You can quit attempting to put words into my mouth,
Where have I done this?
I have no intention of falling for your strawmen.
Android's abysmal adoption rate of new OS versions is well known.
I never argued this.
Marshmallow is and will be irrelevant for months until it's adoption rates become significant
I don't care about anyone else's devices, only my own. The adoption rate for Marshmallow is 100% for the devices I am concerned about. That's as significant as it gets.
given how frequent new & different attacks have been released for android over the past few years I have little confidence that marshmallow will bring significant change because any new bug is still no more likely to be patched by upgrading to a fixed version than present versions of Android have been.
That's getting a little closer to what I've been trying to get out of you. Since it seems you have no concrete information regarding what I actually care about, I suppose time will tell.
That someone with the experience you claim would be so apparently clueless as to ignore these points and to keep bringing up "but how's marshmallow" like it makes any difference just shows that you still haven't understood the problem.
No, I understand the problem quite well. There are a number of known vulnerabilities in versions of Android that I don't use, which makes it not my problem. I am asking about the version I do use, because those vulnerabilities are my problem.
My children are adults now.
Then you must be old enough to have acquired the wisdom to discern when you and the person you are conversing with are talking about two different things, from two different perspectives. Please apply that wisdom here, as I've pointed this out several times by now.
During their childhood they were often complimented on how well behaved they were for their ages
As as I.
but I've seen what bad parenting does.
We all have. It often leads to discussions like this.
Your lack of self-control and justification of how that is supposed to be normal in particular for an adult does not speak well for how you were raised.
I don't lack self-control, I simply have no tolerance for people like you who try to get by in indirect insults as if that's any better than calling someone a dumbass. As for the words you claim I am putting in your mouth, I can only assume you are referring to me saying the following:
Most small kids would not have waited for you to call them by the wrong name, take an insulting tone with them, insinuate that they're in denial about something they've already openly acknowledged (head in the sand or up... where, exactly?), and refuse to address (acknowledge, hell, not even answer) their questions, before calling you a doo-doo head.
Well, I'm not sure how that's putting words in anyone's mouth. Here are the quotes detailing you doing each and every one of those things:
"by the wrong name": Androids are getting Powned left right & center due to their abysmal security & Bronsco thinks I'm talking about ad blockers?!?!
"take an insulting tone with them" and "insinuate that they're in denial about something they've already openly acknowledged" are covered by the next two:
"head in the sand": Just how deep in the "sand" do you have your head stuck in?
"or up... where, exactly?": Oh, do keep your head up where it's been hiding
And, to that, I'll reiterate: Where, exactly? I'm sure your mother would be proud. As for your refusal to address my questions, well, I'm not going to quote our entire conversation; you can go back and read it yourself.