Well and truly off-topic - was Re: 64-bit linux emulation

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 21:36:21 UTC 2015

On 16/07/2015, William A. Mahaffey III <wam at hiwaay.net> wrote:


>   ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 	"The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
> 	 ever devised by man."
>                             -- Gen. George S. Patton Jr.
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list

I realise that this is well and truly off-topic, but, the above quote
appears to be consistently in the signature of the poster (rather than
something that happened to slide in due to a rotating set of
quotations), so, I am curious; without knowing when the quotation was
made (when he supposedly said it), has a comparison ever been made and
documented, between the M1 Garand, the L1A1, and the M14, and the
SVT40? I realise that the first three are of the same ammunition and
rimless, and the fourth involves rims, but, I am curious, as they
appear fairly similar in functionality.

Any responses are probably best sent to me, off-list, due to the
off-topic nature of the question.

And, to the List Administrator(s); please excuse this so completely
off-topic posting, but, with the assertion above, having been posted,
my curiosity is piqued.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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