The unethical era

In the light of the earlier post, warning fellow bloggers about sources, haiku comes in with this:

Civilisation depends on programmers

Programmers are sharing stories about the unethical and illegal things they have been asked to do following a blog post by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour.

… and adds, in the vernacular, that we are f***ed then.

Software developers are being asked to do unethical and illegal things and they need to figure out how to self-regulate and do so quickly.

This is according to Robert Martin, a programmer and speaker, better known as “Uncle Bob”.

“Civilisation depends upon us. In ways it doesn’t understand. In ways we don’t understand,” said Martin.

Everything we do today involves software. He said people have already been killed due to faulty software in cars, while hundreds have died from faulty software during air travel.

Commenters at our sites have pointed out that most people hold their jobs today only because they are willing to ask ‘how high’ each time they are asked to jump. Of those 45 journos, how many would have still had their jobs had they refused?

One who shocked me yesterday was Michelle Fields [posts passim] who appeared to be hosting a Fox programme. I can only think the poster was using an old clip, pre-Trump presidency, as Wiki says she is ‘former’ and now only works for the scurrilous rag the Huff Post – here is its editorial board [supposedly]:

huffpost-editorial-board

Thus, Laze and Gem, we are coming into a tech-driven age of the pseudo-news, the pseudo-reality. Some years back, a chap named Andrew Scott disputed that a hyperlink was sufficient attribution. I would have said at that time yes, it was sufficient, as most material stayed in place and held water.

Now – not so sure. In the light of these current posts and others in the queue in the email box, it seems truth is a most relative thing and the likes of the left ‘news’ sources are the main current culprits. Even Fox are culprits, which is why they are known, on our side of politics, as the RINO ‘news’ site. Megyn Kelly is the chief witch there.

Just what can the innocent reader [as far as getting news is concerned] do? He or she is relying on trusted sources to provide facts and figures but now it seems many of these are doctored. That photo of the little boy in the shallows in the middle-east – that had been faked. Not his death but how it had been used for publicity.

And moving away from the news, Karl has a piece on the medical profession over there. Now I’m not all that interested, personally, in the American health system, being more concerned with ours but he goes into detail on the dishonesty among medical practitioners when it comes to money charged and service rendered, in that order.

Read it if you have the time.

Bottom line of course is that we are coming into and era where ethics are no longer held to assiduously. In years past, we would all be up in arms about an O ring on a spaceship and the sleaze behind the building of that ship. Today, we have a flood of such things, everywhere we look. We are taken for a ride by false information supplied by what other people see as safe sources … when they’re not.

Why do the PTB wish for this? Climate of fear of course but also something even more sinister, the USSR method. If the whole notion of truth is leftwing relative, then the govt can, at any time, refer to fallacious data to do you over. Or if you’re being a good little boy or girl, they can not refer to it. There is a body of precedent being established now, based on untruths.

Haiku used the F word, I mention short and curlies.

6 comments for “The unethical era

  1. Errol
    November 21, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Why are those Huffington post people promoting their blatant sexism? Shouldn’t they be ashamed of this attitude?

  2. November 21, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Well yes but their wisdom knows no bounds, they know vastly more about how the world works than you or me … or someone else actually out in it.

  3. Hereward Unbowed.
    November 21, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    When we moved away from the surety, and certainty of the written word as the truth, ie only derived from texts, textbooks mass prints and before that, studiously made copies meant that, most of the western world and inclusive of Russia and Japan we were mainly on the same page.

    Inevitably, then it all moved on to the clouds. Hmm, knowledge is all online to computer servers. Computers, well those who programme and even those who just write stuff – wiki… thus ensured that, anything goes. Even finding ‘north’ online can be prove to be an impossible a task.

    So much prejudice is accepted as the norm, biased academics are employed to rewriting the western civilization narrative and if you seek any historical reference online, it is very difficult to discern and delve into a particular topic without some spurious linkage to “this is what Islam did”.

    Frankfurt school inspired lies and lies beget more lies, the age of the internet was proclaimed as a new age of education and enlightenment but as is so often the case, when man gets hold of a thing, when certain men realized the propensity for diffusing widespread evil and corruption, in an age where anything goes………….

    What do you think would happen, we live in the post modern era, the only currency is BS and lies.

    I knew a lad who could barely tie his own shoelaces, his knowledge of the outside world was zilch, his education qualifications said half decent passes [ho hum], he was a bartender. Imagine my surprise upon bumping into him on a street in the city centre one day, I said to him, “haven’t seen you recently been on holiday?”
    “No”, he said
    “I applied for a new job in the computer department of a north lancs NHS trust, £55k p/a and I got it!”

    That was sometime circa 2007.

    I am still agog at the thought, blank stares nice smiles the lights are on but there’s no one at home……….of that young person…………..and he was just simply getting along up the greasy pole, and that’s how it is – BS your way into a job you’re hopelessly unqualified for and……….. then, reference the picture [above] of the HuffPo – it’s like a scientology convention.

    • Errol
      November 21, 2016 at 9:28 pm

      Do a search for Fascism. Google, Wikipedia and Facebook present it as ‘Right wing’, yet ignore that it is simply isn’t. Fascism in any form is a Left wing construct. Always has been.

      • Hereward Unbowed.
        November 22, 2016 at 12:37 am

        The UK media vilify Marine Le Pen as “far right” and the opposite the truth, if you look in a little detail at her specific policies most of which are protectionist Socialism.
        At least however, that brave lady hates the EU, is a fierce defender of her country and shouts it with pride – that’s good enough for me.

        Now that, Mr Nigel Farage is gone, other than Jacob Rees-Mogg, a silence has hushed the land, who can? Who is it that, will speak up for England?

        Who will Trump our enemies or, will it be that finally, we have to resort to the French way?

  4. Henry Kaye
    November 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I cant add to the above comments- all I can say is “WOE IS ME”

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