more on more on E-mail intercept ruling - good grief!! (fwd from dave at

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Sun Jul 4 13:06:01 PDT 2004

On Fri, Jul 02, 2004 at 09:23:08PM -0700, Major Variola (ret) wrote:

> Amongst the earliers RAMs were tubes of mercury with a pulse-generator
> at one end and a microphone at the other.  The speed of sound provided
> the delay, the system required regeneration, like modern DRAMs.

At GBit WAN stores a whole packet in the fibre as optical delay line, with 10
it's true even for a LAN (some 30 bits/m).

That interpretation techically allows to wiretap anything.

Of course they're doing that anyway, regardless of what local laws says, so
even not much twisting of words required.

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