Re: Uplifting anyone?

Harvey Newstrom (
Sun, 16 Nov 1997 20:10:48 -0500

On Fri, 14 Nov 1997 20:10:49 -0600, Ryan Marsh <> said to
'Christopher Whipple' <>:

>As for MS products checking for piracy, I haven't been able to prove that
>any current
>products do what he said but it is possible to include that kind of
>functionality. I am glad that MS
>would do such a thing. Piracy is illegal is he supporting crime?

No, I am not supporting crime. In fact, I was speaking out against
programs that copy data from my computer without permission and transmits
it over the network. I also was speaking out against programs that
misrepresent themselves as a different program to try to gain unauthorized
access to other computers over the network. You mistakenly assume that if
I don't trust Microsoft to do anything it wants on my computer without my
knowledge or permission, that I must have something to hide from them.

>As for serving graphics incorrectly to Navigator, let me say the Netscape
>Navigator is one of the
>most unreliable pieces of software that I have ever used.[....]

I never mentioned Netscape Navigator. You mistakenly assume that if I have
a single negative point about Microsoft Internet Explorer, that I must be
anti-Microsoft and pro-Netscape in the browser arena.

>As for Wintel vs. Apple[....]

I merely objected to your claim that Macintoshes are *twice* as costly as
the equivalent PC. You mistakenly assumed that I was therefore anti-PC and
pro-Mac. I tried to clear this up by pointing out that I have more PC's
and Unixes in my home lab than Macs, and that I provide major consulting
for IBM.

>That's the biggest load of bullshit that I have ever heard. His mind is
>brainwashed by the Rebel
>And last but not least, MS is a great company, honest. I have worked with
>their guys on several
>projects and I enjoy it everytime I do. They are extremely professional,
>perfectionists, and they
>have THE BEST coders I have ever run across in my entire life. Microsoft
>is aggressive and smart.
>Do any of us remember the mistake that Bill made about denouncing the
>Internet? Now look at
>their position on it, people are scared MS will take over. Also, take a
>look at how MS used kiss
>Apple's ass. Apple had the potential to become what MS is today. It's all
>about make good business

You are the one caught up in the propoganda. Your entire post has been
responding to points I never made. You are having a war with an imaginary
opponent. I am not engaged in this argument, nor do I intend to be.

Harvey Newstrom (