Re: Defcon Bill

David Crook (
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 15:53:01 -0700

Joe Barrera wrote:
> > Here's why this doesn't work. [...]
> > Let's assume that the Toyota uses a weird methanol-based
> > fuel, while your Porsche uses conventional unleaded petrol. Now, lets
> > say that the fuel producers begin to cut back on petrol production,
> > causing vendors to stop carrying petrol...
> If you can't get unleaded petrol, try unleaded gasoline as a substitute. I
> bet it will work.
> Okay, so what's the magic string to end/lose a thread? Nazi Nazi Nazi?

Try mentioning Godwin a couple of times, oh wait, I already said it. :-)

> No, wait, I've got it. Your use of a fuel shortage analogy, along with a
> reference to BOTH German and Japanese cars, is meant to remind us of the
> importance of fuel (in particular, the fuel shortages in Germany) during
> World War II. Which means that you're equating... um... the Allies with
> Microsoft?

I can't believe that I'm going to agree with Joe and Tim, but this
thread is boring. I mean, I like bashing Microsoft and all, but this is
just all rehashing the same arguments. Its starting to look like one of
those pro-linux circle jerk threads on

Dave "Besides, I'm pretty sure that after Jan 1, 2000 Microsoft will
just cease to exist anyways do to Y2K problems :-)" Crook

David Crook
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