Cody Smith cody.smith at
Sat Oct 10 19:08:35 UTC 2020

It seems we're not going to be able to get the point of the change across,
so I'm bowing out.


On Sat, Oct 10, 2020 at 9:59 AM Bill Walsh <Bill at> wrote:

> On 10/10/20 11:32 AM, Cody Smith wrote:
> > The change isn't about babysitting, as Valerie pointed out, it's about
> > exposing as little of an attack surface to hackers as possible.
> > Despite what some will tell you, linux is not impervious to software
> > vulnerabilities.
> >
> I'm well aware of that. Our main protection is the lack of huge user
> base. Lower return on investment as it were. Windows has a huge user
> base. And, seeing as how most of those machines are run by those that
> have no idea helps those with malware on their mind. They need all the
> babysitting they can get.
> When my mother was living I was the "administrator" of her computer.
> She, as the main user, had no admin abilities. I set it up that way. By
> doing that malware had no way to autoexecute. It had to have permission
> and a password. If the box popped up she was to deny and get away from
> whatever.
> Linux users are much better educated about operating a systems. I would
> hope that by the time someone gets to Linux they need no babysitting.
> AND, babysitting is exactly what it is.
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> jury and ammo.
> Please use in that order.
> The soap box represents exercising one's right to freedom of speech to
> influence politics to defend liberty.
> The ballot box represents exercising one's right to vote to elect a
> government which defends liberty.
> The jury box represents using jury nullification to refuse to convict
> someone being prosecuted for breaking an unjust law that decreases liberty.
> The ammo box represents exercising one's right to keep and bear arms to
> oppose, in armed conflict, a government that decreases liberty.
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