Re: Make antibiotic resistant pathogens at home! (Re: Policing Bioterro Research)

2002-12-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 24 Dec 2002, James A. Donald wrote: On 24 Dec 2002 at 19:42, Anonymous wrote: Not all that far-fetched, really. It would be fairly simple to create a dioxin bomb by heating a 55gal drum of polychlorinated phenols (2,4D or 2,45T) or polychlorinated biphenols (PCBs from a powerline

Re: Quantum Probability and Decision Theory

2002-12-25 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 24 Dec 2002, James A. Donald wrote: On the other hand, our inability to emulate a nematode, or the At individual level? We're lacking data. There are slices of the worm (http://leitl.org/worm.png, raw tiff is about 32 MBytes) from Durbin's work, and a few reconstructions, but there is

Re: I Crypto U and your files

2002-12-27 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Thu, 26 Dec 2002, Anonymous wrote: One leverage point for possibly encouraging this to happen is in P2P, methinks. A few power-users have been prosecuted recently, so imagine a nice little crypto-tunnel (and mp3 disc-encryptor) app that could easily be injected into the Kazaa or other

RUBBISH!

2003-01-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
Happy new year, everybody. Sousveillance/reverse panopticon. http://www.wweek.com/flatfiles/News3485.lasso RUBBISH! Portland's top brass said it was OK to swipe your garbage--so we grabbed theirs. by CHRIS LYDGATE AND NICK BUDNICK [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] Web-only content: Vera

re:constant encryped stream

2003-01-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 31 Dec 2002, Thomas Shaddack wrote: Is there a way to RELIABLY find the mail was opened? I have a related question. I have a little server sitting in a wall closet. Does anyone have an easy solution (preferably low tech) for figuring out that the closet door has been opened?

Re: biological systems and cryptography

2003-01-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 1 Jan 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What's the latest news on Adelman's cryptological soup? Once his DNA crypto was touted as a substantial breakthrough for crypto, though since overshadowed by quantum crypto smoke-blowing. DNA computes very slowly; it's bound by viscous drag and

Re: biological systems and cryptography

2003-01-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Michael Cardenas wrote: People do break cyphers, by finding weaknesses in them. Are you saying that you think that current cyphers are unbreakable? People break cyphers by 1) cryptoanalysis (mostly brain, a bit of muscle) 2) brute force (no brain at all, pure muscle) So

Re: Dossiers and Customer Courtesy Cards

2003-01-05 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 4 Jan 2003, Sunder wrote: Not in any 1U system that I know of unless you mean multiple racks. It doesn't matter. While NSA builds their own hardware, you can as well think in terms of vanilla Dells. The biggest ATA drives I see on the market today are 200GB. Most 1U systems won't

[p2p-hackers] p2p-hackers meeting, this upcoming sunday (fwd)

2003-01-06 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 12:39:24 -0800 (PST) From: Bram Cohen [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [p2p-hackers] p2p-hackers meeting, this upcoming sunday usual time, usual place when: second sunday, this time it's the 12th, 3pm till whenever we

Cryptome Log Subpoenaed

2003-01-07 Thread Eugen Leitl
http://cryptome.org/cryptome-log.htm 6 January 2003 [Received by fax, 6 January 2003.] THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL ONE ASHBURTON PLACE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02108-1598 TOM REILLY ATTORNEY GENERAL

Re: Security cameras are getting smart -- and scary

2003-01-08 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 8 Jan 2003, James A. Donald wrote: In today's Vietnam women commonly dress like Ninjas, completely covering every square inch of skin. Even the eyes are covered with dark glasses. The costume however is tight, covering the face but revealing the figure. It doesn't matter what

[linux-elitists] LOCAL Stanford University: face down the DMCA enforcers (fwd)

2003-01-18 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:08:47 -0800 From: Don Marti [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [linux-elitists] LOCAL Stanford University: face down the DMCA enforcers Richard Stallman just passed this along to me. I won't be around, since I'll

Re: cloning as heresy (Re: Fresh Hell)

