Exactly. . I don't know how many times i need to tell idiots to get off my lawn each and every day. It seems like more and more every day too.
Oh, and I'm not sure Cox lost anything on this front except the ability to claim a DMCA exception. Of course in order to do so, they would have had to blindly follow the takedown process which cutting internet access to anything more than the specific content is not part of.
In other words, they may still be exempt from liability, just not according to a law that doesn't seem to apply to the specific circumstances.
Negligence is a failure to use reasonable care that results in harm to another party. Under negligence law, there are two different forms of negligence. In one form, a person does something that a reasonable person would not do. In the other form a person fails to take action that a reasonable person would take to prevent harm. Both forms of negligence can result in a negligence lawsuit filed against the party responsible for the damage.
So you would have to show that a reasonable person would not publish usernames and passwords on their homepage (and you would also have to demonstrate harm from their actions).
Even if that is somehow technically impossible to implement, I'm not sure why archiving the post pre cutoff date wouldn't work. Its what happens here essentially when commenting becomes disabled due to the age of the story.
Or am i missing something?
Ehh.. fox news commentary is just a symptom. I've seen people quoting or citing op-ed pieces as sources before fox news was even heard of. It may be why fox news was and is so successful but it was happening long before in irc, news lists, and bbs postings.
The fail-fast and fail-often approach could be criticized when applied to human beings.
The only criticism I could reasonably see is that the children were harmed when the school was shut down too quickly. This doesn't seem to be the case, though....the students seem to have been transferred back to larger schools.
Does the book recommend the fail fast approach?
"despite their flair for disruption, these philanthropists are no more interested in radical change than their more conservative predecessors. They don’t lobby for the redistribution of wealth; instead, they see poverty and inequality as an engineering problem, and the solution is their own brain power, not a tithe.”
The good the foundation has done, she believes, is far outweighed by the harm
The Gates foundation mainly spends money on education and healthcare. In healthcare, the Gates foundation has spent $15 billion on improving vaccines, etc. This (and money from other sources) has resulted in a reduction of deaths by measles in Africa by 90%. Polio, tuberculosis, and HIV have all been reduced, thanks in part to the Gates foundation.
So what's the problem? According to the author, "The failure to combat obesity, cancer and heart disease epidemics in poor nations,” she observes, “has been one of the most glaring mistakes of global development efforts in recent years." So maybe they could have allocated their resources better.
In education, the author is upset that the Gates foundation spent money on things that didn't work. For example, they spent billions to create small schools based on the idea that it would give students more personalized attention. Unfortunately, that didn't improve college acceptance rates, so Gates ended the program.
If the author thinks that "dropping/modifying a program when data indicates it doesn't work" is a bad thing, then I'm forced to disagree heartily with her. In fact, if the only thing accomplished by the Gates foundation is to get people to do that more often, then it will be a huge success as far as I'm concerned. And I'm no fan of Gates.
At the same time, I'd also fire the entire QA department responsible for allowing this to get into prod.
I'm willing to bet they don't have a QA department.
You're preaching to the choir. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of web developers in existence do not read slashdot
That's why I said "give it to someone who writes sql vulnerabilities. "
Considering there are PHP tutorials high in Google's search results show aren't teaching parameterized queries, it's going to be a long time before we get rid of the problem completely.
Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.