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


From   Demo Crazy <democrazy55@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
Date   Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:04:19 +0000 (GMT)

Dear Filipa

please read my comments.

I have a legal copy. I have not lost anything. 

I don't want sue Stata for my ilegal use of anything. I just don't find if right that they include in my legal copy something that is not documented.

I have finished with this.

--- El vie, 6/11/09, Filipa de Castro <filipa.castro@gmail.com> escribió:

> De: Filipa de Castro <filipa.castro@gmail.com>
> Asunto: Re: st: Stata 10 is Malware (also version 11?)
> Para: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Fecha: viernes, 6 de noviembre, 2009 13:59
> 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
> >
> > http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-08/msg01142.html
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > 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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