On Wed, 28 Aug 2013 06:38:37 -0500, The Daring Dufas
What's little known is that the mines of today were the waste dumps
and landfills of thousands of years ago. Cavemen and other primitive
man used to gather bits of coal, germanium, gold, uranium, and all the
other metals from all over the lands they occupied, sort them, and
pile them in naturally formed fissures in the ground, what became
mines in the 18th - 21st centuries.
The cavemen had no long term purpose for this gathering and
depositing. It was done as recreation, like bowling, golf, and video
While at University I learned a valuable lesson about how people 'value'
an item. There were two venues of classic films being shown. One was FREE,
just show up and watch. The other cost a pittance, but still cost you a
coin. Both venues showed relatively equal quality of films, but in the
'free' venue you could barely watch, let alone enjoy. Attendees were
talking all the time, or worse, throwing paper trash about to gain some
attention [much like today's internet]. In the other venue, you could hear
a pin drop and really enjoy the film. The lesson? People don't value
what's free. So don't give them anything. Always, always make them pay
something and they will value the gift. A small sign, "Works, yours for a
donation of $1.00" probably would have gotten the item into someone's
hands, even stolen at least. Sorry, didn't mean to bring up the evils of
presenting temptation to the weak.
The copper in the power cord is worth more than the monitor.
I've put many CPUs, Monitors, and printers out for Spring pickup for the
past few years and they were still there after all the scavengers got to
I usually have two set up. I play with a lot of software and I have the
largest LCD in front of me then next to it a smaller 20" LCD with a real
time performance monitor displayed so I can see what's going on with my
Same deal near me, in my area. So, I have to
melt them down, and put them in shallow pans,
for the neighbor's dogs to lick. Then, I go
over to Lisa's place, and throw them in the ditch.
And I leave them on the lawn for the other guy
to mulch with the mower. Finely mulched, they
can be sprinkled on mashed potatoes.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/28/2013 10:03 PM, bob haller wrote:
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