[OS X TeX] My Soap Box

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Fri Feb 11 11:04:48 EST 2011

On Feb 11, 2011, at 10:51 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Feb 11, 2011, at 12:16 AM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
>> Keyloggers, a centralized database with each user's history of  
>> thread-hijacking, use the built-in camera to track the user's eye  
>> movements and facial expressions to determine whether he or she is  
>> about to hit "reply" rather than "new", semantically-enable  
>> indexing of the user's mail messages as they are being composed,  
>> to determine whether a new thread is being started. All this,  
>> together with a script that plays a video of Dick kindly  
>> instructing the user what to do and politely apologizing on behalf  
>> of all the email application writers---this should do it. For  
>> repeat offenders, the script shows a disappointed looking Don  
>> Knuth shaking his head as one of the user's LaTeX files is opened  
>> in MS Word, then saved as a .doc file for Word 5.1. The original  
>> is deleted, and so are all of its revisions in Time Machine  
>> databases.
> Wouldn't reporting thread-hijacking to the Department of Homeland  
> Security be much easier...?

Didn't you know it's been the case all along?

Police states always start by claiming to remedy some trivial issue,  
e.g. Mussolini claimed he was just going to get trains to run on time.


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