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Comment Let's put teenagers in jails (Score 3, Insightful) 74

Why would someone patch the web server?
We don't like smart and taking initiative teenagers, here in the USA

1. Teenager sends email to administrators advising them about unpatched server.
2. SWAT raids the home of the kid.
3. DA sends the kid to private jail for life and announces running for another term.
4. ?
5. Profit or reality of life in the USA

Comment Don't do it in totalitarian USA (Score 1, Insightful) 184

This country is out of control. No other country on Earth puts large number of its own citizens in jails. Streets are filled with security forces like in some banana republic.
Two of my sons are welcomed by cop at the entrance to school. It is the same at grocery shop and movie theater. Police is buying military equipment and heavily trained forces in Iraq are under direct control of Washington administration in case people will unleash their unhappiness on the street.

North Korea man, it is freaking North Korea.

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