[RC5] Service Pause Option

Justin Hernandez justin.hernandez at timedomain.com
Thu Mar 21 09:54:13 EST 2002

i thought about that analogy, but it really doesn't fit.
when you borrow the car you increase it's mileage, wear, and also risk
smashing it up.
while it is debateable the amount of "wear" you can put onto a cpu, i'd
submit that the amount of wear you put on it is exceptionally negligible and
insignificant, so the car scenario doens't work


How bout you let me use your car while you're not using it?
I'll always bring it back with the same amount of gas.


On 20-Mar-2002, Justin Hernandez wrote:
> but how did he steal cpu time?
> this cpu time would have gone completely wasted, "stolen" by idle
> and not being used at all.  i'm trying to think of a good analogy.
> i have some headphones on my desk.
> if when i'm not using them, someone comes and borrows it, but the second i
> want to use them, they bring them back without me even ASKING, has that
> person "stolen" my headphones?
> i call that borrowing when not needed, not stealing
> valis

> > We also came under heavy criticism recently for not contributing to
> > the defense of one of our participants who apparently installed the
> > client without permission of the owners of those machines.  (see
> > http://www.freemccowan.org, if I have the URL right).  Whatever your
> > opinion of the scale of the charges against him, our handling of this
> > situation was fully consistent with our stated policy.
> The appropriate link is : http://www.freemcowen.com/ I've talked to him
> before and perhaps the most concerning issue is the fact that he seems to
> believe that there was no wrong committed.  I don't understand why fail to
> see that stolen cpu time is the same as stolen physical material.  You pay
> big bucks for faster cpus, it should be obvious that you're paying for cpu
> processing power.
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