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Comment: Re:This story needs more press. (Score 1) 271

by Sifonki (#38940215) Attached to: Job Seeking Hacker Gets 30 Months In Prison
Would it really be news if all that was reported was "Criminal Commits Crime"?

For example I think no less of 88-year old men, nor think they're all murdering criminals, just because there was a headline "88-year old killed wife with ax".

Now it may be that a person thinks hacker == criminal, but then a such person would not know a hacker (at least one who was not a criminal), and so their view should not affect one. Seeking respect for a group one may associate with, among strangers you'll never meet and whose views you'll never even hear, seems rather silly.

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite. -- Bertrand Russell, "Skeptical Essays", 1928

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