The End was Re: The Great Micro$oft Conspiracy was Re: [brlug-general] Seeing new DDOS SCO worm on my mail server; how bout you?
johnahebert at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 29 13:59:46 CST 2004
Thanks, Shannon. You said it much more politely than I
was able to do.
"I cannot fight upon this argument; It is too starved
a subject for my sword." - Shakespeare, Troilus and
Cressida, Act 1, Scene 1
--- Shannon Roddy <sroddy at ligo-la.caltech.edu> wrote:
> On Jan 29, 2004, at 7:55 AM, will hill wrote:
> > On 2004.01.29 00:39 John Hebert wrote:
> >> That's not science, that's politics. Or religion,
> >> considering your zealotry. Have you even read the
> >> analysis on how this virus works?
> >> See:
> >> w32.novarg.a at mm.html
> > Yes, I've read about this typical Microsoft
> transmitted disease. If
> > you had read my post before smarting off with
> questions that I
> > answered, you might have understood what I was
> saying instead of
> > judging it wrong because it does not match your
> own preconceived
> > notions.
> > I am a scientist and I want to make a statistical
> case. I don't have
> > the means at my disposal because I don't'
> administer a mail server.
> > It would be easy enough to do if you had a few
> thousand messages
> > sitting around.
> You can feel free to rifle through my mail server
> logs under some sort
> of an NDA. Would have to see about that. Don't
> think you will find
> anything except for randomness though. Problem is
> that the mail server
> logs are NOT what you want since that only tells
> half (less?) of the
> story. You would need to inspect the address books
> of all of the
> source machines, etc.
> Anyway, I must have gone to sleep a couple days ago
> and woke up in a
> parallel universe if M$ is sending out viruses now.
> I know they are
> greedy, no good, arrogant pieces of shit, but come
> on dude, I don't
> think they would start using the weaknesses of their
> own operating
> system to make linux users look bad. The only thing
> they get in the
> long run is a black eye and more people migrating
> I can see an inkling of a possibility that their OS
> had something to do
> with the north east power outages, but this!? I
> still think that they
> paid the right people to not make a big issue out of
> the monitoring
> systems being down. But this is totally different.
> We all know that
> Winblows is a crappy OS, but I think releasing
> viruses intentionally is
> beneath even them.
> I think the contest for zealotry is over now, please
> return to your
> regularly scheduled mailing list. :-)
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