Madhu Menon wrote: > (I didn't get William's message to thechat. Did the server burp?) possibly - I and others clearly got it, so ymmv on that one. >> William Anderson noted: >> >> >>You (the proverbial "you", of course) didn't install a tsunami >> detection >> >>system as was done by countries with coasts on the Pacific > > William, you are technically correct and I don't disagree with you. I > wrote the same thing myself. See > http://www.madmanweb.com/archives/0412the_earthquake.html > > However, your message did seem devoid of compassion and as Ron said, it > came cross as "cold". To those of us whose fellow countrymen have died > by the thousands, it hits a little harder than you might expect. Of course I don't think in any way that anyone *deserved* what happened to them, be it death, injury, loss of home / possessions / loved ones, etc. - but if we pussyfoot around these things, they won't get said. Judah's right - anyone in or near an affected area who survived should have some strong words for their government officials, especially the elected ones. > For the record, we've never had a tsunami in these parts in known > history, so an expensive monitoring system (about $27 million cost) > probably didn't seem worth the investment. Hindsight is always 20-20. It needn't cost so much - see Bob Cringely's take on it: http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20041230.html > PS: I've got a nice orange-lemon chicken recipe on my chef blog that you > folks might enjoy. yum :) -- _ __/| William Anderson | "There's something about records which is \`O_o' neuro at well dot com | really satisfying." =(_ _)= http://neuro.me.uk/ | -- John Peel (1939 - 2004) U - Thhbt! GPG 0xFA5F1100 | -- This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender. Any offers or quotation of service are subject to formal specification. Errors and omissions excepted. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Lumison, nplusone or lightershade ltd. Finally, the recipient should check this email and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Lumison, nplusone and lightershade ltd accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email. -- -- Virus scanned by Lumison.