Problems ejecting cd/dvd media on F9

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Mon Jul 21 22:49:47 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-07-21 at 14:20 -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
> > true, as as i should have responded to 'poc'.
> Yes, I got his email *after* I sent my response.

Indeed, time is non-linear on mailing lists. I remember having to
explain this to a physicist user a few years back (when our email system
was just starting). I finally pointed him to Lamport's famous paper on
"Time, Clocks and the Ordering of Events in Distributed Systems", which
actually says nothing about email but is a good read nonetheless. Worth
looking up.

(Yes, this is the same Lamport as the author of LaTeX.)


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