__/ [lqualig@xxxxxxxxx] on Sunday 06 November 2005 03:39 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Robert Newson] on Saturday 05 November 2005 23:01 \__
>> > DFS wrote:
>> >> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> >>>If you insist, try alt.legal, or better try a newsgroup that is alive
>> >>>such as uk.legal. I recently ignited a big thread there. I asked
>> >>>the readers about if Microsoft can be blamed for these 1000+
>> >>>zombies that attack my site every day.
>> >> I hope uk.legal told you to stuff it.
>> There were people on both sides. That's why the thread developed.
>> >> The virus writers and denial of service attackers are responsible for
>> >> zombies. Nobody else
>> Who is responsible for leaving those door open? If a driver is involved in
>> a car accident and the seatbelt breaks loose leading to death, do you
>> blame the driver for getting involved in the accident? Do you investigate
>> what caused the seatbelt to break loose?
> How about a different analogy. A killer uses a knife/chain-saw/axe to
> kill someone. Do you blame the murderer or the company that
> manufactured the chain-saw?
> Or somebody breaks into my house. Do I blame the intruder or the window
> company because the glass wasn't hammer proof?
A knife is intended to cut, much like a chain-saw or an axe. An opertaing
system, on the other hand is /intended/ to provide the user with a secure
working environment. If it fails to do so, it's a disaster. When locks
could be opened with a Bic pen (real world example), the company was bound
to get in deep s**t. I will no longer carry on with this idiotic discussion,
even if you post a follow-up.
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