2003-01-18 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 18 Jan 2003, Major Variola (ret) wrote: He's talking about parthogenesis. There must be several passages which could be interpreted that way. God put Adam into a deep sleep, and fashoned Eve from his rib. Doable, if you knock out one Y chromosome and inject another X from another

RE: [linux-elitists] LOCAL Stanford University: face down the DMCA enforcers (fwd)

2003-01-19 Thread Eugen Leitl
Hold your fire for a moment. Could be hitting the wrong ones. -- Forwarded message -- Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 00:25:10 -0800 From: Larry M. Augustin [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: 'Don Marti' [EMAIL PROTECTED], 'Karsten M. Self' [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE:

[IP] Open Source TCPA driver and white papers (fwd)

2003-01-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 02:29:27 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Open Source TCPA driver and white papers -- Forwarded Message From: David Safford [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:05:39 -0500

Re: Deniable Thumbdrive?

2003-01-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003, Thomas Shaddack wrote: Use the kind of fingerprint reader that can also sense the blood flow in the finger, kinda like the heart rate sensors on some exercise machines. Dead fingers then will be of no use. Photoplethysmography and photoxytometry are easy to fake once you

ATTN: John Walker - RE: [speak-freely] Speak Freely for Windows and Speak Freely mailing lists (fwd)

2003-01-27 Thread Eugen Leitl
How would you do it? Would you lift public key exchange from OpenSSL or GPG? Or just package a snapshot of GPG with Speak Freely, and adapt the call syntax? -- Forwarded message -- Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 01:25:26 -0500 From: Benjamin T. Moore, Jr. [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL

[IP] OASIS takes up lawful intercept standardization (fwd)

2003-01-28 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 08:29:40 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] OASIS takes up lawful intercept standardization via slashdot: http://xml.coverpages.org/LawfulInterceptTC.html OASIS Members to Create

Re: the news from bush's speech...H-power

2003-01-29 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Tim May wrote: Nonsense. What political science do you think was stopping Ford or Honda or Volvo or GM from introducing a hydrogen fuel cell car by 1980? What I meant is lack of lots of fat federal grants for research on fuel reformers, hydrogen separation, proton

Re: the news from bush's speech...H-power

2003-01-30 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Declan McCullagh wrote: On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 04:08:08PM -0800, Tim May wrote: Really, Eugene, you need to think deeply about this issue. Ask your lab associate, A. G., about why learning and success/failure is so important for so many industries. Read some Hayek,

Re: Passenger rail is for adventurers and bums

2003-01-31 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, Thomas Shaddack wrote: I don't know how it works in the US, but railroads are both comfortable and pretty reliable in Europe. A bit too expensive, especially in Germany. I also like being able to work on the train -- given that here cities are only a few kilotons apart

[IP] State Department Link Will Open Visa Database to Police Officers (fwd)

2003-01-31 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 22:54:11 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] State Department Link Will Open Visa Database to Police Officers State Department Link Will Open Visa Database to Police Officers January

Re: cities are only a few kilotons apart

2003-01-31 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, Major Variola (ret) wrote: Is kilotons a typo or do Europeans enjoy a dark sense of cartography? towns and villages are only 1-2 kilotons apart is from W. Arkin, F. Von Hippel, and B. G. Levi, The Consequences of a Limited Nuclear War in East and West Germany, Ambio 11

[Htech] WP: Leave-Us-Alone Democracy (fwd)

2003-02-04 Thread Eugen Leitl
A rather unsurprising observation, given the latest evidence. -- Forwarded message -- Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 17:13:40 -0600 (CST) From: Premise Checker [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Htech] WP: Leave-Us-Alone Democracy Leave-Us-Alone Democracy

Re: The Statism Meme (fwd)

2003-02-08 Thread Eugen Leitl
[From a friend who has moved to Italy] -- Forwarded message -- Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 19:51:40 -0600 (CST) From: Pete Mannix [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Tyler Durden [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: The Statism Meme What about Italy? Articles 270 and 270 bis,

