1998-02-12 - Re: www.lanl.gov

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
To: Information Security <cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: 381a69fea44f09e885340da05d46b796151fa99b7beb08a0d946451b8ee0247b
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Reply To: <199802120233.VAA17969@panix2.panix.com>
UTC Datetime: 1998-02-12 04:44:39 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 20:44:39 -0800 (PST)

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 20:44:39 -0800 (PST)
To: Information Security <cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: www.lanl.gov
In-Reply-To: <199802120233.VAA17969@panix2.panix.com>
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At 6:33 PM -0800 2/11/98, Information Security wrote:

>I pulled up www.lanl.gov (for whatever reason), flipped back to
>my ISP shell account, did some stuff, logged out.
>Five minutes later, my PPP connection timed out, and so
>the line dropped.
>Two minutes after that, my computer dialed up my ISP and
>connected to the Net again: it was the LANL page.
>I hit 'STOP', and the connection timed out again, and that was that.
>I hate the way there isn't some choice about allowing (JAVA?)
>to NOT do that unless expressly allowed.
>I wonder what LANL loaded into my system that needed Net connectivity
>after seven minutes???

Perhaps LANL felt it needed to analyze what was on your computer? To see if
you were an Iraqi or Albanian or Quebecois spy attempting to learn atomic

(LANL for those of you mysitified by this is Los Alamos National
Laboratory, of course. A beautiful place, high in the Jemez mountains of
New Mexico. As nuclear weapons work has been declinining, they've been
casting about for a new mission to justify government pork being sent their
way. One of their new interests is in hacking, intrusion, and "open

--Tim May

Just Say No to "Big Brother Inside"
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