==============================  CFJ 1848  ==============================

    Futuremyartug is a player.


Caller:                                 Murphy
Barred:                                 BobTHJ

Judge:                                  Zefram
Judgement:                              FALSE



Called by Murphy:                       21 Dec 2007 16:50:49 GMT
Assigned to Zefram:                     21 Dec 2007 23:25:19 GMT
Judged FALSE by Zefram:                 21 Dec 2007 23:47:17 GMT


Caller's Arguments:

Let D1 be the 24-hour period starting at the time this CFJ was called.
Let D2 be the 24-hour period starting at the time D1 ends.

At some point during D1, I will attend a company Christmas party.  At
some point during D2, I will reveal the official starting and ending
times of this party.  I will then recommend a judgement of either TRUE
or FALSE on the balance of evidence, depending on whether either BobTHJ
or Futuremyartug correctly announced the official starting and ending
times during D1 (they get one try apiece).


Judge Zefram's Arguments:

In the message quoted in evidence, BobTHJ tacitly admits that e does not,
as previously claimed, have access to information sent from the future.
It can be safely concluded that Futuremyartug is nothing but a figment
of eir imagination, and so not eligible to register.

Furthermore, it is the opinion of this court that it is not appropriate
to attempt to contemporaneously adjudicate retroactive actions.  We must
judge, and otherwise run the game, based on the rules that prevail
at the time.  There used to be a clause in rule 101 to this effect;
that has been repealed, but it remains the common-sense position,
just like the obligation to obey the rules (as judged in CFJ 825).
For a real-life equivalent, consider the United States's retroactive
promotion of George Washington to General of the Armies: this does not
mean that e had been wearing the wrong rank insignia during eir career,
nor that military operations and court decisions based on eir contemporary
lower rank were in error.

Either of these arguments, independent of the other, would require that
CFJ 1848 be judged FALSE.  I therefore do so.


Judge Zefram's Evidence:

|Message-ID: <56732cfd0712210932g7c9ba15arf4657333778e4eae@mail.gmail.com>
|From: Roger Hicks <pidgepot@gmail.com>
|To: agora-discussion@agoranomic.org
|Subject: Re: DIS: Re: BUS: CFJ
|Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:32:59 -0700
|On Dec 21, 2007 10:25 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly@gmail.com> wrote:
|> On Dec 21, 2007 10:20 AM, Roger Hicks <pidgepot@gmail.com> wrote:
|> > I regret to inform you that Futuremyartug, though well aware of the
|> > start and end times of your party, is prohibited from disclosing this
|> > information due to R14968/81. However, Futuremyartug does recommend
|> > you limit your consumption of eggnog and avoid wearing white to the
|> > party. One of the possible quantum states arising from your Christmas
|> > party leads to a very embarrassing situation which your colleges will
|> > never let you forget.
|> You could probably research the information if you try...
|> -root
|Ha! I was considering calling MKA Systems to ask about Christmas Party
|times when I got this message. I decided against it as I would rather
|not cause problems for other players by calling their places of