*countable infinities only

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Mon Jun 25 18:45:27 UTC 2012

On Jun 25, 2012, at 12:22 PM, Jay Sulzberger wrote:
> The main error of the Surrender before Engagement Argument is:
> 1. to implicitly assume that the "issue" is smaller than it is
> The situation is quite different:
> If we do not here and now stand and fight, likely we will shortly
> lose the right to own a computer.

> The issue is so large that it is absurd to allow a small group of
> engineers from Fedora to engage in secret negotiations with the
> Englobulators about the issue.  The small team is not empowered
> by me, nor by millions of others, to give away our present
> practical power to install Fedora on a new x86 home computer by
> putting in a CD, and setting some values in some configuration
> files.
> As of today Red Hat has formally agreed that Microsoft should be
> given an absolute veto power over ease of installation of a free
> OS on almost all x86 home computer sold, starting within six months.

Lacking both reason and logic, this line of argument is ad hominem. My diplomatic response is that you're suffering from psychosis, as in, divorced from reality.

Chris Murphy

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