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  • notabasher notabasher Aug 27, 2003 5:13 PM Flag

    MIT Web site hacked

    AUGUST 27, 2003 ( COMPUTERWORLD ) - An MIT Web site was hacked this morning by a group calling itself TechTeam.
    The site, which is still inaccessible, is part of the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment�s Alliance for Global Sustainability project.

    A webmaster at the university said he received an e-mail from someone who noticed that the Web site was down after it went off-line at 9:27 a.m. EDT. According to the webmaster, all of the Web site�s files had been overwritten.

    http://computerworld.com/securitytopics/security/cybercrime/story/0,10801,84427,
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    • >Do you think that Linux started replacing Unix at the moment those 800,000 lines of code were stolen? <

      ...find any of those yet, poindexter...?

      ...I thought not... LOL!

    • dynamite_as_wrathful_pig dynamite_as_wrathful_pig Mar 10, 2007 11:57 PM Flag

      lol, it's dexedrine's greatest hits (off the crack pipe).

    • delenda_microsoft_est delenda_microsoft_est Mar 10, 2007 11:50 PM Flag

      Re: MIT Web site hacked (Not rated) 28-Aug-03 12:06 pm
      |Then why is Linux replacing Unix?

      Moment of conception question:

      Do you think that Linux started replacing Unix at the moment those 800,000 lines of code were stolen?
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      awful/not related to \pooraveragegoodexcellent


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    • <a citation from a computer course would not satisfy this even if you could produce it. a study of the majority of people in the world and what they think would do it. link please.>

      How about the definition from Merriam Webster?

      a program (as a word processor or a spreadsheet) that performs one of the important tasks for which a computer is used

    • >I've met a number of people who don't know what a browser is,

      Maybe so, but those are probably the same people who couldn't describe the difference between an Apple and a Intel-based PC.

      >But what such people think about computers
      >is neither here nor there.

      Agreed. It wasn't those people I was talking about when I said the majority of the people in the world don't believ in mixing applications with operating system code.

    • <The majority of average people would be able to tell you what browser they use too. They would say, "I use IE on Windows," or "I use Netscape on Windows.">

      Not to take sides, but it's not obvious to me that the average user would know that. I've met a number of people who don't know what a browser is, even though they use one all the time.

      But what such people think about computers is neither here nor there.

    • I'm not reponsible for other people's statement's Clicky - only my own. Re the rest, do you ever change the tune? Shit, it must get boring even for you.

    • Look up and the subject line, then follow the thread back to find out where it started, and how one topic led to another.

      I'm surprised I have to tell you to do that, but the quality of Microsoft's programmers was not the only topic under discussion here, and there was a much larger subject discussed:

      Microsoft builds apps into its OS, resulting in a n unmanagable hairball of code and a VERY POOR security model. The reason that EVERY OTHER MANUFACTURER of operating systems doesn't do it is because they are more interested in delivering quality to their customers than locking them in to a monopoly situation.

      Microsoft has totally fucked over its customer from a security perspective with a piss-poor design. THAT was the point. Open source doesn't do that, and has better quality programmers working on it around the world, and alway will because it's open. THAT was the sub-point.

      You ass.

    • Are you totally mental or does it come and go in spells? Do you see anything in my post that argues this (your argument):

      "The whole point here is which "side" - OSS or MSFT - has more of the smartest developers in the world?>

      I'll answer it for you: NO, because it wasn't central to my argument and so I simply said assuming the "same/better" processes and then in a later post "same/better" people.

      If YOU want to make it THE argument, feel free to redefine the argument as you always do you abusive little prick.

    • oh, stop staggering. you were using water-based paint weren't you?

      hehe

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