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Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Freminlins <freminlins at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2009/10/30 Adam Vande More <amvandemore at gmail.com>
>>> Where's your config files, your errors logs, your stats?
>> I am not going to reply to you after this because you are blinkered. I'm
>> not going to waste my time with you. I've given you more than enough to feed
>> on, but you just can't smell the coffee.
>>> Adam Vande More
> Okay go play with your ISA bus, while the rest of us enjoy PCI.
Seems this is more about control than actual quality of software. One
wants to keep control, one wants to release control completely to the
Personally I prefer to keep control, therefore I have disabled HAL. Does
that mean my system is bad? I can't see that it does. Does it mean I say
HAL is crap? It could, but I haven't tried enough to make such an
I'd like to draw a parallel (this will be pretty basic, but a more
involved discussion will be far too much OT).
I'm type 1 diabetic, and I use an insulin pump. The basic purpose of
having a pump instead of several injections a day, is replacing the
long-acting insulin with a constant feed of rapid-acting insulin, thus
mimicking a functioning pancreas. And for the longest time, that was all
they did. And the user had to tell the pump how much insulin he/she
needed, both the constant feed and with meals.
Nowdays, the pumps have evolved, and with most of them, one can simply
tell it what a meal contains, and it calculates the proper amount of
insulin. And the next generation will constantly measure the blood sugar
and decide the amount of insulin automagically.
Just like those evolved pumps will be great for people who don't want to
bother, HAL may be an excellent idea for people who don't want to
congfigure everything themselves. And just like I prefer to decide how
much insulin I want rather than having a machine decide for me, I prefer
to configure my computer and all installed software rather than have
software configure itself... Does that mean I am an idiot? If so, then
I'm proud to be an idiot.
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