I can't believe this is still here - or that I remembered the password on the first try.

This used to consist almost entirely of backdated entries gathered from elsewhere on the internet, some of them were archived from BBSes even. Oh well.

Guess I'm back. In California again too.
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Been a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time

....Since I have altered this LiveJournal.

But this is a special occasion. I was able to buy a single word domain name today, https://requirable.com is now mine, although it is presently empty. I think I will use it as a repository for useful things, like things that I might need later, you know, anything I think might be requirable.

I'm glad there was still such a domainname left for me to acquire, even if it is not a very popular word; Googling the word results in a surprising find:

Results 1 - 10 of about 2,300 for requirable [definition]. (0.20 seconds)

For those of you who enjoy the art of googlewhacking, or finding any two dictionary words that return exactly 1 website and 1 website only, with dictionary word defined as any word Google will give a definition for, here you go! With only 2,300 results, I have little doubt that there are many googlewhacks possible with the word requirable, especially given that many of the returned pages seem to discuss many diverse topics.
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    curious curious

The Sprint is totalled

Some old fucker pulled out in front of me. He owns a car dealership.

I didn't tell anyone at the time, but I was accelerating and watching the tachometer instead of keeping a keen eye on what was in front of me. Because I needed to shift soon.

It was raining pretty hard too.

Nevertheless, the fact remains that I did have the right-of-way - even if I wasn't driving with the utmost concern for safety, that doesn't grant any old bastard the right to violate traffic laws and crash into me!

The worst part is that I had a computer in the back that I was going to give to a friend who keeps having to bum access off of these really nasty roommate people. Some might say that it wasn't meant to be.


Updated my Yahoo Profile.

Man, I cant believe just a few years ago in 1994 I said that HTTP was a waste of bandwidth. But then again, it was making my FTP's slow and totally lagging out IRC.

Damn newb users. Windows machines shouldn't even me allowed to have IP addresses. All those idiots should be required to have shell accounts.

Thinking about it makes me thirsty for nestea.


There's such sad, sick irony in the name "Channel Drive". They weren't kidding when they named that street. Not too long ago, some guys who got a monster truck somewhere were towing people on surfboards behind them!

PGP key posted to the InterNet

Coming Soon From A Tentacle Near You...
by operation Cyberanarchist Repression and Poison (Was this mojo_iv by any chance???)
Record found at: http://cypherpunks.venona.com/date/1994/01/msg00276.html

Note at this time that I did not have any LEGITIMATE access to the InterNet. That doesn't mean I wasn't using the internet, however. ;-)

From:   smtp%"an12070@anon.penet.fi"  3-JAN-1994 02:01:08.99
To:     smtp%"cypherpunks@toad.com"
Subj:   Current Operational Status

We (operation Cyberanarchist Repression and Poison) thought you might
like an update of our current status and future plans. We have been
extremely busy! So much has happened lately! Remember when we said,

> You have 24 hours before we
>launch our next cyberspatial strike.

That was a reference to Operation Tick-Tick-Tick. We were really
delighted with the outcome of this attack, we made very significant
gains in our campaign, and there were some stellar fireworks. The
sequence of Usenet posts equating cyberanarchists with drug users and
Sodomites found great response. The Cyberanarchist glossary was
unchallenged! We nailed the szabo@netcom.com tentacle mercilessly, and
he is afraid to show his sickly green face any more.  The Pit Bull (His
Royal Eminence) showed up to make a fatal mistake in exposing the Szabo
tentacle, and we nailed him some too (his brilliant smear tactics give
us more ideas ourselves!). As usual, Emminent Eric has been rather
quiet. We did spoof him spectacularly with that Apology feint. `I never
wanted a brainwashed follower.' `Democracy stinks.' `I am the anti Christ.'
Ha, ha.

Tantalizing Timmy showed up a bit `out there' to further whine, evade,
and threaten, and tell us that he doesn't know anything about drugs! He
says he has a gun, and isn't afraid to use it! Fantastic! `The rumors
about high level conspiracies and drug use are false' he says. Ooops,
have you talked to Ingenuous John? (hee, hee). You guys really have to
work on getting your stories straight. It's pretty pathetic. As for the
BS, we don't know who it is you saw at your last Cypherpunk party and
their California IDs. Must have been some cardboard cutouts! Oh, what
fun. This is all in addition to the shrapnel wounds on the public lists
(we have no comment on the private ones!).

