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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Chris Ahlstrom
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Fri, 1 May 2009 20:10:13 -0400
User-agent: slrn/ (Debian)

After takin' a swig o' grog, Erik Funkenbusch belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> On Fri, 1 May 2009 09:14:16 -0400, Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> I respectfully disagree.  It's pretty easy to listen to the CD drive and
>> factor it out in your evaluation.
> You're a technical person.  You can do that.  The average person would not.
> The fact you can't understand that shows just how myopic you are on the
> subject.
>> In any case, it is highly unlikely that
>> any user would not know about the issues of running from a CD -- and if
>> he/she complained about it verbally, someone would surely set them straight.
> And you've never run into someone that has made up their mind from a first
> impression and refused to budge from it, regardless of how reasoned an
> explanation or argument against it might be?
> Wait, you ARE that kind of person.

Neither of us are arguing from reason.  /I'm/ arguing from what I've seen of
people who have interacted with CDs.  Nothing more.

And even the dumbest Joe will understand when you explain it.  He's the guy
who knows that a truck can't accelerate as fast as a roadster.

I'm done with this silly topic and this cross-posting, by the way.
No one who bothers with a Live CD will go into it without knowing that
there's extra startup time the first time you run an app.

Q:      What do you call the scratches that you get when a female
        sheep bites you?
A:      Ewe nicks.

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