[RC5] continuation?

Justin Hernandez justin.hernandez at timedomain.com
Thu Mar 21 09:58:08 EST 2002


on a semi related note, 
does this make a precedence for prosecuting microsoft for such things as
"find fast"?
something that generally installs without the user's knowledge, runs in the
background, starts up your hard drive and spins it up at the most
innoportune times, and does nothing to increase performance?
 
valis
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul West [mailto:PaulW at paulw.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 9:53 PM
To: 'rc5 at lists.distributed.net'
Subject: RE: [RC5] Service Pause Option


Tell that to the people in Jail, or to those that have been expelled from
colleges,  or those that lost their jobs because they ran the client without
getting permission.
 
--
Paul West
(425) 308-3783 (Voice)
(425) 740-0216 (eFax)
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Justin Hernandez [mailto:justin.hernandez at timedomain.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 11:15 AM
To: 'rc5 at lists.distributed.net'
Subject: RE: [RC5] Service Pause Option
 
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 
valis 
-----Original Message----- 
From: Scott Christopher Dodson [ mailto:gsi22419 at gsaix2.cc.gasou.edu
<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 <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/
<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. 
-- 
scott 
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