[linux-elitists] random questions
Thu Dec 6 10:28:30 PST 2001
Attention Linux elitists:
Linux Journal has me doing an email column
(http://www.ssc.com/mailman/listinfo/atc) and it looks like my
plan to become the Jerry Pournelle of Linux is starting to work.
I made some random comments about the Mandrake install and instantly
got mail from them. All give tech support unto me, bwah, ha, ha.
Anyway, here are a bunch of random questions I still don't have
answers to but that you people probably do.
How many damn "The Linux viruses are coming! Virus checkers are still
relevant!" articles are we going to have to read until even the
Mainstream Media starts ignoring the anti-virus vendors? (Rick Moen
explains the UNIX/Linux security model and its virus-resistance in
If WiFi is so insecure and so popular at the same time, where are all
the WiFi Skript Kiddiez? With all the publicity around WEP cracking,
and the easy tools to do it, you'd think that there would be all kinds
of DoS attacks, warez sites, e-mail forgeries and such from every
insecure corporate access point.
What's the plural of Zaurus? Zauruses or Zauri?
Why does Silicon Valley, which is full of the high-tech elite, have
the deadly dull "The Tech" museum, while the latte-drinking artistes
of San Francisco have the majorly kick-ass Exploratorium?
How come you never hear anything from Rick Belluzzo since he went from
SGI to Microsoft? Or did M$ make him an "executive" like the Soviet
Union made Kim Philby a "KGB Colonel"?
Now that there is a decent selection of web browsers:
http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Linux/FAQs/browsers.html for Linux, is
it time for independent sites to start breaking compatibility with
that nasty old Netscape 4.x in order to do the new web standards
Why do people mess around with little text boxes on web sites when
they could be using their editor of choice to post to Usenet? Is it
because the historic groups are too spammy, and the elitists at
usenet2.org scared everyone away?
Don Marti What do we want? Free Dmitry! When do we want it? Now!
firstname.lastname@example.org Free the web, burn all GIFs.
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