Re: Return of the death of cypherpunks.

2005-10-31 Thread John Kelsey
to be interesting. .. --digsig James A. Donald 6YeGpsZR+nOTh/cGwvITnSR3TdzclVpR0+pr3YYQdkG AnKV4N6f9DgtOy+KkQ9QsiXcpQm+moX4U09FjLXP 4zfMeSzzCXNSr737bvqJ6ccbvDSu8fr66LbLEHedb --John Kelsey

Re: On Digital Cash-like Payment Systems

2005-10-31 Thread John Kelsey
From: cyphrpunk [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 27, 2005 9:15 PM To: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: cryptography@metzdowd.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: On Digital Cash-like Payment Systems On 10/26/05, James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How does one inflate a key? Just make it

Re: [PracticalSecurity] Anonymity - great technology but hardly used

2005-10-28 Thread John Kelsey
hilarity will ensue. I'll note that you can do the same thing by simply using slightly different versions of Word. MS takes a bad rap for a lot of their software (Excel and Powerpoint are pretty nice, for example), but Word is a disaster. Eugen* Leitl a href=http://leitl.org;leitl/a --John Kelsey

Re: On the orthogonality of anonymity to current market demand

2005-10-26 Thread John Kelsey
kinds of payment system are susceptible to the same broad classes of attacks (bank misbehavior (for a short time), someone finding a software bug, someone breaking a crypto algorithm or protocol). What makes one more secure than the other? .. Cheers, RAH --John Kelsey

Re: [fc-discuss] Financial Cryptography Update: On Digital Cash-like Payment Systems

2005-10-25 Thread John Kelsey
From: cyphrpunk [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 24, 2005 5:58 PM To: John Kelsey [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [fc-discuss] Financial Cryptography Update: On Digital Cash-like Payment Systems .. Digital wallets will require real security in user PCs. Still I don't see why we don't already have

Re: Judy Miller needing killing

2005-10-24 Thread John Kelsey
The question is, can she defy a subpoena based on membership in the privileged Reporter class that an ordinary person could not defy? It seems like the real question is how membership in the class is determined. If anyone who's acting like a reporter in a certain context (say, Adam Shostack

Re: [fc-discuss] Financial Cryptography Update: On Digital Cash-like Payment Systems

2005-10-24 Thread John Kelsey
From: cyphrpunk [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 24, 2005 2:14 PM Subject: Re: [fc-discuss] Financial Cryptography Update: On Digital Cash-like Payment Systems On 10/22/05, Ian G [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Note that e-gold, which originally sold non-reversibility as a key benefit of the system, found

Re: [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Wikipedia Tor]

2005-10-03 Thread John Kelsey
Damn good point. Now that I think of it, all the classic examples of anonymous publication were really pseudonymous. (Publius, et al) They have different requirements. Votes and cash transactions and similar things require no history, no reputation. They're one-shot actions that should not

Re: Well, they got what they want...

2005-07-25 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jul 23, 2005 9:17 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Well, they got what they want... .. Saw a local security expert on the news, and he stated the obvious: Random earches and whatnot are going to do zero for someone determined,

Re: Posion Pill for ED?

2005-07-06 Thread John Kelsey
Hey, I think I saw a bald eagle roosting up in that tree. You know, the one next to those buried Indian artifacts, right next to those rusting metal drums I got from Russel Bliss. --John

Re: [IP] Real ID = National ID (fwd from dave@farber.net)

2005-05-12 Thread John Kelsey
From: Justin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: May 9, 2005 3:55 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [IP] Real ID = National ID (fwd from [EMAIL PROTECTED]) .. What do we need security for? We need security because a lot of people hate the U.S., and because we won't close our borders, and because society

Re: Pi: Less Random Than We Thought

2005-05-06 Thread John Kelsey
From: Sarad AV [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: May 5, 2005 8:43 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Pi: Less Random Than We Thought Well, if it were generated by a random process, we'd expect to see every n-bit substring in there somewhere, sooner or later, since the sequence

