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  1. #11
    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: I created a openSUSE facebook page.

    RichardET wrote:
    > one it is out there on google search lists, thats it.


    i am not disagreeing with you..

    instead i am condemning the environment which presupposes that we must
    NOT reveal our opinion online..

    further, just where is it safe to speak freely?

    how small a number gathered can be assumed safe to actually say:
    Microsoft SUCKS, and not forgo the possibility of joining and change
    from the inside?

    and, *most* important: is it rational to say something like "Don't
    speak bad of Cisco because someday they might not hire you."

    is that the 'Digital Age' we want? do we actually want to transition
    from nations with embedded secret police making dads afraid they would
    be jailed because their son/daughter/brother/sister turned them in to
    the thought police--and go within a generation or two (or less)
    straight to a Digital Age where we all have to fear *every*one..

    AND: i add, if you agree that that is not what we want then we must
    all fight it...how? one way is to encourage society to bury those
    companies practicing what you say Cisco did.

    to say: 'shhhhh, someone might hear you' only encourages Cisco, et al,
    and their Big Brother practices..

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    Default Re: I created a openSUSE facebook page.

    On Sun, 21 Mar 2010 13:14:53 +0000, palladium wrote:

    > instead i am condemning the environment which presupposes that we must
    > NOT reveal our opinion online..
    >
    > further, just where is it safe to speak freely?


    Personal opinion here: Free speech is all well and good, but there's
    nothing that says that there may not be consequences to exercising that
    free speech. Insert argument about shouting "fire" in a crowded theatre
    when there is no fire. Yep, you were free to say that, but you also
    would (in most places in the US in any event) be subject to prosecution
    for incitement (or something similar).

    But by and large, I do agree with you - the problem with the Internet is
    that it never forgets, and it's unfortunate that some people use that to
    persecute people who said something when they were young and
    inexperienced and didn't have a care in the world.

    Jim

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  3. #13
    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: I created a openSUSE facebook page.

    point well taken.

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    palladium

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    Exclamation Re: I created a openSUSE facebook page.

    Employment agencies have for a number of years been using candidate search criteria as a basis of accept/reject for their client employers. The concept is not so much what you say but more importantly, is the fact that you openly express an opinion which may be con-screwed as having attitude, being negative, unable to know boundaries of what should be private vs public.

    What is said on the Internet by you or about you by others is becoming the number one reason people are shooting themselves in the virtual pocket. I remember getting an email from an employment agency one day last year stating that they had a number of client employers interested in me simply because they had visited my sites, liked what they saw but liked more what they didn't find (no facebook, no myspace, no chatrooms).
    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

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