Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Jerry jerry at
Tue Jun 16 13:53:33 UTC 2020

On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 09:35:30 -0400, Aryeh Friedman commented:
>On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 9:29 AM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
>> 1) Not everybody buys the bargain basement item.
>> [snip]  
>> 3) In virtually all cases, I never buy the entry level product of any
>> line. It is almost always the first one to go obsolete and/or not be
>> supported by its creators.
>News for you:
>1. Not everyone is made out of money or works for someone who is

You state the obvious.

>2. Some of us have more useful things to do then buying tech we don't
>need like paying the rent and putting food on our table

I never encouraged the procurement of items that the end user had no
use for. I did mention that purchasing the "entry" or "bargain basement"
item(s) is almost always a fallacy, or exercise is a false economic
doctrine. You are obviously free to spend your money anyway you want.

>3. To deny that the above facts are not true for at least some people
>is the height of lack of empathy and/or the understanding needed to
>pick the right defaults for a system that needs to be useful to as
>many people as possible.

Again, you are improperly comprehending what I wrote, I stated "Not
Everyone ..." If I might inquire, who picks the 'right' defaults? Has
that job been delegated to you? People, any people, are free to choose
what they want with the money they have to spend free from anyone
dictating to them that what is acceptable. To think otherwise is gross


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