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Comment: nice. (Score 2) 429

by dj.dave214 (#43357257) Attached to: Aaron Swartz Prosecution Team Claims Online Harassment
Having been the defendant in a situation like adam was in, and having seen the options laid out in front of me by the prosecutor (Pay 25,000$ now and avoid the case all together, or chance spending time in prison and pay $25,000 later) I can say that maybe if these prosecutors didn't believe in what they were doing with the conviction that they exhibit when they're flat out telling you to cough up some cash or you're going to prison, If they did, then maybe, just maybe they wouldn't be waffling about their decision now.
(I realize thats a bit of a rant but I just woke up and am constantly appalled, albeit not surprised, by the prosecution of this case not fully standing by what they did).
If you can't stand by your decision in the face of adversity, then what good is it?

The UNIX philosophy basically involves giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.