No more deltarpms by default

Tom Rivers tom at
Fri Oct 17 17:03:14 UTC 2014

On 10/17/2014 11:29, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM, Tom Rivers wrote:
>     I didn't call them stupid - in fact I suggested just the opposite.
>     Go back and read what I wrote.
> I did.  You said "My point is that users aren't too stupid to 
> understand bandwidth/processor considerations".  I am just saying even 
> if one doesn't understand these considerations, they aren't stupid.

If you deconstruct the sentence you quoted above, it boils down to the 
subject "users" and the predicate "aren't".  Therefore I said quite 
specifically that users ARE NOT "too stupid to understand 
bandwidth/processor considerations."  The inverse of that statement is 
the users ARE "smart enough to understand bandwidth/processor 

More to the point, I went on to bolster the notion that Linux users are 
capable of understanding what's at play by saying this:  "These are 
Linux users after all."  That sentence is meant to infer that using 
Linux requires a decent amount of skill, something that again goes 
against the notion that I have somehow called them stupid.

Overall, the entire point of me advocating that users should be asked 
whether they want to endure large amounts of bandwidth/processor usage 
during system updates is predicated on the notion that they CAN answer 
the question intelligently.  It would make absolutely no sense to posit 
querying users if they couldn't respond intelligently.

Please don't persist in asserting I'm saying people are stupid.  It 
quite simply is not the case.

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