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Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?

>>"Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

 Matt> On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 12:48:51AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
 >> >>"Emile" == Emile van Bergen <emile-deb@evbergen.xs4all.nl> writes:
 Emile> Leaving me wondering how the collection of selfish genes, known as the
 Emile> individual Manoj, was driven to make such a compassionate statement.
 >> Perhaps because I may be one of the victims? Perhaps not in
 >> this incident, but other like it? and if I can change social norms of
 >> conduct so that I would nto be hurt in the future?
 >> This is too easy.

 Matt> To rely on gracious behaviour from other organisms is a losing evolutionary
 Matt> strategy, and to attempt to avoid bruised feelings by inducing change in
 Matt> social norms is a doomed proposition.

	Where did I ever say that I depended on politeness from
 others? Or that I expected a change? The Bhagavata Geeta says that
 our actions (karma) should be according to what is right (dharama),
 and let the fruits and consequences of the karma fall where they

 Matt> Adapt.


 "I have a friend who just got back from the Soviet Union, and told me
 the people there are hungry for information about the West.  He was
 asked about many things, but I will give you two examples that are
 very revealing about life in the Soviet Union.  The first question he
 was asked was if we had exploding television sets.  You see, they
 have a problem with the picture tubes on color television sets, and
 many are exploding.  They assumed we must be having problems with
 them too.  The other question he was asked often was why the CIA had
 killed Samantha Smith, the little girl who visited the Soviet Union a
 few years ago; their propaganda is very effective. Victor Belenko,
 MiG-25 fighter pilot who defected in 1976 "Defense Electronics", Vol
 20, No. 6, pg. 100
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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