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60. This thread is great!
Thanks for the laughs.
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  -Computer science: why are computer operating systems built to be so vulnerable txlibdem  Jul-30-11 02:55 PM   #0 
  - you have the right idea. start a company and sell great stuff :-) nt  msongs   Jul-30-11 02:59 PM   #1 
  - lol  Cronus Protagonist   Jul-30-11 03:00 PM   #2 
  - Easter eggs!  napoleon_in_rags   Jul-30-11 03:01 PM   #3 
  - Try a Linux live CD and then come back to us...  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-30-11 03:32 PM   #8 
     - I use Ubuntu Linux  napoleon_in_rags   Jul-30-11 03:48 PM   #10 
        - Have you tried a Live (bootable) CD approach  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-30-11 03:58 PM   #11 
           - Good suggestion  txlibdem   Jul-30-11 04:17 PM   #12 
           - Yes I have...They are also a god send if something screws up.  napoleon_in_rags   Jul-30-11 04:20 PM   #13 
  - Money  itsrobert   Jul-30-11 03:01 PM   #4 
  - It's a balance between security and usability, I'm pretty sure.  MineralMan   Jul-30-11 03:02 PM   #5 
  - Too much automation, too many cool bells and whistles  slackmaster   Jul-30-11 03:03 PM   #6 
  - You might want to start with understanding the concepts behind Von Neuman architecture  ProgressiveProfessor   Jul-30-11 03:31 PM   #7 
  - Not locked up like an iPhone, that's been hacked already ;-)  txlibdem   Jul-30-11 05:02 PM   #14 
     - If everything was built into the operating system...  Speck Tater   Jul-30-11 06:45 PM   #16 
     - You didn't read the last paragraph of my post  txlibdem   Jul-30-11 07:53 PM   #17 
        - hehe. And the cure to cancer is to just take out the cancerous cells.  Speck Tater   Jul-30-11 08:26 PM   #18 
        - A design that's more than vague generalities  txlibdem   Jul-31-11 07:05 AM   #20 
           - This reminds me of something...  Speck Tater   Jul-31-11 11:23 AM   #22 
              - Your post shows zero intent to hold an honest discussion on the topic  txlibdem   Jul-31-11 04:07 PM   #23 
              - Perhaps you should look up what an operating system is  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-31-11 04:37 PM   #26 
              - Perhaps you should look up what an Operating System should *not* be  txlibdem   Jul-31-11 04:52 PM   #28 
                 - No, really, it would help if you read something about the basics of computing  muriel_volestrangler   Jul-31-11 05:11 PM   #30 
                    - Muriel, please go back and *read* post #7. It most assuredly DOES NOT agree with you.  txlibdem   Jul-31-11 10:50 PM   #34 
                       - OK, let's look at post #7:  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-01-11 04:39 AM   #35 
                          - Memory failure on my part, sorry. I meant post #14, which is my reply to post #7  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 07:47 AM   #36 
                             - Pointing out that programs people use are not part of the OS is not 'childish'  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-01-11 11:43 AM   #40 
                                - Your ridiculous "do you want to help the Russian mafia? Huh? Huh?" question is a strawman.  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 03:54 PM   #42 
                                   - It's the last paragraph of #14 that is the problem with your idea  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-01-11 04:49 PM   #44 
                                      - My, oh my. You are trying sooo hard to be obtuse  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 05:56 PM   #46 
                                         - You're wrong. You are way out of your depth  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-01-11 07:21 PM   #49 
                                         - About 20 years ago I taught a freshman class in software engineering at Cal State Univ.  Speck Tater   Aug-01-11 08:51 PM   #51 
                                         - I've had teachers like you who think you know everything and no other thoughts are possible...  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 10:24 PM   #53 
                                         - Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha  Speck Tater   Aug-02-11 12:22 AM   #54 
                                         - Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha  Speck Tater   Aug-02-11 12:24 AM   #55 
                                         - Gawd, I wish we could have had an intelligent discussion on this topic  txlibdem   Aug-02-11 06:46 AM   #56 
                                         - Here, this is all you really needed:  trotsky   Aug-03-11 12:58 PM   #59 
                                         - If you say I haven't hit a nerve then I'll take your word for it...  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 09:51 PM   #52 
              - Before we can discuss the problem we need to agree on the cause of the problem.  Speck Tater   Jul-31-11 07:31 PM   #32 
              - Sheesh! So now you won't even admit that the problem is systematic  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 08:13 AM   #37 
