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Comment: Re:Not sure about that (Score 1) 285

by jelIomizer (#47437305) Attached to: The World's Best Living Programmers

They are related, but that's not the point.

I'd say they're correlated in the sense that intelligent people (like just about everyone else) will often want to be able to communicate with and understand others. It's just that it doesn't make someone's inherent abilities null and avoid if they aren't able to do that effectively.

Bad writing makes it harder and slower for -us- to read it. So if you want to have your words read, make them easy to read.

I agree with that.

Comment: Re:Not sure about that (Score 1) 285

by jelIomizer (#47410973) Attached to: The World's Best Living Programmers

Not the same AC, but to suggest that there isn't a significant correlation between ability to communicate and comprehend complex ideas is naive.

There is a different between correlation and the things being directly related.

And schools can teach plenty of understanding, even bad ones, as at least in some subjects you will get hands on experience.

They can, but a grand majority don't.

And of course not all schools suck.

Not all, but most. And even in the best schools, some classes and teaches are poor.

A lot of the time the problem is people assuming they can just sit idly through classes and come out perfectly educated.

Usually the same people who think that college/university is for job training. They're there to get jobs and nothing else, but don't realize that that's not what education is about.

Those without self-motivation to actively participate in learning at a decent or better school are not going to have much self-motivation for learning outside of school either.

I don't fit into formal education environments, myself. But I do have the self-motivation to learn on my own.

Comment: Re:Not sure about that (Score 1) 285

by jelIomizer (#47409843) Attached to: The World's Best Living Programmers

it doesn't help that there is a pattern of people saying school doesn't help much but having writing that is bad enough to get in the way of understanding what they are saying.

School doesn't help much, in the sense that it often doesn't teach people to understand anything. Being able to write correctly has little to do with your ability to comprehend complex tasks that require logic and reason. It's little more than an ad hominem.

Comment: Re:Not sure about that (Score 2) 285

by jelIomizer (#47407381) Attached to: The World's Best Living Programmers

Just memorizing a bunch of stuff doesn't teach you much, but if you don't know the basic you end up trying to base your new ideas and arguments on falsehoods...

No one said or even implied that nothing should ever be memorized. If you had no ability to retain information at all, you couldn't do anything. There's simply far too much useless memorization going on in schools, and no focus on real understanding.

Comment: Re:On this 4th of July... (Score 1) 349

by jelIomizer (#47406087) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

It isn't like this is too hard to get into a court-room, but you are here insisting that the judge get involved right from the beginning.

Wrong. I'm insisting that *if you want to force someone to remove the content, you must go to a judge*. The website shouldn't be punished for not removing content because they were sent a DMCA take-down. Basically, I'm just saying that websites should be able to ignore DMCA take-downs as if they're absolutely nothing with no punishment whatsoever. If they don't like that, then go to a judge.

You don't have to go to a judge at all. I just don't think take-downs should amount to much of anything. If you don't want to go to a judge, then don't, but don't expect the content to be removed.

I also think you fail to even comprehend what the DMCA take-down notice process even is in the first place to continue this kind of argument.

The DMCA is an unjustifiable piece of trash, and you're wasting your time trying to convince me otherwise.

Comment: Re:On this 4th of July... (Score 1) 349

by jelIomizer (#47400351) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

So yeah, maybe there are alternative approaches, and if any of them involve any sort of 'punishment' like losing one's safe harbor status, and no judge is involved, then those are a huge problem, too. What part of this is difficult to understand? I've made my position abundantly clear, and I am not misunderstanding the situation. Unless, of course, you're going to say that you cannot lose your safe harbor status over DMCA take-downs?

Comment: Re:On this 4th of July... (Score 1) 349

by jelIomizer (#47400317) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

The point of the DMCA take-down process is to avoid needing a court room

Yes, that's the problem.

There are alternative approaches that could be done beyond simply the DMCA, and you seem to be insisting that a judge is involved in every situation.