Re: The Train Wreck is Proceeding Nicely

2003-02-18 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Steve Mynott wrote: Maybe history will then repeat itself almost exactly in a Space Race and the US end up on Mars. Going to Mars is a dead end. The first team, who'll build an industrial bridghead on Luna using first teleoperation and then automation will win big. The

FYI: ScanMail Message: To Sender, sensitive content found and action t aken. (fwd)

2003-02-21 Thread Eugen Leitl
Tee-hee. -- Forwarded message -- Return-Path: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by hydrogen.leitl.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id 213501267FD for [EMAIL PROTECTED]; Fri, 21 Feb 2003 17:36:43 +0100 (CET)

[mnet-devel] A brief bit of history... [was Re: ecash] (fwd)

2003-02-20 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 14:49:21 -0800 From: Jim McCoy [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [mnet-devel] A brief bit of history... [was Re: ecash] On Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 10:20 PM, Artimage wrote: [...] Besides the fact that they

RE: The burn-off of twenty million useless

2003-02-21 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Vincent Penquerc'h wrote: But other people might be encline to tag along anyway. A reputation No, because unless someone signs your stuff of their free will they'd have to extract a secret (ideally) lodged in a tamperproof hardware token, or break the cryptosystem, or

[mnet-devel] discussion on infoanarchy.org (fwd)

2003-02-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 07:34:26 -0500 From: Zooko [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [mnet-devel] discussion on infoanarchy.org There is some discussion on infoanarchy.org. (See the comments section after the review.)

[IP] Tuesday Night Event! - live webcast (fwd)

2003-02-25 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 10:28:52 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Tuesday Night Event! - live webcast -- Forwarded Message From: Peter Shane [EMAIL PROTECTED] We forgot the most important detail - you can

Re: Press Coverage, Snarky Media Personalities, and War

2003-03-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 2 Mar 2003, Dave Howe wrote: you find the author of one of those 10,000 verified email addresses! cds you blow up his car, burn down his house, paint little targets on his kids, and cut his telephone connection. Given that a hit job by Russian mafia ran for about 5 k$ not so very long

FC: Rich Kulawiec on Apple, MS, Adobe, HP, Intel oppose fixing DMCA (fwd)

2003-03-05 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 08:24:50 -0500 From: Declan McCullagh [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: FC: Rich Kulawiec on Apple, MS, Adobe, HP, Intel oppose fixing DMCA --- Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 19:07:35 -0500 From: Rich Kulawiec [EMAIL

[speak-freely] for Windows 7.6-A2 pre-release now available (fwd)

2003-03-09 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Sun, 09 Mar 2003 02:35:08 +0100 From: John Walker [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Speak Freely Mailing List [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [speak-freely] for Windows 7.6-A2 pre-release now available This announcement is addressed to experienced users of Speak

content control mafia is at it again

2003-03-13 Thread Eugen Leitl
It's this time of the year again, apparently. http://www.upi.com/view.cfm?StoryID=20030312-120912-6894r Analysis: Germany's copyright levy By Sam Vaknin UPI Senior Business Correspondent From the Business Economics Desk Published 3/12/2003 12:30 PM View printer-friendly version SKOPJE,

Re: Blacknet Delta CAPPS II Boycott?

2003-03-11 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Major Variola (ret) wrote: Yes, but can it do organic synthesis? Current microfluidics will result in a chymische hochzeit with desktop nanolithoprinting. If you thought *current* ink cartridges were expensive...

Re: vulnerability analysis

2003-03-16 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 15 Mar 2003, Major Variola (ret) wrote: What happens when you fly a low-fuel high speed 727 into a biosafety level 4 containment facility? It will be reduced to rubble. Most of those inside will get killed. Sterile containments will be breached. Negligible amounts of pathogens will

Re: Where are the heros?

