Re: dead hoarse, crawling away.
Was there a point in there? Or, was that just an exercise of complete bollocks?
On Thursday, November 2, 2000, at 12:05 PM, guran remberg wrote:
> I have just read an article by a chap named Kurt Seifrieds, which was
> mainly about security on Debian. I was alarmed and have decided to
> switch to Red Hat as many experts advises can be used to secure it.
> There are a few remarks I want to make as a sign off:
> Let me paraphrase a chap called Wittgenstein on a sentence like: "This
> is a blue chair." Many humans could argue about whether the chair is a
> stool but most humans might start a big row about the correct colour of
> the object in question.
> Thus only a computer program might all the time return the same "blue
> chair" when asked to find it. In ordinary speak one might say that look
> at your dog or car and I might say who you are. One might then question
> whether humans which uses computers most of the time might change to
> believe that what they do or say in a true and scientific manner are
> actually a scientific truth.
> As an example take the warming up of the floppy disk drive when writing
> a boot disk. I have not locked my setting as advised but instead written
> down all values found when doing it. On two different machines I have
> found (1700 +/- 80) and (1600 +/- 80), and disks can be read by each
> drive. Thus the scientific method is wasted on an 'antenna' whose
> half-width is larger than the possible gap of settings. To hold on to
> what is proven science and not change might leave you in a pathetic
> stone age society. Instead you might learn about a natural way of living
> in 'Chaos' and not believe that the pendulum is fully mathematically
> mapped and understood. You can start by using the Lorentz contractor as
> your screensaver.
> It is then possible that you may be painting yourself into a corner,
> with your proprietary way of naming standard libraries and down-patching
> found bugs instead of upgrading.
> But it is a free choice and you may reign your way.
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