a vernier of civilization...
Tomas L. Byrnes
tomb at byrneit.net
Thu Sep 25 10:12:05 CDT 2008
Am I the only one who read that as intending to be "Veneer", a thin
covering to make it look like, even if the subsurface reality is the raw
randomness of particle board?
I would note that; while it seems like the OP wanted to say that we were
to make the process of running outlaws out of town (which is the
equivalent of what we're doing here) at least a bit civilized; in the
context outside of decoration, a veneer means "superficial or
deceptively attractive appearance", IE: for looks only, not changing the
inherent character of the thing it's meant to cover up.
I guess, it we want better PR, a veneer of judges, bailiffs, and lawyers
can't hurt us. We should still let our well clad lawmen unload with all
barrels on the louts that have been terrorizing the neighborhood.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marshall Eubanks [mailto:tme at multicasttech.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2008 5:28 AM
> To: Jo Rhett
> Cc: Nanog list
> Subject: Re: a vernier of civilization...
> Note that, at least in the spacecraft world, a vernier is an
> attitude adjustment rocket engine.
> I am not sure if NANOG is set up to do an attitude adjustment
> on civilization...
> On Sep 25, 2008, at 1:48 AM, Jo Rhett wrote:
> > On Sep 24, 2008, at 7:24 PM, Randy Bush wrote:
> >> this way lies lynch mobs
> >> shall we at least apply a vernier of civilization?
> > Randy, I would agree if anything less had ever been effective.
> > If you have a better idea, please explain to the rest of us.
> > -- Jo Rhett
> > Net Consonance : consonant endings by net philanthropy, open source
> > and other randomness
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