[FFmpeg-devel] List of Codecs, Containers, etc.

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Tue Jun 5 22:07:47 CEST 2007


On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 08:25:04PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> >> We already have http://wiki.multimedia.cx/
> >
> > and its still impossible to create an account for a new user ...
> > or edit anything without an account
> One second you're totally paranoid about security, the next you're
> upset because the wiki has even minimal security measures in place.
> I just don't get it.

being _unable_ to create an account to edit is not minimal security
its maximal inconvenience
this is BOFH design or to say it differently security by simply switching
the system off or pulling the plug, it sure is giving you some security
but there is that little disadvantge of making the system unuseable in the

the goal should be to make a system as secure as possible with the least
inconvenience to its users, not to make a system as secure as possible with
the least amount of work for the admin and while completely ignoring the
consequences for the users of the system

also you can stop automated scrips trivially and a spammer working manually
will not be stoped by having to contact mike to get an account. he wont
even be stoped from getting a second or third account after he spammed the
site and got his previous account banned ...

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.
-- Heraclitus
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