[ntp:questions] Re: time.ucla.edu is closed

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 7 18:33:33 UTC 2006


Brian Garrett wrote:

> "Felix Tilley" <fetilley at cyberbromo.int> wrote in message
> news:pan.2006.09.06.09.07.34.816764 at cyberbromo.int...
> 
>>On Wed, 06 Sep 2006 04:02:46 +0000, Danny Mayer wrote:
>>
>>>What part of Stratum-2 servers don't you understand? I am very serious
>>>about this: you need to stop using restricted servers. The restrictions
>>>are by policy rather than by technical means but that can be changed.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>Danny,
>>
>>tick.ucla.edu wants you to use it.
>>
>>It is publically available.
>>
>>They want to you use it.   It sustains their employment.
>>
>>The state of California wants you to use it.
>>
> 
> 
> Behold the usefulness of the passive voice:
> 
> "They want it to be used" is a true statement.  "They want you to use it" is
> not.
> Or rather, the latter statement may or may not be true, depending on whether
> "you" are a member of the two groups they have specified, viz. UCLA clients
> and stratum 2 servers.
> 
> As for the first statement: yes, they do want it to be used.  On THEIR
> terms.  Not yours.
> 
> As Bill Clinton might say, it all depends on what your definition of "you"
> is.
> 
> 
> Brian
> 
> 

I expect that you are whipping a dead horse here!!  He sounds like the 
type who hears only what he wants to hear. . . .




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