[rescue] Perverse Question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Jun 17 13:17:09 CDT 2003

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 2:14PM -0500, Robert Novak wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jun 2003, Dave McGuire wrote:
>>  > I did things like this from Key West (FL) for a Santa Clara (CA) 
>> employer.
>>  > Once even walked one of my lab techs through fixing a problem that 
>> had the
>>  > lab shut down for 4 hours (without having a computer at my 
>> disposal). I
>>  > won't mention what kind of machine he had to be walked through 
>> fixing,
>>  > because I know some people here don't like them (and this was one 
>> of the
>>  > first retail ones, with only 256KB cache and a 4gb hard drive and 
>> pgx8,
>>  > but it was beefier than anything else I had to spare at the time). 
>> And
>>  > some people may mistake a "disk full" issue for a hardware design 
>> problem
>>  > in the midst of blaming the hardware in question, so I'll save 
>> their time.
>>     Isn't it amusing when people are so blinded by marketing that 
>> they'll
>>  ignore real technical arguments and spout stuff like this?
> Dave,
> Really, what "real technical argument" do you have that disproves the 
> idea
> that in 1999, an Ultra 5 made a good Squid proxy and DNS server for a 
> lab
> that cannot route to the outside Internet?
> Specify it concisely and precisely without insults or vague hand-waving
> please. Or just shut up. Please.

   I think you know exactly what part of your message I was referring 
to.  Do I really need to elaborate?


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