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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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