Re: Effectiveness of ntp under Redhat Linux FC3
From: Michael Heiming (michael+USENET_at_www.heiming.de)
Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 21:16:05 +0200
In comp.os.linux.setup Nico Kadel-Garcia <email@example.com>:
> "Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
>> Looks like a serious bug to me, none newsreader I have ever used
>> showed this behavior.
> M$ clients are wildly over-aggressive in trying to handle attachments for
> you, pre-interpret URL's as clickable, etc.
I'd call this, "User is dump like shit while Bill Gates knows
everything..." setup, *no* thx!
>> Sure using something working would be another idea, but you seem
>> to insist on using M$ OE, which is fine but you have to live with
>> the shortcomings then. You won't stop people using "begin ..."
>> and there's no logical reason you should.
> Except that it's apparently a deliberate attempt to tweak the noses of M$
> Outlook Distress users, by kind-of-sort-of-faking a binary attachment in a
> text only newsgroup. You see why it's irritating?
Sorry, the only thing shown in my newsreader "tin" are that some
messages start with "begin furz.vbs" or so, doesn't really
In ages tin crashed once and ask me to drop in a mail on exit to
report the bug, couldn't reproduce the crash, but got good help
to enhance the .spec file I'm using to rebuild the latest tin as
rpm once in a while.
Now there is IIRC exactly one man maintaining tin and still he is
able to keep it working flawlessly and giving help for no charge
at all. While the largest software company on this planet with
financial possibilities beyond imagination, isn't able to fix this
small bug in ages? Sounds like a joke?
While I don't recommend doing so, it shouldn't be users
responsibility to try keeping other people from posting the "begin
.." stuff. Ask the software vendor, use something known to work,
live with the limitations, whatever but please stop whining
about the fact.
-- Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94) mail: echo firstname.lastname@example.org | perl -pe 'y/a-z/n-za-m/' #bofh excuse 68: only available on a need to know basis