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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

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    "The Equalization of People's Online Security Inequality Freedom-America-Patriot Security for Freedom Bill"


    Two freedoms. Done.
    Clearly anyone who votes against this is an America-hating traitor.
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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

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    Clearly anyone who votes against this is an America-hating traitor.
    Freedom-hating. Don't confine it to just "america". This **** is worldwide.
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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

    We should all boycott Microsoft until they can the idiot who made the remarks in question.

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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    We should all boycott Microsoft until they can the idiot who made the remarks in question.
    But then I wouldn't be able to post at work, as my work comp and most of the other comps in this workplace use MS products...

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    Everything will collapse if we boycott Microsoft.
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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    We should all boycott Microsoft until they can the idiot who made the remarks in question.
    Better yet, we won't need a tax if people just stopped using crappy Microsoft software. Move to Mac or Linux and cyber security issues dwindle to a low simmer. I find it interesting that Microsoft is the major cause of cyber security problems and they support a tax to help pay for their **** ups. Nice.
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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Better yet, we won't need a tax if people just stopped using crappy Microsoft software. Move to Mac or Linux and cyber security issues dwindle to a low simmer. I find it interesting that Microsoft is the major cause of cyber security problems and they support a tax to help pay for their **** ups. Nice.
    Not to mention that they are better systems anyway.....

    On a side note, Microsoft ran a full page ad, proclaiming there should be no more delays on building the Al Rossellini floating bridge.....
    I think they should pay for it, if they want to get started right away....
    I'm just tired of special interest groups dictating how I should live my life while I'm the one paying the bills.......
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    Re: Microsoft exec pitches Internet usage tax to pay for cybersecurity programs

    Microsoft's reputation for good products can be expressed mathematically:

    Bloated crapware = Internet explorer

    Want to know why Microsoft's products have so many security holes in them, and bug fixes are on an almost daily basis? The answer is MFC, otherwise known as Microsoft Foundation Classes. These are standard objects that Microsoft incorporates into EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT they produce.

    You can be CERTIFIED in MFC (Yes, Virginia, certifications are available), thus showing your proficiency as a programmer, and you can still turn out crapware. Why? Let me give you an analogy:

    Suppose you have all the parts to build a boat. You are good at building boats, but now, someone wants you to build a car. Of course, all you have on hand are boat parts. So you use an anchor for a steering wheel, the little rubber wheels on the boat trailer as wheels for the car, your engine is an Evinrude, and your car has a pair of oars for the brakes..... Getting my drift?

    It's the same with software. MFCs are put together so the code can be quickly written and gotten to market, but there is only so much optimization you can do with your programs written using MFCs. In Microsoft's "one size fits all" world of object oriented programming, a class can be created that inherits ALL the properties of a MFC, and adapted for a use other than was originally intended, yet carries all the excess baggage of the MFC that is never used, and THAT is the problem.

    In the end, your program hogs resources, takes up too much memory, has memory leaks, and is VERY VERY SLOW, much like............

    Internet Explorer, which is crapware, for the very reason I stated above. Want to benchmark and compare Internet Explorer with Firefox or Opera? Feel free to, and you will find out, as many already have, that both alternative browsers run rings around Internet Explorer. Neither uses Microsoft foundation classes either.

    And now, Microsoft wants to tax the rest of us for its own **** ups, because they chose to be lazy and cut corners on product development? Yea, right. Not on this planet, and not even in their wildest hallucinations, will this ever happen.
    Last edited by danarhea; 03-10-10 at 01:09 AM.
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