sorry for inconvenience (Was: alt.sex.fetish.reiserfs)

James G. Mutter mutterjg at home.com
Sat Dec 16 10:31:44 PST 2000


Of course we believe you...

                                                But does Carnivore?

Florin Boariu wrote:

> On Fri, 15 Dec 2000, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
>
> > So - was the subject your way of getting attention called to your posting?
>
> Yes and no -- actually it has historical reasons. But since you asked and
> I have to defend my honor, I'll tell:
>
> About 2 years ago a project existed that had as aim to creade some kind of
> Lotus-Notes-like software, IIRC. I'm not sure about the name, I didn't
> care too much about that project and I don't care too much about it today
> either.
>
> But anyway, a friend of mine was reading their mailing list. The project
> was just about to implement some algorithms for data encription. And I was
> reading some stuff (a Romanian book) about cryptography. My friend told me
> that the project leader complained that he did not have any docs about the
> El Gamal public key encription method, so I translated few pages from that
> Romanian book into English and sent them to the project leader (I'm a
> little bit altruistic, never mind that). I packed both the PS and the
> LaTeX sources with bzip2, which at that time wasn't that popular.
>
> My friend told me few days later that the project leader posted on the
> list a message to inform the others about the documentation, and he also
> said that he first had to download bzip2 -- he didn't even knew it
> existed.
>
> My friend replied to that I am also known as the moderator of
> alt.sex.fetish.bzip2 -- it was actually a joke.
>
> And that's the history of my subject line -- it's rather supposed to be a
> little funny, and maybe a little nostalgic for me. Of course, I am well
> aware that the word "sex" also makes curious :) But it wasn't my original
> intention to make people curious -- that was rather a positive side
> effect.
>
> If anybody feels offensed or disturbed, I apologize.
>
> best regards,
> florin.
>
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