Please Add Nvidia install info to FAQ [WAS Re: FC1 & NVIDIAaccelerated drivers.]

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Mon Dec 8 10:46:24 UTC 2003

On Mon, 8 Dec 2003, T. Ribbrock wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 06, 2003 at 07:03:00AM +0100, A.J. Bonnema wrote:
> > Just use wrapping in you MUA. Hard returns should *never* be necessary. 
> > If your email client doesn't support it, switch to one that does. 

and that's precisely why the *sender* should do the line wrapping --
some MUAs can't handle it properly.  sometimes, it's not a perfect
world, but it's pretty unreasonable to ask someone to switch MUAs
simply because you're too lazy to format your text, don't you think?

rday's rules of posting in a perfect world:

1) use meaningful subject lines
2) no HTML
3) no massive attachments to mailing lists
4) no top posting.  and, really, "no" means "no".
5) wrap your text
6) remove all extraneous content.  and don't repost a 100-line post
   just so you can say, "i agree."  that's really being a doofus.

and, finally, my latest pet peeve:

7) if you can, remove those idiotic, asinine, meaningless legalistic
   auto-generated signatures that go on and on and tediously on -- you
   know, the ones that start with:

   "this email is the property of XYZ corporation, and is intended
    solely for the recipient.  if you get this email by accident,
    drop everything you're doing -- even if it's delivering a baby or
    holding someone's severed femoral artery closed -- and *immediately*,
    like RIGHT FREAKING NOW!!!! securely discard the email and get back
    to us, and let us know what happened....  blah blah blah"

    yeah, like, *that's* going to happen.  do i even need to point out
    the irrelevance of a privacy disclaimer on something you're posting
    to a *worldwide* mailing list?

    i thought not.  lord, sometimes i wonder what the world would be like
    if lawyers actually had to do useful things for a living.


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