Re: red worm amusement
On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 12:34:50AM -0500, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 09:28:35PM -0700, Jacob Meuser wrote:
> > PS We don't give guns to children, do we?
> What the hell does this have to do with running services on a freaking
> computer connected to the Internet? You are beginning to sound like a
You don't give a gun to a child because it is likely they will hurt
themselves or others because they don't know what it does.
Similarly, running a service without knowing what it does can hurt
the operator, and leave their box open to attacks being launched
from their box, thereby hurting others.
I think it is quite fitting.
> HINT: It's difficult to kill someone with a computer without regard to
> whether the computer operator is a child. Obfuscating the issue with
> inane comparisons to loaded political issues generally means you can't
> argue your original position effectively.
Well, it's kind of hard to argue a point, when pople start steering
the discussion in bizzare directions. I thought maybe I had to
put it in simpler terms. Aparently that was not a good idea, as now
that has born yet another pointless post.