1998-12-16 - Re: CyberScam

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Message Hash: 55e640a1f4504dab0b2e18913a7c732516717dbefa82f43d05afe2288e71aacb
Message ID: <v03130319b29dca4317ce@[]>
Reply To: <199810231545.RAA01452@replay.com>
UTC Datetime: 1998-12-16 21:32:53 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 05:32:53 +0800

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 05:32:53 +0800
To: cypherpunks@cyberpass.net
Subject: Re: CyberScam
In-Reply-To: <199810231545.RAA01452@replay.com>
Message-ID: <v03130319b29dca4317ce@[]>
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I wanted to see what other nonsense this nitwit has written, and found this:

At 10:12 AM -0800 10/23/98, Kevlar wrote:

>My bad. You were serious. But still...

My bad _what_? The fragment "My bad" is nonsense.

>Mozilla (NS), IE, and many other less well known (but certianly as popular)
>WEB browsers have encryption built right into them, so you can do things
>"Securely". Nobody uses their real name on the internet, unless it's for

Nonsense. Many of us use our "real names" on the Internet, right here on
this non-business list. In fact, real names outnumber nyms by probably
10-1. Ditto for most of the Usenet and most mailing lists. Chat rooms may
be a different story...I wouldn't know about them.

>Naturally this is in compareison to the internet's predacessor (Not
>ARPAnet, that was a government project. BBS's came first)
>itgrumble>, which were mostly free to anyone who came and wanted to dl/ul a
>file or post in the message base. And usally if it wasn't open you could
>apply for access.

No, BBBs (not "BBS's") did _not_ come first. I had an ARPANet account in
1973 or so, long before any meaningful BBSs were available. (And the
ARPANet goes back to 1967-8 or so.)


--Tim May

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