Re: Secure erasing Info (fwd from richard@SCL.UTAH.EDU)

2005-05-04 Thread John Kelsey
Just as a data point, PGPDisk works fine on CF devices. I use this for a CF card on which I keep a bunch of my work for movement between laptop and desktop machines. --John

Re: Ready, Aim, ID Check: In Wrong Hands, Gun Won't Fire

2005-01-13 Thread John Kelsey
From: Justin [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jan 10, 2005 7:35 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Ready, Aim, ID Check: In Wrong Hands, Gun Won't Fire .. Some gun accidents are suicides reported as such to avoid embarrassment to the family. I've heard this from other people, too--some in reasonably

Re: Ready, Aim, ID Check: In Wrong Hands, Gun Won't Fire

2005-01-10 Thread John Kelsey
From: R.A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jan 6, 2005 11:47 AM To: cryptography@metzdowd.com, [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Ready, Aim, ID Check: In Wrong Hands, Gun Won't Fire .. Ready, Aim, ID Check: In Wrong Hands, Gun Won't Fire By ANNE EISENBERG I just wonder what the false negative rates

Re: California Bans a Large-Caliber Gun, and the Battle Is On

2005-01-04 Thread John Kelsey
Interesting questions: How hard is it for someone to actually hit an airplane with a rifle bullet? How often do airplane maintenance people notice bulletholes? My understanding is that a single bullethole in a plane is not likely to do anything serious to its operation--the hole isn't big

Re: How to Build a Global Internet Tsunami Warning System in a Month

2005-01-04 Thread John Kelsey
From: Major Variola (ret) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jan 3, 2005 4:45 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: How to Build a Global Internet Tsunami Warning System in a Month .. 3. Homebrew warning systems will face the same problems as eg pro volcano warning systems: too many false

Re: Israeli Airport Security Questioning Re: CRYPTO-GRAM, December 15, 2004

2004-12-22 Thread John Kelsey
From: Major Variola (ret) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 21, 2004 10:20 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Israeli Airport Security Questioning Re: CRYPTO-GRAM, December 15, 2004 At 02:16 PM 12/20/04 -0500, John Kelsey wrote: No doubt a real intelligence agent would be good

Re: Israeli Airport Security Questioning Re: CRYPTO-GRAM, December 15, 2004

2004-12-21 Thread John Kelsey
The difference here is that Bad_Guy is visiting the country for the first time. Now, there are fewer questions to ask. But that's a common enough situation that the questioners are going to be ready for it. And I bet a lot of the point of their questioning is just to see if they detect signs

Re: Coffee, Tea, or Should We Feel Your Pregnant Wife's Breasts Before Throwing You in a Cell at the Airport and Then Lying About Why We Put You There?

2004-12-21 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 19, 2004 4:23 PM Subject: Re: Coffee, Tea, or Should We Feel Your Pregnant Wife's Breasts Before Throwing You in a Cell at the Airport and Then Lying About Why We Put You There? .. Funny how most Americans only wake up after it happens to them.

Re: Flaw with lava lamp entropy source

2004-12-21 Thread John Kelsey
From: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 18, 2004 2:51 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Flaw with lava lamp entropy source .. These days the video entropy source is not a lava lamp, but a lens cap - in the dark, the ccds generate significant thermal noise, which

RE: Blinky Rides Again: RCMP suspect al-Qaida messages

2004-12-11 Thread John Kelsey
, some terrorist's laptop is going to have a post-it note on the screen with the password. .. -TD --John Kelsey

RE: Blinky Rides Again: RCMP suspect al-Qaida messages

2004-12-11 Thread John Kelsey
From: J.A. Terranson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 9, 2004 1:19 PM To: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Blinky Rides Again: RCMP suspect al-Qaida messages . As recently as two years ago, I had a

Re: Word Of the Subgenius...

