[Linux-aus] Google Linux OS coming..
chrisjrn at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 14:06:35 EST 2009
Seriously everyone, I think it's time to stop this thread -- we
clearly have two differing sets of opinions, denigrating into
back-and-forth namecalling and pointless argument -- which is
certainly not the reason why I've subscribed to this list. It appears
that neither party is going to change their viewpoint any time soon,
either, so there's no reason to assume that this high level of noise
is going to stop any time soon.
If people want to continue educating each other on either the virtue
or malice of Google (depending on their viewpoint), please do it
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 13:35, Chris Debenham - RSD
Engineer<Chris.Debenham at sun.com> wrote:
> Bret Busby wrote:
> ... clipped ...
>> As peviously said, it is a clear case of a malicious Denial Of Service
>> attack, by google, with the clear intent of causing harm to the
>> association and the association's reputation, for the self interest and
>> self gain of google.
> ma·li·cious - given to, marked by, or arising from malice
> mal·ice - 1 : desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another
> 2 : intent to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal
> justification or excuse
> Note that malice requires a desire or intent. This implies that the
> party involved is performing a deliberate act based on premeditation.
> The marking of a site as 'dangerous' by an automated algorithm
> (correctly or incorrectly) can not be considered a premeditated
> deliberate act as there was no desire or intent to harm unlawfully.
> This is similar to how murder and manslaughter are often different due
> to the thoughts behind it.
> What google did may be considered in-advised, incorrect, a complete
> failure in process or just plain stupidity, but it can not be considered
> a malicious act.
>> Bret Busby
>> West Australia
> Entropy Isn't What It Used To Be.
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