[discuss] Problem building cross compiler for x86_64

Dave "I do not speak for AT&T!" Korn dk@artimi.com
Thu Jan 19 18:43:00 GMT 2006

Mike Frysinger wrote:

> i have no idea who "Kai Ruottu" is but i recognize "Dave Korn", so i'll
> take your word on it

  This is a fine example of how it can be an equally bad mistake to assume
someone's advice is trustworthy just because you know their name, as it is to
assume someone's advice is untrustworthy just because you don't know their
name.  See "Fallacy of appeal to authority " for further information, although
the corresponding-but-opposite fallacy of mistrusting a non-authority is less
commonly mentioned.

  Or IOW, I'm not _that_ Dave Korn!   ;)

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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