Having just read The Forever War last week (and then Old Man's War, and now Forever Free), I agree wholeheartedly. That is a book that could do well on-screen (provided it doesn't turn into Starship Troopers).
Amen. Deckard had the Voigt-Kampf test performed on him. He is demonstrably _not_ a replicant (if you trust the Voigt-Kampf test, of course).
I also do not have a degree, though I'm at year 13, and I've learned those lessons you said earning your degree taught you. It is good that you learned those lessons, but your conclusion is specious bordering on elitist.
I do have a large gap in knowledge. I made a great leap over a mountain of theory and low-level practice that I must fill in, but I (lucky for me) didn't need college to teach me humility and how to be receptive to learning (even when I "know" I'm right). The more I fill in that gap, the more I realize exactly how big that gap is, and strangely, the gap grows as it fills.
The point being: Though a university degree is how you reached... well... enlightenment, there are many paths. And if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.
Well, not that shocked.
But Youtube was supposed to change the world! Time magazine said it did! Instead, it and all other things like it are just another channel by which the major content providers are allowed to provide you with content. Consume, citizen!
The DMCA requirements for good-faith are too lenient, clearly, if this many false-positives are allowed to continue. Google won't push back, it's not good business. And we won't stop using Youtube, ever.
The Internet was allowed to be free only until there was money to be made.
As long as our methods of content sharing are allowed to operate only by the grace of the major players (i.e. the rich), we will never be free.
They're right, it _is_ a privacy/security hole. Most people just don't care. Apparently including me.
Didn't we discuss, here, how a remote kill switch is AMAZINGLY DANGEROUS? Does it just turn off the ignition? In the middle of the highway? Do the brake lights come on to show I'm slowing down because the car is now off? Does the kill switch wait until I come to a stop to simply choke the car dead? Am I still stopped in the middle of a road with no way to move out of peoples' way?
No, the remote kill switch is a horrendous idea.
That's the fun problem with an arms race: If you don't race, you lose. If you do race, you still lose.
Wikipedia's core tenet is "Everyone can edit". I've known I could edit it since the day I started using it. I just learned today, just now, that I can edit Google Maps, and I've been using it for years. Consequently, I have more trust in Google Maps (despite being burned a few times) than I do in wikipedia, even though wikipedia's citation policy lets me see how they got their information.
I'd say the aerospace industry is dealing with it a lot better than the software industry. Perhaps we should get held up to the same standards, maybe then we could earn the title of "(Software) Engineer".
I'll take it, proviso that if SCOTUS strikes the law down as unconstitutional in less than 5 year... make that 10 ye... How long has the USA PATRIOT Act been around?
Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!
Nah, Rust is the new hotness!