2003-03-18 Thread Eugen Leitl
As long as hardware is not acting fully autonomously it is usually sufficient to address the soft targets, especially unprotected noncombatants at home. Self-replicating weapons are best, which for now means engineered pathogens. Things are bound to become pretty dynamic once we'll get

Re: The Mechanics of Skyscraper Collapse

2003-03-20 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 19 Mar 2003, Tim May wrote: I think the nearly perfectly vertical collapse of the WTC towers was because of the pancaking of each floor into the floors below, as shown in the videos. Whether removal of one support triggers pancaking or toppling is more complicated than the blocks

[IP] Google Phone Search sparks Privacy Concerns (fwd)

2003-03-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
Anyone willing to use this on Ashcroft Co, and publish the results? -- Forwarded message -- Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 10:10:31 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Google Phone Search sparks Privacy Concerns I deleted mine djf --

Re: pgp in internet cafe (webpgp)

2003-03-23 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 23 Mar 2003, Morlock Elloi wrote: Ever tried to install a ssh client on a random internet cafe computer ? What's wrong with PuTTY on a floppy, USB stick, or http://leitl.org/putty.exe ? Works every time.

Who's afraid of Mallory Wolf? (fwd)

2003-03-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 23:10:22 -0500 From: Ian Grigg [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Who's afraid of Mallory Wolf? Who's afraid of Mallory Wolf? By common wisdom, SSL is designed to defeat the so-called Man in the Middle attack, or MITM

DEF CON Announcement: CFP, Media now on line! (fwd)

2003-03-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 22:06:46 -0800 From: The Dark Tangent [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: DEF CON Announcement: CFP, Media now on line! Hello everyone, I would like to make several DEF CON related announcements. The Call For Papers for

Re: US may fabricate discovery of WMD

2003-03-26 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Ken Brown wrote: In the unlikely event that the North Koreans wanted to send a nuke to the USA, they might not need an ICBM. Just bribe or otherwise subvert a It would be a shipment running some risk of detection, especially given a hot warhead, which is difficult to

[IP] Risks of Iraqi war emerging Some officials warn of a mismatch between strategy and force size. (fwd)

2003-03-25 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 09:46:42 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Risks of Iraqi war emerging Some officials warn of a mismatch between strategy and force size.

Re: Things are looking better all the time

2003-03-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, James A. Donald wrote: If the US trys to avoid civilian casualties, this is not out of fear and weakness. Indeed, when we observe the recent past, it seems that it is failure to commit sufficient murder that provokes these attacks. The US does not suffer bad This

Re: Ricin Stout

2003-03-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 24 Mar 2003, Major Variola (ret) wrote: Cyanide would work quickly, and you'ld get caught. Ricin takes a day for symptoms. Fat chance. Eurotrash doesn't even raise a ruckus about them AWACS and Fuchs crews, nevermind strongly suggesting to shut down US army bases or even dare thinking

RE: Things are looking better all the time

2003-03-25 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 25 Mar 2003, Lucky Green wrote: If any terrorists had nukes, why have they not used them so far? I don't think they have nukes. Not yet. But now they're seeing plenty of reasons to get them. We're lucky they're poor, low-tech people in general.

Re: aljazeera.net hacked again?

2003-03-28 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Thu, 27 Mar 2003, Jamie Lawrence wrote: Any other images? any Photoshop-pro can handle that. So... what are you showing me and mine? Even no need for photoshoppery. These deeply embedded reporters have been producing fake fights (and badly faked at that so you could see it for yourself), as

purge your box

2003-04-03 Thread Eugen Leitl
lfkn-adsl-texasbiblecollege.txucom.net, your machine is infected. -- Forwarded message -- Return-Path: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Delivered-To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Received: from localhost (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by hydrogen.leitl.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id A987C126804 for

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

2003-04-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 2 Apr 2003, Ken Brown wrote: On paper they won on the Eastern Front, but the Soviet Union was produced out of the Russian defeat and I suspect many Germans would, in the log run, not have thought that that was a good outcome. One really can't deny that that shipping the secret weapon

