Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Harvard ethics researcher arrested for hacking MIT

OK, then.

Accused of stealing 5 million "scholarly articles".  If they're anything like climate science research, that should be worth, oh, $17.83.  Hard to see a felony stick.

The irony is pretty delicious, though.


bluesun said...

If that isn't a sign of the times, I don't know what is.

Glenn B said...

If the world is lucky, he will go to prison, for at least a few years, in which he can teach ethics to hard core convicts as they teach him about man love.

Quizikle said...

Don't need to steal Climate Numerology studies. Since much of the info is made up, just pick some numbers to prove your point.

But nope, no prison. Maybe a promotion. Or a consulting position.

"Steal from one, it's plagiarism. Steal from many, it's research"

kx59 said...

random phone numbers work just fine.
apparently, 15 or so hackers from the group anonymous were rounded up by the FBI just recently as well.

TOTWTYTR said...

It is a strange story indeed. Perhaps the oddest part is that JSTORE doesn't want to press charges.

It has to be because all those Harvard fellas are just so much smarter than the rest of us.

Just ask them, they'll tell you.

As we say,

"You can always tell a Harvard man, you just can't tell him much."