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Re: Cygwin terminal collapse
- From: Andrew DeFaria <Andrew at DeFaria dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:46:18 -0700
- Subject: Re: Cygwin terminal collapse
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On 8/6/2014 3:08 AM, Warren Young wrote:
On Aug 6, 2014, at 3:59 AM, Kal Sze <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer and a Departmental Manager were on their way to a meeting. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out of control down the road, bouncing off the crash barriers, until it miraculously ground to a halt scraping along the mountainside. The car's occupants, shaken but unhurt, now had a problem: they were stuck halfway down a mountain in a car with no brakes. What were they to do?
"I know," said the Departmental Manager, "Let's have a meeting, propose a Vision, formulate a Mission Statement, define some Goals, and by a process of Continuous Improvement find a solution to the Critical Problems, and we can be on our way."
"No, no," said the Hardware Engineer, "That will take far too long, and besides, that method has never worked before. I've got my Swiss Army knife with me, and in no time at all I can strip down the car's braking system, isolate the fault, fix it, and we can be on our way."
"Well," said the Software Engineer, "Before we do anything, I think we should push the car back up the road and see if it happens again.”
A similar one that I heard (when I was at HP, of course):
An HP Hardware Engineer, Software Engineer and an HP Salesman were
driving to a meeting when the car got a flat. They jumped out of the car
to see what could be done. The hardware engineer says "I know what we
can do - we can rotate the tires!". "No," said the software engineer,
"we should call back to the office and see if anybody has had this
problem before". Then the sales rep pipes up and says "Naw, we'll just
call the office and order a new car!"
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