Re: Celsius 451 -the melting point of Cat-5 Re: network topology

2002-04-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Major Variola (ret) wrote: [Yes I screwed this up ---ISPs do commonly block incoming 80. But Yes, some do, but not all of them. Mine doesn't. Some cable modem ISPs in fact encourage people running servers at home, offering static IPs and extra bandwidth. One would think

Re: *****SPAM***** FUCANN Fully UnCentrallized Authority for Naming and Numbers

2002-04-03 Thread Eugen Leitl
Hmm, SpamAssassin rated your post as somewhat naughty. Should probably bump up the threshold from default 5 to 6, but you might want to consider below for your future posts. On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Frob the Builder wrote: SPAM: Start SpamAssassin results --

RE: mil disinfo on cryptome

2002-04-07 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Faustine wrote: I'm not an expert on this, Then why aren't you following your own advice? By being not an expert on this I mean I haven't worked excessively with HCN (I tried smelling it once), nor administered LD50 tests personally. If anyone is interested in

RE: Detectable cash notes a fantasy

2002-04-10 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Trei, Peter wrote: So, yes, at the moment they can't scan your wallet very easily. But this technology is developing as all others are. I don't know about dealing with many similar tags more or less simultaneously, but some of the discussed apps for stock tracking

Re: Detectable cash notes a fantasy

2002-04-11 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Tim May wrote: How come? Because I am assuming the transponders are in the same position on each bill. If you want to posit some spatial diversity model, that helps, but not but a huge amount. This sounds too science fictionish to actually deploy (transponders are not

Re: overcoming ecash deployment problems (Re: all about transferable off-line ecash)

2002-04-13 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Bill Stewart wrote: Most of the telco business runs on 48V DC, and much of the off-the-grid solar energy electric applications run fine on 12V DC. Problem with high current and low voltage is that ohmic losses are unacceptably high if you want to transport it more than a

Ellison needs killing

2002-04-13 Thread Eugen Leitl
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/14/magazine/14TECHNO.html?homepageinsidebox=pagewanted=printposition=top April 14, 2002 Silicon Valley's Spy Game By JEFFREY ROSEN G ilman Louie is one of the most successful computer-game developers of all time. ''I'm your classic entrepreneur,'' he told me

Re: Two ideas for random number generation

2002-04-21 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Tim May wrote: As a meta-point, the world is not in short supply of lots of good RNGs, ranging from Johnson noise detectors to very strong Blum-Blum-Shub generators. The interesting stuff in crypto lies in other places. I disagree here somewhat. Cryptography ttbomk

Re: Two ideas for random number generation

2002-04-22 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 21 Apr 2002 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Why would one want to implement a PRNG in silicon, when one can easily implement a real RNG in silicon? Both applications are orthogonal. PRNG != entropy. And if one is implementing a PRNG in software, it is trivial to have lots of internal

Re: Two ideas for random number generation

2002-04-22 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Tim May wrote: What real-life examples can you name where Gbit rates of random digits are actually needed? Multimedia streams, routers. If I want to secure a near-future 10 GBit Ethernet stream with a symmetric cypher for the duration of a few years (periodic rekeying

NYT random login generator

2002-04-23 Thread Eugen Leitl
when cpunx/cpunx is not enough: http://www.majcher.com/nytview.html

Re: Odp: Cypherpunks Europe

2002-04-29 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, Steve Furlong wrote: Blow me. Troll, and ye shalt be heard. Seriously, while the relationship between furriners and merkins has been notoriously strained, might there not be need for a cpunx-europe@? For regional announcements, and such. English to be preferrable mode

Encryption scales to fit smaller RF ID tags

2002-04-30 Thread Eugen Leitl
http://www.eet.com/at/news/OEG20020408S0058 Encryption scales to fit smaller RF ID tags By Chappell Brown EE Times April 9, 2002 (8:42 a.m. EST) BURLINGTON, Mass. ? Armed with a simplified mathematical approach to public-key encryption, NTRU Cryptosystems Inc. here is introducing

