Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Say it again

(heh) Here's the algorithm related to <a href="http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?
story=20050225155855922">this:



if($self eq "MS purist") {
$a=1;
until ($a<0) {
say "We will bury you!";
pound_shoe_on_podium();
stand_in_front_of_flag();
say "It's Un-American!";
say "It's an Axis of Evil!";
launch_3rd_party_FUD_campaing();
$a--;
if($a <1) {
$a=3;
}
}
if(all_else_fails()==1) {
click_heels_three_times();
chant_repeatedly("There's no place like home");
}
}

The unending barrage of FUD (from both sides) gets a bit
tiring. There are specific strengths and weaknesses in all operating
systems which brings about the situation "the best tool for a specific
task". Well-run hybrid networks are more secure than well-run
monolithic networks (Before you want to restart that argument: a
single vulnerability won't damage the entire infrastructure.)

For now
the argument has dropped back into the "The End is Nigh" entertainment
category but I do wish that the left and the right would get over it so
the rest of us can get on with our lives.