Re: Any Idiot.
Posted: Jul 1, 2003 2:05 PM
> So no rant about above-average nitwits who build viruses?
No. Anyone above average would have the wits not to build viruses. It takes a certain kind of dementia to be that stupid.
> I think building viruses is a skill.
So is picking your nose. There are dozens of different techniques. Vast skill can be acquired.
> I certainly don't
> care to waste my life building viruses,
Q.E.D. Writing viruses is a waste of one's life. Only below average nitwits make decisions like that. It doesn't matter how "smart" they are. They're also just plain stupid.
> but different strokes.
No. Tolerance does not extend to willful, wanton, senseless, vandalism.
> The bad part is unleashing them into the world.
So you think Gazoo got a raw deal? "I wasn't actually going to push it."
> What does take brains -- lots of brains -- is building
> operating systems that are not susceptible to viruses.
Y'know what? I doubt that too. I think today's breed of OS's were written at a time when the concept of a virus was nearly unthinkable. However, I don't think it would be that difficult to write a virus invulnerable OS. (For one thing, let's make it impossible for someone to send a VB script in email and run it. -- DUH!)