dark web briefest intro - was Re: educate me Please

John Newman jnn at synfin.org
Fri Jul 21 21:17:12 PDT 2017

> On Jul 21, 2017, at 10:14 PM, Zenaan Harkness <zen at freedbms.net> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 21, 2017 at 08:51:11PM -0500, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
>>> On 07/21/2017 08:26 PM, #$%&#$ %&#$%&#$ wrote:
>>> One of the key features that the Tor company/group has never
>>> implemented is chaff-filled network - that is, you specify "I want to
>>> allocate 100 KB/s to my node, and I want that divided equally amongst
>>> my outward connections, and any peer node that "randomly drops"
>>> packets, becomes less trusted by me.
>>> I asked the devs directly (or someone else did, can't remember for
>>> sure), and the reason came back "our funding proposals for this
>>> feature have never been approved" - which makes sense, since the CIA,
>>> DIA, DOD and NSA fund the creation of the Tor network, they don't
>>> want to fund features which make it much harder for them to uncloak
>>> users they are targetting.
>> Maybe funded, as in past tense. The current Tor project is not
>> dependent at all on US government funding that I can see.
> Shawn you're a funny lad - a little too transparent for your own
> good but hey, that's better from my perspective :D
>> If you can prove
>> otherwise, please post the proof.
> Oh please! Awesome - I love this in the morning, makes for a really
> happy day which I know is pre-laced with humour unseen by the one
> delivering the punch lines. Gold :)
> Your transparency is causing me to not stop chuckling.  Juan is
> sharper than I and he spotted you ages ago.

Yes, Juan is. You're a moron.

>> The nice thing about free software is anyone can add those
>> features, or pay for them to be added. So even your non-government
>> or non-US programmers can change the code and run their own custom
>> version of Tor.  The features you mention don't even break
>> compatibility with the rest of the network, so that's not an issue.
> Thank you for reiterating part of my email with which we evidently
> agree on.
> Have a great day - mine started out fabulous :D
> Z

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