                 - It ain't what you don't know, it's what you think you know that ain't so. I give up. nt  Speck Tater   Aug-01-11 10:09 AM   #39 
                    - I agree: it's like talking to a stone wall  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 04:04 PM   #43 
                       - One final remark...  Speck Tater   Aug-01-11 05:21 PM   #45 
                          - See post #4. ITSROBERT nailed it: M.O.N.E.Y.  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 06:04 PM   #47 
                             - You win/ You're smarter than me. I bow to your superior wisdom an insight. nt  Speck Tater   Aug-01-11 08:44 PM   #50 
                             - You gave it the ol college try. *backslap*  sudopod   Aug-18-11 02:20 PM   #86 
                             - You gave it the ol college try. *backslap*  sudopod   Aug-18-11 02:20 PM   #87 
                             - If there are no upgrades  Confusious   Aug-02-11 10:24 PM   #57 
                                - You seem to know a lot about software updates. Pray tell, what are the majority of updates for?  txlibdem   Aug-03-11 08:26 AM   #58 
                                   - One big flaw in your idea there  Confusious   Aug-04-11 12:51 PM   #61 
                                      - That's a strawman argument if ever I heard one  txlibdem   Aug-04-11 04:42 PM   #62 
                                         - It's a secret conspiracy.  laconicsax   Aug-04-11 05:07 PM   #63 
                                         - Thanks for the comedy relief!  txlibdem   Aug-04-11 05:40 PM   #64 
                                         - After reviewing some of your posts  Confusious   Aug-04-11 08:36 PM   #67 
                                         - Repeating the argument from Spec Tater in post #18, see post #20.  txlibdem   Aug-05-11 08:36 PM   #68 
              - I can see that you are clearly management material. nt  sudopod   Aug-18-11 02:13 PM   #85 
              - That's a good analogy.  bananas   Jul-31-11 04:23 PM   #25 
                 - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-31-11 04:40 PM   #27 
        - I'll be more blunt.  Occulus   Jul-30-11 10:18 PM   #19 
           - You are joking, right? What is your point, exactly.  txlibdem   Jul-31-11 07:09 AM   #21 
           - No, Don't stop.  Ready4Change   Jul-31-11 06:00 PM   #31 
              - Thank you for the encouraging words  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 08:39 AM   #38 
              - That's another good analogy  bananas   Aug-06-11 05:49 PM   #71 
                 - Amen  caraher   Aug-07-11 07:01 AM   #73 
                    - Logical systems cannot be "airtight" in the way that one might imagine  txlibdem   Aug-09-11 09:24 AM   #75 
                       - Are you familiar with Goedel's Theorem?  caraher   Aug-09-11 12:24 PM   #76 
                       - Everybody's got a theory that removes blame for their failure or lack of vision  txlibdem   Aug-09-11 04:04 PM   #78 
                          - Now there's a very interesting analogy - Creationists say evolution is "just a theory"  bananas   Aug-17-11 12:29 AM   #84 
                       - Let me ask a question...  caraher   Aug-09-11 12:59 PM   #77 
                          - I've answered your question, posed by another poster, not into infinite repitition  txlibdem   Aug-09-11 04:22 PM   #79 
                             - The difficulty is *pure* logic  caraher   Aug-10-11 09:24 PM   #80 
                             - Using your analogy, *you* are the climate denier  txlibdem   Aug-10-11 10:05 PM   #81 
                             - "the CEO, the VP(s) and Department Heads...where the rules of a program or OS are set"  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-20-11 06:42 AM   #88 
     - That's not called an "operating system", it's called an "appliance".  bananas   Jul-31-11 10:01 PM   #33 
        - I recall a certain multi-billionaire who said the computer *needs* to evolve into an appliance  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 02:34 PM   #41 
  - As a retired software engineer, that idea just can't work.  Speck Tater   Jul-30-11 03:32 PM   #9 
  - See my reply to post #7, hate to type all that out again  txlibdem   Jul-30-11 05:05 PM   #15 
  - Microsoft tried that with Windows NT  bananas   Jul-31-11 04:21 PM   #24 
  - I was surprised ...  Nihil   Aug-12-11 08:24 AM   #82 
     - I liked VMS  caraher   Aug-12-11 12:56 PM   #83 
  - Gray zones.  Ready4Change   Jul-31-11 05:10 PM   #29 
  - That's kinda my point  txlibdem   Aug-01-11 06:19 PM   #48 
  - This thread is great!  laconicsax   Aug-03-11 02:21 PM   #60 
  - :-)  txlibdem   Aug-04-11 05:44 PM   #65 
  - One partial solution: revert to original state.  sofa king   Aug-04-11 07:16 PM   #66 
  - expandability is the reason, and as someone who  Riftaxe   Aug-05-11 11:39 PM   #69 
  - I don't disagree  txlibdem   Aug-06-11 10:14 AM   #70 
  - Run linux Live CD..... you cannot corrupt what you cannot write to, on the other hand  HysteryDiagnosis   Aug-06-11 05:55 PM   #72 
  - You can still get a virus  bananas   Aug-07-11 08:22 AM   #74 
  - As someone who has used Windoze for 18 years and Linux distros on and off for 7 years...  steve2470   Aug-20-11 09:11 AM   #89 

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