[Linux-aus] LA's SFD CD Run

David M. Williams david at alivad.com
Wed Aug 26 00:39:11 EST 2009

You don't want these messages? Then unsubscribe yourself from the mailing list ... You could even use the web site posted at the bottom of every single message to the list, you know. (Namely http://lists.linux.org.au/listinfo/linux-aus)

It's been maybe a decade since I've seen a posting where someone has subscribed themselves to a mailing list and then complains that they are getting messages from it.

This was sadly a pretty common occurrence back in the late '90's so Michael you should consider yourself pretty special, being stuck back in the advent-of-AOL era.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Lanagan <mickandjane at gmail.com>

Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:23:52 
To: Andrew Cowie<andrew at operationaldynamics.com>
Cc: <linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au>
Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] LA's SFD CD Run

Stop sending me your annoying messages. I am out of linux.

On 8/25/09, Michael Lanagan <mickandjane at gmail.com> wrote:
> Delete me from your email list. Your emails are nothing but spam.
> On 8/25/09, Andrew Cowie <andrew at operationaldynamics.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2009-08-25 at 15:21 +1000, Michael Still wrote:
>>> Sure. I already said I was settling on CD-R as a reasonable alternative
>>> to my actual everyone-should-download-it-themselves stance.
>> I suppose the other factor [besides bandwidth & availability, which
>> admittedly is pretty good if you're talking about the streets of, say,
>> Melbourne] is that "here, boot this" is a lot more palatable than "go to
>> this URL, download .iso and burn a CD of it, then boot it" (especially
>> if one's experience of burning CDs is, at best, copying someone else's
>> music CDs).
>> But other than "here, this is bootable", I must admit I'm not that in to
>> [the cost of producing and then] handing out CDs. I tend to think that
>> the number of people who are going to realize what booting means (as
>> opposed to "put this in your drive and install the software you find
>> there!") is low. Perhaps I'm wrong, but we've all been there, done that,
>> you know?
>> Heh. What we really need is "got your laptop? Great! Here, just plug
>> $this cable into mine, and ZAAAAAAAP now you're running Linux. Isn't
>> that great? We told you the GPL was viral."
>> :)
>> AfC
>> Sydney
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