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Re: The Petaflops Boondoggle Computer (was PET_ard)

The pathological liar "Timothy C. May" <[email protected]> writes:

> At 11:50 AM -0800 9/29/96, jim bell wrote:
> >At 10:00 AM 9/29/96 -0800, Timothy C. May wrote:
> >>(Hoist by their own petards indeed! Don't tell our Russian what petard
> >>means.)
> >
> >Uh, wasn't that the name of the bald captain on Star Trek Next Generation?
> >You know, "Jean-Luc Petard"?
> Picard. To keep people out of suspense, "hoist by one's own petard" has one
> etymology involving a lift-off by gaseous action (though the more
> family-oriented dictionaries cite a petard as a French rocket of some sort,
> ignoring the point that the name comes from this same gaseus emission).

OK. Igor, petard is the explosive device that Timmy May likes to stick up
his rectum in order to dervie sexual pleasure. He should discuss it on his
favorite Usenet newsgroup, alt.sex.masturbation, and not on a crypto-related
mailing list.


<a href="mailto:[email protected]">Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM</a>
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