On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 11:28:12AM +0100, smf wrote: >On 14/10/2016 11:16, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >>Given the rational alternative of a slimy crook, the irrational choice >>seems so much more appealing. Vote for Trump, Americans. >> >>There you go too :-P > >From the outside, it appears that the slimy crook is Trump (*). He's >just got the same reality distortion field as Steve Jobs had. Isn't any seasoned politician essentially a liar? Telling what they think the audience wants to hear, instead of telling what they think, and so on. Some only are better (or more consistent) at it than others. At a suitably high level of abstraction, both alternatives are slimy crooks. :) >Which is fine, as long as the reality distortion works on everyone. >But it doesn't even work on all the US population, it works less on >people outside the US. This reminds me of the saying that is sometimes attributed to Abraham Lincoln but apparently has European origins, saying that you can fool some for all the time, all for some time, but not all for all the time: http://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/12/11/cannot-fool/ That said, back on topic: I wonder if it actually is 1.559" = 39.5986mm nowadays. Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-10-14 12:01:06
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