2004-12-08 Thread John Kelsey
From: Steve Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 7, 2004 1:26 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Word Of the Subgenius... .. Tim May has probably gotten all strange in the last few years, living in his remote hilltop home, waiting to see the end that will not come since the y2k crisis turned

Re: Word Of the Subgenius...

2004-12-06 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Dec 4, 2004 8:33 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Word Of the Subgenius... I thought JR Bob Dobbs got beamed up to that comet with those LA Koolaid kooks... No, but I do believe the comet kooks engaged in bobbitization (or perhaps, merely bobbing).

Re: Fallujah: Marine Eye-Witness Report

2004-11-24 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 24, 2004 12:08 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Fallujah: Marine Eye-Witness Report James A Donald wrote... And the problem with a civil war in Iraq is? And the answer is: 9/11 sucked. Oh wait, I guess I have to explain

Re: Fallujah: Marine Eye-Witness Report

2004-11-24 Thread John Kelsey
From: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 24, 2004 1:02 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Fallujah: Marine Eye-Witness Report .. And the problem with a civil war in Iraq is? At least three: a. The pottery barn theory of foreign affairs--we'd be blamed for making things worse. (I

Re: Fallujah: Marine Eye-Witness Report

2004-11-22 Thread John Kelsey
From: R.A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 21, 2004 9:23 PM To: John Young [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Fallujah: Marine Eye-Witness Report .. By the way, John, did you know that Bush Is Going To Revive The Draft??? I know this is currently known to be false by all

RE: The Values-Vote Myth

2004-11-08 Thread John Kelsey
From: J.A. Terranson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 6, 2004 5:07 PM To: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: The Values-Vote Myth On Sat, 6 Nov 2004, Tyler Durden wrote: .. So: A 'moral values' question for Cypherpunks. Does this election indict the

Re: This Memorable Day

2004-11-08 Thread John Kelsey
From: Peter Gutmann [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 6, 2004 2:10 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: This Memorable Day The figure that's usually quoted is that 80% of German's military force was directed against Russia. Of the remaining 20%, a lot had already been engaged by

Re: The Values-Vote Myth

2004-11-08 Thread John Kelsey
From: Eric Cordian [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 6, 2004 5:57 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: The Values-Vote Myth .. Also, voting is in some sense political manipulation to blame the population for the actions of their government. Everyone who votes is a co-conspirator, and the argument

Re: This Memorable Day

2004-11-03 Thread John Kelsey
From: R.A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 2, 2004 10:55 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: This Memorable Day .. Expect more carnage than culture when Bush is elected. I gather we waited to start the offensive in Fallujah(sp?) until the polls were all closed. I'm not sure how much of

Re: This Memorable Day

2004-11-03 Thread John Kelsey
From: Nomen Nescio [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Nov 3, 2004 6:50 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: This Memorable Day .. The only way to move towards a more friendly world is to make people feel they are able to share the wealth and prosperity of the world. As long as there is one single

Re: Geodesic neoconservative empire

2004-10-29 Thread John Kelsey
From: R.A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 29, 2004 7:06 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Geodesic neoconservative empire .. It has always amused me that libertarians and anarcho-capitalists insist on using the language of the left to describe the things they don't like. One of the

Re: US Retardation of Free Markets (was Airport insanity)

2004-10-27 Thread John Kelsey
From: R.A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 27, 2004 9:37 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: US Retardation of Free Markets (was Airport insanity) .. This is actually the running fantasy in Marxism since the 1950's, when it turned out that that, instead of the workers eating the

Re: Donald's Job Description

2004-10-25 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 25, 2004 9:40 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Donald's Job Description Well, the Bush supporters I've met aren't normally so sure. They'll kind of hem and haw, or saw Well, he's got advisors..., or

Re: Airport insanity

2004-10-24 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 23, 2004 7:41 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Airport insanity Let us not forget the more tangible 'value' in bombing the WTC and messing up things downtown. First of all, the companies in the WTC were,

