I'll grant you that the AC you're responding is so very wrong. Still, there are so many inaccuracies in your short explanation here that I don't even know where to start. When you're trying to argue from authority ("because I have a computer science degree") you should probably be sure you're right.
I'm not trying to be a pedant but almost everything you said here is technically inaccurate. I can believe this comment was moderated insightful -- that's a major hivemind fail.
Come on Mike, you're better than that. You're clearly taking the "dog's breakfast" quote completely out of context...
"The reality is it's someone who's 40 years old and poor and settling for a dog's breakfast of Netflix and short-form video."
I don't know where the "40 years old and poor" comes from (sounds like the typical shill bs) but be fair -- even if you don't completely buy the "dog's breakfast" part you could at least represent it fairly.
And as someone's who's cut the cord more than once (and yes, I'm young, educated and employed) I have to admit that while I'm plenty happy with my entertainment options online my girlfriend would probably agree with the dog's breakfast characterization. Needless to say we have cable again, at least for now.
Back when I with the USPTO (when it was the Dudas regime, not long ago) they'd already decided the number one problem was the time it takes to get a patent. In fact they often referred to it as the "$500 million problem", though I still don't *quite* understand why. Same as it ever was...
"Sounds like a formula for false positives. If someone sits down too fast ..."
Obviously you haven't spent much time with the kind of people who would use such an app. Sitting down too fast? They may as well have fallen down. If the first number dialed is innocuous (caregiver of sorts) this is a non-issue. It'd be nice if there were a list of fallback contacts, finally landing on 911 if all else fails.
As we all know, when you "pirate" a song the original "owner" of that file hasn't actually lost anything. Every time our liberties are systematically whittled away, we all *actually* lose something. That *is* theft.
"Things such as kids having sex with each other after only one of the two teens has reached the 'legal' limit"
Sadly an arbitrary "legal" age limit isn't always necessary. Two underage kids having sex -- even just foreplay -- can lead to one of them being charged with statutory rape and getting slapped with the sex offender label as a parting gift to along with that long jail sentence. Look up the case of Genarlow Wilson -- it'll make you cringe.
"I don't think the answer is to tell your little slugger to put down the baseball bat and spend more time learning BASIC."
As an experienced software developer who cut his teeth on BASIC I can say with certainty that this is _terrible_ advice!
But I also shied away from computer science courses and focused academically on business and economics subject matter and frankly, I couldn't be happier about this. There's very little about computer science that's particularly suited to the classroom, and the languages and practices they teach are notoriously outdated. Kids are better off staying away.
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