Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. ~ paraphrased from the great Edsger W. Dijkstra
Well, that's the problem. "Normal Circumstances" is vague.
I get that we as a culture have embraced Paul's hard-on for the Roman tradition of one man marrying one woman for life as a representation of Jesus's relationship to the Church, and that a lot of resistance against gay marriage comes from that. I just wish that people would be more up-front about their theological motives, rather than waving their hands or making things up.
Came here to say the exact same thing, though I was going to go with Abrahamic =)
you need to sabotage your workplace
do it discreetly, covertly, however you see fit
because your employer defiles founding principles this country was founded on
and you don't want to think of yourself as a vile goon working for a paycheck, right?
you have principles and you love your country, right?
and thank you for reading this week's episode of "Taking The Analogy Too Seriously"
join us next week when "hearing hoofbeats and thinking of zebras instead of horses" will be used to illuminate the principle of Occam's Razor
and DavidClarkeHR will ask "Are we on the Serengeti Plains of Tanzania? Because if we're on the Serengeti, I think this ruins the analogy"
There is still time for orderly change and peaceful reform.
"Mr. Gorbachev, gradually reduce the height of this wall over the coming years and decades!"
Funny how Ronald "Southern Strategy" Reagan only appeals to gradualism in this instance.
this idea is stupid
I feel more confident already!
When a doctor tortures a patient there is a direct cause and effect from the doctor's actions to the pain and suffering of the victim.
When an engineer designs a weapon, he's not actually causing the pain and suffering. Once you get away from "complete responsibility", the rest is easy:
And if a doctor is asked to treat a tortured prisoner so that they may be healthy enough to be tortured more?
But DARPA pie-in-the-sky projects are but a drop in the bucket compared to the budgets and industries involved directly in "designing a missile system to kill lots of brown people on the other side of the world," including the number of engineers employed.
And you and your customers always agree who the "bad guy" is in all situations? Or do you try to avoid asking too many questions (and all mention of Wikileaks)?
And does your employer only sell weapons to customers you are morally comfortable with, or do those weapons end up being sold to just about anybody the government wants to placate at the moment?
Can you guarantee that the weapons you're designing are being deliberately used to threaten someone else's sleeping baby girls, if not your own outright?
And did those rough men design and build their own weapons?