Re: EINSTEIN

2002-05-06 Thread Eugen Leitl
Why do you feel compelled to periodically bring those dead and buried at the bottom of the killfiles to our all attention? On Sun, 5 May 2002, Bill Stewart wrote: Also, one redeeming factor of Choate's blah blah Matt the Ranter blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

Australian government proposed 'terror laws' (fwd)

2002-05-10 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- -- Eugen* Leitl a href=http://leitl.org;leitl/a __ ICBMTO: N48 04'14.8'' E11 36'41.2'' http://www.leitl.org 57F9CFD3: ED90 0433 EB74 E4A9 537F CFF5 86E7 629B 57F9 CFD3 -- Forwarded message -- Date: Sat, 11 May 2002

Re: Sci Journals, authors, internet

2002-06-16 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Anonymous wrote: There is a reason why the peer review process and the academic journals are still needed. Online preprint archives are useless for the layman. Laymen don't read online preprint archives. They stick with popular science stuff (I read Science). If you're

Re: on 'evil' as an abbreviation

2002-07-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 1 Jul 2002, Nomen Nescio wrote: We're talking about voluntary systems here. Ryan said that DRM was evil even if voluntary. It is evil because the naive user doesn't see all the ramifications, in regards to longterm abuse, and he's not exactly being told. Plus, the naive users are

Re: Echelon-like resources...

2002-10-13 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, Tyler Durden wrote: And indeed, in a world where most messages are fairly weakly encrypted, bursts of strongly-encrypted messages will stand out all the more and possibly flag the need for other methods of investigation. Doesn't figure: while it's easy to screen for

Re: commericial software defined radio (to 30 Mhz, RX only)

2002-10-17 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Wed, 16 Oct 2002, Harmon Seaver wrote: Does this run on linux? http://www.gnu.org/software/gnuradio/gnuradio.html

Re: Intel Security processor + a question

2002-10-17 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Thu, 17 Oct 2002, Tyler Durden wrote: If crypto is performed by hardware, how sure can users/designers be that it is truly secure (since one can't examine the code)? Deterministic algorithms with known internal state and fed with same test vectors generate exactly the same output as their

Encryption method getting the picture

2002-10-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-963054.html?tag=dd.ne.dtx.nl-sty.0 Encryption method getting the picture By Sandeep Junnarkar Staff Writer, CNET News.com October 23, 2002, 9:06 AM PT Researchers have created a new way to encrypt information in a digital image and extract it later without any

FC: Privacy villain of the week: DARPA's gait surveillance tech (fwd)

2002-10-27 Thread Eugen Leitl
Advent of another technology wide deployment of which we must delay as long as possible. In absence of rentable cryptographically anonymized telepresence proxies it is provably impossible to completely hide all unique fingerprints of a human, or even a complex mass-produced artifact. Such a

Re: FC: Privacy villain of the week: DARPA's gait surveillance tech (fwd)

2002-10-27 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002, Bill Stewart wrote: Sigh. If people are going to beat up on BrinWorld, at least they should get it right. Brin's Transparent Society stuff makes two points - Cameras, networks and similar technology are going to keep getting cheaper, so you're going to lose

Re: False statement: Since cypherpunks no longer code

2002-10-27 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002, Tim May wrote: (I have no idea why Extropy and Transhumantech are being copied on this message ([EMAIL PROTECTED], extropy [EMAIL PROTECTED]). Since I know they will bounce my reply, as I am not subscribed to their lists, I will delete them from the distribution.)

Re: FC: Privacy villain of the week: DARPA's gait surveillance tech (fwd)

2002-10-28 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 27 Oct 2002, R. A. Hettinga wrote: Oddly enough, your behavior on the net, even the behavior of a given signature in cypherspace, is biometric, as well. If my traffic is remixed the signature is not linkable to a point of origin. The signature emitted is not rich, and can be scrambled

[silk] I Went Down to the Demonstration... (fwd)

2002-10-28 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 08:28:12 +0530 From: Udhay Shankar N [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [silk] I Went Down to the Demonstration... From John Perry Barlow. Interesting. Udhay -- -- 100,

Re: Katy, bar the door

2002-11-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Steve Schear wrote: This may be more than sufficient to place a final nail in the airline industry coffin. Killing NY sheeple in high rise buildings isn't the Doesn't have to be overnight. It would be already enough to arm the pilots and issue an SOP to lock the doors

Re: Katy, bar the door

2002-11-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, John Kelsey wrote: Hmmm. I agree, but if the attackers chose the right time (while the plane's on autopilot) to release the gas or whatever, they might have an hour or two to get through the cockpit door, with no resistance at all from the now-dead passengers or crew.

