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RE: An interesting observation from the FreeBSD FAQ
- From: "Gary R. Van Sickle" <g dot r dot vansickle at worldnet dot att dot net>
- To: <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2005 01:49:20 -0500
- Subject: RE: An interesting observation from the FreeBSD FAQ
- Reply-to: The Cygwin-Talk Malingering List <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Cary Jamison
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 7:06 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: An interesting observation from the FreeBSD FAQ
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > I just saw this on the gcc mailing list. It's spot on.
> > D-PAINTING
> Some of the examples remind me of how things are done in
> third-world countries. Try picking something up at a
> post-office in Egypt. You take your paper to the first
> window, where the person behind the window looks at it, and
> tells you to go to another window. The next guy stamps it
> and sends you to another. He checks to make sure it is
> properly stamped and sends you to another. Finally you get
> to someone who will retrieve your package for you.
> Repeat this process at any government office in the country.
> We figured this is how they keep the masses employed :-)
Well just imagine what would happen if your stamps weren't in order: Fire
and brimstone coming down from the sky. Rivers and seas boiling. Forty
years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes. The dead rising from the grave.
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.
A guy of Vietnamese extraction I used to work with had similar stories to
yours about Vietnam. He said that as long as you have plenty of US
Greenbacks to "lubricate the cogs", many of those sorts of hassles simply
Not sure if that still works now that the US Greenbacks have been changed
into US Looks-Like-Somebody-Spilled-Coffee-On-The-Backs.
Gary R. Van Sickle