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Re: [News] Patents Keep Dying in the US, Interview with Mark Webbink

After takin' a swig o' grog, Homer belched out
  this bit o' wisdom:

> Verily I say unto thee, that blue indigo spake thusly:
>> No such website, mate. Browser just spins. I pinged it, 0% packet
>> loss and a quick turnaround. So there is a host with that name. But
>> it does not appear to be a web server, since it ignores all http
>> traffic.

Comes up fine here.

> Such as, for example, when httpd is unresponsive due to heavy load?
> ~]# nmap -sS -O -p 22,110,143,80 www.freedom-to-tinker.com
> Starting Nmap 4.52 ( http://insecure.org ) at 2009-02-11 18:37 GMT
> Interesting ports on 209-20-81-113.slicehost.net (
> 22/tcp  open     ssh

Talk about yer freedom to tinker!

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.  It begins with the vision to
recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over -- and to let
go.  It means leaving what's over without denying its validity or its
past importance in our lives.  It involves a sense of future, a belief
that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving on, rather than out.
The trick of retiring well may be the trick of living well.  It's hard to
recognize that life isn't a holding action, but a process.  It's hard to
learn that we don't leave the best parts of ourselves behind, back in the
dugout or the office. We own what we learned back there.  The experiences
and the growth are grafted onto our lives.  And when we exit, we can take
ourselves along -- quite gracefully.
		-- Ellen Goodman

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