Re: Sorry [dont be]

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 10:20:44 MDT

Spike wrote:

> > > Merriss, hit reply and tell him to go to hell...
> >
> > "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> >
> > This is no longer even a question of whether or not your mysterious
> > attacker deserves anonymity (s/he doesn't); this is quite probably a
> > covert attack on the Extropy Institute.
>Ja, I suspect so. Ive been expecting something like this. If
>anything I am surprised it hasnt happened before now. We
>do discuss a lot of unpopular topics, some with titles about
>debunking religions, etc. Is anyone here surprised if the
>extropy list is under attack? spike

Actually, until just recently I have been enforcing security on the list by
gathering the "true names" and phone numbers of all those coming on the
list. After that I would call to ensure their residence. Of course, this
wasn't totally foolproof, but it was much more so than it previously had
been. It does take a fair amount of work to do this (calling, keeping
track etc.) but it seems that if the above is true, then I will continue
doing this.

I would say, though, that if this was an attack, we would probably have
heard more responses from newer list members in the past day since L B's
post. Still, if anyone receives this kind of threatening message, please
let me know.

E. Shaun Russell Operations Officer, Extropy Institute
                                       COO and Director, Kryos Biomedical
                  ~K i n e t i c i z e Y o u r P o t e n t i a l~

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