cvs commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles fortunes
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Mon Apr 24 16:12:00 UTC 2006
On 4/22/06, Wilko Bulte <wb at freebie.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:37:39PM -0400, Coleman Kane wrote..
> > On 4/19/06, Wilko Bulte <wb at freebie.xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 03:36:17PM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote..
> > > > Mark Linimon wrote:
> > > > >On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 10:48:30PM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
> > > > >>>Are you absolutely sure that the corruption isn't
> intentional? Note
> > > > >>>that the only non-printable characters are \a; it seems to me
> > > the
> > > > >>>point of this truncated entry is precisely to leave the reader
> > > > >>>wondering what the punchline is and cursing the "line noise".
> > > > >>I think the line noise should be replaced with something about
> > > > >
> > > > >Godwin's Law invoked. Film at 11.
> > > >
> > > > Can I claim to have invented a law also?
> > >
> > > Sure you can. And maybe you should commit it to the fortune/datfiles
> > > preserve it for historical purposes? :-P
> > >
> > > > Nate's law:
> > > > 1. Each commit to fortune/datfiles generates at least 20 comments
> > > > 2. People only commit to fortune/datfiles to keep their commit bit
> > > > expiring
> > > > Conclusion: expiring commit bits cause the most discussion
> Hmmm... infinite recursion in the fortune file... 8-)
> Wilko Bulte wilko at FreeBSD.org
I don't think that I could necessarily agree with that assessment. Each
commit simply generates comments. So we've postulated that each commit
generates at least 20 comments (as per rule #1 above). This means that
activity on fortune/datfiles causes a directly proportional amount of
activity on cvs-src at freebsd.org, albeit magnified by at least a factor of
Now if we go further to hypothesize that the 20-fold increase in activity
spurs further commits to fortune/datfiles (of which there has been one
commit since the time T=0 commit event, but which cannot necessarily be
attributed to resultant activity/discussion) then we can conclude that these
resulting actions will also result in further commits (and thus, the
infinite recursion you speak of) in our universe.
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