Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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Gun rights
by Novan_Leon on Wed 15th Apr 2009 19:39 UTC
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shevegen, the problem with European style government is that they assume the general populace is incompetent and unable to make sound decisions on their own. Just because a gun manufacturer advertises a product is no logical reason to place responsibility on them for the way customers use their products. People are not ignorant zombies who can't control their ability to choose what they buy and how they use it. People are fully able to make decisions on their own, whether they agree with you or not is a different matter.

Besides, gun rights are about keeping power in the hands of the people rather than limiting power to government and law enforcement. After all, a well-armed populace is the best defense against tyranny.

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