Michael Leone on 1 Jul 2008 18:54:56 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Asterisk problem

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 5:59 PM, TuskenTower <tuskentower@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 3:34 PM, Michael Leone <turgon@mike-leone.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Doug Crompton <doug@crompton.com> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 1 Jul 2008, Michael Leone wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 1:28 PM, Doug Crompton <doug@crompton.com> wrote:
>>>> > I think the power managment might a good start. My processors do vary in
>>>> > speed. I just hate to run them flat out fo no reason.
>>>> Why? What is the problem with running them at their rated speeds?
>>> Nothing other than wasted power and heat when not needed. That is the
>>> purpose of the variable speed.
>> Yeah? And? If running it at variable speed makes it not work right,
>> then what is the point of variable speed?
> You are ASSuming of course that power management is the problem.

I simply asked why Doug was loath to run his processors "flat out".
Some one else posted that it sounded like power management problems.
See the earlier part of the thread.

>> My question is still valid. You feel you need a PBX at home, else you
>> wouldn't do this (you're certainly not doing it because you're bored,
>> and looking for something to do). So there must be a need for a PBX.
>> And there are needs going unfulfilled, since you're spending so much
>> time with the PBX, instead of the other needs.
>> So my question - would it be easier to just buy one, and then you have
>> the time to devote to needs now not being serviced by you?
> I'm confused.  Isn't one of the reasons we run Linux to tinker with
> the hardware and software?  Let's say I have some hardware quirk that
> causes my MythTV setup to bork.  Am I better off giving up on the
> hardware that I already purchased and buying a Tivo (and accessories)
> because I am spending too much time on MythTV?

Not really a valid comparison. How many people have a PBX at home,
that don't use it for a business purpose? Who watches recorded
episodes of the Food Network for business? :-) (spare me the pointing
out that a critic might need it :-)). Even if he was doing it "because
he can", and not because he needs it, there comes a point of
diminishing returns to the amount of time spent.

Unless, of course, you consider your time isn't worth that much, so
you can spend all of it trying to get something to work, instead of
getting on with other things.

> He's running Asterix because he chooses to run it.  It is his choice.
> His effort might come in handy elsewhere.  Since when is it your job
> to police what another person does to his/her computer in the privacy
> of his/her home? :P

Since when is it your job to assume that I am "policing" rather than discussing?

I've done the same - kept after a problem trying to get something to
work "because I can". I've past the point of spending too much time
banging my head against a wall. There are other things I can do (even
computer-related) than just keep worrying at a problem, when I might
consider a different solution.

Michael J. Leone, <mailto:turgon@mike-leone.com>

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