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SubjectRe: Money (was Re: test version of 2.1.0 available (fwd))

simple... get people to wire money to a swiss account :) easy in.... easy
out :)
--Jauder

On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, 24 Sep 1996, Marc Lewis wrote:
> > >
> > > Linus,
> > >
> > > Go ahead and put me down for AT LEAST $1. Just give me an address and
> > > the exchange info and I'll be more than happy to support whatever
> > > fiendish pleasure you may partake in, that would not be considered "your
> > > job!" :)
> > >
> > > Mike
> >
> > There is a currency converter at "http://www.olsen.ch/cgi-bin/exmenu"...
> > We just need an address, now.....
>
> I _really_ don't want money. You wouldn't believe how frustrating it is with
> personal cheques from the US - in the best case it costs on the order of
> $10-20 USD just to get them cached (*), and that's after arguing about it
> with the bank tellers for 10 minutes.
>
> As to the person who suggested beer - oh Gods. The Finnish customs people are
> all ex-Nazis, and they've gotten a lot grumpier since their austere leader
> shot his brains out. They have a bad day EVERY DAY. Their only joy in life is
> to confiscate alcohol from abroad.
>
> Linus
>
> (*) Think about it for a while. How safe would you rate any personal cheque
> on a scale of 1-10? Personally, I'd call it at about a -50. You can print out
> fake cheques on your average dot matrix printer, for Gods sake! Small
> children in kindergarten can make one up with a pink crayon. No wonder no
> self-respecting bank outside the US wants to have anything to do with them.
>


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