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No offense to anybody, but if I was at a friend's house and they went in to take a dump and left the door open, that would be the last day they were my friend.
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Originally Posted by Xyxox View Post

No offense to anybody, but if I was at a friend's house and they went in to take a dump and left the door open, that would be the last day they were my friend.

Good for them.


I think the original "taking a dump" analogy was intended as a theorical public toilet rather than the one in your house anyway, that would fit the "public" Internet setup a lot better tongue.gif
I mean of course most people won't mind their own family and friend passing by when they are taking a dookie, but they probably wouldn't mind them stumbling across their open email tab or personal folder either.
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There's plenty of eyes on the source code for most of the major distributions that slipping in anything would be pretty darn hard, if not next to impossible.

In reality this is not the case. The eyes are all over gimmicky new features, not obscure bug fixes for upstream software which simply gets packaged and shipped. Don't fall for the myth that because plenty of eyes can review the source code that plenty of eyes do. Most code is far too boring to look at. That is why even projects with rather large numbers of contributors have bug reports sitting open for 7+ years.
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and that is why i use windows, the only clean OS
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and that is why i use windows, the only clean OS

It's been soaking in bleach for 6 weeks. omy.
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No offense to anybody, but if I was at a friend's house and they went in to take a dump and left the door open, that would be the last day they were my friend.

i had to lol biggrin.gif


also @ hansolo,he/she is completely biased and represents if in fact sponsored to represent highly politically correct views and trample on anyone who even want's to talk sensibly about such matters as these on the forums which effects the very foundation of the internet and indeed this forum and peoples modern day lives. If we are so free then why does he trample on people's views so readily? rolleyes.gif

seems a tad ironic.
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and that is why i use windows, the only clean OS

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You do know that the NSA requires microsoft to install backdoors in windows right?
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I believe that the NSA will exploit any hole that's there job I don't believe that the NSA built a hole into RH or Debian. The user base is too small to go through all that work.

"their job" doesn't stop or justify them being criminals.
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Originally Posted by randomizer View Post

In reality this is not the case. The eyes are all over gimmicky new features, not obscure bug fixes for upstream software which simply gets packaged and shipped. Don't fall for the myth that because plenty of eyes can review the source code that plenty of eyes do. Most code is far too boring to look at. That is why even projects with rather large numbers of contributors have bug reports sitting open for 7+ years.

I sit in multiple IRC channels all day with people that are constantly watching, contributing, or overall just snooping on whats going on upstream. Watching what's being proposed and committed isn't hard or time consuming for even the dumbest simpleton. Checking mailing lists for certain projects you're interested in to see what they're thinking about isn't hard either.

The bug reports being left open isn't because of the lack of eyes on the code. It's the lack of wanting to fix those particular parts. If the bug is labeled trivial, then it won't get much attention. If it's a critical bug it gets fixed nearly instantly. They aren't worried about most little bugs unless they're detrimental to the project's usability. And most bugs open that long are pretty dumb bugs to be quite honest, if bugs at all and not just quirks that people don't understand.

The only "eyes on gimmicky new features" are that of new users or users that simply don't care about things deeper than whats in their face. If you think those users represent the community then you are sadly mistaken.
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and that is why i use windows, the only clean OS

Yes, because Windows hasn't had mandatory backdoors ever since the NT kernel came out. Backdoors that have been known about and never "fixed".
Edited by Shrak - 4/12/14 at 10:04am
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