From: John Young <email@example.com>
Message Hash: 542c7f58e5ed55ab8a4b8178430d4c122403ce22701c9eebdbb32ed470a9921e
Message ID: <199805211934.PAA12995@camel8.mindspring.com>
Reply To: <199805211325.GAA04504@joseph.cs.berkeley.edu>
UTC Datetime: 1998-05-21 19:34:34 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 12:34:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: John Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 12:34:34 -0700 (PDT) To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Archives: Blast from the past on GSM... In-Reply-To: <199805211325.GAA04504@joseph.cs.berkeley.edu> Message-ID: <199805211934.PAA12995@camel8.mindspring.com> MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain Robert Hettinga wrote: >Anyway, much more than Y2K, I can imagine some poor old fart sweating away >right now, waiting for some intellegent young hacker to come along and >evicerate his whole installed code base, just because he decided the "rest >of us" were too stupid to figure out how smart he was. Are you imagining "limited traceability" being discovered to be not what it claims to be? It was humorous that several of Chaum's equations were printed upside down and/or mirror-imaged, yet got through the 4-year review process just fine. He must have chuckled at that. And that several "embodiments of the present invention" just flat out said "if you trust this digital transaction you are one dumb MF who deserves to be monitored," thereby assuring the user of his invention that a target is just as dumb. It's impressive that Chaum intends to fleece the law-abiding and the outlaws by getting them chasing their tails thinking they're secretly tracing/escaping the opposition while he laughs all the way to the . . . Y2K is the tip of this techno-shamanry-duplicity, wild humor with a straight-bankers-face, umm, like guess who -- our best Chaumian style comedian.