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Old 01-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #46
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I can't help but think that if they'd stuck to the basics of what a web-browser was meant to do...
I agree, but would like to add/alter as follows:

"If MS stuck to what an OS was supposed to do (instead of integrating a web browser into it, MS users might..)"
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...be having but a fraction of all these security issues.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 03:46 PM   #47
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If MSDos hadn't been made single user, with the networking and security ripped out, when copied from Q-Dos, which was a cut down copy of C/PM which was a sort of copy of unix .... THEN .....

As you can see it started right at the beginning.

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Old 01-16-2010, 04:05 PM   #48
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...if Bill Gates' mother hadn't met his father...
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:08 PM   #49
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You ever seen that painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel ....

or for the more scientifically minded.

If that ball of matter hadn't gone bang ....

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Old 01-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #50
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As tempting as it is, I'm not sure you can point at MS and go "Ha ha!" Web-browsers in general have suffered extreme scope-creep, and that's never good. Clearly Microsoft made matters worse for themselves with some of their (idiotic) design choices, but I believe it's a much wider issue. Firefox hasn't been immune to this sort of thing either.

Anyway, we're going a little off this rather bizarre topic. Wasn't this about Pat being accused of rolling his trouser leg up and hitting people with a rubber chicken, in some weird initiation or something like that?

BTW, is there a secret handshake I'm meant to know or something? It wasn't mentioned in the manual.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #51
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Yeah, somebody I used to work with always said: "If my aunty had balls she'd be my uncle.", whenever anybody said "If whatever."
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:18 PM   #52
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It wasn't mentioned in the manual.
It is in code. You have to look at angles in the diagrams and work out the code.

Doesn't it seem that the threads get more frivolous the more stable Slackware becomes.

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Old 01-16-2010, 04:44 PM   #53
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...BTW, is there a secret handshake I'm meant to know or something? It wasn't mentioned in the manual.
so the freemasonery aura raises its head once again....

we have come full circle, which only serves to confirm the op's hypothesis.

a wombat just crossed through my garden.

cheers,
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:48 PM   #54
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It's the Illuminati the OP should worry about, the Freemasons are small fry at the bottom of the pyramid of power.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #55
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...Doesn't it seem that the threads get more frivolous the more stable Slackware becomes.
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Indeed - perhaps a new thread:

Slackware is so stable: ....I have to post in frivolous threads to verify my existence....
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #56
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You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 04:57 PM   #57
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I don't think they get threads like this in the other distros forums. Either they have too many problems, or take things too seriously, or both.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #58
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Indeed - perhaps a new thread:

Slackware is so stable: ....I have to post in frivolous threads to verify my existence....
"I fix bugs, therefore I am". I hope Pat gets the release candidate out soon before we all cease to exist.


Oh my god!... What if I'm only imagining you all?...
Thinking about it, it'd certainly explain brian. :*)
 
Old 01-16-2010, 05:39 PM   #59
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brianL: a creature from your worst nightmares.
 
Old 01-16-2010, 06:31 PM   #60
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Let's hope they don't get Dan Brown to write the next SlackBook. "The Da Vinci Code" was by far the worst book I've ever read.
Dunno..."Digital Fortress" had some really hard concepts to swallow.

When I read it I hadn't even started using Linux or even a good understanding about the inner workings of computers, but I had a sneaking suspicion that Mr. Brown knew less than I did.

"Rotating cleartext", emails with malicious payloads that executed by themselves and self-destructed when finished, mixing the names of encryption standards with the names of encryption software...
 
  


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