[LINK] Why Irkut ?
felipe at xs4all.nl
Mon Feb 9 14:53:16 EST 2004
> To anyone who was considering inviting me, please just don't.
> Anyone who's already sent me an invitation, and who happens to be
> to this list (lurking or otherwise), can regard this as my response.
I'm sorry you are not joining. You'll miss Barlow, Dyson, O'Reilly and
others we both know.
I find Irkut to be similar to BBS systems I used to use in the 80's and
90's, all rights would be limited to the sysop, who could do whatever
he wanted. I also found a large number of hacker friends from the 80's
who I first met on such bulletin boards. And one of my best schoolmates
I lost contact with for many years, and an old friend who also happens
to have MS. I would never have stuck there if there where not a large
community of my international friends online.
There are also some issues with the potential of Irkut being used for
intelligence gathering. But I already anticipate that all my Email,
faxes and phonecalls are in the public domain as far as spooks are
concerned. I use tunnels and PGP and all that, but I still feel that it
could potentially be cracked and archived.
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