[rc5] Accepting help (was: Cyberian Discussion)

Vincent Janelle random at avara.com
Fri Aug 1 21:24:54 EDT 1997


We are finding out about the so called "message" that was sent.

On Fri, 1 Aug 1997, Marc Sissom wrote:

> >
> >>people having the opportunity to look at and learn
> >>from the source.  
> >
> >Um, that's not the goal.  Breaking RSA's message is the goal.  If you
> >want to learn to program, there are other ways to do it.
> 
> Somehow, I'm beginning to doubt the sincerity of the bovine crew
> in regard to the professed goal. IF breaking the code is the goal,
> then why aren't the bovine folk and cyberians cooperating?
> 
> There is an underlying hint in the bovine web site. They often
> mention or urge the reader to recruit more CPUs. Never do they
> attempt to recruit brains. Oh, they want us to help design banners
> and slogans and other trivialities, but when it comes down to
> the end, I think that their true goal is not the stated one. They
> want the fame and the credit for the achievement, and they are
> greedy enough to not realize that ther is plenty to share. I'm
> sure they've already written up an outline "success" message that
> briefly thanks all of those that donated their cycles and so forth,
> but they don't want any one else to get any attention for being a
> better coder, html'er, cgi'er or whatever.
> 
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