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Featured He was one of us ... Aaron Swartz (1986 - 2013)

Discussion in 'Computers, Science & Technology' started by KassieMac, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. KassieMac

    KassieMac Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2014
    For anyone who's interested, The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. He was brilliant; a genius who wasn't looking for personal gain. Everything he did was to make the world a better place, and for that the government bullied him to the point of suicide ... even though he hadn't broken any laws. This is an excellent documentary, I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Daniela

    Daniela Well-Known Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    You know someone was realy something, when even afther they die they make an inpact on people (me for exemple). I loved the way he lived his life, work for ideias, for causes.
    I think everyone should live like that.
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  3. Mephisto

    Mephisto Active Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    heard about him damm shame what happened to him.
  4. Warwick C

    Warwick C Well-Known Member

    Nov 6, 2013
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  5. ConnorTheFanboy

    ConnorTheFanboy New Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    omg I cri evry tiem
  6. Tyrantus1212

    Tyrantus1212 An odd dinosaur. Yet a dinosaur.

    Jun 1, 2017
    This thread is a year old but I happened to have come across it as I was browsing these forums. I've read about Aaron and have grown to hate the CFAA. It's ridiculously ambiguous and fails to define key terms like "information". It makes criminals out of innocent people and it's just ridiculous. That's not America. I've read about a proposed set of changes called "Aaron's Law" that haven't been implemented to this day. They were supposed to make this law, well...a law. An American law. And why have they not been implemented, I might ask?? It also makes me completely hesitate doing any sort of silly computer pranks (e.g. frozen desktop) to friends because this stupid law might consider them crimes. I know the friend would have never turned me in, but I do NOT commit crimes. Period.