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People are quick to sign up to wireless broadband and are sent equipment with easy-setup CDs, don't bother to read the manual and end up creating a real security nightmare.
The problem is not with the users, who are not meant to be network specialists, but with the idiots who create the set-up discs.
If you create a set-up app for a paying user, do you:
a) Make sure that they cannot accidentally expose themselves to security and other problems that will cause them to lose data/resources, flood your helpdesk with tickets, and turn to other companies at upgrade time?
b) Do it the easiest way possible for you, and f*** the customer's needs?
I don't consider a user to be an idiot if he doesn't know how to set up a WiFi network or know all the technical details of all the related security gubbins, but I do consider a dev to be a liability if he doesn't understand his customers and provide what they need.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I'm not up on the US laws, but if you ever find youself in the UK, I suugest you don't do that. I'm fairly certain it would count as illegal under the Computer Misuse Act, and you'd get five years in prison!
I'm afraid that I'd have to disagree on that one, I'd much prefer Yngwie.
You can't really do a direct comparison between the two, but the earlier version of the song with Yngwie was much better, and it didn't drag on so long.
My current favourite quote is: Punch them in the face, see what happens!
"Why would anyone prefer to wield a weapon that takes both hands at once, when they could use a lighter (and obviously superior) weapon that allows you to wield multiple ones at a time, and thus supports multi-paradigm carnage?"