The reliability of dates on websites

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 15 20:48:24 UTC 2013

But fortunately, no lives are at stake.


On 3/15/13, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
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> At 3/15/2013 11:13 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>>Words and phrases can have commercial value. People will be planting
>>evidence with fake dates.
> And what do we propose to do about faked dates on *paper*
> imprints?  It's been known to happen.  Let alone simple, innocent
> mistakes, or later confusions about the year because publication was
> before Lady Day?
> I suspect the same kinds of confirmatory arguments and evidence can
> be applied to both electrons and paper.  Or does Heisenberg's
> uncertainty principle apply only to the former?
> Joel
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