Re: murphy is listed on spamcop
On Sunday 02 January 2005 20:19, Bernd Eckenfels <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 02, 2005 at 08:03:48PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > That's not the point. The point was that you are comparing the actions
> > of a scumbag (I am being nice) who deliberately caused the needless
> > deaths of hundreds of people from his own country with typical actions of
> > a Unix administrator (which do not cause any deaths.
> I think you totally overract. Nobody mentioned Terror or Nazis (oops). The
> quote is a pretty good example for "you have to use what you have not what
> you want" it was not refering to spam filtering as killing.
The message by Thomas in question was quite clearly quoting Donald Rumsfeld.
The total mess in Iraq is surely quite terrifying for everyone there (both
Americans and Iraqis).
> > The usual proceedure is that the discussion ends when Godwin's law is
> > demonstrated.
> Actually I was the first, so we can end this right now.
Threads don't end when someone says "I say Hitler now shut up". Threads end
when someone makes ad-hominem attacks with unjust comparisons to evil people.
A mailing list devoted to discussing history could have long threads
discussing Hitler without invoking Godwin's law.
Below are two URLs with information on Godwin's law. Please read them, you
need to know what this is about:
http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/ My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/ Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/ Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/ My home page