start the day with a little ad hominem eh? calling me a nobody, tsk tsk. and what was uncalled for is presenting one side of the coin as if the other didn't matter. maybe go out into the real world every now and then and ask server operators how they like to clean up after getting owned. so yes, when performance comes at the cost of security (we're talking about *remote* kernel bugs, do you even comprehend the seriousness of that?) then i'll call it gross incompetence and a little sarcasm can go with it (and apparently fly above your head too ;).