Draft of nine new FAQ questions

Robert Holtzman holtzm at cox.net
Sat May 26 01:30:04 CEST 2012

On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 09:24:32AM -0400, Robert J. Hansen wrote:

> At this point you look skywards and scream, "GET ME OUT OF THIS
> METAPHOR!  I get it already!  A nonconstructive proof doesn't tell us
> anything about /what/ or /why/ or /how/, it just says that something
> /is/!  GET ME OUT OF HERE, I don't want to spend the rest of this
> metaphor in a dark room with a raving psychotic!"
> Dan helpfully points out as he's reloading that werewolves suffer from
> lycanthropy, not psychosis.  As for you, you flee the metaphor for the
> safety of a more literal world.
> [1] In reality, Dan Boneh is a very nice guy, quite reasonable, and
>     nothing at all like I'm portraying him here.
> [2] http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/shivers/autoweapons.html

The link is absolutely great!

Bob Holtzman
If you think you're getting free lunch, 
check the price of the beer.
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