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Comment Re:In the end (Score 1) 103

A patent pool company (until now unbeknown to me) that has registered the bootstrap "the standard for standards". The horror...the horror.

If their website is anything to go by, they make themselves look like foolish small fish. But I guess, to be trading water in the patent pool, one has to have larger shark fins. I could be mistaken though.

Comment Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 159

That's about the only thing a sociopath fears. That's why the "threat" of video documentation is so effective.

Agreed. But I think we're getting some things backwards: ethical people have little to fear re becoming front page copy since their ethical actions are generally not deemed "news worthy". If however, a sociopath decides not to do something out of fear of being caught it has little to do with his/her burdened conscious.

Backwards, as if Descartes would have said: I am, therefore I think. And we all know that not always to be the case.

Comment Re:I have an idea (Score 1) 159

That's Business Ethics 101 - if you're doing something at work that you wouldn't want posted on the front page of the local newspapers, don't do it.

Your statement has very little to do with ethics per se. Our society allows for plenty of ethically dubious stuff to go down while still perfectly okay to land the front page.

I guess, your statement has more to do with simply not wanting to get caught than being ethical.

Comment Re:evil and EVIL (Score 1) 310

I've been blocking Google Analytics for years now (simple addition to my "host" file).

Even as a web developer I have long since wondered about both the ethics involved in letting Google track your visitors and the usefulness of this--some folks seem to go completely bat shit crazy over stats rather than focussing on presenting a decent value proposition to their (potential) clients.

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