sorry about the rant today...
what is this guy doing in politics? If you haven't read somewhere else on the internet, the CentOS team recieved some threatening e-mails from the City Manager for Tuttle, OK (who claims to have 22 years of "computer systems engineering and operations" experience):
For those that don't know, CentOS is a free, linux based operating system. An operating system is a program similar to Microsoft Windows XP or Mac OSX. There are many linux based operating systems, the one I use for this website is called Debian.
What happened here was that one of (or a few of) the computers that run the websites for the city was incorrectly set up after a system crash. When this happened, a web page with an error message was displayed when someone tried to view the city's websites. This page is very common for anybody setting up websites, it basically says that your webserver is setup correctly and ready to have content placed on it. More than likely, the content didn't get restored after the crash.
So what did this guy do when his website was displaying this page? He chose to start accusing the CentOS crew of "hacking" his website. brilliant. Now, I think most people would just laught at an e-mail like the one the city manager sent and ignore it. Sure, the guy from CentOS replied in a mocking tone but when someone threatens to sic the FBI on you for a service you are providing them for free... and of course the guy doesn't apologize after realizing that CentOS was not responsible for what they were being accused of. CentOS went out of their way, found out exectly who the manager needed to talk to and what he needed to tell them. After all this, the manager blames them for not being more helpful.
This incident brings to light more than just how computer (il)literate this man is. Sadly, this story is flying around certain internet communities very quickly and *real* hackers, crackers, and script kiddies are targeting Tuttle, OK websites.
way to go man.
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