Re: Re: Regarding porn involvement as a negative...
I find it interesting that religions that are the most prudish in these matters (Islam, and it seems now Mormonism) often seem to be quite the opposite when it comes to the rights and behaviour of the ruling patriarchy. In particular both of these have allowed and in fact encouraged polygamy and even child marriage. I don't really take kindly to the idea of being given lessons in sexual morality from a bloke with four wives!
Re: Call out the intentional misuse of terminology
they were original articles that infringed on copyright. Is it copyright here - or trademark. I wouldn't have thought that there could be copyright in a logo and a simple phrase. There could however be trademark.
I think the result for Voltage Pictures should be like the result from WW1 for the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Like Austria-Hungary (in respect of Serbia) they have made a set of demands that they believe are unacceptable in the hope that their non-acceptance will give them an excuse to do what they want. Like Serbia Amhari has accepted the demands and now they are stuck.
The final result for the Austro-Hungarian empire was that it ceased to exist.
Let us hope that the same happens to Voltage Pictures.
This is a solution that can work. There is no reason, besides a stupid law, that prevents a school from doing this in a classroom, gym or a whole school. Block WiFi and flip a switch to cut of hard-wired internet.
That won't work because it ias the teachers (who would presumably have to implement it) who are responsible for the cheating!
she had sponsored the law which was aimed at keeping news publications from publishing photographs of those accused of crimes if they were wearing handcuffs or in scenes where it might somehow indicate a presumption of guilt. That in itself is a silly bit of control exerted by government over what might otherwise be a free press.
No it isn't - as anyone familiar with this case will be aware. People's lives can easily be ruined unnecessarily by the press jumping to conclusions - so in fact the law itself is a completely reasonable thing.
However I fully agree that in the current situation this law is clearly being misapplied to a ridiculous degree.
Even racist rhetoric ... is considered protected conduct under the first amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has even ruled it is Exactly - I am much more worried by the thought that Twitter, facebook etc might actually be censoring stuff (and, unfortunately I believe that they currently do even if only temporarily) than by the thought that they might let "nasty" stuff through.
Sidenote, I did not know what you brought up above about modern IDEs maintaining a database model of the code and doing such rigorous compile-checking as you type
Yep - I use Visual Studio - and I can tell you that whilst most Microsoft products have simply got more and more annoying for the last 15 years Visual Studio has actually got better. I guess the free alternatives have too - but I haven't had the opportunity to try them.
The problem is in many ways WE JUST DON'T KNOW. Moving from what we have to something else that may or may not pan out (because nobody knows) is faith based at best. Saying to abolish copyright or to limit it to an extremely short period of time is faith based, pure and simple.
You say we can't do that because "anything could happen".
I say lets push the improbability drive switch because otherwise we are VERY DEFINITELY GOING TO DIE.
While everyone deserves due process and civil asset forfeiture is blatantly evil, this guy who had his money taken was obviously not some innocent like the better examples we've seen. I don't think we should be rallying around that particular flag.
Sounds a bit like "I'm not a racist but..."
The WHOLE POINT of due process, rule of law etc etc is that it protects the good and the bad (and even the ugly) equally. You don't get to choosewhich flag to rally around - because once the bad precedent is set it affects everyone.