[Imap-uw] Re: moving mail between folders is intermittently
ossi at kde.org
Fri May 7 00:30:26 PDT 2010
On Thu, May 06, 2010 at 05:37:52PM -0700, Mark Crispin wrote:
> It is not exceptionally difficult to resume IP connectivity after
> disconnect for a dynamic IP. It just requires an engineer with the wit to
> recognize that it is desirable to be able to do that, and the imagination
> to work out how to do it.
yes, indeed. i could open a vpn to my private server with a static ip.
now, that's a solution which sounds like something most users would be
capable or even willing to do. riiiiight ...
and before you claim that it would be soooo trivial to let the dialup
reconnect assign the same ip: no, it won't. german consumer adsl-providers
typically forcibly disconnect sessions every 24 hours and assign a new
ip, with the explicit purpose to thwart users' attempts to violate their
TOS by running servers (of course, they call it "for technical reasons").
> Apple and Microsoft are both quite strict in the enforcement of their
> rules; and have no hesitation to break things for those who violate them.
yes. and if such a standard gets obsolete, they deliver a new one or
become obsolete themselves.
> It is only with open standards that we find rule breaking as the norm;
yes, because it is cheaper in the short run. what do you expect? real
> >specifically, many (if not most) of the problems we are facing are
> >caused directly or indirectly by those who purposefully play against
> >the rules.
> The solution to problems caused by violation of the rules is not to
> violate the rules further.
given the choice between something that works poorly and something which
doesn't work at all, most people will choose the former. how surprising
> And if it turns out to be infeasible to get the rule violator fixed, the
> workaround must not cause adverse impact to rule obeyers.
i find it impossible not to think about your NRA association when you
make such statements ...
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