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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 00:49:14 -0600
- Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
> From: Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 9:48 PM
> To: The Cygwin-Talk Meandering List
> Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1
> On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 03:21:11AM +0000, REV KEVIN OLSON wrote:
> >unsubscribe please
> 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.
Vacuum tubes. Pshht. You kids today and your fads.
Gary R. Van Sickle