Re: German Wiretappers Bill Victims

2002-11-05 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Bill Stewart wrote: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/5/27917.html German secret service taps phones, bills buggees Tapping is made on a very wide scale here. IIRC another article mentioned 200 k phones tapped, though not gave the time period.

[Htech] Lying With Pixels (fwd)

2002-11-16 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 09:28:46 -0600 (CST) From: Premise Checker [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [Htech] Lying With Pixels Jul/Aug 00: Lying With Pixels http://www2.bc.edu/~okeefew/349/rfppixels.htm Request for Proposal

Re: Secret Court Says U.S. Has Broad Wiretap Powers

2002-11-18 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 18 Nov 2002, Anonymous wrote: Tim is absolutely right -- we need a new Timmy McVeigh everyday. The people in that building were feds, the kids were fed kids. Unfortunate for the kids, but so what? Nits turn into lice. How many kids died at Waco? Thanks for the troll. We really

StartTLS for Opportunistic Email Encryption with Postfix

2002-11-20 Thread Eugen Leitl
as mentioned on the cryptography list http://www.homeport.org/~adam/starttls.html StartTLS for Opportunistic Email Encryption with Postfix Lots and lots of sites use StartTLS for encrypting local email, usually so that they can hide passwords when SMTP auth is used. But, StartTLS also gives

[IP] Pentagon transcript on TIA (fwd)

2002-11-21 Thread Eugen Leitl
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 06:31:58 -0500 From: Dave Farber [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: ip [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [IP] Pentagon transcript on TIA http://usinfo.state.gov/cgi-bin/washfile/display.pl?p=/products/washfile/latestf=02112003.tltt=/products/washfile/newsitem.shtml

Re: Microsoft on Darknet

2002-11-22 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Fri, 22 Nov 2002, Major Variola (ret) wrote: Darknet is being undermined by free riders. They attribute this to 2 things: most are on 56Kbps, and legal harassment of large sharers is possible. I attribute this to lack of agoric load levelling, and prestige accounting. Legal harassment is

Q: opportunistic email encryption

2002-11-22 Thread Eugen Leitl
Question: if you control the traffic layer you can easily disrupt opportunistic encryption (STARTTLS Co) by killing public key exchange, or even do a MITM. Is there any infrastructure in MTAs for public key caching, and admin notification if things look fishy? (Fishy: a host which used to do PKI

Re: Video Mules: (Was: Re: Psuedo-Private Key (eJazeera) )

2002-11-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Morlock Elloi wrote: Ne protocols will be required (if I infect this east coast girl, how long it will take for the message to get to south africa ?) Lousy latency. Just put your DNA-encoded message in a microdot on your dead tree letter, and PCR/sequence on arrival.

Re: Video Mules: (Was: Re: Psuedo-Private Key (eJazeera) )

2002-11-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Tyler Durden wrote: I believe Daniel Hillis (or was it Jaron Lanier?) inserted time-capsule information into a cockroach's DNA and released it into the Boston subways. He calculated that this would be the way to preserve information for the longest period of time.