We appreciate your feedback in all areas. What did you think of the
delightful poetry? How about the Nazi Espionage story? That brought
tears to our eyes when we thought how much your own Big Macs have
surpassed the Fuhrer in their own present glories and future ambitions.
Perhaps the people `out there' on Usenet will be similarly impressed ... ?


Nevertheless, the Big Macs don't seem to understand that we have long
since lost interest in the tentacle exorcisms, although we like to
continue to play to keep our practice. We have graduated to the Big
Leagues and they are still scratching their crotches in the minors.
Full fledged exposure! The Cypherpunk Credit union for money
laundering! the black markeeting! the tax evasion! The lies in the
media! The secret mailing lists! Thank you so much for finally coming
clean (or at least opening a few windows to diminish the stench) in
some key areas. Our next projects should help encourage you to continue
this wonderful Glasnost, where before we had the KGB.

Once again, we remind you that you can relent and surrender at any
time. Some of the things we are interested in at the moment:

1. Further information on the media deceptions in Wired and NYT. These
are very difficult to unravel.

2. A complete status report of the TX bank and CA credit union. Maybe
some more info on the `real' Chaum link.

3. A complete comment by the Big Macs on their knowledge and
involvement in pseudospoofing and all the `quasi-legal' activities.

4. A complete list of all the secret mailing lists. Your subscribers to
this list would probably be interested in this too, why not post it
publicly? After all, they don't know that all the *real* development is
being done under the table. Kind of ironic, too, how long people were
asking for a `list split', not knowing that it had already been done in
secret. Ah, a pity, but that is your modus operandi.

But, since in the true spirit of warfare we must be prepared for any
eventuality, including the continued persistence and tenacity of the
enemy. So you know, here are some of the operations we are planning
over the coming weeks and months, listed in scale of seriousness and

Operation SQUISH - a very sophisticated and comprehensive simultaneous
attack on many fronts that will involve a `grass roots' approach vs.
the last `top down' attack in the newsgroups. Medusa keeps asking for
our complete knowledge. This will lay it all out on the table for
everyone to examine -- a complete list of tentacles, Small Fries, Big
Macs, Poison Needles, Medusa Sisters, and Medusa. It will also be a bit
disorienting for you in the spirit of our favorite tactics of
`polymorphic paragraphs'. You really seem to get a buzz from that. If
you think that the last Usenet strike was bad, wait 'til you see what
happens with this one!

Operation Octopus - this is the multiple pseudonym and agent project.
We plan to have at least a dozen (hence the name) posting
simultaneously to many different lists and the newsgroups. But the
overhead on this is very significant, and it will take us awhile to
gear up and build the infrastructure to the point we can `engage'. You
have seen more of these agents lately `out there', but our coordinated
attack will take some more planning.

Hopefully, these operations will crack the nut. It is already wobbling,
splintering, chipping, and shaking. But this is a tough nut to crack.
The following operations are far more insidious and devastating. We
have been hinting about them in various places. They are our `secret
weapons' -- the will require some further developments, but will be
immensely effective in destabilizing your technology and `movement'.

Operation Duplicity - extremely top secret. Let's just say, you will be
seeing double, and triple, and quadruple, and ...

Operation Apocalypse - extremely top secret. Let's just say, Robert
Morris and Richard Depew would be proud ...

Of course, in the meantime your list will be subject to the same
drizzle of froth that has you so excited lately. And we'll probably
recycle some of our better artillery to strategic positions `out there'
on Usenet some more. We wish to thank T.C.May personally for all the
stellar ideas in Reputation Assault and Cyberspatial Sabotage. What's
good for the criminal is good for the police, so to speak!

Finally, just to let you know, we are going to take a momentary
breather here and scale back all the current operations somewhat to
reorganize and retrench before the next onslaught, so enjoy the
respite. Happy New Year!

p.s. you might want to see this below. This software and attack report
was part of our last strike, Operation Tick-Tick-Tick. The software for
the new operations is far more complex (you know how difficult it is
e.g. to track multiple identities well), partly the reason for the delay.

