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Re: [News] "Burying the truth? Boycott Novell hit by Denial of Service attack"

SomeBloke <stuff@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Wed, 20 May 2009 07:30:36 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>>   this bit o' wisdom:
>>> Burying the truth? Boycott Novell hit by Denial of Service attack
>>> http://blogs.computerworld.com/
> burying_the_truth_boycott_novell_hit_by_denial_of_service_attack
>>    Boycott Novell is one opinionated site. If you think I'm pro-Linux
>>    and hard on Microsoft, you haven't been reading Roy Schestowitz, who
>>    makes me look as mild as a May day.
>> :-D
>>    Boycott Novell, which was founded in 2006 in reaction to Novell's
>>    partnership with Microsoft, is very popular with about a million hits
>>    per month, but it's also made enemies. Enemies who seem to have had
>>    enough of Boycott Novell recently launched a DDoS (Distributed Denial
>>    of Service) attack, which has almost knocked the site out.
>>> I've struggled with it for 3+ days. I'm still restoring data. I needed
>>> to set up the account again.
>> And they think /we/ are the zealots!

I would not think of you as in any "we". You so wish and so suck up to
make it so, but no, there is no "we". You are a windows programming

>>    In Boycott Novell's case, I strongly suspect that that someone iis a
>>    person with a screw loose and a grudge against Schestowitz's strong
>>    anti-Microsoft and proprietary software views. If that seems a little
>>    bit over-the-top, well, as I just pointed out, it doesn't really
>>    require any technical expertise to knock out a Web site. All you need
>>    is a grudge and the right contacts.
> There are at least 5 non-de-plumes trolls I could suggest as potential 
> screw loose cases who would seriously consider doing such a thing. The 
> rest of the trolls are too thick!

So says "SomeBloke" ....

BoycottNovell is ignored generally because it's a crank web site.

The recent spanking the usual suspects got on the subject of Mono was

In view of all the deadly computer viruses that have been spreading
lately, Weekend Update would like to remind you: when you link up to
another computer, you’re linking up to every computer that that
computer has ever linked up to. — Dennis Miller

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