Re: Jamming camcorders in movie theaters

2002-10-11 Thread alan
I read how they plan on doing this. I predict it will give a percentage of the movie-going public screaming headaches. (Or at least make them very uncomfortable.) These are the same people who are sensitive to the flicker of cheap 60 hz office lighting. Not that a bit of discomfort was any

Re: A Few Words About Palladium

2002-12-13 Thread alan
On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Nomen Nescio wrote: According to the message below, Palladium will not include a serial number revocation list, document revocation list, or similar mechanism to delete pirated music and other unauthorized content. These claims have been made most vocally by Ross Anderson

Re: M Stands for Moron? You gotta be kidding...

2003-02-13 Thread alan
On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Tyler Durden wrote: The M in M-Theory stands for Moron. I always thought it stood for Mescaline. ]:

Re: Brinwear at Benetton.

2003-03-12 Thread alan
On Wed, 12 Mar 2003, Tim May wrote: Regarding TEMPEST shielding - there is another, complementary approach for shielding: jamming. There are vendors selling devices that drown the RF emissions of computer equipment in noise, so TEMPEST receivers get nothing. Are there any publicly

Re: Brinwear at Benetton.

2003-03-14 Thread alan
On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Adam Shostack wrote: On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 01:22:44PM -0500, Trei, Peter wrote: | You're not thinking this through. As the item goes through the door (in | either direction) the check is made Is this individual tag on this store's | 'unsold inventory' list?. If so,

Re: Bush's Moment of Truth

2003-03-19 Thread alan
On Tue, 18 Mar 2003, Bill Stewart wrote: Bush said this was going to be the Moment of Truth. Well, we haven't had a moment of truth from his administration yet, so I guess that's a welcome change... I wonder if it will be like a moment of silence?

Re: Spending a billion dollars an hour produces a hell of a lightshow!

2003-03-21 Thread alan
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Tyler Durden wrote: As the Iraqis themselves said, and I paraphrase (because the quote is not handy): If the U.S. says they know the locations of secret weapons projects, of underground bunkers, etc., why don't they simply give the locations to the U.N. weapons

Re: Quantum Loop Gravity Be For Whitey

2004-01-16 Thread Alan
On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 22:20, bgt wrote: On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 10:48, cubic-dog wrote: in force, because, we finally get slave, indentured servants who will either take the 90 cents and hour or be deported. This kind of rhetoric is extremely irritating. If they can be deported, they are

Re: Lunar Colony

2004-01-16 Thread Alan
On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 16:11, Justin wrote: Trei, Peter (2004-01-15 21:39Z) wrote: Interesting OpEd piece in the NYT today pointing out that a manned Mars expedition becomes *much* more affordable if no return trip is planned. This is obvious. More affordable, but more risk. We might

Re: [osint] Assassination Plans Found On Internet

2004-06-14 Thread alan
On Mon, 14 Jun 2004, Tyler Durden wrote: Remember too that terrorism is really a form of PR, rather than (in most cases) an actual destruction of infrastructure or whatnot. Smart terrorists will obviously leverage any channel available to cause a population to view their world as unstable.

Re: Citizen Chics Must Put Out

2004-06-21 Thread alan
On Mon, 21 Jun 2004, Jay Goodman Tamboli wrote: On Mon, Jun 21, 2004 at 01:45:19PM -0400, Tyler Durden wrote: say an officer is at the beach and spots some hot chick in a bathing suit, with obviously no ID on her person. And let's say this officer believes that this chick has a

Re: USA PATRIOT Act Survives Amendment Attempt (fwd from

2004-07-09 Thread alan
On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Thomas Shaddack wrote: On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Steve Schear wrote: Quite a few book stores (including the local Half-Priced Books) now keep no records not required and some do not even automate and encourage their patron to pay cash. In California book sellers to such

RE: Texas oil refineries, a White Van, and Al Qaeda

2004-07-20 Thread alan
On Tue, 20 Jul 2004, Trei, Peter wrote: -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Thomas Shaddack Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 3:48 PM To: Justin Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: Texas oil refineries, a White Van, and Al Qaeda

Re: Cryptographers and U.S. Immigration

2004-07-23 Thread alan
On Fri, 23 Jul 2004, R. A. Hettinga wrote: Cryptographers and U.S. Immigration Seems like cryptographers are being questioned when they enter the U.S. these days. Recently I received this (anonymous) comment: It seems that the U.S.

