1996-12-12 - No Subject

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From: Bovine Remailer <haystack@cow.net>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-12 05:33:48 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 21:33:48 -0800 (PST)

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From: Bovine Remailer <haystack@cow.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 21:33:48 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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>Anonymous wrote:
>> Dale Thorn sez:
>> >Jamie Lawrence wrote:
>> >But nobody answered my question:  Is there a shortcut way to do the
>> >wipe, say, thirty times?  Ordinarily, I'd run the program thirty
>> >times, which would consist of a data write followed by a flush,
>> >which would take 30x amount of time.
>> Buffered writes won't work for obvious reasons. You must make raw
>> writes to the sectors you seek to scramble after you gather information
>> about what sectors you want to write.
>That much I've known for 15 years or so....

Hey you asked!

>> The innovation you are looking for is
>> called "the loop". You can implement "the loop" many ways including
>> taping the end of your program to the beginning. Be careful not to
>> accidentally twist the paper as this will cause your writes to become reads.
>> If you are using punch cards you are SOL. sheesh.
>> Remind me not to use any of Dale's "utilities".
>You would not likely ever have the opportunity to use such utilities,
>since you obviously lack certain basic ingredients of intelligence.
>I don't do "user-friendly" GUI programs, but I suppose this list is
>full of MAC users for reasons known only to themselves (I don't want
>to know).

Ahh come on Dale. Lay one one us! Are you now writing
"utilities" in portable batch files? I'd love to see one. 
Or are you a bare metal guy typing in hex codes in debug?

btw, how do you like Win95? Too user-friendly for you?

Message-ID: <32AE5411.6C56@gte.net>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 1996 22:26:25 -0800
From: Dale Thorn <dthorn@gte.net>
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But hey! Real men don't boot gui. Right?