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Offline Yonkey

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Re:Hackers, Virus Writers, Spammers, etc.
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2004, 09:58:56 PM »
I agree.  Let's leave gun control laws out of this topic.
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Re:Hackers, Virus Writers, Spammers, etc.
« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2004, 10:09:02 PM »
How about the fact that you can own a gun(kills) in some states, but not a phaser(knocks people out). The reason= A taser MIGHT kill somone with a weak heart.

An advantage to Linux=You can make your own OS(as in virus free)

I based it on tech magazines and companys, along with my own experience. Although I've heard that NTFS is slower(I heard this from an untrustworthy source). Here's a start.

PCguide

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Re:Hackers, Virus Writers, Spammers, etc.
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2004, 08:16:17 AM »
I thought phasers are what they use on "star trek"... don't you mean stun guns? :S

I think he meant "tasers", which technically are stun guns. And all I'll say to Storm on the matter is, I never claimed my country made sense. :P

I'll go with your analogy there - of course you have to secure your home, but that doesn't mean you have to install the door or the alarm system yourself - you can have someone else do it, and just make sure you keep the door locked and the alarm turned on ;)

True enough... although in the case of a computer, you have the added issue of knowing HOW to lock/unlock the door and turn on/off the alarm.

Of course you have to know how to use a computer if you intend to use one - pretty much in the same way you have to know how to drive a car to benefit from owning one. But you can't (and shouldn't be able to) force people to have a license for their computer.

Don't worry, I think that's a bad idea, too.

You could claim people who don't keep their systems secure pose a threat to others since their system could be hacked and used for DDOS attacks, but that would be like blaming someone who left his door unlocked for a burgler who broke into his apartment and climbed out its window and into the apartment next door :-\

I'm not a lawyer (obviously), but I'm actually not certain whether or not someone who did have their apartment used in such a way could technically be punished as an "accomplice".

In practice, though, you most likely would not get in trouble... but you would (rightly, IMHO) have your neighbors really pissed off at you. Anytime you're part of a "community", whether by living in a place with close neighbors, or having your computer connected to the Net, you have a responsibility not to leave your "access point" wide open and potentially endanger the rest of the community. (shrug)

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Re:Hackers, Virus Writers, Spammers, etc.
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2004, 02:39:29 PM »
Alright drop that subject now, Dew got a point and I agree, Thank you.


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Re:Hackers, Virus Writers, Spammers, etc.
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2004, 02:51:36 PM »
I've never seen taser spelled, but I've seen phaser spelled. Thank you for correcting my spelling.

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Re:Hackers, Virus Writers, Spammers, etc.
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2004, 12:21:14 PM »
Thank you Neil and Say.

If this discussion about guns continue then I will personally request that this thread be locked.  No religion and no guns that is established policy by Say and Neil.  Respect the Leaders of this Forum.

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Now what can be done about hackers and denial of service issues.  BTW, XP SP2 should come out in July according to the Wall Street Journal.
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2004, 06:44:08 PM »
I wouldn't know, I don't use XP. I think it's a good OS, but I don't use it.

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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2004, 02:35:48 AM »
Do you use 98SE or/and Linux?
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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2004, 07:29:16 PM »
Normally, I use 98SE and Redhat Linux. If there is a program I want to run that requires NT/2000/XP, I try running it with an emulator(in Linux). As long as it's not 3D, I can normally run it.

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