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Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)


From   Filipa de Castro <filipa.castro@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
Date   Fri, 6 Nov 2009 07:59:05 -0600

Demo Crazy:

I had some students having the same problem you report, some time ago,
which took me ages to understand what was going on and was very
unpleasant.  But once I realized what was happening (they were 3 with
the same dropping variables problem) they had a mature reaction not
blaming STATA for losing hours of work rather they assumed they error
and apologized and accepted a penalty in their marking, and off
course, moved on to use legal versions of STATA.

I can´t believe you really think you could sue STATA for a pirate copy
that does not work well.

Filipa




On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 4:46 AM, Demo Crazy <democrazy55@yahoo.com> wrote:
> After seeing this post
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> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-08/msg01142.html
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> I tried to install my *legal* copy of Stata 10 with one of those serials available on the web. I found the same behaviour: random dropping of variables.
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> Therefore the original Stata itself (not version modified by others as gus from Stata suggest) includes undocumented functions: this is definition of MALWARE. Is it including also other undocumentd parts of code that allows it to steal my personal data?
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> I thinks that this behaviour from Stata can be sued. Just a notice telling that this dropping has beed made because the license is not valid would make it legal. But otherwise Stata guys are crackers, includign malware in their product.
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> Thank you a lot STata: you have finaly convinced me that I won't ever buy a new copy of Stata and just move to other statiscal package (preferibly open source like GNU R, but maybe SAS or another)
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