Cypherpunks response to viral stimuli
sunder at sunder.net
Mon Feb 2 15:22:01 PST 2004
> Along these same lines, mightn't a TLA or similar induce someone
> downstream of them to spam the cypherpunks remailers and collect the
> identities of those who complain?
That's got to be the dumbest thing I've ever heard of. No TLA would do
that. They'd simply watch upstream of each node. They can wait for
outgoing messages and collect email addresses to their heart's content....
By definition, if you've subscribed to cypherpunks, you can expect all of
the TLA's to at least know your email address.
If anything, you can blame the slew of anti-SCO and non-SCO related virii
for the lack of messages... If you were going to pull some half assed
conspiracy theory, you might have come up with something more original -
like "Maybe the TLA's are sending the virii so as to choke off the
lists..." But that's dumb as well for far more obvious reasons:
See, the cypherpunks is a gold mine for the TLA's. All they have to do is
subscribe, listen, and wait. At some point, some poor dumb nutcase like
Jim Bell will do something silly. The polyester suited knights will hit
the champale and have a nice party on his ass...
Man, the collective IQ's of the posters on this list has certainly been
dropping lower and lower... sheesh!
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