I'm insisting we get rid of DMCA take-downs because websites can lose their safe harbor status over them simply because they don't want to remove content without question (appeal or no appeal, it doesn't matter).

That isn't even the point of a courtroom in the first place, which is where I think you miss what a judge actually does.

If someone wants to send a strongly worded request that someone remove some content from their website, that's on them. What is absolutely unacceptable, however, is the loss of safe harbor when one doesn't comply. That is what makes the DMCA take-down notices fundamentally different, and that is what makes them intolerable.

This isn't a matter of sacrifice, but showing a misunderstanding of the legal process as a whole.

You're showing a misunderstanding of liberty and justice.

Comment: Re:On this 4th of July... (Score 2) 349

by jelIomizer (#47387099) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

I'd like to note that I earn a professional wage off of copyrighted content. I depend upon copyright working in order for me to support and feed my family (not very lavishly either I might add).

Therefore, it's right to try to circumvent the courts and streamline copyright enforcement? No. That's not how it should work in any truly free country.

When I say that I think it is a stupid thing to have each possible copyright infringement go to a judge for review, I think it is not only a waste of time for that judge but also for me as well.

I don't think it's a waste of time at all, because it'll force copyright thugs to have to see a judge.

but that is essentially what the DMCA take-down notice actually is in the first place, going to the ISP instead of the actual person first.

If that's what it is, then I guess you can stop using DMCA take-down notices then, yes? But they're not the same. You can lose your safe harbor status over it.

Again, under your system of strictly using judicial orders for removing content, how is copyright even going to function for somebody like me?

Once again, we're supposed to be 'the land of the free and the home of the brave.' 'Sacrifices' are made in the name of freedom. How copyright would work for you without the DMCA is not my concern, and I vehemently disagree with you to suggest that we should just circumvent due process so the enforcement of your copyrights can be a bit easier.

Comment: Re:On this 4th of July... (Score 2) 349

by jelIomizer (#47385611) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

I completely disagree with you, and it shows you know little of what lawyers actually do for a living.

What lawyers do to is irrelevant to me, and wasn't what I was speaking of to begin with. What is relevant, however, is the DMCA, and what happens to your safe harbor status if you don't abide by DMCA takedowns.

The point of the DMCA was to make it more expensive for the copyright violators than it was for those who were trying to enforce copyright laws in the first place.

No, that's a *bad* thing. Just because 'justice' is expensive doesn't mean we should make it easier for them to abuse their powers just so there can be more 'justice.' That's not how any truly free country should work. I'm sure police would find it easier to go after the 'bad guys' if we simply let them break into any house they pleased, but that would be bad even if they did catch more criminals. Why? In a civilized country, freedom is valued above safety. If this means more copyright violators get away, then that's perfectly acceptable. That's a much better result than letting them abuse DMCA takedowns.

So, in short, making it cheaper for copyright thugs is completely and utterly undesirable to me and anyone with a functioning brain.

Comment: Re:On this 4th of July... (Score 1) 349

by jelIomizer (#47385333) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

What? They should have to go to court every single time. I don't care if this results in a 'worse' (it's not worse in my eyes) result; it removes much of their ability to spam takedowns, and an actual judge gets to hear their case. I do not care if there is a way to get the content put back up, and I was already aware of that. The problem is that they can have it taken down to begin with!

The alternative is that you simply get a summons to appear before a judge.

The alternative is that they get a judge to order the content be removed.

Comment: Re:secure by default (Score 1) 248

by jelIomizer (#47229943) Attached to: In the year since Snowden's revelations ...

Since you probably won't understand unless I say it (again)... what I'm saying is very simple: We should make every effort to not spy on innocent foreigners. Period. The end. It's as easy as not spying on people, which only necessitates that we do nothing in most cases unless there's evidence that they are, in fact, enemies. It's amazing how many people find this so difficult to comprehend. Maybe their xenophobia is getting the better of them.

For God's sake, stop researching for a while and begin to think!

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