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Kernel security problems: a response

Kernel security problems: a response

Posted Jul 17, 2008 8:53 UTC (Thu) by k3ninho (subscriber, #50375)
Parent article: Kernel security problems: a response

Can I has CVE number for this spelling error? 
Penultimate sentence has excessive negation compromising the sense of the sentence: "To try to
do so marginalizes bugs which are somehow not so designated as not worth fixing."  It seems
that the first 'not' would work instead as a 'now'.

K3n.


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Don't think so

Posted Jul 18, 2008 1:37 UTC (Fri) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167) [Link]

No, there's no spelling error or other typographical problem. I think you're parsing the
sentence wrong.

"bugs which are somehow not so designated" are the subject of the phrase, and the claim is
that they would be marginalised as "not worth fixing".

This claim is true as written.

Don't think so

Posted Jul 23, 2008 3:48 UTC (Wed) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

No, there's no spelling error or other typographical problem. I think you're parsing the sentence wrong.

The sentence can be parsed correctly, but I would claim that it's not properly written. It should instead read as follows:

To try to do so marginalizes bugs which are not so designated as somehow not worth fixing.

...i.e., move "somehow" to the second "not". That is, bugs are either so designated or not; there's no ambiguity there. It's the "worth fixing" part that's a fuzzier judgment call ("somehow").

Greg


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