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RE: RE: In defense of non standard ports
From: jseymour () linxnet com (Jim Seymour)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 08:52:18 -0500 (EST)
"R. DuFresne" <dufresne () sysinfo com> wrote:
On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Behm, Jeffrey L. wrote:
Overheard at the water cooler: "Well, company X allows this traffic, why
don't we? ...
Didn't mom supply such wording when we were kids;
Just because <insert a name here> wants to jump off the bridge, does that
mean you need to join them?
Funny you should mention that, Ron, as, when I first saw Jeffrey's
comments, that was the *first* thing that ran through my mind.
When I get the kind of question to which Jeffrey refers, I usually do
insert something like "You know, when I was a child, and wanted to do
something inadvisable and my parents wouldn't let me, and I complained
``But so-and-so does it!,'' I'd usually get back ``And if so-and-so
jumps off a bridge, are you going to, too?''" The lesson taught me by
that simple exchange, repeatedly ;), has stood me in good stead all
these years. Thanks, mom! Thanks, dad!
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