Integration not all bad
Just because it has deep integration, does not mean it is irremovable. If you don't want it, removing it from Windows updates is easy.
39 posts • joined 16 Dec 2009
They will block access to sites all over the world... from the US. People in the rest of the world will know no difference.
Though I think this will be hard to enforce, since most of the serious pirating sites aren't registered to a US based domain, nor are they physically in the US, since they know that basing their servers in western countries is suicide.
But there is a difference between a bank's data servers and your dyson.
Programs that were dependant on dates had to be fixed because they used the shorthand date system (01/01/99 instead of 01/01/1999) so it would screw up date dependant programs by resetting to 00, or 1900.
A far cry from toasters trying to strangle us, and your washing machine would be completely unaffected, as it has no date function within it.
You can't take a simplistic view either way.
The problem is, not every soldier is a sniper. The reason Napoleonic armies used mass volley fire, and more modern armies use short range assault rifles is because the average soldier is assumed to be incapable of hitting a barn door, so in both cases, plenty of bullets fly in the vague direction of the enemy, hopefully hitting him.
Sure, they are trained, but not all to sniper level. Besides, most snipers operate from a hidden position, not from a crater while trying not to be killed by machine gun fire.
When will people learn that no matter how secure you attempt to make a browser or OS, it will always be compromised, providing it has the audience? There is no 'magic shield' that will protect you from the world's evils, else we could step in front of a train and still be alive. A lot of it comes down to the user being (or not) a blind sheep, clicking on anything that comes their way. no browser can stop them doing that without disconnecting them whenever it starts.
These comments make me laugh, Whenever a flaw is found in Firefox/Linux people jump all over it like flies on shit going 'Firefox/Linux is insecure crap! In your face fanbois!'
Yes, in your face fanbois, but these are found and fixed before they are exploited, whereas it takes a few botnets to appear before Microsoft will get off their arses to do anything about a flaw in their browser. (I exaggerate, for literary effect.)
When a flaw is found in these programs, because they have the marketing of being safe, when it's found they aren't perfect, people go mad. When will people realise that nothing is perfect? I mean, when did you last believe what the latest Microsoft Ad tells you?
Firefox is still > IE.
Case closed. (although likely to reopen if I can be arsed to argue the point.)
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