A new record? 18 Choategrams this morning!

Declan McCullagh declan at well.com
Sun Jul 22 10:53:55 PDT 2001

Coincidentally, before reading this, I finally decided to killfile
Choate. I'm not sure whether it was the inane nuttiness, the weird
quoting of the First Amendment with metronome regularity, or the loopy
argument that protesters trying to trash a police van were really
doing that by way of polite introduction before perhaps extending an
invite to afternoon tea.

Anyway, thanks to the graces of procmail, I now have a "trash" folder,
and a sincere expectation that my cypherpunks traffic will fall in
volume while rising in quality by 20 percent.


On Sun, Jul 22, 2001 at 09:54:35AM -0700, Tim May wrote:
> After reading the handful of messages that made it through lne.com's 
> filters, I double-checked my "trash" directory to see what my own 
> filters had thrown away.
> Some kind of new record: 18 messages from Choate, posted during just 
> a 2-hour period this morning. From the headers, most look to be 
> Choategrams giving us pointers to what Yahoo or CNN make readily 
> available.
> (One pulled at random: 
> http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/ap/20010721/wl/summit_protests_46.html
> "Summit Protests Rage for Second Day")
> Gee, Choate, how would we know about yesterday's news, reported 
> widely, discussed here, if you didn't pass on a pointer to Yahoo?
> Some would call it mail-bombing the list to disrupt it. Perhaps. But 
> I expect it's just plain cluelessness. Some kind of "URL Tourette's 
> Syndrome."
> Thank Baal for filtering tools.
> --Tim May
> -- 
> Timothy C. May         tcmay at got.net        Corralitos, California
> Political: Co-founder Cypherpunks/crypto anarchy/Cyphernomicon
> Technical: physics/soft errors/Smalltalk/Squeak/agents/games/Go
> Personal: b.1951/UCSB/Intel '74-'86/retired/investor/motorcycles/guns

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