Re: what's this "nice" unix thing? I'm a sysadmin...

Eating Before Swimming (mathboy@sizone.org)
Tue, 27 May 1997 17:58:08 -0400 (EDT)


then Garance A Drosehn's all..

> > ... which easily explains why tech-savvy companies like sun.com,
> > apple.com, claris.com, etc. are leading the .com domains in
> > contribution ;)
>
> Well, it is more significant that those companies have something
> real to gain if one of their computers happens to be the one that
> gets the "winning" DES key. If some PowerPC-based Powerbook is

I think two things about this:

a) if they find the key, they're still part of DESCHALL. I think Rocke
is probably going to get his effort to be the press-releaser, so
his name or his corp or whatever the entity is will at least have
its name all over it I am sure. :) (They deserves it for this much work)

b) I am not so sure that the SUN effort has been signed off on by
Gosling's personal dogtrainer either, I think it might just be
some_guy[tm] sneaking or otherwise some cycles, or putting it on
all the machines in his herd. A friend of mine out at another Sun
site thot he'd get in bigTruubles if he ran it, and did not hear no
fromUponHigh commandment that SunWillWin this thing.

I doubt Sun would be joining Deschall either. They'd prolly do it
themselves if it really was a corporate pride thing, no glory
sharing or the like.

> Big Brother wrong". I'm sure they could work in a sledgehammer
> going thru some massive monitor. They'd love it.

Along with the DESCHALL/Frii name down in the corner?

> If the backroom computer at "Joe's Bar & Grill" gets the answer,
> Joe is not likely to advertise that, and is not likely to sell a
> single additional hamburger due to it...

I'd eat there.

/kc

-- 
Ken Chase mathboy@sizone.org Sonic Interzone $free$ email/news Toronto Canada
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