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RE: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated [experimental]: findutils-4.3.0-1

> 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
> say:
> "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.
> cgf

Vacuum tubes.  Pshht.  You kids today and your fads.

Gary R. Van Sickle

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