That makes plenty of sense until you realize that device drivers that interact with the hardware are far more likely to crash than things like TCP. Hardware often has things like Direct Memory Access(DMA) to and from the device to make access more efficient and when a hardware driver crashes, a misplaced DMA setting on the hardware can scribble over any memory it wants.
Not that hard? It's amazing how many of them screw up badly.
In UPS case the damn thing can't even handle my Canadian accent. Nothing so infuriating than to have to read my number, have the IVR repeat it back to me garbled and then have to tell the damn computer it got it wrong and then have to go through the process twice more before being forwarded to a support person to sort it all out. I've even tried changing my pronunciation from "Zed" to "Zee"
My only thought is that they either don't keep statistics on how often that happens or that the managers who make the decisions never see them.
At least they tried to help. When one of my customers stopped getting push emails on her Blackberry, I was told by Rodgers Mobility support that push email is an unsupported feature and the policy was that she could not report delivery problems to anyone.
Your lucky then, I've had two friends come back from the doctor in worse condition than they were in the first place after they got medicated. In one case my friend got better when the doctor took him back off the meds but in the other they doubled down on the meds and he ended up not being able to function on how own (or even hold a conversation) and in a group home.
I probably should have been more clear about that in my original post. Once the boss saw that he wrote more solid code, he got assigned more difficult projects than the rest of the programmers yet he still managed to keep his low bug count.
One of the best programmers I've ever worked with started as an accountant and became a programmer in his 40s first with ASP and then with PHP. What he lacked in advanced knowledge he made in spades up by being careful and methodical. He never tried to show off and when he designed something it was generally right the first time and out of the 20 programmers in our office he had by far the lowest bug count.
Quite frankly, I don't think the webserver was the entry point for Cdorkd.A since as far as I read it was mainly machines with cpanel that were infected. Even if the problem wasn't cpanel Apache doesn't run with the right permissions to change it's own binary. If the entry point is elsewhere, once they are in the machine with root access discovering what web server software being used is trivial.
Rather than worrying about something as trivial as the web server software, I would be much more concerned about why none of the control panels I've come across seem to have any sort of secure design. They run as root without any sort of privilege separation and edit the config files even when daemons are available that have a database back end.
Mail can't be opened without a warrant because it is against federal law to open mail without a warrant (unless it looks suspicious or dangerous), not because of the 4th amendment. Different animal entirely.
Again, email is a business record in the possession of a third party. You have no reasonable expectation of privacy in it.
Email, phone records, bank statements, etc. are all business records in the possession of a third party (i.e. your provider). Anybody can lawfully subpoena those records...
Maybe it's just because I'm a lawyer, but you have no right to privacy in something that you don't control and that other folks (read: employees of your provider) have access to.
XFS is mostly reliable but, as I found out with several PCs, if it gets shut off at the wrong time it will need a disk repair and then you are in for some fun because their repair utility doesn't work at all on a mounted FS (even if it is read only) meaning to repair a damaged XFS volume you will now need to use a boot disk.
Fat lot of good that reporting does. Last year someone cloned my aunt's account and sent everyone a message telling them to delete the real account from their friends list.
Facebook eventually deleted the cloned account but absolutely refused to delete the account the scammer was using to reel people in. You would think that "AM ON FACEBOOK WORKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT" on his profile would have been a dead giveaway but Facebook couldn't be bothered..
It wouldn't shock me.. I once had a social studies teacher who spent a lot of his time either trying to convince us that the teacher's union is always right or that my province should split from Canada and join with Washington, Oregon and California to form a new country called "Cascadia". Throw in a Chemistry teacher who had problems with anyone not an atheist or vegetarian, a health teacher who blamed men for everything wrong in this world and I got the idea very quickly that teachers often have the view that their position gives them the right to shove their own views down the throats of the students.
The only time I have ever seen a teacher take any heat for anything that came out of their mouths was a substitute teacher who went off on a rant about how South Africa was better off under apartheid because "blacks can't run things". We never saw him again. Quite frankly, teachers can say and do what they want so long as they don't trash talk anyone for being female or not white.
Wrong link. Meant to use this one
Ugly and non creative. For what he spent on that he could have had a luxury submarine