Le no-no

Tyler Durden camera_lumina at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 1 10:35:37 PST 2005

Yes and don't forget..the middle east won't be a source of enemies 
-forever-...what'll we do with all those weapons? Ah yes...the Chinese are 
apparently on the backburner.


>From: Dave Howe <DaveHowe at gmx.co.uk>
>To: Email List: Cypherpunks <cypherpunks at al-qaeda.net>
>Subject: Re: Le no-no
>Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 01:11:38 +0000
>Tyler Durden wrote:
>>Huh? There are IBM laptops with dedicated crypto chips? Although I don't 
>>claim to be any kind of an expert, I think this has to be wrong. Anyone 
>>know any different?
>well, certainly some thinkpads have encryption of the hard drive; if you 
>take the hard drive out and try to read it on another system, you find the 
>drive contains garbage - if and only if you have a bios and startup 
>password set. the same password is used for both startup access and drive 
>I suspect it is more that they are looking for a reason to block this sale, 
>and this is the first one they thought of. exactly why they would like to 
>do this is beyond me - possibly MS would like IBM to still be tied to them 
>by Windows contracts, or possibly just someone in government doesn't like 
>the idea of "THE IBM PC" being a chinese company.

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