1994-02-15 - Re: The Difficulty of Source Level Blocking

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From: Sandy Sandfort <sandfort@crl.com>
To: Theodore Ts’o <tytso@ATHENA.MIT.EDU>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-02-15 23:21:44 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 15:21:44 PST

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From: Sandy Sandfort <sandfort@crl.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 94 15:21:44 PST
To: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@ATHENA.MIT.EDU>
Subject: Re: The Difficulty of Source Level Blocking
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On Tue, 15 Feb 1994, Theodore Ts'o wrote:

> I'm not convinced they would; perhaps it is time to start exploring this
> assumption.  Digital postage solves the problem that it becomes
> expensive for someone to flood a mailing list or a newsgroup with 10,000
> annoying messages.  But all it does is disenfranchise the poor; the rich
> would still be able to make themselves a nuisance.  How do you defend
> against someone like Detweiler if he has the resources of a Donald
> Trump, or a Bill Gates?
Ever notice how few mail bombs we get from Trump or Gates?  Maybe the 
rich are rich because they've learned self-restraint.  Bet you dollars to 
donuts that LD doesn't have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out.

 S a n d y

P.S.  Oops!  Broke my own pledge, sort of.  Okay, I'll climb back on the