Reason for openmoko - bugsafe?

Chris Kuethe chris.kuethe at
Sun Jul 15 20:46:05 CEST 2007

On 7/15/07, David Lefty Schlesinger <lefty at> wrote:
> I'm personally quite confident that if some government or other decides
> that they need to listen in on my conversations, my having a cellphone
> which won't cooperate with them isn't going to slow them down
> particularly. I'm also quite confident that I'm not interesting enough
> to any government for them to go to the trouble.
> On my list of "things to worry about", this possibility ranks a good bit
> below things like "being struck by lightning" and "being eaten by a
> Great White Shark".

It shouldn't be something you ever have to worry about... much like I
don't worry that my next breath will contain enough oxygen to sustain
life. I have a deep, irrational, unshakable belief that there will be,
just as much as I have a belief that I should be able to have a quiet,
private conversation with whomever I chose. If I decide to let some
datum be widely disseminated, I'll send it to a mailing list, or tell
my friends to tell all their friends.

Classic text - "why do you need pgp?"
PGPfone manual:

WRT the use of gmail by those who claim to be privacy nuts, a) it's
trivial to create more gmail accounts with plausible names when you
need them, and b) posting to a publicly archived mailing list from
gmail isn't worse than not using gmail. Just be aware that whatever
you say will be scanned and decide if you need to take technical
measures to defeat that, based on the content of your message ... not
unlike the telephone problem.

Enjoy being a nobody. Enjoy being uninteresting to "them". Let's just
hope you never accidentally emit the wrong phrase at the wrong time.


GDB has a 'break' feature; why doesn't it have 'fix' too?

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