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Re: UNOFFICIAL ZERT PATCH CAUSES NYC PLANECRASH
From: Paul Schmehl <pauls () utdallas edu>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 22:53:47 -0500

--On October 12, 2006 11:22:36 PM -0400 "Scott T. Cameron" <scameron () routehero com> wrote:

On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 10:19:20PM -0500, Paul Schmehl wrote:
BTW, you completely misunderstand Godwin's Law.
<http://www.faqs.org/faqs/usenet/legends/godwin/>

"There is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion
forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and
whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically "lost" whatever debate was
in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's
Law. Thus Godwin's Law serves also to impose an upper bound on thread
length in general."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

Look up "comparison" in a dictionary. Then come back here and explain that in the context of what I wrote. I didn't *compare* anything or anyone to Hitler. I referred to Hitler, the historical figure himself. You really do not understand Godwin's law at all.

Paul Schmehl (pauls () utdallas edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/security/

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