That's a load of sh*t and you know it. Why not put out the fire and then bill him for the $75? Having them show up but refuse to put water to flame is just plain mean on a level I don't quite have the words to describe.
And they *did* have to show up - to make sure the neighbor's houses didn't burn down. I'd say the FD should be on the hook for the cost of the house, reckless endangerment, and cruelty to animals.
It's not mean is just practical. The $75 is more like an insurance policy payment not the cost of fighting a fire. You would probably expect to be able to buy collision insurance after you wrecked the car and have them pay for the repairs if you just pay the premium. They showed up for the neighbors because they paid. The guy took a stupid chance and lost. It is a harsh lesson but that is the way it should be. In this rural 2 person + volunteers fire department, there is virtually no money to work with. If the FD was on the hook for the home then it would either have to disband and nobody would have fire protection or raise the fee of those that did to cover the dead beats.
Wake me when it's finished. Then I'll take a look and see how it stacks up against the competition.
Built specially for the transitioning Windows user. Built on Debian 5 stable core and KDE desktop and has all the basics in the live CD and an active support community. Most XP users I've exposed to it had no trouble getting getting things done on their own.
Trac with Subversion on the back end. The built in wiki is right handy and there are lots of nice plugins help round it out.
If they made a decent web browser they could be back in the game!
Therein lies the flaw in your reasoning. If indeed.
Of course you can. You just need to buy some minutes from their affiliate and call the number through them. I can't say how good the phone quality is though. I just use mine to call my cell phone to locate which cushion it is hiding under.
No. It means lynx is.
It's quite, close to the bed for a naps. The bathroom and kitchen are down right handy and I can work in shorts and a t-shirt. The dog loves to breakup the day with a little play and if it's nice outside I can move to the patio for some fresh air. I get way more work done than in the stupid work cubicle. Besides I have much better computers than my employer.
M$ will be carping there pants.
No, they'll be goldfishing here pants.
Dude. Goldfish _are_ carp.
Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie