I am sure there are pupils like you and possibly I was like this too (albeit I doubt that I ever had motivation and ability), yet neither knowledge in particular subject is all, nor claims of knowing more than a teacher are always correctly depicting reality. I am not a teacher but I do teaching at work by virtue of having students assigned to me for a year to do some menial jobs - they should be learning the right stuff mostly programming but more so around programming - because as far as I can tell nothing has changed much since I started - programming is a vital but minor part of developing software(*). I regularly fail to know all details that my newbies know about any chosen programming language yet I beat them every time on the actual programming and developing albeit I have to google more than they do. This will change of course and part of the course is for them to learn as much as possible. The point is - you may know all details but as so often in case of cohders - you fail to see the bigger picture.
* - some things changed since I started though - the division of work changed thanks to progress in communication technology which may make coding (and other things) being done in far away places (or in another office which is just the same if I do not know person doing the job). The system people cut jobs into small pieces and let Turks do the stuff for 10$ an hour. Yet I doubt that any big project can be done effectively only by outsourcing. If a company is a software house delivering software solutions then they most likely need to have in house competence in coding as well as developing, project management, communication and cooperation culture, decision making skills, presentation skills and much more. How often project fail because any of these were not there. Then again it all depends on the project of which part is people doing it.
Bureaucracy is not a good solution to the problem but it seems the only one that can prevent many accidents. It seems to me that this attitude made nuclear industry surprising safe. At least when one does not think too much about waste disposal.
3strikes are for wankers and liberals - let them criminals make small stones from big stones for few years and then release them into free marketplace with a permanent criminal record. That will teach them.
If they are abroad drone them down - no need for a court order then.
What I see a problem with is, that increasing the amount of devices having mostly crappy software inside does not stop. TV sets usually call home (i.e their makers) or else you cannot use some of their functions, the same will happen with the rest of appliances. The problem is not with all but with some of the users who will be abused - trough misuse of the processing power and storage capacity as well as of your connection etc. The increase of attack surface is inevitable. I am rather pessimistic about the remains of our privacy and wealth. IN wild west as well as in middle ages it was not whether you were robbed but whether you survived a robbery and whether you could recover from it. It seems we are getting or already are in a digital version of that. Having more digital shit at home is not going to help much.
It is increasingly close to impossible to live a normal life and stay out of reach of digital criminals hunting for your data and money. It is like musical chairs but you participate as soon as your mobile and more often when that of your neighbour is on. The digital equivalent of missing a chair is when your data is stolen and misused by privet and state criminals.
1984 is already there only we do not notice because there is not one but a legion of different organisations, mostly private, that dig into your life every second.
I knew it. Something was a-miss this morning, some hidden urge or itch was there. I am sure you know this feeling, you know something is wrong but do not know exactly what. You took cover away and then the difficult to identify feeling becomes a full blown itch and burn - this big monster is called Putin sending his proles to do their dirty deeds.
But seriously - I know there are technical means to mitigate such attacks but they are still an annoyance and the only way to combat those is to go after the attackers. Pointing fingers in general direction of Putin, Russia or Zamunda is not going to do anything but raise tensions possibly, strengthening this overwhelming feeling that conflict is inevitable making the conflict in fact inevitable - if you are under pressure from all sides you may justifiably feel threatened , sort of self fulfilling prophecy.
Yet from another angle - all the BS that NSA and security military industrial complex did over years is making me uneasy about any request for more power. Clearly the police needs more powers to find perpetrators of such acts of IT violence but we also know that they are going to abuse that as soon as they get those new powers. Thus NSA is also a culprit then.