Start new session...

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at
Sat Oct 12 18:35:02 BST 2002

On Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 11:23:00AM +0200, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > so we are back to only one simple (in terms of explaining it)
> > problem: the user does not know/remember, that there is a session in
> > the background.
> And that's the problem which has to be solved by reminding the user of 
> open background sessions when he tries to shut down the computer.

> > imagine you have 10 armed enemies in front of you. now another one
> > with a somewhat bigger gun appears. sure, you're missing a really
> > strong armor, but does it really help you if that one guy with the
> > bigger gun stays away?
> Yes. It reduces the chance of getting killed by at least 1/11 ~= 9% 
> (provided all enemies aim equally good; and I didn't even take the 
> bigger gun into account).
let's say it's 20%. yes, it's bad. but still: does it _really_ change

> > yes, i added one more way to exploit a risky feature and we _still_
> > have no protection. so what?
> It would have been nice if you had made it as difficult as possible to 
> exploit this risky feature in this new way.
and i will.
but this is _another feature_ and not part of what i implemented. it's
"only" more urgent now.


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