This IS about GD - a proposal on dealing with the problem

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Sep 12 04:42:05 CEST 2005

On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 07:58:57PM -0600, Kurt Fitzner wrote:

> > It might be useful to tone down the rage here.  PGP isn't producing
> > toxic waste.  They're producing small packets of binary data.  Nobody
> > is actually being poisoned and dying here.  Extra signatures on keys
> > do not actually harm anyone, despite all the hysterics that they seem
> > to cause.  At best, this is an aesthetic problem.
> The keyservers are the individuals being poisoned.  It's a heavy metal
> poison.  In general, heavy metal poisons are dangerous because they
> accumulate in the tissues of the affected individual and aren't
> naturally cleaned and purged.  Also, like the poisoning of many heavy
> metals, this onem, if left to accumulate, will cause brain dysfunction
> in the infected individuals.

There are so many levels of wrong here that I am actually struck
utterly silent.  Congratulations.  I'm leaving the thread.  I cannot
answer without somehow falsely implying that there is any signal in
the noise.


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