Re: Video Mules: (Was: Re: Psuedo-Private Key (eJazeera) )

2002-11-24 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sun, 24 Nov 2002, Morlock Elloi wrote: Isn't all snail mail already irradiated ? Then soon. It's not, because electron accelerators are a) expensive b) tend to damage mail. Besides, the few ug or ng dry DNA in the microdot is not a living being. It can remain readable at ridiculously

FBI 'Nets' Cop-Killer Suspect

2002-11-28 Thread Eugen Leitl
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,56616,00.html?tw=wn_ascii FBI 'Nets' Cop-Killer Suspect By Associated Press Page 1 of 1 08:15 AM Nov. 27, 2002 PT CONCORD, New Hampshire -- A fugitive suspected of killing a California police officer in a crusade against police brutality has been

Re: CNN.com - WiFi activists on free Web crusade - Nov. 29, 2002 (fwd)

2002-12-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 30 Nov 2002, Dave Howe wrote: without routing and name services, you have what amounts to a propriatory I believe I mentioned geographic routing (which is actually switching, and not routing) so your packets get delivered, as the crow flies. The question of name services. How often do

Re: CNN.com - WiFi activists on free Web crusade - Nov. 29, 2002 (fwd)

2002-12-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 30 Nov 2002, Tyler Durden wrote: I just don't see how a single WiFi cloud will be able to scale very far. All the WiFi users within eyeshot of each other are always going to contend for bandwidth, no? It'll be just like the old half-duplex 10BaseT copper There is limited bandwidth

Re: CNN.com - WiFi activists on free Web crusade - Nov. 29, 2002 (fwd)

2002-12-01 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Sat, 30 Nov 2002, Morlock Elloi wrote: Self-routing mesh networks have potential to sidestep this. Transistors are small and cheap enough even today - the centralised communication infrastructure is there so that you can be charged, not because technology dictates that any more. With

Re: CNN.com - WiFi activists on free Web crusade - Nov. 29, 2002 (fwd)

2002-12-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, David Howe wrote: I think what I am trying to say is - given a normal internet user using IPv4 software that wants to connect to someone in the cloud, how does he identify *to his software* the machine in the cloud if that machine is not given a unique IP address? few if

Re: CNN.com - WiFi activists on free Web crusade - Nov. 29, 2002

2002-12-02 Thread Eugen Leitl
On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, Peter Fairbrother wrote: What I don't understand is how a node knows the location of a person who moves about in the first place. The node spans a cell. Similiar to your cellular phone, you can link an ID to a cell. Within the cell you can use relativistic ping and/or

Final Program of ICICS'02

2002-12-05 Thread Eugen Leitl
of conference -- -- Eugen* Leitl a href=http://leitl.org;leitl/a __ ICBMTO: N48 04'14.8'' E11 36'41.2'' http://eugen.leitl.org 83E5CA02: EDE4 7193 0833 A96B 07A7 1A88 AA58 0E89 83E5 CA02

Delegates tagged and tracked

2002-12-05 Thread Eugen Leitl
http://www.nature.com/nsu/021125/021125-1.html Delegates tagged and tracked Radio transmitters follow scientists round conference. 26 November 2002 GEOFF BRUMFIEL Tagged attendees walked an average of 4.1 miles. ) D. Reed Scientists often use radio tags to track elusive animals. But at last

[evol-psych] Reputation and the Evolution of Conflict. (fwd)

2002-12-07 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 03:36:37 -0600 From: Ian Pitchford [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [evol-psych] Reputation and the Evolution of Conflict. J Theor Biol 2003 Feb 7;220(3):345-357 Reputation and the Evolution of Conflict. MCELREATH R.

[evol-psych] The Evolution of Group-beneficial Traits in the Absence of Between-group Selection. (fwd)

2002-12-07 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2002 03:44:52 -0600 From: Ian Pitchford [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [evol-psych] The Evolution of Group-beneficial Traits in the Absence of Between-group Selection. J Theor Biol 2003 Jan 7;220(1):67-74 Related

[p2p-hackers] RESCHEDULE: (SF Bay Area) South Bay PeerPunks meeting (fwd)

2002-12-08 Thread Eugen Leitl
-- Forwarded message -- Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 13:42:45 -0800 (PST) From: James D. Levine [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [p2p-hackers] RESCHEDULE: (SF Bay Area) South Bay PeerPunks meeting Several people have written to remind me that PeerPunks will conflict

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