From: Ben Measures (saint_abroadremove_at_removehotmail.com)
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 04:41:32 +0000
Richard Steinfeld wrote:
> "donutbandit" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>"Richard Steinfeld" <rgsteinBUTREMOVETHIS@sonic.net> wrote
>>>What's an "IP?"
>>>I'm not using networking and I haven't experienced this
>>>delay, I think.
>>You're advocating one firewall over another in here and
> you don't even know
>>what an IP is.
> Dear donut,
> I asked for an explanation, not a put-down.
> I am well-versed in software usability and have worked in
> that capacity.
> Sygate's usability is very well crafted. If I advocated
> anything, that's where they hit the bullseye. Can you do as
> You have demonstrated your superiority, thank you.
> Unfortunately, in proving your status, you did not answer
> the question. One may be able to evaluate performace through
> experience without being in on all the lingo, especially the
> jargon. For example, I probably know the functions of which
> you speak and which I ask, perhaps under other names,
> perhaps their proper designations. Usability expertise is
> something that most programmers are sorely lacking.
>>Go back to kindergarten.
> Perhaps, sir donut, you might benefit from spending some
> time in charm school.
Just because Richard might not know what an IP address is doesn't mean
he can't ask "can anyone aside from me give their experiences with
the free version of Sygate Firewall?" and give his opinion on how he has
found it so far.
-- Ben M. ---------------- What are Software Patents for? To protect the small enterprise from bigger companies. What do Software Patents do? In its current form, they protect only companies with big legal departments as they: a.) Patent everything no matter how general b.) Sue everybody. Even if the patent can be argued invalid, small companies can ill-afford the typical $500k cost of a law-suit (not to mention years of harassment). Don't let them take away your right to program whatever you like. Make a stand on Software Patents before its too late. Read about the ongoing battle at http://swpat.ffii.org/ ----------------