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From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 14:30:47 -0400
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From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb () cs columbia edu>
Date: April 18, 2006 2:17:12 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] Well. *this* doesn't bode well...
According to the AP, yesterday's "maintenance" by Turbotax was a
prepare for the filing deadline rush:
Intuit spokeswoman Julie Miller equated the move to the rebooting
of a PC and said the company decided to do the ''preventative
maintenance'' before the system could potentially slow to a crawl
for the inevitable thousands of last-minute tax filers.
''If we see the system slowing down, we take proactive steps to
get ahead of it,'' Miller said.
To me, that smells of buggy code, and probably a resource leak. Of
I don't know if it's Intuit's software or the underlying OS.
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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