DailyDirt: Stupiditry, Yah

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Everyone does something stupid from time to time, but there are some stories that are just amazingly bizarre and a little bit dumb -- and they should be shared. But the Darwin Awards are a bit too brutal because someone has to die (or be made sterile) as a result of his/her own stupidity. So here are just a few examples of stupiditry in action, where people might get injured but not too seriously. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: bizarre, catherine venusto, stupidity, talkeetna, tony robbins

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    DCX2, 27 Jul 2012 @ 8:10am

    Re: Re: Felony charges?

    My problem isn't with the sentence. She deserves some kind of punishment, IMO a relatively large fine that won't put her in the poverty bracket sounds about right.

    My problem is with making her a felon. Felons are supposed to be dangerous threats to society, which is why we restrict so many of their rights. For instance, in some states, felons can't vote - permanently.

    I have a feeling that "unauthorized access to a computer" laws are not proportional at all to harm caused. Whether or not it's a felony should depend largely on *what* was done with the unauthorized access; after all, embezzling is its own violation of the law, wholly separate unauthorized access.

    Consider a kid that breaks into a computer and does nothing. Does this kid deserve to be a felon?

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