How I installed Lucid on a USB flash disc - WAS: Please, Ubuntu, do not embarrass me again!

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Jun 12 11:52:39 UTC 2010

On 11/06/10 06:49, Colin Law wrote:
> On 10 June 2010 15:24, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
>> On 11/06/10 00:16, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 10/06/10 20:38, Colin Law wrote:
>>>> Often when you look at guarantees carefully you find they only cover
>>>> it if it 'does not operate according to spec' or some such wording.
>>>> If one looks carefully at the spec it may define the max number of
>>>> supported write cycles. Â Therefore if you wear it out by going over
>>>> this limit
>>> How they gonna that, eh? :-)
>> Isn't there a way to edit ones reply after it was sent? Back in the
>> Usenet days I thought one could at least try and edit a post....
> It's not possible with a mailing list.  Once I have received it there
> is no way you can get onto my pc and change it.  At least I hope there
> isn't.

Yeah, of course....once you hit the SEND button it's "goodbye, 
Charlie"..... :-) .

>> The above should read, of course,, "How they gonna *know* that, eh?"
> By analysing the mode of failure I suppose they could say that it is
> what they expect to find when it has been written to too many times.
> It would be difficult for the customer to prove otherwise.  Of course
> they *might* just replace it anyway as it is less hassle than to
> fight.  Alternatively they might just have a standard reply that it is
> worn out rather than faulty and wait for the customer to try and prove
> otherwise.

The whole "warranty" thing is really a sham. In many of the cases the 
warranty of X years is not worth a pinch of <your-favourite-substance> 
because the company which issued the warranty would have more than 
likely gone out of business well before the warranty would have come 
into effect, or the company which purchased the company who gave you the 
warranty to start with will not honour it because of some clause written 
in unreadable small print at the bottom of whatever warranty statement 
you got :-) .


Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it.
                                         Charles Dickens

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