Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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RE[3]: Comment by Oliver
by olefiver on Mon 9th Jun 2008 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Oliver"
olefiver
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Godwin's law
"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

I fail to see why the discussion is over according to Godwin's law, since it don't say anything about ending an discussion, just the probability of one involving Hitler or nazis.
Besides, even if Godwin's law could be used that way, and imho it can't, how would one discuss Hilter or nazism?
We should be able to discuss nazism without having a poor interpretation of Godwin's law thrown in the face.


BTW, I think your using a little bit of Reductio ad Hitlerum, in the sense that you're judging judgen's mental state based strongly on his/hers taste in literature: if one likes Hitlers book, one must have "issues"
By your standards and use of Godwin's law, your argument is void

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