A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.
Creativity can be a social contribution, but only in so far as society is free to use the results.
Facebook is not your friend, it is a surveillance engine.
Geeks like to think that they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won't leave you alone.
Idiots can be defeated but they never admit it.
If you want people to take out the garbage, you have to pay them. You don't have to do that to get people to program.
Laws that oppress people have no moral authority.
People get the government their behavior deserves. People deserve better than that.
Programming is not a science. Programming is a craft.
Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.
The idea that laws decide what is right or wrong is mistaken in general. Laws are, at their best, an attempt to achieve justice; to say that laws define justice or ethical conduct is turning things upside down.
Whether gods exist or not, there is no way to get absolute certainty about ethics. Without absolute certainty, what do we do? We do the best we can.
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