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Do-Not-Call-Lists fail because all one needs to do is call from outside the national borders of any particular country. US laws, for example, will not do much good in prosecuting call-mills in, for example, India. Free calling, via the internet, puts the final nail in the coffin.
And since it provides employment, it's unlikely anyone will cooperate on their own accord.
Everything's not a government conspiracy - no easy way out, this time.
No conspiracy needed. The DNC law in Canada lists a number of exemptions, and it's crystal clear some special interest groups made sure they found their way on that list.
Here's one simple example: Why should newspapers specifically be exempt from the DNC law to sell you subscriptions via phone? The answer is obvious when you know who owns the majority of newspapers in Canada, and what their political affiliations are.
US Exemptions: charitable organizations, political organizations, corporations you've done business with during the last year (or two?) I believe one may opt out of the latter, but has to contact the company to do so.
I now ignore at least 90% of my incoming telephone calls.
Ours sounds very much like it, except - as I mentioned - for newspapers. Reading down the list, you can't help but think "wait - why is this on here"? In fact I think it's pretty much the only additional exception--a lot of ours laws are rough copies of the US's. (again..."special interests groups")
If it is a genuine contact you will white-list it anyway. If it is a spammer, how exactly the money will be collected? And if the spammer payed does it become legal?
In Israel it is against the law to send you any commercial content without prior approval from you - it stops nothing!!!
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge". Stephen Hawking, 1942- 2018
On Monday morning, while reading this[^] discussion I snapped, and responded to a code sample in the discussion in a manner that was blatantly mean and uncalled for, and for that, I apologize to the community as a whole and member georani[^] in particular.
I greatly enjoy CodeProject, and my post did not uphold the standards of this community.
Again, my apologies.
That guy was waving a red cape and was just waiting for a bull to come charging. I really don't know what kind of complexes these VB guys struggle with. 'SEE: We are NO NOOBS and VB is NOT USELESS! 3 billion other noobs say so!'
Just keep laughing.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
A long time ago I worked in interpreted BASIC, then QuickBasic, then a variant of BASIC called Metropolis (used in Alpha-Micro minis), FoxPro and a few other languages, and then I discovered C# and never looked back.
I've always looked at programming language discussions wars like this:
If you enjoy programming in language XYZ, have at it! If you can make a living working in it, even better!
Just please don't try to ram your preferred language down my throat.