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For another classic example of taking some liberties with the truth for the sake of a good story, see: https://www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html

And especially the FAQ about it: https://www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail-faq.html




Ah! This is probably the third time I'm reading this, and it's still just as entertaining as it always was. :-)

> "You waited a few DAYS?" I interrupted, a tremor tinging my voice. "And you couldn't send email this whole time?"

> "We could send email. Just not more than--"

> "--500 miles, yes," I finished for him, "I got that. But why didn't you call earlier?"

> "Well, we hadn't collected enough data to be sure of what was going on until just now." Right. This is the chairman of statistics.

I hadn't read the FAQ before though! Thanks for posting these. This guy definitely has a lot of patience for putting up with all those FAQs about inconsistencies in his story...




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