Skip to comments."If FR dies, thatís that." - Jim Robinson [Jim's reply at post # 588]
Posted on 01/11/2011 5:28:06 AM PST by paulycy
Here are statements from Jim about the future of FreeRepublic.com for those who missed them. They are quite serious.
"Well, I can say that there are definitely two things that will never happen. 1) Banner ads. 2) Oracle [a completely new database system.] And a third is a total replacement [of the current damaged system.] Dont have the financial wherewithal."
"To those who wish to leave because of it, see ya."
"If FR dies, thats that."
Hey, you want us to get an all new system with all new software and add a few more pricey techs, system programmers and database administrators to keep it all working 100% of the time 24/7/365? Well, start coughing up the big bucks.
Its going to take tens of thousands of donations and many with at least three zeros each after the comma to accomplish the task. And that would be EVERY month like clock work to make the payroll. Once you take on a big load of expensive overhead, theres no going back. As it is, we get a couple thousand donations per quarter averaging about $30 bucks each and theres no guarantees we can cover this quarters expenses much less next quarter. Were on a pay as we go system and we have zero employees.We just ask for enough to pay the bills.
Throwing more money at the problem wont solve it. [This latest glitch] was a technical issue and we just had to keep troubleshooting until we found it. And no, were not going to invite a bunch of strangers in to get their hands on our secure systems. John has been programming since he was 14 and hes pushing 40 now. He built these systems and hes an expert in them.
And no, we are not going to throw out our software and rewrite it and no were not going to move on to some other database system. There are no guarantees that any other system can do a better job and not without hiring a staff to build and maintain it and thats for sure. And we dont have the financial wherewithal to do any of that anyway. Maybe if we had a couple million bucks at our disposal and a couple years to do it in we could build an iron-clad system. And maybe not.
All I can say is, if someone else can do it better and cheaper, then please step right on up and get er done!! Ill bow out and retire. Thankyouverymuch.
Hit it boys:
And no, we have no plans of taking FR commercial. I like it the way it is. Not sure I could handle getting rich.
- Jim Robinson
I read that.
However, expecting all believers of any flavor—much more so different flavors
to all be spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, sociologically healed, mature, saintly, wise . . .
ain’t gonna happen this side of Armageddon.
I can't mind read HIS brain; but I can tell you that I sure get pleasure out of bashing MORMONism!
LOTS of it!
Just to see MORMONs spin and twist and try every which way to wriggle AWAY from what their chosen religious organization has printed and teaches...
Why... it thrills my soul!
OK, I'll trust that to be true. All I've got going for me is my sincerity. I don't want to get the zot, that's for sure.
“Agreed. I’m not a fan of Perl but this is testament to what tenacity and a good mind can do with it.”
I wonder how’s that for John. Maybe he goes on in parties and says “yes, I wrote the 4,306th site with more traffic on the internet. In Perl. By myself. What are you laughing at?”
The body expressing air is normal. We accept sneezing but get silly about air from the other end. That has always struck me as odd.
A lot of people share your concerns about Oracle owning mySQL, especially some of the original designers. Forks are underway.
Then there’d be the issue of
healed and saintly
in precisely the same terms, ways definitions etc.
that YOU expect.
I think that the destruction of our Constitution, economy, Republic by the satanic globalists
is bringing out the worst in people,
Certainly the net has an underlying ethos, set, tendency, exectation that fosters prickly hostility toward everyone not one’s twin or clone.
Then the rest only winds THAT up more, imho.
Trust me, you aren’t in the doghouse.
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Though personally, I think FR format and software beats 100% of all other boards on the net . . . several times over.
I think you might have spelled WONDERFULLY wrong...
Where would I be if I didn't have FR?
Where would we ALL be??
GOD bless you, Jim, and all your minions and underlings!
Thank you for starting this thread!!
Thanks also for your explication of the funding system for the BBC. However, even though it may not be directly funded by the government, I believe you are grasping at a distinction without a difference. You said:
Contrary to popular american opinion, the BBC is NOT funded by the British government. It is funded by an (admittedly) compulsory licence fee (although it also makes quite a lot of money through selling its products abroad, and it also has a very nice sideline in its own record and book labels). The point is that all of the licence fee is all posted to the BBC. The UK government is little more than a clearing house.
Who mandated the licence fee? Government. Who provides the compulsion? Government. The fact that all of the fee goes to the BBC is irrelevant. No matter how you spin it, the UK government is much more than a clearinghouse... /g
We have toooo much fun there for it to be THAT restricted!
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I agree completely, LOL.
Those are good, but nothing beats a good old fashioned religious argument on the 'vi' vs. 'emacs' text editors!
Forum handles are a bit like tattoos. One should consider long and hard about any permanently identifying mark before making their choice.
I agree that it would be nice to have the ability to choose a new handle, if you later feel that you chose badly when signing up.
(But dont tell anyone)
Oh jeeze Laz! You just burst my bubble! :-)
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