Re: Airport insanity

2004-10-23 Thread John Kelsey
decision I can figure out. Just like flying planes into buildings full of people with almost nothing to do with what you're really getting at. James A. Donald --John Kelsey

Re: US Retardation of Free Markets (was Airport insanity)

2004-10-22 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 19, 2004 10:23 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED], [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: US Retardation of Free Markets (was Airport insanity) .. In developing markets the US track record is terrible. The more we interfere and set up puppet governments and petty

Re: Airport insanity

2004-10-22 Thread John Kelsey
From: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 20, 2004 3:10 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Airport insanity Lots of murderous terrorists have been released from Guatanamo, and in the nearly all cases the most serious of their complaints make it sound like a beach

RE: Airport insanity

2004-10-18 Thread John Kelsey
From: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 16, 2004 7:01 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: Airport insanity .. On 15 Oct 2004 at 16:32, Tyler Durden wrote: .. He might have looked odd from the photo you saw circulated in the press, but I'd bet a lot of money no one would have

Re: Airport insanity

2004-10-18 Thread John Kelsey
From: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 16, 2004 7:22 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Airport insanity .. Oh, and every white American (recall numerous references to Mr. McVeigh) Mc Veigh did not target innocents, and if he did target a plane full of

Re: Airport insanity

2004-10-18 Thread John Kelsey
From: James A. Donald [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 16, 2004 2:27 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Airport insanity For whatever reason, pictures of me always come out looking like some crazed religious fanatic. But that doesn't mean that I'm going to bomb anything. And I sure hope that

RE: Airport insanity

2004-10-15 Thread John Kelsey
fundamentalist terrorists running about. So we can clearly rest easy. It's a good thing we've got an administration in the White House who cares about security and the war on terror. Otherwise, I'd be a mite worried about now .. -TD --John Kelsey

Re: Implant replaces ID cards for access to restricted areas.

2004-10-12 Thread John Kelsey
From: Steve Furlong [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 9, 2004 7:44 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Implant replaces ID cards for access to restricted areas. On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 02:20, Nomen Nescio wrote: Mexican Attorney General, Staff Get Chip Implants Implant replaces ID cards for access

Re: Cash, Credit -- or Prints?

2004-10-12 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Oct 12, 2004 1:43 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Cash, Credit -- or Prints? .. Very interesting question. I'd bet almost any amount of money that it's fairly trivial to simply alligator-clip-out the fingerprint's file from

Re: ID Rules Exist, But Can't Be Seen

2004-10-01 Thread John Kelsey
to court scrutiny, but then how do they get that down to the people doing the screening at the gate? The whole idea of laws that the citizens aren't allowed to see just sounds like something you'd expect in some godawful third-world dictatorship, not in the US. -TD --John Kelsey

RE: Mystification of Identity: You Say Yusuf, I Say Youssouf...

2004-09-28 Thread John Kelsey
). They just have more power, and fewer consequences when they screw up. .. -TD --John Kelsey

Re: potential new IETF WG on anonymous IPSec

2004-09-20 Thread John Kelsey
From: Major Variola (ret) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sep 17, 2004 10:27 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: potential new IETF WG on anonymous IPSec At 06:20 AM 9/17/04 +, Justin wrote: On 2004-09-16T20:11:56-0700, Major Variola (ret) wrote: .. Oh, come on. Nothing can be

Re: Academics locked out by tight visa controls

2004-09-20 Thread John Kelsey
From: R. A. Hettinga [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sep 20, 2004 8:33 AM Subject: Academics locked out by tight visa controls http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/9710963.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp Posted on Mon, Sep. 20, 2004 Academics locked out by tight visa controls U.S.

Re: Forest Fire responsible for a 2.5mi *mushroom cloud*?

