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Comment A different perspective (Score 1) 157

The US cotton industry claims that a repeal of the abolition -- which destroys innovation and value creation -- will foster an environment that'll be more positive for their business and would be good for innovation in the industry. They went on to say that it "would provide opportunity for significant innovation and differentiation" and that it'd enable you to "do some very interesting things."

Comment Re:False dichotomy (Score 3, Interesting) 588

In the last election, while not the only choices, were the major choices.

And that's the problem right there.

Your problem is not Trump or Clinton. It's a system that culminated in a choice between two candidates which a large portion of your countrymen believe are both unsuitable for the job.

Address the cause, not the symptoms.

Comment Re:Next step... (Score 1) 154

I doubt that the contracts you work with are non-negotiable form contracts, so your personal experience is irrelevant to this discussion.

Binding arbitration clauses remove the customer's right to file a lawsuit. Instead, the case is referred to an "impartial arbiter" who decides in favour of the company 99% of the times, because they are the ones that pay him.

Comment One Canadian law professor (Score 3, Informative) 355

This "one Canadian law professor" is Dr. Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa, a syndicated on technology law issues in major newspapers and a member of many boards, including the CANARIE Board of Directors, the CanLII Board of Directors, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Expert Advisory Board, the EFF Advisory Board, as well as the founder of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic.

If you are a Canadian /. reader, I strongly recommend following his blog.

Comment "Computer scientists"? (Score 1) 548

Computer science is the study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers. It is the scientific and practical approach to computation and its applications and the systematic study of the feasibility, structure, expression, and mechanization of the methodical procedures (or algorithms) that underlie the acquisition, representation, processing, storage, communication of, and access to information. An alternate, more succinct definition of computer science is the study of automating algorithmic processes that scale. A computer scientist specializes in the theory of computation and the design of computational systems.


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