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Re: login as root to GUI

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On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 04:25:59PM -0600, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> Who said anything about HTTP?  I referred you to a thread on d-curiosa
> where the travesty of HTML email was being discussed; the poster
> seemed to feel as you do that email technology was somehow lagging
> behind.  It's not cool enough!  Let's make it _cooler_.

Why drastically a technology from the lowest common denominator when it
works so well?  Example:  Can openers.  Electric ones tend to wear out
every few years and don't work reliably in emergencies when access to
nonperishable food is a critical need (HTML, lines greater than 80
columns, TMDA, etc fall into this catagory for email).  

> Do you think email headers should conform to rfc 2822, MTAs should
> conform to rfc 2821, or ip datagrams should conform to rfc 791?  Heck,
> rfc 791 is _22_ years old!  We'd better get rid of that old, pathetic
> piece of crap!  I wouldn't buy any ethernet equipment that conforms to
> IEEE 802.3 either as that's at least 7.5 years old.

Better throw out ISO-8859 as well.  Those all came about in the
mid-1980s.  Time to ditch ISO-9660 CDROMs as well, after all we've
been using the same standard for writing data CDROMs since 1988.

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