@barnhouse Even if Swartz did not "break in" to the MIT wiring closet, it's clear that he used the closet to evade MIT's sysadmins, who knew that someone was trying to download the entire JSTOR archive and were trying to prevent him from doing so.
@barnhouse To clarify, he had a right to download *each* of the papers in JSTOR, but he did not have the right to download *all* of them, if JSTOR's terms of service are typical.
@PoignancySelz With all the unilateral wars on terror and massive demonstrations against gays, are France and the US friends again?
If the Earth were a quarter, XE54 would have been a foot and a half away at closest. 4179 Toutatis would have been about 40 feet away.
@hershmire Lufthansa is actually pretty good.
@Hiroine Protagonist Oh sure! Completely agree. I'm just saying that maybe in the middle of a crisis, it's better for an employee to say, "you'll pay us generously to save your ass, right?" rather than "this is your fault, so get stuffed". And to be clear my business 'empire' is a couple orders of magnitude smaller than Denton's.
Due respect to you, Choire, and I get where you're coming from. But as a small business owner myself, if one of my employees declined to help out in a crisis on the grounds that it was a management screwup (even a foreseeable one!), my response would be, "I accept your resignation."
@petejayhawk I wonder if people named Andrew take misandry personally.