[TUHS] 30th Anniversary of most epic netnews post

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Fri Apr 2 07:27:58 AEST 2021

On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 11:29 AM Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:

It's always amazed me that courts will take emails as "evidence" because it
> is
> absolutely trivial to fake them.  Unless they've added some crypto host
> identification (have they?)

Evidence is not the same as conclusive evidence, and it would be perfectly
proper for one side to introduce emails and the other side to claim that a
particular email or emails are forged.  It would then be up to the trier of
fact (jury or judge) to decide who is most convincing on that meta-issue.

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
And now here I was, in a country where a right to say how the country should
be governed was restricted to six persons in each thousand of its
For the nine hundred and ninety-four to express dissatisfaction with the
regnant system and propose to change it, would have made the whole six
shudder as one man, it would have been so disloyal, so dishonorable, such
putrid black treason.  --Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee
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