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Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 244

Have you ever worked for a corporation? They are no different from any other group of people working together for a common cause. You may not agree with the cause, but that does not change the fact.

Corporations are not entities, they do not live, there is not one living organism that you can identify as a corporation. Therefore a corporation cannot make decisions.

People are entities, they do live and make decisions. Any action of a group is only a result of the individuals in the group. Be it a collective, a commune, a family or a corporation. If the members of the corporation decide to make bad decisions, that this the fault of the members.

If, as you say, all the high functioning sociapaths gravitate to corporations, is that the fault of the corporation, or is it the fault of the society that breeds the sociopath?

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 244

Often times intent is lost when posting. The original post struck me as one that cries about pollution but still continues to use the products. Very much a NIMBY attitude, but they have no problem with someone else's yard. That may not be what was intended, but that is the way it sounds.

I am all for responsibility in companies and individuals. However, I am not for causes, movements, etc. Most of these are composed of mindless sheep who oppose anything that they think harms the cute cuddliness of the moment.

Find a clean responsible way to extract resources and present the product to the market in a fair manner where profit can be made, reinvestment can occur and innovation can happen.

Captain Planet did a huge disservice to a generation. Too many people see companies and corporations as evil for no other reason than they fact that they are companies or corporations. Some are good, some are bad, but that can be said of anything. Judge the company or corporation by their actions, just as you should with people.

Submission + - Is Net Neutrality really needed? (wsj.com) 1

darrad writes: An opinion piece over at the Wall Street Journal lays out an alternate theory on why we have new regulations from the FCC on Net Neutrality. There is a lot of talk about this subject, particularly among the tech sector. Most of the talk centers around preventing companies from charging more for traffic or black holing other traffic. However, the question should be asked, is granting control over the Internet to political appointees the way to go? Regardless of your political point of view shouldn't the Internet remain free from regulation?

Comment Re:PERSONAL PRIVACY (Score 1) 7

Again, the fact that he has data on a company negates your statement that he is for government transparency.

The guy has his own agenda, and at least two times in the recent past has come out against leaks. The first time was when he suspended an employee because of suspected leaks to Newsweek, and the second time is the story linked above.

Comment Re:PERSONAL PRIVACY (Score 1) 7

Disclosure of the address is part of the normal procedure. If it out of the norm for this to be made public I could see your point, but it seems to me that he is attempting to change it in this case. I still find it highly ironic that a "advocate" of the stance that all information should be free would take this position. The debate then comes down to what is considered informaton, which is based on the individual view point.

Submission + - Wikileaks founder seeks to prevent leak (dailymail.co.uk) 7

darrad writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tried to hide his bail address from the public in an astonishing move for the man responsible for leaking thousands of diplomatic secrets. It seems that some things must remain secret.

Submission + - Wikileaks founder complains of leaks (wired.com)

darrad writes: In a story at Wired, Julian Assange is quoted in a chat transcript of "investigating a serious security breach" The full story can be found here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/09/wikileaks-revolt/ I have often wondered how the leakers would feel if their secrets where published to the world. It seems that there are some things that should be kept secret...

In Nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences. -- R.G. Ingersoll