Re: Singularity: can't happen here

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Sep 09 2001 - 05:20:06 MDT

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> Eugene Leitl wrote:
> > On Sat, 8 Sep 2001, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > > You can take my Linux from my cold, dead backup the
> > > extremely unlikely event you find them all, especially since more can
> > > (and probably will) be made and hidden while you search.
> >
> > My new Zirkonium(tm) processor only executes digitally signed code by the
> > One World IP Authority. You have to register nonapproved hardware.
> > Resistance is futile. Yo criminal ass is busted.
> Well, if it's really that extreme, I'll just download the patch from
> LinOWIPA that tricks Zirkoniums into thinking everything's signed.
> Illegal? Hell, yeah! Detectable from the outside? Hell, no! Even
> under this, you've gotta have probable cause to search my house or
> office and unveil the true nature of the equipment...and before

Bull. If the War on Drugs has taught us anything it has taught
us that government goons can barge into our homes any time of
day or night, with or without identifying themselves, and cart
of whatever they wish that they might claim as "evidence". They
can even freeze your accounts and sell off your goods so you
can't buy too good legal protection with your supposed
ill-gotten gains. They have been known to do similiar things
in IRS enforcement. For many classes of crimes the citizen is
effectively guilty until proven innocent. The supposed DMCA and
other IP related laws are shaping up to be just as nastily

- samantha

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