[RC5] Service Pause Option

Justin Hernandez justin.hernandez at timedomain.com
Wed Mar 20 13:14:40 EST 2002

but how did he steal cpu time?
this cpu time would have gone completely wasted, "stolen" by idle processes
and not being used at all.  i'm trying to think of a good analogy.
i have some headphones on my desk.
if when i'm not using them, someone comes and borrows it, but the second i
want to use them, they bring them back without me even ASKING, has that
person "stolen" my headphones?

i call that borrowing when not needed, not stealing


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Christopher Dodson [mailto:gsi22419 at gsaix2.cc.gasou.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 10:52 AM
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
Subject: RE: [RC5] Service Pause Option

> We also came under heavy criticism recently for not contributing to
> the defense of one of our participants who apparently installed the
> client without permission of the owners of those machines.  (see
> http://www.freemccowan.org, if I have the URL right).  Whatever your
> opinion of the scale of the charges against him, our handling of this
> situation was fully consistent with our stated policy.

The appropriate link is : http://www.freemcowen.com/ I've talked to him
before and perhaps the most concerning issue is the fact that he seems to
believe that there was no wrong committed.  I don't understand why fail to
see that stolen cpu time is the same as stolen physical material.  You pay
big bucks for faster cpus, it should be obvious that you're paying for cpu
processing power.


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