[RC5] Service Pause Option
hedonist at win.co.nz
Thu Mar 21 13:11:41 EST 2002
Scott Christopher Dodson wrote:
>I don't understand why fail to
>see that stolen cpu time is the same as stolen physical material.
I think it's very different.
When you steal something physical, someone looses it.
When you steal idle CPU time, no one loses anything.
If they were actually using all the CPU time, perhaps they were
clustering them after hours to do some computations, then you could say
he stole CPU time from legitamte users. But if the CPUs were just
sitting idle, then he stole nothing.
However, this doesn't make it OK to install the client where you don't
have permission. It's still someone elses computer, and it's up to them
to set the usage policies.
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