The Independent reports that prosecutors in Turkey may charge the Turkish publisher of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion with the crime of “insulting believers.” He could get up to a year in prison.
Richard Dawkins’ best-selling atheist manifesto The God Delusion was at the centre of a growing row over religious tolerance yesterday after the Turkish publishers of his book were threatened with legal action by prosecutors who accuse it of ‘insulting believers’.
“Talking to people in the industry, I’m frequently told that computer scientists can’t program. Part of the problem is people hiring computer scientists and thinking that they’ve just done a three- or four-year programming course. (Another part is students applying to study computer science with the same idea.)”—Is Computer Science Dying? > Computer Scientists Cant Program!
“As America understands well, states must now compete for the right kind of worker. So while Britain is planning to milk the non-doms, other countries are dangling incentives. Sweden offers not to tax the first 25% of certain immigrants’ income. Those coming to Quebec for R&D purposes are given five years tax-free status. South Korea offers tax-exempt status for five years to some immigrants. Even France offers ex-pat workers five years of tax-free bonuses.”—Economy suffers brain drain as Britain’s population takes flight
“The laws of software apply equally everywhere and the number one law of software, of course is Murphy’s Law. And one of the big things it teaches is humility. Look everywhere for possible errors. Be completely paranoid about security holes, infinite loops, databases that crash, and things you may have overlooked”—Dave Winer (Scripting News)