[linux-elitists] Mail user agent (was: The North American Free Software Conference: Freedom-IT)
Tue Oct 23 11:59:43 PDT 2007
On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 02:16:13PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 10:56:46AM -0700, Aaron Burt wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 10:56:32PM -0400, Ruben Safir wrote:
> > > I won the N800 from Nokia in Manhattan when it was introduced. It was
> > > bricked in about 48 hours.
> > Did you get it fixed, or get your money back?
> I won it for free but others I know who have had the same problem
> have not gotten any refunds.
Did you reflash? If not, I'd be glad to, erm, dispose of it for you.
> > Incidentally, I'm sorry to hear about your run-in with the Blunt
> > Instrument of Massive Stupidity. It sounds like someone decided to
> > throw you in front of the train to protect their own incompetent ass.
> No doubt. I was puzzled as to why. It was like he felt threatened by my
> background which I was really only being helpful with. More to the point, on
> that day, I checked every step with them before doig anything. The machine
> was broken when I started.
I doubt this helps, and I'm only guessing but...
You were a threat because you were obviously knowledgable enough to make
him look bad. By repairing the pharmacy computers, you were (in his
eyes) trying to set him up for a fall. So he had to strike quickly and
hard to save his own ass. He may've used up some favors there.
For some people, it's *always* politics.
If a politician fixes a problem then he loses it as a campaign issue.
But if he makes the problem worse while heroically fighting against
it, then he's golden. -- Rex Tincher
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