Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Jun 2011 18:49 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption Oh boy, what do we make of this? We haven't paid that much attention to the whole thing as of yet, but with a recent public statement on why they do what they do, I think it's about time to address this thing. Yes, Lulz Security, the hacking group (or whatever they are) that's been causing quite a bit of amok on the web lately.
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RE[4]: The same Thom?
by spudley99 on Mon 20th Jun 2011 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: The same Thom?"
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...Since humans are by definition self-centred pricks, they will abuse both a free market as well as a communist system. That's just the cold and harsh reality of this world.

Hmm.. I would consider that to be a bit over-cynical.

I'd say a more accurate way of putting it would be that there is a proportion of humanity who are self-centred pricks and who will abuse whatever system is in place.

The trouble is that this proportion, while a minority, are the ones who end up in charge, and able to screw everyone else.

In fact, if everyone was a power hungry self-centred prick, systems like the free market which play on these attributes may actually work a lot better than they do.

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