Re: [OT[UnOfficial Unsubscribe FAQ
On Fri, 02 Jan 2004 18:58:05 -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 02:06:31PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
>> Given the current security climate, it's quite possible that your last
>> remark has caused your mail to end up in the inbox of some spook who might
>> also read your sig and add two and two to get five.
> Like anybody in national security gives a flying fuck about some
> off-handed joke in a relatively obscure mailing list.
Just one example, from memory:
You are obviously unaware of the US schoolboy who, during the Cold War,
had the Soviet travel agency (can't remember its name now, InTourist,
maybe) mail him some USSR tourist brochures for a school project.
He became the subject of intense FBI/CIA scrutiny for a significant period
of time. His house was watched, he was photographed, mail was opened, the
family telephone was tapped, etc.
Programming without a hex editor is like watchmaking without a hammer.