Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Jan 2012 19:12 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Late last year, president Obama signed a law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain terrorist suspects without any form of trial or due process. Peaceful protesters in Occupy movements all over the world have been labelled as terrorists by the authorities. Initiatives like SOPA promote diligent monitoring of communication channels. Thirty years ago, when Richard Stallman launched the GNU project, and during the three decades that followed, his sometimes extreme views and peculiar antics were ridiculed and disregarded as paranoia - but here we are, 2012, and his once paranoid what-ifs have become reality.
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Alfman
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2011-01-28

Neolander,

"To the contrary, big salaries have been shown to reduce intellectual performance and sense of morals as compared to smaller ones."

Interesting, however I wonder if that's a mere correlation or if there's causation involved?

One the one hand it's possible that the creative types spend more energy being creative and less energy trying to get promoted and controlling others, and so are less likely to earn a big salary.

One the other hand, it's possible individuals, as they earn larger salaries, feel a less compelling drive than their poorer selves had.

Edited 2012-01-04 15:38 UTC

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