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As a counter to this, I present exhibit A: Judge Alsup from the Oracle vs Google case, from the GrokLaw transcript today:

Alsup tells Boies Oracle's only doing damages because they haven't won anything else and they're in a fix. "This is a fishing expedition."...
Alsup says he's been writing code since this trial started. He's written rangeCheck code a "100 times". Incredulous Oracle claiming damages...

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Yes, the Judge in the case has been learning Java code. :)

Now here is a later followup where the Judge slams Oracle:

Judge: We heard the testimony of Mr. Bloch. I couldn't have told you the first thing about Java before this problem. I have done, and still do, a significant amount of programming in other languages. I've written blocks of code like rangeCheck a hundred times before. I could do it, you could do it. The idea that someone would copy that when they could do it themselves just as fast, it was an accident. There's no way you could say that was speeding them along to the marketplace. You're one of the best lawyers in America, how could you even make that kind of argument?

Oracle: I want to come back to rangeCheck.

Judge: rangeCheck! All it does is make sure the numbers you're inputting are within a range, and gives them some sort of exceptional treatment. That witness, when he said a high school student could do it-- ---

Maybe it's a good idea for people to learn programming to make better judges and juries if our whole society is going to be based on information and computing in the future?
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After several years of scandal in which the Catholic Church has faced allegations of financial impropriety, paedophile priests and rumours of plots to kill the Pope, the Vatican is now facing a new €6...
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Spammar sönder er med mer uppdateringar om turerna kring #ACTA, blandat med lite funderingar och matnyttiga länkar.

Det har hänt en del intressant, nyligen. Bland annat har jag kommit över ett brev som enligt uppgift cirkulerats i EU-parlamentet, där ett antal organisationer kallar protesterna mot avtalet "en koordinerad attack mot demokratiska institutioner"...

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This is just excellent.
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