[SpamCop-List] Re: [MEDIA] FTC deal blocks company's pop-up ads
porpoise1954 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Aug 5 13:54:41 EDT 2004
"Steven Maesslein" <nobody at nowhere.invalid> wrote in message
news:slrnch45vg.1d9.nobody at 127.0.0.1...
> On Thu, 5 Aug 2004 10:37:10 +0100, Porpoise coughed into spamcop and
> left this in <cesv4j$dhv$1 at news.spamcop.net>:
> > Please use that analogy with Postal Services and Telco Services.
> Why? They have nothing to do with the Internet because they are
> regulated effectively.
Huh? So how come there are still tons of junkmail (and the occasional bomb)
that drops onto mats every morning? And nuisance phone calls? And junk
faxes. And pay-as-you-go phones that can't have their calls traced. And
phones that can take and send porn photos etc.......
> > So what you're saying is.......
> Not at all. I'm simply saying that there are tools readily available on
> the market, even for M$-Windoze, most of which are Free, which allow
> their users to behave properly on the 'Net. I'm also saying that one
> piece of software which *doesn't* behave properly doesn't automatically
> become "right" just because a majority of people are using it.
I'm not disputing that there are. I obviously use them myself because like
it or not, Windows is the OS which runs most of the software I need to use
and I am technically savvy enough to "know" what I'm doing. What I'm saying
is; that the onus shouldn't be on me. It should be on the providers of the
OSes, services et al to provide a system whereby I don't have to spend hours
supporting my mother's, sister's nephew's systems with all these tools just
so that they can send emails to each other and browse the internet without
their PCs getting f****d up with Trojan's, Viruses, Worms, Adware etc every
> There are these insignificant little documents called "RFC" papers which
> only define the standards used on the Internet. You know, nothing
> important like being able to have red text in an e-mail. Most software
> abides by the standards set forth in these RFC papers. Microsoft does
And "standards" change all the time - through necessity, innovation and any
number of other reasons..........
Policing and enforcing them is another issue.
> A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.
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