[LMB] LISTBIZ: GDPR and Birthdays
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Wed May 30 17:22:01 BST 2018
On Mon, 28 May 2018 09:41:10 -0400 (EDT), Harvey Fishman
<fishman at panix.com> wrote:
>Excuse me, but what does "being routed" mean? Thanks.
Not the same thing as rooted.
Routed could mean: put to rout, i.e. chased away.
Or gouged with a power-tool.
Or sent a particular way, either in a transport or in a network sense
(i.e. via a modem/router).
Rooted, in the non-Australian sense, means that someone has got "root"
access to your computer: root is the unix/linux equivalent of
"administrator" on Windows.
The chunk of malware that does this is generally known as a "rootkit",
even on platforms like Windows where it's not *strictly* accurate.
 To add to the confusion, US types say these words identically, as
"router" to rhyme with "shouter"; in the UK, that pronunciation is only
for the woodworking tool, and the computer kit is a "router" to rhyme
If you do commit suicide, if you're left-handed, hold the gun in
your right hand. It will drive the detectives nuts looking for
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