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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: The Cygwin-Talk Meandering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 22:48:11 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
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On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 03:21:11AM +0000, REV KEVIN OLSON wrote:
Yeah, that's EXACTLY how it works, except you forgot that, for this to
work, you have to speak into your computer's large microphone. You
"Computer, unsubscribe me from the cygwin-talk mailing list."
The computer says "Computing..." and then a lot of lights blink and
there is a lot of clattering as the computer relays work on your request
(as you know, a typical computer can do scores of operations per
second). Eventually a bell will ring and the computer will spit out a
thin stream of paper indicating that it has carried out your commands.
That's the accepted way of unsubscribing from a mailing list. Your
confusion is understandable since computers are really dumb when you
type things into them. It's only when you speak into a microphone that
they really "come alive"...
...Of course, they don't really come alive because they are built out
of unfeeling wires, relays, and vacuum tubes.