrow above your head for the authorities find you.