[CentOS] Re: Why is yum not liked by some? -- new tanget: BS thinks everyone is "out to get him"

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Sep 14 22:09:06 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 13:20 -0500, Mike McCarty wrote:
> Preston Crawford wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 09:17 -0700, Craig White wrote:
> > 
> >>You know I like you anyway. I can get used to you and simply delete your
> >>posts or the threads that I have finished with.
> > 
> > 
> > I agree. Bryan (if you can cut through the volume and the presentation)
> > is right about a lot of things and has important things to say. Most of
> > the time these little tiffs are white noise to me too. It's just that it
> > flares up into these battles on the list sometimes and it gets
> > ridiculous eventually. 
> It's been noted that all threads on the 'net eventually degrade into
> people calling each other "Nazi".

:Godwin's Law: prov.

   [Usenet]  "As  a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a
   comparison  involving  Nazis  or  Hitler  approaches one." There is a
   tradition in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over,
   and  whoever  mentioned  the  Nazis  has  automatically lost whatever
   argument  was  in  progress. Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees
   the  existence  of  an  upper bound on thread length in those groups.
   However   there  is  also  a  widely-  recognized  codicil  that  any
   intentional  triggering  of  Godwin's  Law  in  order  to  invoke its
   thread-ending  effects  will  be  unsuccessful.  Godwin  himself  has
   discussed the subject.


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