maihem at maihem.org
Tue Oct 11 15:11:28 CDT 2005
Paul O'Malley wrote:
> Scott James Remnant wrote:
>> On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 10:43 +0200, Hein-Pieter van Braam wrote:
>>> This confuses me to no end, first of all, I have to pay $0 for all THREE
>>> of these components? If I run an ubuntu server in my enterprise under a
>> Forgive me, but this is intended to be a joke, right?
> Let me do the maths in a really transparent way. It is zero times some
> random number, this number represents seats, processors and if you are
> standing up or sitting down and you may add other numbers to this the
> choice is yours. Sum total a bill of exactly zero.
> So the bill is a demand for nothing, I suppose in this format it breaks
> the paradigm of billing procedures. In some cultures this would allow it
> to be classified as a joke.
When I was little, I remember we had a water bill issued erroneously for
0.00 GBP. We later received a final notice that if we didn't pay the
zero pounds and zero pence that we owed we would be cut off. My mum went
to the office of the water board and they insisted that she give them a
cheque made out for "Zero Pounds and Zero Pence Only" or we would,
indeed, be cut off.
Incredible, but TRUE!
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