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Old 04-14-2012, 09:57 PM   #46
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Aw... PayPal ain't that bad. It's not like it's Google or anything like that. "Do no evil." Pffft! What a crock.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 09:58 PM   #47
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Are we sure this is really a money issue and not a "site lapse while admin is away" type problem?

Can anyone confirm they have first hand knowledge from PV that this is a $ issue?
Alien Bob (Eric Hameleers) is usually an accurate source of Slackware information. That's all I can say about that. Also, Pat V. is a member here "volkerdi", I believe. Maybe he will pop in and comment.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 10:02 PM   #48
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Are we sure this is really a money issue and not a "site lapse while admin is away" type problem?

Can anyone confirm they have first hand knowledge from PV that this is a $ issue?
We don't know. Nevertheless, if you use Slackware and like it, perhaps we might show our appreciation by donating a few dollars/pounds/etc regardless of the situation.

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Old 04-14-2012, 10:21 PM   #49
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I don't begrudge a donation.

I have my share of Slackware gear and a Slackware subscription, but, given how much I use Slackware and how much Slackware has taught me, no donations I make will even the score.
 
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:25 PM   #50
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I don't begrudge a donation.

I have my share of Slackware gear and a Slackware subscription, but, given how much I use Slackware and how much Slackware has taught me, no donations I make will even the score.
That's the spirit!!!
 
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #51
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...given how much I use Slackware and how much Slackware has taught me, no donations I make will even the score.
With regards to my own experiences using Slackware, I must completely agree with your statement here.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 12:10 AM   #52
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V.T. re Paypal: Yes, I suppose Paypal is at least not hypocritical like Google. OTOH, you can at least get around Paypal for a lot of things; much more difficult to get around Google.

And Frank, I couldn't agree with you more, and I'll add that's true of all FOSS in my case: I'll never be able to repay my debt.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 12:21 AM   #53
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V.T. re Paypal: Yes, I suppose Paypal is at least not hypocritical like Google. OTOH, you can at least get around Paypal for a lot of things; much more difficult to get around Google.
I've sworn off most things Google. I do still watch a YouTube vid occasionally, though.

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...I'll add that's true of all FOSS in my case: I'll never be able to repay my debt.
True. I'll have to agree regarding all FOSS as well.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 02:14 AM   #54
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With all you nubs pinging slackware.com with "Is it up yet?" and OMG OMG OMG!!!! no wonder the poor hardware is creaking. To check on updates, go here: http://slackware.osuosl.org/
 
Old 04-15-2012, 02:22 AM   #55
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Big update on -current:
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar.../ChangeLog.txt

Now calm down :-)
 
Old 04-15-2012, 03:38 AM   #56
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Paypal is lame but I still use it, but Google over paypal any day. I do not get the google hate?, I use way too much free and open source software funded and hosted by Google to be a hipster and hate Google. Paypal has a history of ripping people off, holding funds and being a big douche.

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:15 AM   #57
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I don't like that most projects have only 1 option of donating, and that is though PayPal. I refuse to give my personal information to such a big company. Also I don't want to support monopolies.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #58
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I don't like that most projects have only 1 option of donating, and that is though PayPal. I refuse to give my personal information to such a big company. Also I don't want to support monopolies.
A it is against the law to mail money in most countries, your best option to show your appeciation might be to send some cans or bottles of good beer to Pat, I guess...

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Old 04-15-2012, 09:58 AM   #59
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A it is against the law to mail money in most countries, your best option to show your appeciation might be to send some cans or bottles of good beer to Pat, I guess...

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Citation needed.
I'm not aware of any countries where it is illegal to mail money. Risky, yes, illegal, no.
 
Old 04-15-2012, 10:11 AM   #60
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I suspect that in many countries it is more likely to be illegal mail alcohol, than money.
 
  


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