1996-02-22 - Re: Internet Privacy Guaranteed ad (POTP Jr.)

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@piermont.com>
To: IPG Sales <ipgsales@cyberstation.net>
Message Hash: 3491b81c3e6db27dfd322c0299e8402795e17ff04f5e11eda2d5d577cf47b674
Message ID: <199602212217.RAA10215@jekyll.piermont.com>
Reply To: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960221155719.3814N-100000@citrine.cyberstation.net>
UTC Datetime: 1996-02-22 03:13:01 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 11:13:01 +0800

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@piermont.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 11:13:01 +0800
To: IPG Sales <ipgsales@cyberstation.net>
Subject: Re: Internet Privacy Guaranteed ad (POTP Jr.)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960221155719.3814N-100000@citrine.cyberstation.net>
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IPG Sales writes:
> Perry:
> "Stubborness and dogmatism are the surest signs of stupidity - is there 
>  anything more resolute and disdainful than an ass!" Montaigne

They laughed at Fulton, but they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

You, however, aren't funny. You're basically a laetrille salesman.

> Who said that we are expanding OTP's - we are using them to drive RNG's 

1) Anything used to drive an algorithm is a KEY. A One Time Pad is not
   something you use as the key for a PSEUDO-random number
   generator. Use the term KEY and not OTP.
2) The term is PSEUDO-random number generator, not random number
   generator. Software cannot produce truly random numbers. It can at
   best take a key for use as a seed in doing so.

> If you ever learn to listen, then you might recognize that there might be 
> more to this than meets the eye

There is less than meets the eye. All you guys are doing is running a
PRNG stream cipher from what I can tell. Who knows how bad it is given
the rest of your competence. Your babbling about "wheels" and "prime
numbers" makes one wonder.

> you have been given the opportunity to save all these lives 

If I actually feel you are a threat to anyone, I'll simply let your
local police and prosecutor take care of you. I have better things to
do with my time than bargain with con men.