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Re: Bug#129604: general: Social Contract: We Do Hide Problems

On Sat, 2002-01-19 at 01:39, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	If you are the only locksmith in creation, it is one
>  thing. Me, as a farmer, I have
>     a) The old drop-bar and chain system my grandpappy used before we
>        b ought your new fangled buggy lock
>     b) I can let the dogs roam free at night, instead of letting them
>        sleep by the hearth.
>     c) Me, the missus, and johnny can take turns watching the door
>        with ole bessy the blunderbuss

Sure, you can use those... If the chain isn't completely rusty...and the
dogs like some raw beef the thieves might bring along...and you don't
run outta ammo...

>     d) enter an order with the blacksmith down the street who has an
>        non buggy lock, and can come fix it before you have your patch
>        kit in place.

Sorry, man, he's using the same lock mechanism as I am, just as buggy.
In fact, it's the same mechanism that most locksmiths have used for
years everywhere. So we agreed to fix it everywhere as soon as possible,
and not let the thieves know before it's done.

> 	Man, if I learn that you knew about the bugs, and you let the
>  theives come get me cattle cause you wanted to keep business away
>  from Rick-the-other-locksmith, me and betsy come gonna pay youse a
>  visit for hiding the secret and letting the vvarmints steal my milk
>  cows. 

I suppose yer gonna have to talk to the sheriff 'bout this one...
Betsy ain't gonna bring yer cattle back, ya know.
What would you do if you learned that the thieves read the newspaper and
found out how to open the locks that way? Shoot the type-setter?




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