A better statement could have been, "a technician mistakenly entered commands that resulted in the system failure," if that is what happened. Then there's no room for you or me to reach any conclusions, because they told us what really happened.
- - Our users are too stupid to understand the real cause
- - We're too stupid to understand the real cause
- - Our employees can't be trusted to truthfully recount the events of an incident to their management
- - Our systems are so fragile that an actual errant touch brings down the whole operation
- - We've discovered an issue so severe that we're afraid to tell our users / the world what it is, lest it be exploited
That's the problem with vague, imprecise explanations. They leave room for interpretation.
What's a GNAA troll?
You really don't know? You posted AC so I can't see your user number.. I presume it has a great many digits.
Kids these days...
In short, "Epic Fail!" is an accurate exclamation
...except "fail" is not a noun.
"Epic failure" would be an accurate exclamation free of any like-a-dick-sounding.
Of course, if you bought an iPhone (for example) directly from Apple at full retail price, then yes, it's yours.
I respond by not wanting to buy another Sony product, ever. I bought an Xbox 360 for the Indie development opportunity. I figured the next current console I'd buy would be a Wii simply because it's less expensive. This behavior of Sony cinches it. I will never(*) own a PS3.
(*) Never say never...
It's also the reason that I still run Windows and haven't switched to Linux as Linux does not have anything similar.
Umm.. probably because it's not really necessary on Linux. I'm not suggesting that there is NO Linux malware out there, but it's certainly significantly less proliferate than Windows malware (in large part because of market share...a great Linux virus simply won't damage as many computers).
Also, though it's not uncommon to configure iptables (the default firewall in most modern Linux systems (?) ) to mindlessly allow outbound traffic, it's certainly possible to configure it to disallow locally-originated outbound connections.
It's also possible to configure it to log all sorts of useful information about packets, such as what process originated them and where they're headed. Then any of a myriad of open-source tools can be used to analyze said logs for unscrupulous behavior.
And iptables will never try to get you to upgrade to a for-pay version with stupid hand-waving scare tactics like these.
Right there in the summary. Nobody said it was real / true 3D.
Next shocking revelation from commodore64_love: The moon is NOT the size of a quarter!