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Re: OT: Debian Mailinglist server slow?

On Monday 01 September 2003 13:37, Pigeon wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 31, 2003 at 03:30:14PM +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > On Sun, 31 Aug 2003 04:35:55 -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> > > Why?  Passenger and freight peacefully coexist on tracks worldwide.
> >
> > ...as does airliners and high rises.  You both ignore how
> > war criminals and terrorists work; they _break_ the rules.
> It's kind of irrelevant though. Causing a serious railway disaster is
> dead easy - you steal a truck and cause it to fall off a bridge over a
> 125mph main line. Or you stick a contrivance involving fertiliser and
> diesel oil under one of the rails of said main line. If you want to
> make a passenger train hit something really hard, there are much
> easier choices of obstacle than a freight train.

It probably depends whether the terrorist has been watching enough James Bond 
movies.    Never do it the easy simple way if you can do it the hard 
complicated way.    ;)

Incidentally, even the truck-on-the-line won't normally cause a huge death 
toll.   Trains are remarkably crash-resistant things.   If you want to kill 
heaps of people, an airliner's a *much* better bet.


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