Re: An Open Letter To The Linux Enthusiasts.
From: Alexander Skwar (alexander_at_skwar.name)
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2005 09:43:13 +0200
> On Sat, 04 Jun 2005 23:23:51 +0000, Peter Jensen wrote:
>> IMHO, not fixing such a trivial bug for so extremely long is nothing
>> short of showing contempt for their customers.
>> This bug, in connection with another bug that has since been fixed,
>> actually allowed any properly formatted Usenet message to crash OE when
>> you clicked on it. It's therefore not as harmless as it might seem at
>> first glance.
> Ok, ic, but still what is the purpose of exploiting some bug in software
> on purpose? What useful purpose does it serve?
It shows the user, what piece of crap he's using.
> These are discussion groups and I was under the impression the basic
> concept was to discuss things, not screw up other persons news programs?
Yep. Peter didn't "screw up" your program. Peter wrote perfectly
normal text that your program has chosen to interpret, although
it's quite clear, that the interpretation is wrong.
> The entire thing seems very silly to me.
-- All Finagle Laws may be bypassed by learning the simple art of doing without thinking.