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Comment: Re:We can learn from this (Score 1) 163

What you aren't seeing in the OP's intent is this:

Even alliances are done with the potential benefit of each certain individual in the mind of each certain individual.

Morons use people as a short-term source of benefit.

Brilliant people realize that there is value in the collective, in the form of burger flippers and shelf stock people and other ubermensch.

All roads lead to Rome.

Comment: Re:Must hackers be such dicks about this? (Score 4, Insightful) 270

by Larryish (#49494905) Attached to: FBI Accuses Researcher of Hacking Plane, Seizes Equipment

The cops get a warrant and go in to Joe's house looking for evidence of drug dealing.

There is a bottle of drain cleaner under Joe's bathroom sink. Near his computers they find a digital scale, a bottle of 99% ISA alcohol, a bottle of acetone, and a few glass bowls.

The drain cleaner is for getting hair out of the shower. The ISA and acetone and the Pyrex bowls are for cleaning and refilling print cartridges.

The lot of it is put into a box and paraded into court as Joe is charged with "intent to manufacture controlled substances".

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming