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SubjectRe: Open letter to Linux kernel developers (was Re: Binary Drivers)
On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 06:13:46PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> On Jan 2 2007 16:15, David Weinehall wrote:
> >On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 08:22:21AM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2 Jan 2007, Theodore Tso wrote:
> >>
> >> 1) mcdonald's was not merely serving their coffee "hot," but
> >> *scalding* hot (180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit), a temperature that
> >> will produce third-degree burns almost immediately, and
> >
> >That's less than 90°C.
> [1]
> >Water boils at 100°C. How the hell do
> >people expect coffee to be made without boiling water? Magic?
> Boil or not - I've done a test some years ago with some friend
> arguing about what the best temperature for tea is. Result of an
> experiment involving actual temperature sensors: my default tea is 40
> deg celsius. Theirs was about 60. And to note, drinking 60 deg water
> already starts to scald my tongue slightly so that it 'itches' for a
> while. So nothing[1] is unreasonable.

For tea, you're not supposed to boil the water, only let it seethe, as
far as I know. But yes, drinking scalding hot beverages is quite
stupid. I'm not arguing against that. But not realising that something
you need to at the very least seethe to prepare might be hot when served
is showing total ignorance.

> >> 2) there had, for a decade prior, been some *700* cases where people
> >> had burned themselves with mcdonald's coffee, so it's not as if
> >> mcdonald's was unaware of the danger, yet continued to ignore it.
> >
> >No, the customers continued to prove to be total morons by total
> >ignorance of the fact that coffee *is* hot when fresh. If they
> >cannot handle hot coffee, they can order ice coffee or ask for a
> >refill of their cola.
> Reminds me of

Sounds quite reasonable. Things have gone too far when there are
warnings about even the most obvious things.

Regards: David
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