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

2004-10-27 Thread alan
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004, Roy M. Silvernail wrote: On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 21:10 -0700, James A. Donald wrote: -- James A. Donald: Moral equivalence, the rationale of those who defend tyranny and slavery. Roy M. Silvernail Moral superiority, the rationale of both sides of any

Re: This Memorable Day

2004-11-04 Thread alan
On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Tyler Durden wrote: Well, this may actually be less hard than we thought. Indeed, it's the one vaguely silver lining in this toxic cloud. Outsourcing to India will actually add a lot to world stability. Of course, we'll loose a lot of jobs in the process, but in the

RE: Researchers Combat Terrorists by Rooting Out Hidden Messages

2005-02-02 Thread Alan
On Tue, 2005-02-01 at 23:21 -0800, Steve Schear wrote: At 02:07 PM 2/1/2005, Tyler Durden wrote: Counter-stego detection. Seems to me a main tool will be a 2-D Fourier analysis...Stego will certainly have a certain thumbprint, depending on the algorithm. Are there certain images that

Re: Just to make your life more paranoid:) Re: Surreptitious Tor Messages?

2005-10-04 Thread alan
On Tue, 4 Oct 2005, Steve Furlong wrote: On 10/4/05, gwen hastings [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Troll Mode on: TOR was originally developed as a result of CIA/NRL funding:) ... BTW running TOR makes you very visible that you are running tor even as a client.. its quite a noisy protocol

Re: Two ideas for random number generation

2002-04-23 Thread Alan Braggins
anyone's pregenerated lookup tables of lots of digits of pi. -- Alan Braggins mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] nCipher Corporation Ltd. +44 1223 723600 Fax: +44 1223 723601

Re: Backround checks are more important than education...

2002-09-03 Thread Alan Braggins
://,7369,780573,00.html -- Alan Braggins mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] nCipher Corporation Ltd. +44 1223 723600 Fax: +44 1223 723601

Re: Cryptogram: Palladium Only for DRM

2002-09-20 Thread Alan Braggins
Of course, those like Lucky who believe that trusted computing technology is evil incarnate are presumably rejoicing at this news. Microsoft's patent will limit the application of this technology. In what way is in the desktop of almost every naive user a usefully limited application?

Re: Yodels, new anonymous e-currency

2002-11-12 Thread Alan Barrett
ALTA and LESE. --apb (Alan Barrett)

Re: [camram-spam] Re: Microsoft publicly announces Penny Black PoW postage project

2003-12-30 Thread Alan Brown
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, Eric S. Johansson wrote: But using your spam size, , the slowdown factor becomes roughly 73 times. So they would need 73 machines running full tilt all the time to regain their old throughput. Believe me, the professionals have enough 0wned machines that this is

Re: [camram-spam] Re: Microsoft publicly announces Penny Black PoW postage project

2004-01-04 Thread Alan Brown
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003, Bill Stewart wrote: The reason it's partly a cryptographic problem is forgeries. Once everybody starts whitelisting, spammers are going to start forging headers to pretend to come from big mailing lists and popular machines and authors, so now you'll not only need to

Re: [camram-spam] Re: Microsoft publicly announces Penny Black PoW postage project

2004-01-04 Thread Alan Brown
On Thu, 1 Jan 2004, Eric S. Johansson wrote: the list (recently demised) listed nearly 700K machines that had been detected (allegedly) sending spam... so since their detection was not universal it would certainly be more than 700K :( that is a nasty bit of news. I'll run some

Re: For Liars and Loafers, Cellphones Offer an Alibi

2004-06-27 Thread Alan Barrett
know that it's not just once globally. In any case, the permission is just a flag in a database, and is not really needed by anybody with back-door access to the GSM provider. --apb (Alan Barrett)

Re: Cash, Credit -- or Prints?

2004-10-13 Thread Alan Barrett
that fakes the signals to the rest of the security system. --apb (Alan Barrett)


2005-09-28 Thread Alan Barrett
insufficient history, and blocks on IP addresses are currently all or nothing. --apb (Alan Barrett)