However this does worry me because I have always been a firm believer in the freedom of knowledge.What do others think?
And yes, freedom of expression is a fundamental right in my book, many have given their lives to make that so.
related - Should age be a mandatory field of the profile (at least under/above 18 or so)?
Minors lying about their age is nothing new and predates the internet age.
BTW, one of the best warnings I saw was "don't catch a falling soldering iron"
ot quite the same (certainly not on the level of a "moral question") - but I often waffle on whether I should give help to someone who (it is obvious with their question, generally) hasn't even taken the time to type a few keywords into google.
Quotesomebody looking to replicate the hacking of a PC system using a computer mouse and such to inject code into the system. I don't know the moral implications of this (for the sheer value of learning how to do it - I have no problem with - but if there is a reason to do so to cause harm or otherwise take over a system - that's where it gets murky, of course)."Murky"? Name a non-malevolent purpose for doing anything like this?
Even if the OP didn't have hostile intent, you never know who will come later and read the archives. I DO have a problem with even discussing such things in public forums. There is no net benefit to disclosing such information.