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Re: I'm calling for LycosEU heads and team to resign or be sacked
From: Andrew Farmer <andfarm () teknovis com>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 19:31:37 -0800

For those who don't want to figure it out for themselves, here's a diff from this to the second message. Go figure.

On 03 Dec 2004, at 16:38, Bob Smith wrote:
I think heads should roll over this. I think its the worst act a
corporation has ever undertaken in the history of the internet.

So speaketh n3td3v, prohpet, visionary, lord and leader of Full Disclosure.

The Internet has always been about vigilante justice. Aside from
exceptionally egregious cases of wrongdoing, like

- child pornography,
+ sexually explicit material with children,

fraud, or flagrant piracy, the Internet exists and operates beyond the
boundaries of any one nation's laws. It is up to the people to self
regulate.

We have tried politely reasoning with spammers, we have tried ignoring
spammers, we have tried _suing_ spammers. We've leisurely worked our
way down the tree and are well past any sort of rational recourse. Now
people are willing to resort to brute retaliation.

When you sign on to the Internet, you accept this implicitly, to some
degree or another.

+ If you screw up, people will blackhole you, flood you, or isolate you.

Spammers have been

- slapping
+ lapping

us in the face for too
long, and now the Internet reacts and fights back.

Everyone who downloaded that screensaver did so intentionally, this
wasn't a trojan operating behind the scenes. The participants were
willing

- combatants, the engine
+ combatants. The engine for the battle

happened to come from Lycos this time,
but there have been other efforts in the past as well.

And if the spammers don't like my packets being sent to their system,
all they have to do is send me a polite e-mail asking to be

- removed.
+ removed from my flood-list.

It is really quite simple.

-Taters

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