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    gators in the castle moat! lower the drawbridge!

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    I have numerous alligators in my castle moat...who cares!?!
    former main point: balancing security and functionality is a never-ending Art!
    Security and functionality are opposite ends of the same stick one picks up when using Windoze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    I Stomped out this thread:
    I have numerous alligators in my castle moat...who cares!?!
    former main point: balancing security and functionality is a never-ending Art!
    Security and functionality are opposite ends of the same stick one picks up when using Windoze.
    By that analogy one should be able to cut the stick in two, throw away the security end and have nothing left but functionality. If only I could find a good digital axe. :-)
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    RussB, yeah, sometimes I wish I could do that also. Ever since PC-DOS 2.1, MS DOS 3.3-6.11, Windows 3.0 to Windows for Workgroup 3.11 to Windows 7 pro -- security and functionality, being on the same stick, is an art in balancing every week. I cannot recall ever having a balance last more than 1 week before some dog ran up, grabbed the stick, unbalancing things. Earlier, i mentioned having alligators in the castle moat. My alligators provide the security, the drawbridge provides the means to sometimes bypass the alligators.
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    Surely if there are alligators in the moat you should RAISE the drawbridge to stop them sneaking into the castle, not LOWER it?
    You are clearly insufficiently experienced in medieval warfare in Europe, and would be wiped out quite rapidly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    ...You are clearly insufficiently experienced in medieval warfare in Europe....
    Thanks for my good laugh of the day, BATcher!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher View Post
    Surely if there are alligators in the moat you should RAISE the drawbridge to stop them sneaking into the castle, not LOWER it?
    You are clearly insufficiently experienced in medieval warfare in Europe, and would be wiped out quite rapidly...
    Ah - but they are well trained alligators and only eat anything coming in

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    Its a slippery slope ...don't fall in the mote
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Its a slippery slope ...don't fall in the mote
    Or even the moat

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    Every analogy breaks down The drawbridge simply implies the alligators cannot reach anything on that platform coming in or going out. The moat implies the Idea of Defense & Offense against unwanted under the water intruders [malware, spyware, etc]. The alligators imply my programs that attempt to monitor, prevent, or if in the moat [in the computer unwanted] - they "sic 'em" and eat whatever does not belong in the castle. Again, any analogy breaks down rather quickly.
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