On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 01:38:48PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote: > "Joe Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > > 2. the Chinese Dissident. > > > > It has been suggested that this test be referred to as simply as the > > "Dissident" test. > > But the suggestion has not been taken. The point isn't to hammer at > China--though such hammering seems well warranted--but to point to a > *particular* kind of government repression, and not government > repression in general. The Soviet Union would do as well. That's silly. I think people understand what a dissident is. For instance, I may decide to join the Posse Comitatus and write some code for them. I probably don't want to release that code so the US government can see it. Or, I may join the anti-Branden-Robinson cabal. It does not matter who the authorities are; the dissident wishes to avoid revealing her plans to them.  I have no affinity for their cause, but I know they're active in my area. -- Nathan Norman - Incanus Networking mailto:email@example.com A young man wrote to Mozart and said: Q: "Herr Mozart, I am thinking of writing symphonies. Can you give me any suggestions as to how to get started?" A: "A symphony is a very complex musical form, perhaps you should begin with some simple lieder and work your way up to a symphony." Q: "But Herr Mozart, you were writing symphonies when you were 8 years old." A: "But I never asked anybody how."
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