Bob Schwier on 15 Sep 2004 23:37:03 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] iptables -A INPUT -s Howard_Bloom/0 -j DROP

On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, Paul wrote:

> sean finney wrote:
> >you are so on top of the metaphors, man.  i certainly wouldn't want to
> >bring some weak little pea shooter to a gun fight, and i wouldn't want
> >to be stuck driving a pinto either.
> >
> I always think of the Crown Victoria.  I watched a show about a cop who 
> was badly burned because of a design flaw which causes the gas tank to 
> explode.  His car was hit from behind.  He was stuck inside the burning 
> car.  To me it sounds like the Crown Victoria is a glorified Pinto.
> To solve the problem, Ford provided plastic caps to prevent the metal 
> parts from hitting together and causing a spark which would ignite the 
> fuel.  (Kind of like Service Pack 2.)
> On the first point, if you were to fight Goliath, would you choose a big 
> sword or the sling?
> ___________________________________________________________________________
Just a matter of historical record, Goliath of Gath, as a Philistine, was
probably armoured in the manner common the Greeks, He carried a sword and
three throwing spears.  In his approach, David used his weapon of choice,
the sling, and dodged the spears thrown by his opponent.  Good aim meant
that he did not hve to parry, sword to sword.

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