[Long shell script and its output deleted]

Key ring: 'pubring.pgp'
Type bits/keyID   Date       User ID
pub  1024/9C0865 1993/10/12  W.Meredith <Genie w.meredith@genic.geis.com>
                            W.MEREDITH <GENIE>
                            Bill Meredith
pub  1024/2DF719 1993/08/11  Raidar <nowhere - use encrypted address>
                            Do not send this key to key servers!
pub  1024/77308D 1993/08/05  WhiteBeard 77308D  <pool0@extropia.wimsey.com>
pub  1024/7C06F1 1993/04/05  J. Michael Diehl, 3, <mdiehl@triton.unm.edu>
pub  1024/EB2B0D 1993/07/28  Victor A. Borisov aka blaster <blaster@rd.relcom.msk.su>
pub  1024/C0EA49 1993/08/30  Anonymous Remailer <catalyst@netcom.com>
pub  1022/ABFBB3 1992/12/02  remailer03 <>
pub  1024/69464F 1993/09/11  Sameer's Remailer <sameer@soda.berkeley.edu>
pub  1024/9E3311 1993/09/02  Sameer's Remailer <sameer@netcom.com>
pub  1024/567449 1993/09/01  Sameer's Remailer <cs60a-qu@cory.EECS.Berkeley.EDU>
pub   512/606225 1993/08/11  Zaphraud (Zaphraud@usa.805.445.9630)
pub  1024/569A09 1993/07/31  Mike Ingle <mikeingle@delphi.com>
12 key(s) examined.

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Thunderbird Review

Review of the Thunderbird, 1985, Two door, 50K miles.

I was not at all pleased with the performance of this car. Here's why:


As with all cars that have standard factory autosound, the wattage and bass
sucked. However this car's tape playing abilities were exceptionally low, a
great deal of "wow and flutter" was present. The controls were also located
at  an  inconvenient distance,  requiring me  to lean forward  a little for
proper operation.


The acceleration  on a flat surface was very disappointing, however the car
was able to go from 30 to 76 MPH while climbing the grade.  The Thunderbird
definitely has more  power than  my lowly Mazda GLC station wagon,  able to
speed to  about 65 MPH on  the grade,  but I would expect  more from  a V6.
There  was no  feeling at  all  of being  pulled  back into  the seat  when
accelerating on a flat surface, but I attribute this to the car's automatic
transmission, and perhaps also a Ford comfort feature (?)


The car was exceptionally disappointing in this category.  Although able to
go 75MPH  up the grade, I could not take the car over 80MPH  on any surface
because around 80 MPH the Thunderbird begins to shake like a  vibrating bed
in a cheap motel.  At 85 MPH the car shook  so badly that is was an extreme
challenge to stay within a two-lane space. Sadly, the Mazda GLC outperforms
the V6 Thunderbird in the speed Category


The Thunderbird  projects the image of a  well to do man in his early 50's.
That's fine for my Dad, who is in his late 40's, but for me... well... It's
definitely more stylish that MY car,  most anything is, but I'd much rather
drive a Saturn or a Datsun than a Thunderbird >:)


Power steering & automatic transmission, along with no feel of acceleration
caused a sensation of complete isolation from the driving experience.It was
very discomforting.It would be more fun to drive a good VR simulation while
wearing a walkman.


Bucket seats, although comfortable,  pose a potential discomfort for anyone
who wishes to attempt a  multi-seat  position. Legroom was short  and I hit
my head on the roof more than once while seated.Climbing out of the car was
easy however,  because of the  recessed opening, leaving ample headroom for
standing up in a hurry.
Air conditioning, while nice and cool, was not fun to use at all because of
poor vent placement.  My legs froze while my  upper body became warm.  Upon
rolling down  the window  I discovered  that the  car had very  nice window
placement,  allowing lots of air to circulate the entire vehicle, while not
excessively blowing in my face.  I was very  pleased with the  window / air

In  conclusion I  find  the car to be suitable,  but not anywhere  close to
perfect.It's suited for someone who doesn't like a lot of air conditioning,
listens to the stereo at low volumes or not at all, and never wants to feel
the road. Its a comfortable car, but its just not FUN to drive. Maybe in 40

Published in Computist Issue #69

I wish I still had this. Unfortunately, the asshole who is my step-Dad's father threw my only copy away. Later he claimed he thought it was a newspaper. Yeah, right. Not sure exactly when I wrote it, only that I had it for about a month or so, and had sent in in much earlier in the year of 1989, and that it was discarded early in the xmas break (I was a 14 years old at the time)..

Luckily, many years after John Hollan was safely stashed away in a grave, where he will no longer be able to make anyones life miserable, someone else did and uploaded it to the internetz..

Yeah, I played the game Silent Service as a 14 year old, but really I think the best part of getting this game as a gift was cracking it. Just for the record, I did not play Grizzly Bears myself. I cracked that for my mom as a favor. Everyone knows what huge pirates teachers are, and considering my Mom actually comes from a long line of actual old-school pirate captains - no shit, she has the maiden name and mouth full of fillings to prove it - I'm sure she felt it was her obligation to help her school raise the black flag.