2004-09-14 Thread John Kelsey
From: Major Variola (ret) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sep 13, 2004 3:50 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Forest Fire responsible for a 2.5mi *mushroom cloud*? .. AN is extremely deliquescent; perhaps the sulphate was for that? Removing chunks with dynamite is trying rather hard

Re: BrinCity 2.0: Mayor outlines elaborate camera network for city

2004-09-10 Thread John Kelsey
. Fortunately, all this is happening in a town noted for its trustworthy and honest government, and under a mayor with no tendency to use any excuse he can find to grab power, tear up airports he doesn't like in the middle of the night, etc. .. R. A. Hettinga mailto: [EMAIL PROTECTED] --John

Re: Seth Schoen's Hard to Verify Signatures

2004-09-08 Thread John Kelsey
iteration count for password hashing. Hal Finney --John Kelsey

RE: Another John Young Sighting

2004-08-25 Thread John Kelsey
than by death, if then. Who wants to be the guy who correctly assessent the evidence to remove someone's name, only to have the same guy blow up a plane a year later? IMO, this seems like a fundamental problem with watchlists. Peter --John Kelsey

Re: On what the NSA does with its tech

2004-08-05 Thread John Kelsey
at your data. And if that device is an online server somewhere, then password encryptions become partly traceable. --John Kelsey

Re: Email tapping by ISPs, forwarder addresses, and crypto proxies

2004-08-02 Thread John Kelsey
-Original Message- From: Major Variola (ret) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Jul 30, 2004 10:25 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Email tapping by ISPs, forwarder addresses, and crypto proxies The profitably part is a non-issue when you have black budgets,

Re: Tyler's Education

2004-07-06 Thread John Kelsey
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Re: Palm Hack?

2004-06-05 Thread John Kelsey
I think the notion of someone using your IR beaming capacity against your will is at least a possible threat (imagine what happens if I get a trojan onto your Palm that's supposed to leak data--it could just listen on the IR port, and hand over your data when I get it the right message.) Some

Re: SASSER Worm Dude

2004-05-14 Thread John Kelsey
in that regard than fraud or theft. I think that's generally true. In some states, much younger people have been sentenced to death. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: CDR: Re: Can Skype be wiretapped by the authorities? (fwd from em@em.no-ip.com)

2004-05-14 Thread John Kelsey
be a matter of transmitting to the van parked outside your house ~~brian --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: [IP] One Internet provider's view of FBI's CALEA wiretap push

2004-04-23 Thread John Kelsey
From: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Apr 23, 2004 10:09 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [IP] One Internet provider's view of FBI's CALEA wiretap push .. Well, what if there were 3 passwords: 1) One for Fake data, for amatuers (very few of the MwG will actually be smart enough to look

Re: legally required forgetting

2004-04-15 Thread John Kelsey
my phone calls and e-mails to her not to be trivially tapable! [1] Classical reference --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

RE: voting

2004-04-15 Thread John Kelsey
leave it unchanged. Peter Trei --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED], who is definitely speaking only for himself. PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: Liquid Natural Flatulence

2004-03-30 Thread John Kelsey
attackers will do this other thing (that we just happen to have defended against) instead. Cheers, RAH --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: 1st amend, compelled speech in US

2004-01-22 Thread John Kelsey
to try to force AOL to put up some condom ads, though I can't see how they'd win in court. Just really stupid policy. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: DoS-ing fatherland goons

2004-01-06 Thread John Kelsey
community's priors (in the Bayesian sense; their prior assumptions are swamping the effects of their meager data). .. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: Singers jailed for lyrics

2004-01-04 Thread John Kelsey
the same kind of language for interactions between individuals and between governments is a mistake. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: Vengeance Libertarianism

2004-01-04 Thread John Kelsey
At 10:18 AM 12/31/03 -0600, Harmon Seaver wrote: It's not that just some humans are useless eaters, it's that all are, and the Goddess Gaia is clearly hard at work trying to rectify this situation with a variety of new bioweapons, i.e., AIDS, ebola, etc. which will soon, I'm sure, reduce the human

