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Re: Tom Ballard, MSFT shill (was Re: Debian Server Compromise -- A Fire Drill ??)



On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 02:25, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> Mr. Ballard:
> 
> No, it's not that I'm uncomfortable over the fact, yes, fact, that free
> software in general, or the Linux kernel in particular, have both bugs
> and security vulnerabilities.
> 
> It's your grossly ignorant, yet simultaneously cocksure and self-assured
> statements.  Many false, but with a thin thread of truth permeating, as
> well as your incessant posts, which are annoying.
> 
> If someone tells me "it's a sunny day and the earth is flat", the fact
> that they're right that it's a sunny day doesn't make the earth any less
> round.  Nor does repeating the statement endlessly.
> 
> 
> Your post here is one in point.  I don't expect you to see, acknowledge,
> or understand this point, so I'm making it for the masochists following
> this thread:
> 
>     There are bugs in the kernel code.  Estimates of such bug counts can
>     be made.  And again I pointed out several texts, most from the
>     bibliography of _Code Complete_, which point out the statistical
>     basis on which an increasing or decreasing bug count can provide
>     some level of assurance, of how many such bugs there are.
> 
> I don't know what it is that you are _trying_ to prove.  What you've
> _succeeded_ in proving is that you're grossly out of your depth, a
> source of misinformation, unwilling to acknowledge errors, more
> concerned about defending a nonexistant image than either teaching or
> learning, and impossible to converse with.  As such, I'm largely doing
> what I'd advise others to do:  point out the misinformation in your
> posts, and move on, with minimal wasted time.
<voice style="Valley Girl">
Like, Oh my GAWD... like gag me with a source-fork... gnarly.

You know... you really... like, were succinct there... Totally.
</voice>
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