Always with the strawmen. Strawmen here, strawmen there. What is this?
Lets learn pointless internet debate techniques 101?
"If you call something a strawman, then you don't have to respond to it in a meaningful way.
If you don't have to respond to it in a meaningful way then they can't reply to you about it.
If they can't respond, then you get the last word.. that means you win!!"
"See also: Avoiding the dreaded 'tldr' that spells ultimate failure for any argument. Did he
not reply because your intellect humiliated him? Or was it because he got to bored and decided
to get drunk with his friends instead? Use the 'strawman' reply to keep replies down to a
minimum and allow you to skillfully divert the argument to something you can easily be right
When knocking down strawmen, it takes a bit more effort then just to say 'that's a strawman!'
and ignore it. In fact saying 'strawmen' is like crying wolf and is a very weak technique. I
can't even make heads or tails of what you exactly mean or what parts of the OP's comments you
I mean, seriously.
The problems are:
If you announce to the world that something is a security bug then every script kiddies and
their mom will know about it.
If you are careful about keeping quiet it then distributors may miss a important security fix
they need to provide to their end users.
If you sound like a arrogant dick on a public forum people will classify you as a arrogant
dick no matter how right you are. Rightfully so. (not so much, you, PaX as other people)
Being forceful with facts and well considered opinions is not the same thing as being
insulting, even if people take it the wrong way. Being insulting is always insulting and it
may get people's attention once or twice, but after that they'll just ignore you out of spite.
This is the reality of the situations and a balance or solution must be found. There is no
absolute, no perfect way to approach this problem and the best solution _will_ be different on
Arguing the same things over and over again is pointless. Do not cast pearls before swine.
Your time, your effort, is much more precious then to waste on some pointless internet fart