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Phx Who created the Blaster Worm

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Lord_Reaper, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Lord_Reaper

    Lord_Reaper Jedi Youngling star 3

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    A simple question really:
    If you knew that tens of thousands of people across the nation are using a several hundred dollar product of yours, but never paid for it. Suddenly you come up with a way to write a rather nasty virus that attacks those people specifically because you know they can't patch their product without admitting their theft. Would you release that virus?
     
  2. mrbunny666

    mrbunny666 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Actually, programmers & number crunchers are paid well for what they do.
    Thoes people go insane just looking at code.

    Its when programs are terminated and never sold is when thoes people get mad.

    Look up the story for the only never released Playstation game: Thrill Kill

    I was told the programmers compiled the game after it was deemed "never to be released" by EA.
     
  3. jada_marnew

    jada_marnew Jedi Knight star 5

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    Didn't Bill Gates come up with the Blaster Worm?
     
  4. Lord_Reaper

    Lord_Reaper Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hmmm, maybe this post should have been a poll. Based on what you know, and motive.
    Do you think Billy Boy Gates was in any way responsible for the creation of the "Blaster Worm"
     
  5. liquido

    liquido Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Heck, I'd be impressed if he did do it, but I highly doubt it. The man doesn't need the bad press.

    More than likely it was a highly lawful person taking revenge against those who drive OS prices high. After all, if everyone bought their OS--rather than whatever percentage of folks end up stealing it--then the per unit cost would go down.

    The other likely option is that it was a highly chaotic individual who found a way to hurt people and didn't care who it was that got hurt.
     
  6. jada_marnew

    jada_marnew Jedi Knight star 5

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    The man doesn't need the bad press.


    [face_laugh]

    OPPM! Your going to get a bad permanent press! [face_plain]
     
  7. MexChewie

    MexChewie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=11548]Microsoft to fix Xbox "bug".[/link]
     
  8. Commander_Choad

    Commander_Choad Jedi Master star 4

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    Reminds me of a very old saying in the IT world "That's not a bug, it's a feature"
     
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