Well, you have a point that alt.comp.freeware is filled with
spammers; but alt.home.repair is a wonderfully experienced
collection of homeowners who help each other - and -
rec.photo.digital is renown for the professionals who frequent
it's hallowed threads.
If there was no trust, there would be no discussion on how to do DIY
After all, if you didn't trust anyone else why bother learning from them
And that is EXACTLY what occurs in low-trust societies
And yes, there is both risk and cost
If you take the advse of someone who may not have good knowledge, you run
the risk of having greater cost than if you had someone do it for you
What has that got to do with the price of tea in China
Being high trust does not mean being stupid
Even high trust societies need to and do, follow the rule "Trust but verify"
That is very different from the rule
"Do not trust unless...(insert restrictive criteria here",
or even worse the rule
"Do not trust, since everyone is in it for themselves..
and will screw you over if they can.."
Which are both signs of low trust societies.
One does not need to trust someone in order to learn from them. One
does need to test their teachings though to separate out what works from
what doesn't. It also helps to have multiple independent sources.
So effectively, since you have to verify and test what they teach, you
effectively admit there is no trust.
The presumption in a trust society, is that the experts are experts
The presumption is a no-trust society is that no one knows dick
See how that works.
maybe next time you should read EVERYTHING posted before responding
Maybe you don't
For others it's actually time well spent
I've learned a great deal on this group, both about home repair and other
There is also the entertainment value, which by the was IS value for time.
Maybe not you
But others do come here for advice to save money
I have saved money on advice that I have gotten here.
Indeed - see above
And remember that what applies to you does NOT automatically apply to
That's just you being stupid and narcisstic.
You really should quite while you're ahead
Yes you are
So glad that you can recognize what your true nature is.
Denial is not a river in Africa
Clearly, you have an ego problem on this issue
So go ahead and salve it with the last word..
I don't see the problem, here. The guy is providing free tips for a
forum on home repair to people who want to save money by doing things
themselves instead of hiring pros. Why should he spend money on
programs if he can use freebies?
Many for-pay software programs started out as freeware. Jasc's Paint
Shop Pro was freeware. Jasc built up a following as freeware and sold
out to Corel. Forte Agent was freeware, and still has a free version,
but now charges for a better version. Adobe Photoshop and Elements
were never freeware, but free versions of both programs were available
as bundled software and free to the end user. Nero was free as
bundled software. Open Office remains freeware. I use a Tinne's
Desktop Calendar that was freeware for XP but is now $19.95 for
Windows X. I paid the $19.95 because I liked using the freeware
version. I could go on and on.
The software provider of freeware is usually offering the product as
freeware to build up a following so they can later charge. It's
If you can get freeware that does the job, why not?
On Tue, 07 May 2013 21:59:19 -0400, Tony Cooper wrote:
That's a picture of the final assembly where the combination
goal was to repipe pool plumbing to both eliminate a leak at
the two pump inlets and to (at the same time) make it easier
to repair the pumps in the future - and (at the same time)
to reduce the number of elbows in the system as there were
far too many (all of which were bunched up too close together)
and, at the same time, to eliminate any lines going over on
top of the baskets (which made it hard to open the covers).
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