The perjury clause doesn't say what you think it says. If I own the rights on work A, to file a notice on work B, I claim that work B infringes work A. The perjury clause kicks in only if I do not own the rights to work A (or represent the person who does). If work B doesn't infringe, then that's a matter for the courts. This is quite annoying, but it does make sense. It's clear cut if works A and B are the same, but not in the case that B is a derived work of A. A court has to decide whether the use of A in B counts under fair use or not.
The counterbalance for this is that the DMCA does indemnify YouTube if they respond to a counternotice and reinstate the work. If you, the owner of work B, think it does not infringe then you send such a notice to YouTube. I then have no further recourse against YouTube and must take you to court directly.
The problem here is that it's very easy to automate sending takedown notices, but very hard to automate sending counter-notices. Mass-sending of automated takedown notices was something that the authors of the DMCA didn't foresee and the act probably needs amending to require the notice to explicitly state (under penalty of perjury) the person who has compared the works and their reason for believing that they are infringing.
I feel it necessary to point out, though, that OS X is not a microkernel system comparable to Minix
While this is true, it's worth noting that a lot of the compartmentalisation and sandboxing ideas that most of the userland programs on OS X employ (either directly or via standard APIs) have roots in microkernel research. OS X is in the somewhat odd situation of having userspace processes that are a lot more like multiserver microkernels than its kernel...
Stack Overflow reputation indicates that you're a 1337 documentation writer, not necessarily that you know how to program.
You can infer the later from the quality and technical depth of the former. You can't routinely create highly technical programming responses without having the programming skills and experience to go with them.
Funny you mention that. I was just looking over some gigs on Craigslist. I clicked an ad for a "Magento/Joomla Developer" and the first thing they list in the requirements is, "Strong Project Management Abilities".
I sort of feel like emailing them so I can ask why they want their developer to also be the project manager
If you are a team lead developer, you better have some project management skills. Once you start working with code masses beyond a certain size and complexity, you enter the realm of engineering, with coding being an important but not the only skill required. Management and organizational skills are paramount in such circumstances.
Crapware is created not just because of a lack of good coding skills, but also because of lack of organizational skills.
obviously its a first world problem, big fucking deal. if we had to worry about getting parasites from standing in other people's shit to do our business then we would complain about that instead. people complain about things that bother them, so what's your point?
The point is that you should get some fucking perspective, and complain the most about abuse of authority and the efficiency (or lack thereof) of our security apparatus (important) and a lot less about issues of comfort (non-important, bullshit.) Former == have a conscience and a functioning brain. Later == Irrelevant Kim Kardashian bullcrap.
Well: * The documents are being revealed to the public now and document events from 30-40 years ago. * These are documents that he personally worked with, rather than a cache of documents acquired for the purpose of copying and releasing them. * There's no question, I think, that this guy was a spy and defector. He was moved from Russia to the UK with the help of UK intelligence agencies in exchange for Russian secrets. Nobody's trying to claim that he's a "whistleblower". No comment on his actions or motivations vs. Snowden's, but they are potentially substantially different. * This guy is dead.
Up to you to decide if any of these are substantive differences and why, but there are distinct differences.
Your answer makes too much sense, and it was not marinated in bullshit sauce at all. That is not how we post replies in slashdot!(10+1)