Paranoid...talk about reading too deep. I said I was not too concerned about Gabe financially. The words you put in my mouth are by no means true and my comments were not intended to provide a justification or trivializing the crime committed. I am not concerned about him for the following reasons:
1.) he was rich before; he is rich now
2.) he is technically an employee of Valve. While being one of the primary stakeholders, he is still an employee.
3.) with Valve being a company and Gabe being an employee, law prevents anyone from suing Gabe without personal criminal negligence. Not protecting yourself is hardly criminal. Therefore it is Valve that is in trouble. Not Gabe.
Sure, their work was stolen from under them. Dispicable as it is, that is life. As bad as it is to swallow that is life in corporate America. And as scary as it is to say that is life when you are a high profile software company in corporate America who fails to protect themselves. And to prevent further rhetorics, I am not condoning what happened; rather saying that they themselves could of prevented it. Like the old adage says: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
As far as ballsy...yeah, it was. They have made movies about such stunts and I am sure you have paid to see them and cheered for them too. Just because it does not make you happy does not make it any less than it was. It took guts to pull something like that on a company which is trying to revolutionize a media delivery system over the worlds largest network. I would never attempt anything like that for fear of getting caught. Why? Cause I would expect a company of the reputed calibre to be able to prevent such incidents from happening. And in the USA, the FBI and other federal agencies will be all over it. Tell me it would not take balls to do it now. Remember, you pay to see movies of people doing stupid stuff that you would say took balls
That being said, I said nothing pertaining to the act which was committed or the glorification of it. Just objectively trying to see the mindset it would take to pull something like that off and if you don't like that then that's your problem. I don't feel the need to explain myself further.
BTW, it was only about 6million Jews. Learn some history.This comment was edited on Oct 7, 22:54.