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[ale] BP knew of problems 11 months before the rig blew - further OT



Don't leave - I was just making a joke with my post earlier today.

This list is mainly OT and will be whether you leave or stay.   On occasion it gets out of hand.

As to the Caldera Linux comment someone made - I actually have a copy of that.  One of the things I liked about it when I used it was that it came bundled with WABI (they'd licensed it from Sun) so I could run most of the Windows 3.11 apps from my other desktop on it without a problem.  When we went to Win 95 corporate wide at that job WINE wasn't mature enough to do very many apps yet so I had to get a Windows workstation again.

What finally put the nail in the casket was that they didn't have drivers that would work with the then latest Trio 64 video chip so we couldn't use it on our newer HP workstations that had it embedded.

-----Original Message-----
From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Larry Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 12:28 PM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts - Yes! We run Linux!
Subject: Re: [ale] BP knew of problems 11 months before the rig blew

Look, you stay, I'll leave.  I'd already pulled back, but couldn't
resist using the Last Days of Pompeii ref.  People on this list should
have been around mailing lists long enough to know that if you want a
topic you believe to be OT to die, the very best thing to do is ignore
it (or put the list in digest and skim over it).

I'm the newbie here, so it's more appropriate for me to, well, quoting
Lewis Carroll:

"In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away---
For the Snark *was* a Boojum, you see."

Cheers,
Larry

On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Jerald Sheets <questy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow, what a crazy stretch.  And there's WMD's in Iraq, too.
> I'll just hop off the list (again) for awhile until all this blows over.
>  It's not Linux.
>
> ---
> Jerald M. Sheets jr.
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Jim Kinney <jim.kinney at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM, Jerald Sheets <questy at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Seriously...
>>> This conversation needs to die.
>>
>> Actually it doesn't. It is directly related to Linux and here's the link:
>>
>
> ...
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