[Beowulf] Station wagon full of tapes

Nifty Tom Mitchell niftyompi at niftyegg.com
Tue May 26 11:04:40 PDT 2009

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 12:19:11PM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:
> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> Sure, but why wouldn't it be cheaper for e.g. NSF or NIH to fund an
>> exact clone of the service Amazon plans to offer and provide it for free
>> to its supported research groups (or rather, do bookkeeping but it is
>> all internal bookkeeping, moving money from one pocket to another).
> TANSTAAFL.  Someone, somewhere has to pay.  And to make this thing  
> useful you need a ton of bandwidth, and you need it cheap.
> Bandwidth is not cheap.

Since it is nearly lunch time here I am asking myself:
Should I go to the market and buy the fixings or to the deli 
and just buy a sandwich?   

The comparison of "fixings" vs. the deli goes a long way.
How close in time and space is the deli/ market.
Do you eat the same thing each day.
If there are multiple people do they eat the same, do
they eat left overs.
Cleanup sanitation -- do you have the clean up bug or expect Mom to do it.
Regulation,  deli, home, dorm room... regulations apply.
Equipment.... does HR have a kitten when you pull a sharp bread knife out.

Shared commons, diet, sharing, budgeting process.


	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
	Found me a new hat, now what?

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