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

Allen K. Smith (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 16:25:24 -0700

This is getting silly, but i can't help myself.

Well you could use an international money order, or wire transfer the funds.
Or a cashiers check from a bank with a partner in finland. Or western union :-)

At 08:23 AM 9/25/96 +0300, 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 ""...
>> 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.
Allen Smith
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