1997-02-24 - Re: Distributed cracks, law, and cryptoanarchy

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From: Vangelis <vangelis@qnis.net>
To: Marc Horowitz <marc@cygnus.com>
Message Hash: da9cdafe6f7eed78573f17d9aea7f8d04e15acb83d844bae706d6e37f505328f
Message ID: <3312104C.4898@qnis.net>
Reply To: <3310e0fa.5573759@library.airnews.net>
UTC Datetime: 1997-02-24 22:00:08 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:00:08 -0800 (PST)

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From: Vangelis <vangelis@qnis.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 1997 14:00:08 -0800 (PST)
To: Marc Horowitz <marc@cygnus.com>
Subject: Re: Distributed cracks, law, and cryptoanarchy
In-Reply-To: <3310e0fa.5573759@library.airnews.net>
Message-ID: <3312104C.4898@qnis.net>
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Marc Horowitz wrote:
> >> The "you must report results only to the crack organizers" rule can be
> >> enforced if it's made into a contract. Even without a formal contract,
> I don't want to sign a formal contract.  I want to break the key.  I
> don't care about the money.  I can buy a lottery ticket if I want a
> small chance at winning a lot of money.

> I'll participate when I can download something, type make, run it, and
> forget about it.
My feelings EXACTLY.  And the same reasoning behind my machine not being
put to work on these DES/RC4 cracking projects.  Instead it spends its
off-cycles factoring Merseinne primes - why?  Because it's the only
charity I can donate my spare CPU power to, WITHOUT having to sign forms
and other beauracratic garbage.
Vangelis <vangelis@qnis.net> /\oo/\
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