What is this forum for?
redtick at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 28 21:48:40 UTC 2009
--- On Thu, 5/28/09, Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com> wrote:
> From: Bill Moran <wmoran at potentialtech.com>
> Subject: Re: What is this forum for?
> To: "Wojciech Puchar" <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 4:12 PM
> In response to Wojciech Puchar <wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl>:
> > >
> > > This list has been around of a LOOOONG
> time. The rules haven't changed
> > > in the 10 years since I've been subscribed, and
> the list works 99% of the
> > > time.
> > But there are more and more new "users". It will not
> work that way another
> > 10 years.
> It's funny, that's the same thing that was being said 10
> years ago.
> In the 70s, they claimed that by the year 2000, there would
> be 3 billion
> people on earth, and over half of them would be starving
> because we
> wouldn't be able to produce enough food. There are
> now over 6 bil,
> and the % of starving people is lower than ever.
> I have a book from the 80s that predicts that we'll run out
> of oil by
> the year 2000 and have to find another source to power our
> cars before
> then. The book has graphs showing the available
> reserves and usage
> and everything. The math all works out.
> After 30 years of hearing doom and gloom predictions, I
> can't even take
> them seriously any more. When the news about swine
> flue first came out
> and the "experts" were predicting how many people would
> die, I just started
> laughing out loud.
> And I'm laughing at you right now.
There is more profit in preaching about doom and gloom.
"Hey, don't worry it'll work out" will not get you a multi-million dollar study grant.
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