In the spirit of Godwin's law - I propose Beastie's law

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Tue Nov 27 09:44:00 PST 2007

Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Paul Schmehl wrote:
>> --On Tuesday, November 27, 2007 01:19:50 -0500 "Aryeh M. Friedman" 
>> <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>>>> Beastie's Law:
>>>>   Any demand of a modification of FreeBSD or it's website
>>>> using political incorrectness as the justification is automatically
>>>> wrong.
>>> Political Incorrectness is very subjective though.   In some circles
>>> for example immigrants are "foreign born" and using the correct term
>>> is "wrong".
>> Could we please dump this crap from the questions list and carry it 
>> forward on the chat list, where it belongs?  It's getting very old.
> How about a law describing the time it takes for someone to start 
> complaining that thread XYZ needs to be moved elsewhere where it truly 
> belongs, thus both voicing their dislike of the thread and still 
> prolonging and contributing to the noise at the same time?

10h42m in the present thread's case; if 
($threadXYZ['title']=="who wrote this"), then
it's 47h29m, or "approximately two days", which
seems to be a more reasonable estimate based on
my experience with the lists, and not taking into
account whether or not the OP is a known troll,
in which case it's 2 to 3 times faster, at least.


Kevin Kinsey
An American's a person who isn't afraid to criticize
the president but is always polite to traffic cops.

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