And, quite honestly, the idea that everyone should always love one another, regardless of difference is as naive as it is crazy.
I don't get it why some many developers WON'T use the real documentation
Because reading documentation is a skill many of them have not developed yet.
All those stereos integrate with the CANBUS these days (which is really stupid to do from a security standpoint, BTW),
Why would you want to do that? What benefit do you get?
England was paying for information, paying informants, paying propagandists, jailing and killing people who spoke out publicly against the Crown's control
Citations would've been most helpful here, but let's stipulate, it is all true.
So, in the 18th century Britain was already doing all of that. And in the 20th it did too — and we still regard Alan Turing's efforts as nothing but heroic and decisive in turning the war in the Allies' favor and saving thousands of lives.
Why, then, are so many folks — yourself included — denouncing Turing's descendants at CIA, NSA and their British equivalents in the 21st century? Yes, they could spy on their own citizens illegally and it, likely, does happen — including political opposition. But they do, unfortunately, have a vast number of legitimate targets and their secretive efforts continue to save lives... To sabotage all of their efforts because they could sometimes be abusive is like banning cars because some times people die in them.
It is most refreshing to have a mainstream media outlet call the "leaker" a "traitor", but, when he is found, we are likely to discover, that he was lead to these actions by the Western public's suicidal attitudes towards earlier traitors — Snowden and Manning.
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Yep, me too... I was in fifth grade, our new Astronomy teacher — I'm about twice older now, than she was then (darn!) — offered the class to write a program for her for extra credit (I am pretty sure now, she needed it for her own class in college).
I took my dad's Fortran book and coded the thing up — something really simple, a loop doing something with an array... I never got to test it on anything, but I did get the extra credit...
If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields