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Comment Marketing (Score 2) 436

Though I'd love to believe this is true, promising something you want to believe is the easiest marketing scam of all.
I've worked enough with Indian developers to know that although the percentage of incompetents is high, it is not close to 95%
Automata, the tool used for this, is a commercial job interview assessment tool.
This company benefits greatly from making it appear that most hiring candidates are unfit for the job; it creates a need for their product.

Comment Re:What about if he donated to the wrong ideology? (Score 5, Insightful) 477

But don't go asking for anybody's help if somebody steals your private property.
And don't be a whiny bitch and try to take it back either; it's their private property now.

p.s. do you understand taxes pay for the concept of "legal right" to exist at all? Without taxes, there would be nobody to defend your legal right.

Comment Re:Wheb you can't beat 'em (Score 1) 202

Agreed. I think "intent" also has the benefit of covering cases not explicitely stated in the laws. It helps prevent abuse of loopholes.
The problem with "intent" is that it's not always 100% perfectly clear whether something is legal.

The bigger problem specifically in this situation is that laws are written based on how they are to be interpreted; switching is impossible without rewriting the bulk of laws.

Comment Re:Wheb you can't beat 'em (Score 3, Interesting) 202

Some courts do work that way.
In my country, the Netherlands, judges are supposed to rule on intent.
In the US, judges are supposed to rule on the letter of the law.
It may seem like a small distinction, but it affects how laws are written and is deeply ingrained in the large body of existing laws in both systems.
Both these legal systems would crash to a halt if switching between intent and letter of law.

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