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Old February 16th, 2010
ukbobboy01 ukbobboy01 is offline
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Well cnshht (how do you pronounce that name?)

You've summed up the current and ongoing problem with the gnutella network, not to mention the planted viruses and booby trapped software.

However, your idea of fighting this problem is somewhat surprising considering that you have large companies, major western government organisations all trying to stop their computer users from using P2P apps and facilities by whatever means.

Consequently, I do strongly disagree when you said:
And public discussion of the phenomenon might even help those spoilers
I believe the only way to offer protection to P2P users is discussion, like we are having now, and educating users to spot and avert the network's dangers.

But saying all that, once using the P2P stop being fun then, I guess, most people, like myself, will just stop using it.

UK Bob
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