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Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 13:39:04 -0500
From: Paul Schmehl <>
To: "Thor (Hammer of God)" <>,
Subject: Re: Windows' future (reprise)

--On Tuesday, May 18, 2010 14:40:45 +0000 "Thor (Hammer of God)" 
<> wrote:

> What messages warning you from using Windows?  I certainly hope you do not
> have me confused with the OP – I already used the term “hysteria” to
> describe his ideas and subsequent recommendations.  The entire premise is
> fatally flawed, and the subsequent replies show a level of ignorance that I
> have not seen in a “professional” security person in some time.   It’s
> not surprising to see that the background of his site “remains blackened in
> protest against the many illegal and unethical activities of the USA.”
> Hysterical indeed.
> In fact, this thread has inspired me to add a new section to the Hammer of
> God website (currently undergoing major renovation) called “Tard of the
> Month”  where I’ll take claims like the one submitted by the OP and
> basically… well, you know what I’ll do.
> I just want to make sure you understand that *I* didn’t have anything do
> with any ludicrous comments about abandoning the Windows platform because all
> the oxygen in my computer was being consumed by what Symantec notes as “new
> threats.”

OK.  What about the CO2 in your computer?  :-)

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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are my own and not those of my employer.
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renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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