New user needs some help

Bob Holtzman holtzm at
Fri Jun 6 08:32:06 CEST 2014

On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 05:32:38PM -0600, Mirimir wrote:
> On 06/05/2014 12:09 PM, Bob Holtzman wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 03:26:16AM -0400, Cpp wrote:
> >> Dear GnuPG users,
> >>
> >> As part of the ResetTheNet campaign I decided to start using email
> >> encryption. I am a relatively new user of gpg, who is looking forward
> >> to using it for secure communication.
> > 
> > This is not a critism, but with who do you plan on communicating 
> > using encryption? Absolutely no one I know uses it or is remotely
> > interested in it. I get the standard answer "I have nothing to hide".
> I've used GnuPG almost exclusively with people who know me only as
> mirimir, or as another of my online personas. For the most part, those
> are people that I know only as their online personas. I've also used
> GnuPG with a few consulting clients.
> > Mentioning their bank p/w does tend to pull them up short. I do enjoy
> > the look on their faces.
> I've never used GnuPG with a bank ;)

I mentioned their bank p/w in reply to their mindless statement "I have
nothing to hide" to show them that yes lad, you do indeed have plenty to

Bob Holtzman
A man is a man who will fight with a sword
or tackle Mt Everest in snow, but the bravest 
of all owns a '34 Ford and tries for 6000 in low.
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