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Happy belated birthday to our good friend Ant. I remembered Frans on time this year, so something had to give. Sorry about that Ant, and thanks as always for passing along all the links of interest.

R.I.P.: Reddit Cofounder, Digital Activist Aaron Swartz Dead From Suicide at 26. Thanks nin.

Belated Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
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40. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 13, 2013, 12:43 UConnBBall

Didn't someone say he was a brilliant person and what happened was a shame? I thought the same, he was railroaded because of who he is/was. Who's ridiculing who here?

Also I never said suicide was an answer it is a selfish jerk move and sad.

Quotes of Stupidity from this thread:

"Never heard of him. If he was so bright he would be alive"

"who cares? if you are looking for a reason to cry, you can find a million billion and more without having to resort to moaning about some quasi-celebrity

btw - that kind of melodramatic sentimental bullshit doesnt make you ethically superior to everyone else:

While I think Swartz was basically railroaded by the feds, I'm getting sick of the usual suspects already trying to turn him into some sort of a martyr. He misappropriated MIT's network in such a way that he could have inadvertently become a useful idiot to somebody doing something truly malicious, and probably deserved to spend time behind bars for his sheer stupidity.

That being said, should he have been facing decades in jail and been gagged from even being able to solicit funds for a legal defense? Absolutely not. Dumb is not the same as evil, and the federal prosecutors really botched this"
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