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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.


craig sanders

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