Hell, we're not that far off. Give Obama another 7 years...
Nobody imagined that teenage girls would be prosecuted for sending naked pictures of themselves to their boyfriends (except for us "inflammatory alarmists" who told you this would happen ten years ago when the law started going overboard).
I don't know what that is, but it sounds like terrorism to me, so I'm with you.
I think I remember the case you're referring to, and if it's the same case, the man in question was only let go because the law technically wasn't in effect when he was arrested (like, the law went into effect on Tuesday, and the Canadian post office busted him on Monday). The prosecutor was quoted as saying "He sure got lucky, if we'd gotten him a day later, he'd be rotting in jail." There was a case here in the US (Christopher Handley, look it up), where somebody actually did go to jail for possession of same - and I know Canada is way less reasonable than the US on this topic.
Hm - I remember when CP laws started to go overboard, seeing people like the OP say something like, "You know, as vague as these laws are, someday, some teenage girl is going to take a picture of herself and post it on the internet and get arrested for peddling CP." People like you said, "Teenage girls are not the target of the law and you know it. Don't blow this up into something more than it is." Yet here we are in 2009, and teenagers seem to get in trouble for pictures on their phones every week...
Actually, the OP was pointing that out in a funny, subtle way. Kryptonian Jor-El apparently had to come along and explain the joke.
It's not so much that you're an awful programmer, it's just that we're better. Fortunately for you, we're pretty happy with the jobs we have right now.
FYI - putting "utter" before "bullshit" doesn't make it stronger, it just makes you pretentious.
Way to be a total snob while complaining about snobs. Nobody thinks a 4-year-degree is superior to 30 years of experience. Pretty much everybody thinks that a 4-year-degree and 30 years of experience is superior to no degree and 30 years of experience.
Born in Michigan, Master's degree (computer science) from the University of Texas. Amazed? I get that a lot, actually.
In fact, I recently attended a presentation given by an FBI special agent whose primary job involved investigating CP. He said that was pretty much exactly the case. I can't remember his exact words, but they were pretty close to: "so what makes a picture illegal? It has to be 'lascivious'. What makes a picture 'lascivious'? Is a picture of my child in a tub 'lascivious'? Well, no, but if somebody downloads that picture for his own gratification, it becomes 'lascivious'". (He pronounced it "lashivus", by the way, but I knew what he meant).
In other words, the standard is, "You know. Whatever the hell."
And never forget - 90% of the posters on the especially-permissive Slashdot (which means 99% of the rest of the world), think "good riddance, justice was served."
interlard - vt., to intersperse; diversify -- Webster's New World Dictionary Of The American Language