Re: Package Pool Proposal
On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 07:26:54PM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 10:34:37AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > stop jumping to conclusions. i didn't say it was more *efficient*. i
> > said that the *convenience* of having a local mirror was worth it.
> No. You started this line of thought by stating that a mirror was a
> responsible use of bandwidth.
and it is.
i don't see any contradiction between those statements. something
doesn't have to be 100% efficient before it can be a responsible use of
resources - if that is your test condition then you may as well give up
now because NOTHING in this universe can possibly match your criteria.
repeat after me: "utility is more important than efficiency. utility
is more important than efficiency. utility is more important than
efficiency". continue until you understand.
> Now you're saying that your convenience is worth more than the
> *shared* bandwidth resource. Advocating waste for convenience isn't,
> IMHO, responsible.
the mind boggles: you can continue this pointless sub-thread yet somehow
you feel justified in lecturing me about waste.
waste your own time if you like, send yourself emails debating trivial
"points", but please stop wasting my time.