"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."There is a tradition in many groups that, once this occurs, that thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress. Godwin's Law thus practically guarantees the existence of an upper bound on thread length in those groups. However there is also a widely recognised codicil that any intentional triggering of Godwin's Law in order to invoke its thread-ending effects will be unsuccessful. [Jargon].
Last updated: 2003-10-06
/god-zil'*-gram/ (From Japan's national hero and datagram) 1. A network packet that in theory is a broadcast to every machine in the universe. The typical case is an IP datagram whose destination IP address is [255.255.255.255]. Fortunately, few gateways are foolish enough to attempt to implement this case!2. A network packet of maximum size. An IP Godzillagram has 65,536 octets. Compare super source quench.
Last updated: 2003-10-07