I got Banded!

Discussion in 'The War Zone' started by Ferg, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Ferg

    Ferg Manbearpig

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    Arg, I had a dream last night that AT banned me from HWF for linux bashing (and no - not in the shell scripting way), how freaky is that!

    Must lay off that cheese before bed.
     
  2. Impotence

    Impotence May the source be with u!

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    The best theory i have seen for why we dream explains it as our brains going through lots of different possibility's and working out the best reaction so you can react faster if it does happen.

    normally the dreams are related to things which could happen sometime soon or things that you are worrying about... <sarcasm> so ferg, what are you doing that could get you banned eh? :p </sarcasm>
     
  3. Ferg

    Ferg Manbearpig

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    Hmm perhaps I shouldn't post that 10 page essay on 'Why Linux sux' then ^_^
     
  4. donkey42

    donkey42 plank

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    personally, i don't think *nix does suck, i think i more stable & more secure and you don't have to worry about viruses or adware unless you use Wine
    why ferg ? do you think you should be banned from HWF ?
     
  5. Impotence

    Impotence May the source be with u!

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    By all means, please do post it! (if it exists :p) I would love to hear why you don't like x,y or z about Linux.

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    I think you are overestimating how much a but of windows malware could do if it was run under wine, i doubt it would be able to affect anything other than the windows programs installed on the machine (if it could even do that)
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  6. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    I think you'll find the mods and admins here are pretty fair and reasonable. Hopefully you'll find that this includes me also. As long as you abide by the rules, and in so doing are a "good internet citizen", you won't have any problems here! So rest easy from now on. I may not agree with you, but that's not going to get you banned from HWF.
     
  7. Addis

    Addis The King

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    I used to die many, many times in my dreams. One time I died 3 times, wasn't really fun. that wasn't too bad though, the time I died badly was trying to escape death, on the run after losing everything I had including family.

    I mean, how the hell do you go about escaping death itself? It's just some entity chasing you, can't really fight it.

    Then the few times I get a good dream, where something I do actually works out (no, not that kind of thing but somewhat similar) I end up waking up too early to finish it. Oh no, when it's a death dream I'm bloody stuck there till my neck is snapped...

    No more cheese for me either.
     
  8. Matt555

    Matt555 iMod

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    I once had a dream about AT and m...
    Wait, I shouldn't go into that.

    Hehe, in all seriousness though, some of my dreams really freak me out. I had a zombie-based dream recently that really scared me, (zombies are my biggest fear for those of you that don't know) and I spent the entire next day acting weird apparently.

    Oh well.

    xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe
     
  9. Addis

    Addis The King

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    I'm not sure what my biggest fear is. I did dream a few times if being attacked by wolfs/zombies/whatever in my house. So I'd run around everywhere locking all the windows and doors, but always worried I'd forgot one. Then when they start coming in, I run out the house and try to find a friend's house constantly running.

    :chk: :chk: :chk: :chk:
     
  10. donkey42

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    [ot]
    i thought Wine was 1 of the very few vulnerabilities of *nix, but, i did use Wine a while ago, obviously, without problems, so, maybe, Wine & Windoze & installed software are not vulnerable to malware / viruses

    @Impy: is that right
     
  11. Addis

    Addis The King

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    I would imagine most are impotent under wine, even if they did work they couldn't do anything to the system. After all, they execute with the privileges of the user, so no system harm can be done.

    Even so, it's unfair to class something like wine as a vulnerability of linux.
     
  12. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    That's right. Even if you did manage to get some Windows malware in WINE, it wouldn't change the fact that WINE would have to be running in order for the malware to run. And WINE doesn't autostart any applications, it only runs the specific thing you're launching. So I'm not even sure malware could be successful in WINE if you ran it on purpose. :)
     
  13. Swansen

    Swansen The Ninj

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    Impotence, your a genius.... or just read a lot of stuff that people say, anyways, yes, i agree. Granted, i always find it more so about things that have happened. WAIT, ferg, are you thinking about doing something that might get you banned???
     
  14. Ferg

    Ferg Manbearpig

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    Probably just linux bashing as my dream implied :chk:
     

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