Well and truly off-topic - was Re: 64-bit linux emulation
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 16 22:28:07 UTC 2015
On Thu, July 16, 2015 4:36 pm, Bret Busby wrote:
> 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.
And if whoever responds includes me in responses too, or, Bret, if you
kindly forward them to me, that would be great: I'm curious as well.
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
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> you'll know what the answer means."
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