Let's ask this another way: why aren't business men considering the ethical implications of their investments? Why aren't militaries, bureaucracies, and governments considering the ethical implications of their orders? Why isn't the average person taking five minutes to understand a problem now so he doesn't demand government, the market, and God on high give him an answer that he's going to hate more than the original problem a year from now?
TFA presumes that we as engineers are smarter, better humans than everyone else, that we can and should forsee all of the ethical implications of our work. It's pure hubris, and I call shenanigans. By and large, engineers do what their employers pay them to do, to feed themselves and their families. IMO, every link in the chain should be held to the same standard of moral accountability. We're not exempt, but it's unreasonable to expect us to take any more (or less) responsibility for the bad things that our work makes possible.
That said, I once quit a job working on systems that could be used for what I perceived as evil. My girlfriend (also an engineer) works for a military contractor, and I give her a hard time about that occasionally. Her response is that she works on detection systems, not weapons. To my mind, it's at least a waste of good engineers to further meaningless political power struggles, and keeps the warmongers in business.
Who in their right mind would run an exit node in the first place? Who is this person who thinks it's a good idea to send data and requests on behalf of anonymous users who don't want to get caught doing it themselves?
All I can think of are:
- Good Samaritans with fat data pipes and legal immunity
- People who want to get on watchlists, to prove a point
- Underinformed nerds
These were awesome, back when you could get 'em: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilberito
So your job has a culture of peer-pressuring each other into working yourselves to death, and pretending it's a choice?
It might also have something to do with the fact that all the torrents that, umm, my friend could find when he looked were shitty camcorder recordings.
I think you just hit the nail on the head! Either...
1) Someone in LulzSec stole this dude's wallet
2) Someone in LulzSec fabricated the whole story (most likely, IMO)
3) The thief stole the BC and "donated" it to LulzSec in a bizarro Robin Hood-esque gesture
4) The pastebin is fake or something
Lawyer replaced by shell script
Err, data loss is *more* likely on my hard disk.
Cloud service reliability will only get better. A total loss of data is still *much* less likely with data stored on my hard drive. Granted, regular backups would help a lot, but I'm too lazy.
I think we'd all agree that a crappy app atop a good OS can lead to a crappy experience. Ergo, a crappy experience does not imply a crappy OS.
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Where's the mobile app?