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Comment: Re:Not the first time (Score 2) 91

by plopez (#48898253) Attached to: Brought To You By the Letter R: Microsoft Acquiring Revolution Analytics

"In that respect, sheer size begets evil deeds for some reason."

I have a corporation and so before creating it I studied some aspects of the corporate structure before creating it. That and observation has brought me to the conclusion that there are two factors, at least in the US, which turn corporations into sociopaths:
1) The only real mandate they have is to funnel money to the stockholders, and in this day in age the most powerful stock holders are the CEOs and BODs
2) Avoidance of responsibility is enshrined in the corporate charter model law. Showing that the CEO and BOD are responsible for corporate dysfunction, which often leads to people dying, is nigh on impossible. Esp. when corporate assets can be used to defend the CEO and BOD.

Until that is fixed corporate evil is almost a given.

Comment: Re:There is no anonymity (Score 5, Insightful) 109

by Lumpy (#48881623) Attached to: Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

A lot of these guys get caught because they open their yaps. A lot of us old timers from the early days never got caught. When the 414's were taken down I know several people that avoided it simply because they actually listened to the "trust no one" mantra. Just like how the guys that took over WTTW never got caught because they did NOT open their big fat mouths.


So a tip from someone old..... earning "cred" is for noobs. Keep your mouth shut and you really reduce the risk of getting caught.

You know, Callahan's is a peaceable bar, but if you ask that dog what his favorite formatter is, and he says "roff! roff!", well, I'll just have to...