Re: Zombie Patriots and other musings

2003-12-17 Thread John Kelsey
At 12:34 PM 12/14/03 -0800, Major Variola (ret) wrote: At 11:52 AM 12/13/03 -0500, John Kelsey wrote: .. One interesting property of the lone warriors is that they can't actually make peace. Good points, but not entirely true. For instance, we could stop the Jihad (tm) (including future Jihads

Re: Don't worry...it's just one of Saddam's doubles

2003-12-17 Thread John Kelsey
years), but he hasn't actually controlled things for a couple of decades. The Saddam we're really looking for is approximately Saddam #3, and he's still at large, and directing the insurgency. _The Boys from Baghdad_, coming soon to a theater near you. -TD --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP

Re:Textual analysis

2003-12-15 Thread John Kelsey
, even if I tried changing terms, being more mathematical and less conversational, etc. (Though this is more of a problem with humans familiar with my writing style, rather than with automated analysis.) Harmon Seaver CyberShamanix http://www.cybershamanix.com --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP

Re: Zombie Patriots and other musings

2003-12-13 Thread John Kelsey
. Of course, there's a more fundamental problem with surrendering to the lone warriors. Imagine that there's such a wave of pro-life terrorism that we finally agree to ban abortion. You're a fanatically committed pro-choice activist. What's your next move? --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48

RE: Zombie Patriots and other musings [was: Re: (No Subject)]

2003-12-12 Thread John Kelsey
Rajiv Ghandi's assassin was such a woman. So there, the women are still healthy enough to do something, and doing the suicide bombing thing won't leave behind a legacy of relatives who change their names to avoid being associated with you. Peter Trei --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237

RE: Stego worm

2003-12-12 Thread John Kelsey
he can see a couple of innocent-looking e-mails from me to you with weird timestamps, and have some reason to suspect something interesting is going on. .. -TD --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: Deniable data storage

2003-11-14 Thread John Kelsey
with information leakage about number of channels here, if you had a message encoded in that block of bits, because you would know when you decoded it how often you'd had bits flipped, but maybe they resolved that somehow.) --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948

Re: paradoxes of randomness

2003-08-23 Thread John Kelsey
over time. --Tim May --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

RE: JAP back doored

2003-08-23 Thread John Kelsey
site and the entry anonymizer, he can pretty reliably unmask the user's identity with just a few minutes of browsing. Wei Dai discussed this idea several years ago, and I later reinvented the same idea. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: What if all things computable are computable in polynomial time?

2003-08-14 Thread John Kelsey
to do 2^{75}, say, to break it. Merkle's puzzles and all the related schemes give you N^2, and that's not *quite* enough to be useful. .. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP: FA48 3237 9AD5 30AC EEDD BBC8 2A80 6948 4CAA F259

Re: Trials for those undermining the war effort?

2003-04-05 Thread John Kelsey
Deuchland. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: U.S. Drops 'E-Bomb' On Iraqi TV

2003-04-04 Thread John Kelsey
to random civilians in peacetime.) Peter. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: U.S. Drops 'E-Bomb' On Iraqi TV

2003-04-04 Thread John Kelsey
, and if you don't have to comply with insanely expensive and complex regulations. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: S-Tools Stego makes an appearance in Law and Order-SVU

2003-04-03 Thread John Kelsey
communication channels. Yep. Mostly unused because they're not all that reliable, or because they offer too little bandwidth to be worthwhile, alas. ... --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Things are looking better all the time [TERROR ALERT: Cerenkov Blue]

2003-04-01 Thread John Kelsey
At 09:36 AM 3/27/03 -0800, Tim May wrote: On Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 08:41 AM, John Kelsey wrote: ... However, it seems to me it would be very hard for this news not to leak out. If, say, a nuke or serious bioterror weapon had been found in a major city, a lot of agencies would have had

