[RC5] continuation?

Chris Pollard chris at cdp181.demon.co.uk
Thu Mar 21 20:20:20 EST 2002


You know when the license agreement pops up and you just click Agree without
reading it...



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Justin Hernandez
Sent: 21 March 2002 15:58
To: 'rc5 at lists.distributed.net'
Subject: [RC5] continuation?


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.

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Paul West
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-----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]
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.
--
scott
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