RE: U.S. Drops 'E-Bomb' On Iraqi TV

2003-03-29 Thread John Kelsey
captured soldiers. Regards Sarath. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Things are looking better all the time

2003-03-29 Thread John Kelsey
. What was that famous quote from Austria-Hungary? Something like We will astonish the world with our ingratitude. ... Sarath. --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: Things are looking better all the time [TERROR ALERT: Cerenkov Blue]

2003-03-27 Thread John Kelsey
At 08:28 AM 3/26/03 -0800, Major Variola (ret) wrote: At 06:12 PM 3/25/03 -0500, John Kelsey wrote: ... Maybe the FBI caught them and disarmed the bombs before they went off. And they didn't claim any credit? This doesn't jibe with the puffery one observes. Well, there's puffery, and then there's

RE: Things are looking better all the time

2003-03-26 Thread John Kelsey
Protocol.) There are pretty obvious reasons why the US government might not announce either of the last two cases, and why the terrorist group of your choice wouldn't announce we have a bomb until they had the thing planted where they wanted it. --Lucky --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Journalists, Diplomats, Others Urged to Evacuate City

2003-03-21 Thread John Kelsey
yourself to blame if you get bitten. So, I don't suppose you've heard about our more recent forays into the Balkans, Somalia, and Afghanistan --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: What shall we do with a bad government...

2003-03-21 Thread John Kelsey
for him by some New York Times columnist. (That's from memory, so I'm probably missing some essential facts...but then, the NYT does that occasionally, too.) --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Journalists, Diplomats, Others Urged to Evacuate City

2003-03-21 Thread John Kelsey
seem likely to help us fight our fights or accomplish our objectives. Surely it's not too hard to think of current examples --digsig James A. Donald --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Identification of users of payphones

2003-03-17 Thread John Kelsey
May That government is best which governs not at all. --Henry David Thoreau --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: The burn-off of twenty million useless eaters and minoritie s

2003-02-24 Thread John Kelsey
larger projects possible sometimes, especially ones involving big, long wars. -- Vincent Penquerc'h --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: The burn-off of Tom Veil

2003-02-21 Thread John Kelsey
farm subsidies, say. And even with Republicans in control of everything, I'll bet we don't see any major cuts to NEA, say. -TD --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Blood for Oil (was The Pig Boy was really squealing today

2003-02-20 Thread John Kelsey
money in than an oil pipeline through Afghanistan. Lots of money invested up front, literally hundreds of small groups who could threaten to damage it as a way of demanding a share of the loot, very hard to defend, etc. What an opportunity! --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Science Journal 'Self-Censorship'

2003-02-19 Thread John Kelsey
we're all worried about are mostly 1940s or earlier technology. Stuff that even a third-rate starving dictatorship can cook up.) -pete --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Crypto anarchy now more than ever

2003-02-19 Thread John Kelsey
. The saber-rattling serves both to communicate the threat and to advertise for buyers. James A. Donald --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Stand back or I'll jump....

2003-02-19 Thread John Kelsey
Saddles strategy. -TD --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: patriot act and public key encryption

2003-02-08 Thread John Kelsey
, if you won't help us. What? You don't like Mongo as a cellmate? Pity, he sure seems to enjoy, er, like you. Steve FurlongComputer Condottiere Have GNU, Will Travel John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: \Touching shuttle debris may cause bad spirits

2003-02-05 Thread John Kelsey
if some of those people assume they're sick because of the dangerous space chemicals, rather than because of that potato salad they had at the picnic last Sunday. ... Jay --John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Touching shuttle debris may cause bad spirits to invade your body!

2003-02-03 Thread John Kelsey
to be dangerous, but moving them is going to mess up the investigation of the crash. Which presumably is what everyone with any technical background and common sense was thinking when they heard the original warning, right? --Tim May, Occupied America John Kelsey, [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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